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La Liga News: 2 October 2016; Real Madrid Lose Luka Modric for One Month, Sevilla Beat Alaves

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Modric out for a month | Football Espana
Real Madrid have been dealt a huge blow as Luka Modric faces a month out with a knee injury. Modric pulled up in training on Saturday morning, and a medical report after Zinedine Zidane’s Press conference for Madrid’s game against Eibar in La Liga on Sunday confirmed the worst.

What is wrong with Sergio Ramos? -
Ramos is the only player to have featured in every single minute of each Madrid match this season. With nine appearances and 840 minutes in total, the Spain skipper is an ever-present for coach Zinedine Zidane in 2016-17. But his performances have been below his usual high standards.

Wissam Ben Yedder fires Sevilla to La Liga victory over Alaves - ESPN
Wissam Ben Yedder's double strike guided Sevilla to a 2-1 victory over Alaves at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium. The 26-year-old, who signed from Ligue 1 club Toulouse in the summer, scored his first after 74 minutes when Paulo Henrique Ganso's brilliant backheel set up the French-born Tunisian striker to slot home.

Cesare Prandelli appointed new manager of La Liga side Valencia - ESPN FC
Valencia have announced that former Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has agreed to become the new manager of the Spanish club. Valencia said Prandelli has signed a contract until June 2018. Caretaker coach Salvador "Voro" Gonzalez will be in charge of the team for Sunday's La Liga match against Atletico Madrid before Prandelli takes over.

Ryan Babel last-gasp goal helps Depor defeat Sporting Gijon - ESPN
Substitute Ryan Babel struck deep into stoppage time to give Deportivo de La Coruna a 2-1 victory over Sporting Gijon and end a five-match winless run. Deportivo, whose only previous LaLiga triumph this season had come on the opening weekend, made a positive start.

Osasuna 2-2 Las Palmas - ESPN
Osasuna were denied a first La Liga victory of the season as Las Palmas fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at El Sadar. Enrique Martin's side have struggled on their return to the top flight but looked set to earn a first win at the seventh attempt when Kevin-Prince Boateng needlessly handled the ball in his own area and Roberto Torres tucked away the penalty after only seven minutes.

Late Leganes goal heaps more misery on Granada - ESPN
The visitors, who are playing in LaLiga for the first time in their history this season, should have gone in front after five minutes but Gabriel headed wide of the goal from six yards out. Leganes winger Omar Ramos saw his effort saved by Granada goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa before the hosts had their first effort of the match through Javi Marquez but his shot sailed wide.

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