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La Liga News: 22 October 2016; Real Betis Edge Osasuna, Yannick Carrasco Extends Contract

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Real Madrid will test their strong recent form vs Athletic Bilbao - ESPN FC
Real Madrid host Athletic Bilbao in the Bernabeu on Sunday in a match that will truly test the mettle of Zinedine Zidane's Plan B in the absence of injured key players Sergio Ramos, Casemiro and Luka Modric.

La Liga - big weekend as Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid all face big tests - ESPN FC
Between them, they have won the last 16 league titles and 80 of the 85 in Spanish football history. They account for the last 10 Copa del Rey winners and 18 of the last 20 finalists, only Getafe getting in there with them eight long years ago. They have won the last three Champions Leagues and the last three Europa League too.

Carrasco renews Atleti deal | Football Espana
Atletico Madrid forward Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco has renewed his contract at the club until 2022, it has been confirmed. The Belgian’s previous deal at the club had been set to expire in 2020 and had a release clause of €40m but he had recently been linked to a number of other clubs, including Chelsea.

Could Vitolo break free from shackles of Jorge Sampaoli vs suitors Atletico - ESPN FC
Vitolo will line up in the white of Sevilla when they host Atletico Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday, but he could just as easily have been taking to the field in the black away shirt of the visitors if things had gone differently this summer. In August, Atletico told Sevilla that they intended to activate his €25 million release clause.

Osasuna vs. Real Betis - Football Match Report - October 21, 2016 - ESPN
Felipe Gutierrez crashed home a last-minute free kick to earn Real Betis a dramatic 2-1 victory over struggling Osasuna on Friday night. Veteran winger Joaquin gave Betis a 19th-minute lead when he reached a through-ball just ahead of Osasuna goalkeeper Nauzet Perez and lobbed his shot into the net.

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