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La Liga News: 23 October 2016; Espanyol Overturn Three Goal Deficit, Granada Continue Winless Streak

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Real Madrid Zidane backs 'phenomenal' Ronaldo Bale and Benzema - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has backed his star forwards to shine against Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu on Sunday. Madrid are joint top of La Liga with 14 different players having scored in their eight league games, leading Marca to observe that Zidane had "14 Cristiano Ronaldos" in his squad.

Sevilla one of Spain's top sides Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says he sees Sunday's opponents Sevilla as a potential challenger for the La Liga title this season. Atletico are undefeated in their last 13 matches against Sevilla in all competitions, and have won on three of their last four visits to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan, including a convincing 3-0 victory in this fixture last season.

Ten-man Espanyol recover from three goals down to claim 3-3 draw - ESPN
Ten-man Espanyol fought back from a three-goal deficit to claim a 3-3 draw at home to Eibar at the RCDE Stadium. Goals from Sergi Enrich, Kike and a own goal from Diego Reyes saw Eibar race into a 3-0 first-half lead. But second-half goals from Hernan Perez and Pablo Piatti trimmed Eibar's lead to set up a tense finish.

Real Sociedad banish derby disappointment with victory - ESPN
Real Sociedad recovered from the disappointment of defeat to Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao last weekend to see off another local rival, Alaves, 3-0 at Estadio Anoeta. Eusebio Sacristan's men were well on top as they claimed a third straight home win in LaLiga.

Granada 0-0 Sporting Gijon - ESPN
Granada failed to register their first La Liga win of the season as they were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Sporting Gijon at a rain-drenched Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes. The basement club have now only collected three points from the first nine matches in Spain's top flight and despite being the better of the two sides, they could not break the deadlock.

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