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La Liga News: 4 October 2016; James Rodriguez Strains Calf Muscle, Valencia Eying Alex Grimaldo

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James picks up calf knock | Football Espana
Real Madrid have confirmed that James Rodriguez picked up a calf strain before Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Eibar – but will still represent Colombia. James was replaced by Mateo Kovacic in the build-up to kick-off at the Santiago Bernabeu, and Madrid’s official website stated after the game the Colombian "suffered a grade-one injury to the soleus muscle in his left leg".

Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique more at fault than their players for Real Madrid and Barcelona performances | Sky Sports
Barcelona lost to Celta 4-1 last season, it was 4-3 this time, and for me the person who takes most of the blame is Luis Enrique, for many reasons. Firstly, he rotated the side and played a team very similar to the one that he fielded against Sporting, but Celta is a completely different proposition.

Valencia join Grimaldo race? | Football Espana
Valencia have joined both Manchester clubs in the race to sign highly-rated Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, according to reports. Grimaldo joined the Portuguese champions at the start of the year from Barcelona for 1.5 million euros and has established his place in the side since with a string of impressive performances.

Granada name Lucas Alcaraz to manage club for rest of season - ESPN FC
Former Granada player Lucas Alcaraz was named on Monday to manage the club until the end of the season. Alcaraz last coached the club in the 2013-14 season. He replaces Paco Jemez, who was sacked last week after the club's worst start to a season since the 1944-45 campaign.

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