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La Liga News: 12 March 2016; Malaga End Winless Run Against Sporting Gijon, Karim Benzema Ruled Out

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Karim Benzema still out but other Real Madrid stars fit - ESPN FC
Karim Benzema remains sidelined but all Real Madrid's other galacticos appear available for Sunday evening's La Liga trip to Las Palmas. Third-placed Madrid travel to in-form Las Palmas on Sunday evening, when they could well be 15 points behind Barcelona and seven adrift of Atletico Madrid, should Barca beat Getafe and Atletico beat Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Laurie Cunningham impact on Real Madrid - ESPN FC
Sergio and Silvia sit in the living room of their flat not far from the Paseo de la Castellana, the long central avenue that runs through the middle of Madrid, a pile of photos on a small marble table in front of them. Memories of Laurie Cunningham, killed in a car crash on the notorious bend of the La Coruña road at Puerta de Hierro just northwest of the city in the small hours of Sunday July 16, 1989.

Griezmann staying Atletico Madrid no intention of leaving - ESPN FC
Antoine Griezmann said he has no plans to leave Atletico Madrid and is fully focused on helping his team advance in the Champions League and then playing for France at Euro 2016 this summer. Atleti host PSV Eindhoven in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on March 15, after drawing 0-0 in the first leg in the Netherlands.

Juanpi goal helps Malaga earn rare win over Sporting Gijon - ESPN FC
Juanpi's brilliant first-half strike helped Malaga beat Sporting Gijon 1-0 and claim their first Primera Division win in over a month. Malaga had picked up just three points from a possible 15 since beating Getafe on Feb. 5 in another Friday night game, but Juanpi's superb 25-yard strike saw them back on track at La Rosaleda.

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