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La Liga News: 16 March 2016; Atletico Madrid Edge PSV in Shootout, Javi Gracia Extends Malaga Contract

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Valdano slams Isco for immature reaction to substitution - ESPN FC
Former Real Madrid player and coach Jorge Valdano says the reaction of current Blancos midfielder Isco when substituted last weekend, was not that of a mature player. Isco returned to the starting XI for Sunday evening's La Liga last gasp 2-1 win at Las Palmas and was substituted by coach Zinedine Zidane on the hour mark, with Madrid being outplayed in midfield by the relegation threatened Canary Islanders.

Real Madrid must give Zinedine Zidane control transfer deals - ESPN FC
"Signings?" asked Zinedine Zidane during his news conference ahead of the Las Palmas game. "I don't even know if I'll be here next season." It was a very familiar response by any coach labouring under the shadow of Florentino Perez. Zidane knows that the performance his players subsequently put in on Gran Canaria, particularly in an insipid second half, didn't warrant three points, let alone any plaudits.

Atlético Madrid overcome PSV in lengthy shoot-out -
Twelve months after they got the better of Bayer Leverkusen on spot kicks, the 2014 runners-up held their nerve in the pressure situation once again, scoring all eight of their efforts. Luciano Narsingh was the fall guy, rattling the crossbar with the 15th attempt before Juanfran stepped up to fire the Rojiblancos into the last eight.

Malaga boss Javi Gracia happy to agree new contract to 2019 - ESPN FC
Malaga coach Javi Gracia said he was happy to have ended speculation over his future as he agreed a new deal to keep him at the Spanish club until June 2019. Gracia, a former coach of Villarreal B, Almeria and Osasuna, has impressed during his first two seasons in charge at Malaga -- especially in last season's 1-0 win at Barcelona and this year's draws in two meetings with Real Madrid and a 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.

Recreativo warn of ‘last game’ | Football Espana
Recreativo Huelva have warned this Saturday could see the final game in the club’s 126-year history as financial concerns mount. The oldest club in Spain on Tuesday released a statement outlining the situation at Nuevo Colombino, in which it was confirmed ticket prices for the weekend’s fixture against Granada B would be set at €1.

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