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La Liga News: 19 March 2016; Real Madrid Continue Eden Hazard Chase, Eibar Snatch Late Draw

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RUMOURS: Real Madrid agree deal with Hazard -
Real Madrid have agreed a deal in principle with Eden Hazard, according to AS. The report claims that Zinedine Zidane has wanted the Belgium international at the Santiago Bernabeu since 2010, but he is now one of the Spanish club’s priority targets this summer. It’s also suggested that Hazard’s arrival from Chelsea would be to replace one of James Rodriguez or Isco, who have both been linked with moves away at the end of the season.

Gareth Bale left out of Wales squad for friendlies - ESPN FC
Wales will be without Gareth Bale for their March friendlies against Northern Ireland and Ukraine in what manager Chris Coleman has called a "joint decision" with Real Madrid. Bale, 26, has played little since Zinedine Zidane became his club's new head coach in January because of calf problems, while his wife is due to give birth to their second child next week.

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid job review starts vs Sevilla - ESPN FC
Leaving aside the numerous articles depicting the remarkable series of average rivals the Madridistas have faced in the top European tournament since Florentino Perez became President of the club, several media outlets launched a telling question: What if Real Madrid lose to Wolfsburg?

Gary Neville regrets Valencia's Europa League exit - ESPN FC
"Football is like life; sometimes you need a bit of luck," Valverde admitted. He described Valencia as the better side, responding "yeah, as if this was supposed to be easy" when the opening question after the game began with a reference to how his side had suffered: "Of course we suffered: They are a great team with great players," But now Athletic were through.

Karim Benzema: Real Madrid's most effective player nears his return -
While Didier Deschamps labors on without his star man in France, Zinedine Zidane will be more than happy to welcome Karim Benzema back into the Real Madrid fold. Sunday's clash against Sevilla may come too soon for the forward but the news that he has resumed normal training just two weeks after injuring himself against Atletico Madrid is welcome.

Getafe 1-1 Eibar - ESPN FC
Borja Baston scored an 87th-minute equaliser as Eibar denied Getafe a vital victory towards their battle against relegation in a 1-1 Primera Division draw. The result leaves hosts Getafe in 16th place and a point above the relegation zone but they are guaranteed to finish the weekend closer to the bottom three.

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