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La Liga News: 31 March 2016; Aymeric Laporte Ruled Out for Four Months, Gary Neville Sacked by Valencia

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Real Madrid can still beat Barcelona to La Liga title - Bale - ESPN FC
Gareth Bale believes Real Madrid can still wrestle the Primera Division title from Barcelona's grasp. Ahead of Saturday's Clasico at the Nou Camp, Real trail Barca by 10 points, with their city rivals Atletico Madrid in between them.

'Ronaldo cannot do it all for Real Madrid' -
Julio Baptista has praised Cristiano Ronaldo in the build-up to Saturday's Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid, but insists the Portuguese striker cannot lead his side to victory single-handedly.

The Real deal: Is Zidane cut out for management? -
The jury is still out. Zinedine Zidane has a decent record since taking over at Real Madrid in January, but the Frenchman faces his toughest test at Barcelona on Saturday and three months in, nobody seems sure he will be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

News: Bilbao confirm Laporte out for up to four months -
Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out for the rest of the season after Athletic Bilbao confirmed he had to undergo surgery following sustaining a broken leg on international duty. The 21-year-old defender injured his right leg in a tackle while playing for France Under-21s against Scotland on 24 March.

Gary Neville sacked by Valencia after less than 4 months - ESPN FC
Gary Neville has been sacked by Valencia after less than four months in charge, with former coach Pako Ayestaran taking charge until the end of the season. Neville, 41, was appointed head coach of the La Liga club on Dec. 2 but failed to turn their season around.

Gary Neville made mistakes - but Valencia is an impossible job - Eurosport
At clubs like Valencia, managerial careers hang by a thread from day one and there is no time for luck to even itself out or for decisions to be made in cold contemplation at the end of the season. A sacking can be sparked by a few frantic minutes in one game and when Gary Neville looks back over his brief stint at Mestalla he will think back to his last game in charge against Celta Vigo 11 days ago.

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