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La Liga News: 29 April 2016; Villarreal Edge Liverpool, Sevilla Fight Back to Earn Away Draw

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Real Madrid's Karim Benzema set to miss Real Sociedad clash - ESPN FC
Benzema was substituted in the Champions League semifinal draw against Manchester City on Tuesday with a hip problem, but Spanish media reports say the injury was not a recurrence of the muscle injury that forced him out of the 3-2 La Liga win over Rayo Vallecano the previous weekend as was initially feared.

Can Real Madrid keep pace in La Liga title race without Ronaldo and Benzema? - ESPN FC
To borrow half a line from the Bard, when sorrows come they come not as single spies but in threes of hamstring twangs and a knock to the hip. At precisely the wrong moment for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Jese are all in the treatment room with various niggles and all three forwards are unlikely to feature in the La Liga match on Saturday against Real Sociedad at Anoeta.

Atletico Madrid on brink of glory... and also of another historic disaster - Eurosport
There are two historical precedents for next week’s Champions League second leg between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich. One is that just as in 1974 the Germans snatch victory from the jaws of defeat; the other is that Pep Guardiola’s team go chasing the game as they did against Real Madrid two years ago and are marmalised on the counter attack in the process.

Atletico Madrid fate hinges on next two matches - Fernando Torres - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid scored a narrow 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday and now face a similarly tight game for next Tuesday's second leg at Allianz Arena in Munich.

RFEF dismisses Diego Simeone's appeal against three-match ban - ESPN FC
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is set to serve this three-match touchline ban after the Spanish football association dismissed his appeal on Thursday. Simeone was sent to the stands during Saturday's 1-0 victory over Malaga after a second ball was thrown onto the field.

Villarreal strike late to thwart Liverpool -
Substitute Adrián López won it at the death for Villarreal, turning in Denis Suárez's selfless cross to end Liverpool's unbeaten run in this season's UEFA Europa League. Deep into added time, Bruno Soriano fed Suárez who sped past the exposed Kolo Touré and, as the goal opened up, squared for López to pass into the net.

Spot-on Sevilla fight back for Shakhtar draw -
Kevin Gameiro blasted in a penalty eight minutes from time as Sevilla claimed a 2-2 draw away to Shakhtar and edged closer to another UEFA Europa League final. The Ukrainian outfit were set to take a lead to Spain next week after goals from Marlos and Taras Stepanenko turned the game on its head following Vitolo's early strike. Sevilla, though, always seem to do just enough. Gameiro passed up two fine chances to equalise but made no mistake when Facundo Ferreyra brought down Vitolo.

Krohn-Dehli suffers ‘horrific’ injury | Football Espana
Krohn-Dehli appeared as a 59th-minute substitute during Sevilla’s 2-2 draw at Shakhtar in the Europa League semi-finals but was stretchered off just 13 minutes later after a clash with Facundo Ferreyra resulted in his left knee buckling and AS describing the incident in the aforementioned light.

Valencia step up Borja, Halilovic chase | Football Espana
Valencia are stepping up interest in Barcelona’s Alen Halilovic and Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston, on loan at Eibar. AS reports sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch has been given the go-ahead by owner Peter Lim to open talks with the respective parties, Borja having been prolific while on loan at Ipurua this season and Halilovic having impressed at Sporting Gijon.

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