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La Liga News: 8 April 2016; Valencia Make Manuel Pellegrini Offer, Villarreal, Sevilla Win in Europa League

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Sevilla rally to outstrip Athletic -
A goal up through the competition's top marksman Aritz Aduriz and looking good, Athletic were pegged back by Timothée Kolodziejczak before substitute Vicente Iborra clinched a UEFA Europa League quarter-final win for the visitors.

Two for Bakambu as Villarreal beat Sparta -
Inside three minutes, Bakambu was rewarded for chasing down David Bičík when the goalkeeper's attempted clearance cannoned back into the net off the striker's outstretched leg. Marcelino's team were queuing up to miss chances thereafter, Samuel Castillejo, Roberto Soldado and Bakambu all passing up more than one, as Bičík redeemed himself with a string of saves.

Real Madrid's comeback vs Wolfsburg must start from defence - ESPN FC
There was one word on the front pages of pro-Madrid media in Spain on Thursday morning: remontada, or "the comeback." After Wolfsburg sprang quite the surprise at the Volkswagen Arena the previous evening, beating the heavy favourites for the tie 2-0 in the opening leg, the spirit of Juanito was busily evoked.

James Rodriguez dad: Zinedine Zidane appointment 'bad' for Real Madrid star - Liga 2015-2016 - Football - Eurosport
"I think it is normal, football's like this," he added. "Injuries play a big part, and make it harder for a footballer to maintain his level. "[Ancelotti and Zidane] are two very different managers and the fact that he isn't playing at the moment doesn't mean anything, but it's obvious that change of manager was bad for him."

Madrid to move for Mourinho? | Football Espana
Real Madrid will reportedly move to bring back Jose Mourinho in the event they are eliminated from the Champions League next week. According to the Mirror and Mundo Deportivo, Madrid were knocked back by Mourinho in January as the Portuguese had set his sights on the Manchester United job.

Real Madrid a 'great option' for Ricardo Rodriguez - ESPN FC
Switzerland international Rodriguez scored a penalty in his current club's shock 2-0 Champions League quarterfinal first leg win over Madrid in Germany, which means the team currently in eighth position in the Bundesliga are now narrowly favoured by the bookmakers to knock out the 10-time European Cup winners in next Tuesday's second leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Valencia make Pellegrini offer? | Football Espana
Reports from Britain claim Valencia have approached Manuel Pellegrini with a three-year contract from next season. Super Deporte cites the stories, which say the out-going Manchester City manager wants a long-term project for his next stop, after he is replaced by Pep Guardiola.

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