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La Liga News: 19 May 2016; Sevilla Win Third Consecutive Europa League, James Rodriguez Favors Manchester United Move

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Sevilla make it three in row at Liverpool's expense -
Sevilla continued their reign as kings of the UEFA Europa League as a rousing second-half fightback proved too much for Liverpool at Basel's St. Jakob-Park and secured them an unprecedented third straight title in the competition – and a record-extending fifth overall.

‘We had to win for Puerta’ | Football Espana
Unai Emery revealed Sevilla still think of the late Antonio Puerta and the kit man said they ‘had to win the Europa League for him.’ Puerta passed away suddenly in August 2007, having been part of the Sevilla team that won the UEFA Cup in 2006 and 2007, and was commemorated by the t-shirts the 2016 squad wore after coming from behind to beat Liverpool.

Europa League comment: Three times a charm - now Sevilla must step up -
This is an astonishing achievement. Sevilla have now won the Europa League three seasons running under Unai Emery and, following their second-half turnaround against Liverpool in Basel, this is arguably the best of them all. Now, however, it is time to make an impact in the biggest competition and one where the club has not been so successful: the Champions League.

Sevilla News: Manager Emery ready to stay long-term -
Sevilla's three-time Europa League-winning coach Unai Emery insists he would be happy to spend the remainder of his career at the club. Emery further enhanced his reputation as he masterminded Sevilla's come-from-behind 3-1 win over Liverpool to claim a third successive Europa League title on Wednesday night.

Copa del Rey: Sevilla's Adil Rami confident of fitness ahead of Barcelona final -
Adil Rami is confident he will be fit for Sevilla's Copa del Rey final against Barcelona on Sunday. The centre-back was replaced by Timothee Kolodziejczak after 78 minutes of the Europa League final victory over Liverpool on Wednesday having sustained an injury while stretching for a challenge.

Sevilla's Benoit Tremoulinas reveals interest from Paris Saint-Germain - ESPN FC
Sevilla left-back Benoit Tremoulinas has confirmed that Paris Saint-Germain have expressed an interest in signing him this summer. Tremoulinas, 30, missed his side's 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Europa League final on Wednesday after picking up a knee injury in the second leg of their semifinal victory against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Cristiano Ronaldo could get new Real Madrid deal, says La Liga expert Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Madrid have been trying to find a buyer for the Portugal international, whose contract at the Bernabeu runs until the end of June 2018. Ronaldo, 31, has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and his agent, Jorge Mendes, "has an agreement in place for his client to join the Ligue 1 champions next season", according to Balague.

James Rodriguez favours Man United move if he leaves Madrid - sources - ESPN FC
James Rodriguez would favour a move to Manchester United if he left Real Madrid this summer, sources close to the Spanish club have told ESPN FC. After a respectable first season at the Bernabeu following his £80 million move from Monaco after the 2014 World Cup, the Colombian midfielder has suffered injury and spent long periods out of the team this season, and the Champions League finalists are now considering a sale.

Real Madrid's transfer targets need to tick more than just the superstar box - ESPN FC
Pepe isn't getting any younger and Sergio Ramos' discipline continues to be an issue. Behind the first-choice pairing are Raphael Varane -- who is being linked with a move to any European rival offering a regular starting berth -- and Nacho, who wasn't ever, isn't currently and never will be an adequate replacement for the Portuguese and Spanish central defensive stalwarts.

Nacho: Best way to shut up Pique is by winning Champions League -
Real Madrid defender Nacho said the best way to silence outspoken Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique is by winning the Champions League final next week. Pique, whose Barca prepare to face three-time reigning Europa League champions Sevilla in Sunday's Copa del Rey final, continued his war of words with Madrid by claiming the Spanish capital club are more focused on making films than winning titles after finishing second to the Catalans in La Liga.

La Liga plans to fine clubs if empty seats are shown on TV - ESPN FC
La Liga plans to fine clubs that allow empty seats to be shown on television next season. Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish league, says new regulations require top-tier clubs to fill sections of the stadium which are shown by certain camera angles.

Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte still Manchester City's top defensive target - source - ESPN FC
Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte remains Manchester City's top defensive target this summer despite his injury setback, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC. Laporte, 21, suffered a broken leg and dislocated ankle while playing for the France under-21 team in March and not expected to make a full recovery until August, but City are prepared to push through a deal for the highly rated centre-back.

Wondo scores twice to lead Quakes over Spain's Real Sociedad - San Jose Mercury News
Chris Wondolowski doesn't worry about the opponent when he steps on the field. The Earthquakes' most prolific striker in history just keeps scoring. Wondolowski was back to his devastating best Wednesday night in an exhibition against Real Sociedad of Spain's La Liga. After failing to score in three consecutive Major League Soccer games, the Danville native struck twice in the Quakes' 2-1 victory in front of an announced crowd 15,697 at Avaya Stadium.

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