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La Liga News: 5 May 2016; Real Madrid Edge Manchester City, Set Up All-Madrid Champions League Final

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Spanish league loses BBVA sponsorship exploring options Tebas - ESPN FC
Spanish league president Javier Tebas says the league has lost its exclusive sponsor, Spanish bank BBVA, and will most likely not be able to replace it in time for next season. Tebas says that although "many proposals are on the table,'' the previous deal with BBVA will not continue and no title sponsor has so far come forward as a replacement.

EPL best league in the world? Spanish European dominance proves La Liga is number one -
Atletico and Real Madrid meet again. Not only will the two teams from the Spanish capital compete for the Champions League in the final for the second time in three seasons, but the nation could be set for a clean sweep if Villarreal and Sevilla make it to the Europa League showpiece on Thursday.

Madrid edge past City to reach final -
The 2016 UEFA Champions League final will be another all-Madrid affair after Real Madrid squeezed past Manchester City to reach the showpiece for the 14th time.City's rearguard had held firm in last week's goalless first leg, but Manuel Pellegrini was forced into a costly early reshuffle as captain Vincent Kompany limped off in the tenth minute. That was the last thing City's under-pressure defence needed – and in the 20th minute, they fell behind.

Transfer News: Real Madrid could buy Morata back and sell him to Chelsea -
Real Madrid are ready to exercise their buy-back clause on Alvaro Morata but could immediately sell the Juventus star to Chelsea, Goal understands. The deposed Premier League champions are interested in bolstering their strike force with the addition of Morata, with Radamel Falcao set to depart and uncertainty surrounding the future of Loic Remy as well as first-choice Diego Costa.

How Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could line up in Champions League final -
Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are set to face each other in a Champions League final for the second time in three years. Diego Simeone's Atletico squeaked past Bayern Munich on away goals in the semi-finals having knocked out holders Barcelona last month, while Zinedine Zidane's men made Manchester City look extremely average on Wednesday without really getting out of third gear.

Diego Simeone fits Atletico Madrid ‘like a glove’, says Guillem Balague | Sky Sports
Diego Simeone fits Atletico Madrid "like a glove" and wants to take them forward in their new stadium, says Guillem Balague. Simeone led Atletico to a second Champions League final in three years on Wednesday evening, going through on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw with Bayern Munich.

Levante captain Juanfran to retire at end of season - ESPN FC
Levante captain Juanfran has announced his retirement following his side's relegation from the Primera Division. Les Granotes' six-year stay in Spain's top flight came to an end after Monday's 3-1 defeat to Malaga.

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