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La Liga News: 21 August 2016; Sevilla Win High Scoring Affair, Cristiano Ronaldo Back in Training

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Zidane: La Liga is Madrid’s priority - Eurosport
Madrid last won the Spanish title under Jose Mourinho in 2012, although they have lifted the Champions League twice in that time, and Zidane is keen on ending Los Blancos’ "very, very, very, important" drought in the competition. "The League is very important, it’s the day-to-day [competition]," the coach said at a press conference.

Cristiano Ronaldo back in training with Real Madrid after knee injury | Sky Sports
Ronaldo appeared to be in good shape as he trained separately from the remainder of the squad, as did Karim Benzema, who has been suffering from a back injury. Real Madrid open their La Liga campaign with a trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday, but coach Zinedine Zidane has yet to set a target for Ronaldo and Benzema's return to action.

Sevilla FC 6-4 Espanyol - ESPN
Sevilla secured victory in their opening fixture of LaLiga season with an entertaining 6-4 defeat of Espanyol. They twice recovered from falling a goal behind to secure victory in Jorge Sampaoli's first league match in charge. The highly rated Argentinian coach has experienced a challenging start to his role as Unai Emery's successor.

Vitolo rejects Atleti for Sevilla stay | Football Espana
Sevilla have announced that Vitolo has signed a new, four-year contract with the club on the same day links with Atletico Madrid arose. A statement on Sevilla’s official website confirms Vitolo has put pen to paper until 2020 and agreed to raise his buyout clause to €35m, both parties acting quickly after AS reported on Saturday morning that Diego Simeone had asked Atleti’s hierarchy about bringing in the winger.

Granada 1-1 Villarreal - ESPN
Villarreal drew 1-1 in their opening LaLiga fixture of the season at Granada, and their first under new coach Fran Escriba. Escriba was recently announced as the successor to Marcelino following the latter's surprise departure. After seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Monaco in their Champions League play-off earlier this week, he watched them squander a potential victory undermined by poor defending.

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