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La Liga News: 30 September 2016; Four Nominated for Golden Boy Award, Valencia Set to Hire Cesare Prandelli

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Real Madrid need more consistency to win La Liga Gareth Bale - ESPN FC
Gareth Bale says Real Madrid have lacked the consistency to win La Liga during his three seasons at the club, but hopes they can achieve that under Zinedine Zidane this season. Real finished one point behind champions Barcelona last season, and after winning the Champions League twice since joining Los Blancos in 2013, the 27-year-old hopes to lift the league title next.

Real Madrid rule out Marcos Llorente as option to replace injured Casemiro - ESPN FC
Marcos Llorente will not return to Real Madrid until next summer, when his season-long loan with Alaves expires. Reports in Spain claimed Real would attempt to bring the 21-year-old midfielder back to the club in the winter transfer market to have a replacement for Casemiro, who got hurt in a 2-0 win at Espanyol on Sept. 18.

Plane owned by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo crashes in Barcelona - ESPN FC
Cristiano Ronaldo's private plane crashed during a landing at Barcelona's El Prat airport on Monday. No injuries were reported. Ronaldo, who was in Dortmund at the time as Real Madrid were preparing for what resulted in a 2-2 Champions League group stage draw against Borussia Dortmund, was not on the plane at the time of the crash.

4 LaLiga stars on Golden Boy list | Football Espana
Four young LaLiga players have made the 40-player shortlist for the UEFA Golden Boy award for 2016, it has been revealed. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Tonny Sanabria (Real Betis) and Carlos Fernandez (Sevilla) have all made the shortlist for the award, which selects the best under 21 players around Europe annually.

Steau Bucharest hit back for point against Villarreal - ESPN
Steaua Bucharest fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Villarreal and kick-start their Europa League Group L campaign. The Spanish side came into Thursday's tie on the back of six matches without defeat in all competitions, having opened their European campaign with a 2-1 home win over Zurich.

Celta Vigo 2-0 Panathinaikos - Football Match Summary - ESPN
Get a summary of the Celta Vigo vs. Panathinaikos football match.

Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Rapid Vienna - Football Match Summary - ESPN
Get a summary of the Athletic Bilbao vs. Rapid Vienna football match.

Cesare Prandelli set to be named Valencia manager - ESPN FC
The former Italy manager has been in Singapore to meet with the owner of the Spanish club, Peter Lim, and sign a contract as their new coach. Once confirmed, he will take the reins of a Spanish club for the first time, and attempt to prove right those who tipped his kind of football to be a success there.

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