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La Liga News: 5 January 2017; Real Madrid Hammer Sevilla, Osasuna Fire Joaquin Caparros

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Real Madrid gain firm hand over Sevilla with Copa del Rey last-16 first-leg win | Sky Sports
James Rodriguez scored twice - one of them a penalty - and Rafael Varane headed home in a comprehensive victory at the Bernabeu, It was the Spanish giants' first match since winning the Club World Cup in December and key players Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema were rested.

Cristiano Ronaldo sees Real Madrid minutes dwindle as Zidane holds firm - ESPN FC
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane surprised almost everyone by resting Cristiano Ronaldo for his team's first game of 2017. The recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner was left out of Wednesday's 3-0 Copa del Rey last 16 first leg win at home to Sevilla. And Ronaldo's playing time has been a regular subject of conversation around Bernabeu in recent seasons.

Atletico Madrid see off Las Palmas | Sky Sports
Koke put the visitors ahead on 24 minutes and France forward Antoine Griezmann headed in another five minutes into the second half to put Diego Simeone's men on course for the quarter-finals. Celta Vigo ran out 4-1 winners at Valencia, where there were pre-match demonstrations outside the Estadio Mestalla against owner Peter Lim.

Borussia Monchengladbach sign Sevilla defender Timothee Kolodziejczak - ESPN FC
Borussia Monchengladbach have signed French defender Timothee Kolodziejczak from Spanish side Sevilla. The Bundesliga club say the 25-year-old Kolodziejczak, who has played for France's youth sides but could still switch to Poland at senior level, signed a deal to June 2021 on Wednesday.

Osasuna replace Caparros with Vasiljevic | Football Espana
Osasuna have sacked manager Joaquin Caparros after less than two months in charge and replaced him with sports director Petar Vasiljevic. 61-year-old Caparros was appointed at El Sadar in early November to replace Enrique Martin, but he went on to lose seven of his eight matches in charge of the club.

Malaga complete Penaranda deal | Football Espana
Malaga have completed a loan deal for Venezuelan forward Adalberto Penaranda from English Premier League side Watford for the remainder of the season. The 19-year-old arrives at La Rosaleda on a deal until the end of June, with an option for Los Boquerones to extend his temporary stay to include next season.

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