Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Defeat of Espanyol in Wednesday's semi-final set up a finale for the Bilbao club and their coach is hoping their cup success can inspire better Liga performances too

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Alhough expectations are always high for the Catalans to reach showpiece matches, the Spaniard stressed how tough the cup journeys can be after Wednesday's win over Villarreal

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The coach hailed his players after they battled to a 1-1 draw against Stefano Pioli's men in rainy weather, while using the result as vindication for his rotation policy

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Los Leones set up a date with Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final as goals from Aritz Aduriz and Xabier Etxeita earn them an impressive win at the Power8 Stadium

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After the Bavarians battled to a DFB-Pokal quarter-final place with a comparatively lower scoreline than usual, their coach stressed that routs are not always possible

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The Spain international is a doubt for upcoming games against Manchester City and Real Madrid after being stretchered off at El Madrigal on Wednesday

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The Brazilian netted just three minutes into the second leg semi-final against Villarreal, which finished 3-1 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate

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The former Camp Nou player suggested the Argentine had put on weight last season, but he says the Barca forward doesn't have a problem with him for it

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Goals from Neymar and Luis Suarez booked the Blaugrana a place in the Copa del Rey final, with victory at El Madrigal confirmed after the hosts were reduced to 10 men

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The Brazilian bagged twice at El Madrigal, while his Uruguayan accomplice struck his fourth goal in three games, but the triumph was marred by an injury to Sergio Busquets

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The Catalan side have a 3-1 lead heading into the second leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final and will be confident of holding onto their advantage to progress to the final

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EXCLUSIVE: The Santiago Bernabeu side tried to sign the 18-year-old goalkeeper from River Plate in January but failed to seal a deal and will make another move this month

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Diego Simeone is reportedly keen to sign the PSG striker, but would have to sell Mario Mandzukic to stand any chance of funding the deal

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The coach is aware his side face a tough task to reach the Copa del Rey final at the expense of the Catalans, whom they trail 3-1 after the opening leg

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The Spanish midfielder wants to make a big impact at the Italian outfit and has stressed that he is happy to play wherever the coach needs him