BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Espanyol was held by Valencia to 1-1 at home on Saturday, a day after the club fired its coach and sports director with two games remaining in the Spanish league.
The result was somewhat meaningless to both sides, who are destined to finish near the middle of the table and out of both the relegation battle and the berths for European competition.
MADRID (AP) — Espanyol has fired coach Vicente Moreno and its sports director with two games left in the Spanish league season, the club said Friday.
The Barcelona-based club said reserve team coach Luis Blanco will act as caretaker coach, starting for Saturday’s game against Valencia.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gerard Moreno scored one goal and set up another before the Villarreal striker was substituted because of injury during his team’s 2-1 win at Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday.
GRANADA, Spain (AP) — Substitute Santiago Arias scored late to help Granada recover from an own goal and secure a 2-1 win at home over Alavés in the Spanish league on Friday.
Arias struck the winner with four minutes remaining, shortly after defender Luis Abram swept a cross by Alavés into his own net with a poor clearance attempt.
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Granada visits Athletic Bilbao needing a win to ensure it doesn’t fall into the Spanish league’s relegation zone. Granada coach Robert Moreno will miss the match serving the first of a two-game suspension after he was sent off for protesting during a loss to Real Madrid last round.
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid kept its momentum from before the international break by winning its fourth game in a row and getting back to the top of the Spanish league.
Madrid cruised to a 4-1 win over 10-man Granada on Sunday after dominating from the start to reclaim first place.
MADRID (AP) — Spain enters its decisive World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Sweden without some key players because of injuries.
Nine players are not available for coach Luis Enrique for the matches at Greece on Thursday and against Sweden on Sunday.
MADRID (AP) — Villarreal's struggles in the Spanish league continued with a 2-1 loss at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, with striker Gerard Moreno not finishing the game because of an injury.
Villarreal was coming off a 4-1 away win over Young Boys in the Champions League, but Unai Emery's team now has lost two in a row in the Spanish league and sits only 13th in the standings.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday:
Villarreal hopes to end its winless streak in Spanish league openers when it hosts Granada. Villarreal hasn’t won in six consecutive opening games since it beat Levante in 2014.
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