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Spain 6 - 0 Croatia: Ruthless Spain thrash Croatia in Elche

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PA142 hits

World Cup runners-up Croatia were thrashed 6-0 by Spain in their first competitive outing since their exploits in Russia.A line-up showing five changes from their 4-2 defeat to France in Moscow were swept aside in their opening game of the UEFA Nations League campaign.Saul and Marco Asensio scored before goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic put one in his own net, and the rout was completed in the second ha...Full Story »

Levante 0 - 0 Elche: Elche frustrated by Levante keeper

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 by PA90 hits

Elche missed a string of chances, including a penalty, as they were held to a goalless draw at Levante in their final Primera Division game of the season. Aaron Niguez saw his spot-kick saved by Diego Marino midway through the second half and the Levante goalkeeper proved to be his side's most important player, making a number of fine saves to ensure his side did not sign off the season with a ...Full Story »

Levante vs Elche preview - Alcaraz hails "unimaginable" escape

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2015 by PA99 hits

Levante coach Lucas Alcaraz has heaped praise on his team and the club's supporters after securing top-flight survival. Levante host Elche on Saturday in the final game of the season after mathematically guaranteeing their Primera Division status last week, despite losing 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna. Alcaraz took over Levante back in October with the club languishing in 19th spot with just five...Full Story »

Elche 2 : 3 Athletic Bilbao - Athletic hopes boosted by comeback

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2015 by PA62 hits

Athletic Bilbao produced an incredible late turnaround to beat Elche 3-2 and take a huge step towards qualifying for the Europa League. The Basques fell behind in the first half to two goals by Elche's player of the season Jonathas and their hopes of catching Malaga in seventh place looked doomed until Ager Aketxe pulled one back in the 80th minute. Mikel San Jose then grabbed an equaliser in t...Full Story »

Elche vs Athletic Bilbao preview - Valverde wary of Elche threat

Posted Sunday, May 17, 2015 by PA89 hits

Athletic Bilbao coach Ernesto Valverde has warned that facing an Elche side with nothing to play for could be "a double edged sword" for his team. Athletic head to the Martinez Valero stadium in need of a victory to keep up their hopes of pipping Malaga to the final Europa League spot, while Elche will only have their personal pride at stake, as they clinched survival a fortnight ago. However,...Full Story »

Villarreal 1 - 0 Elche: Yellow Submarine grab sixth place

Posted Sunday, May 10, 2015 by PA64 hits

Villarreal secured sixth position in the Primera Division after scraping past Elche 1-0 at El Madrigal. Joel Campbell's goal after 26 minutes secured a Europa League spot for Marcelinho's side, and leaves them eight points clear of their nearest challengers with just two games to go. Campbell gave the Yellow Submarine a first-half lead when he capitalised on an error to nod in at the back post...Full Story »

Villarreal vs Elche preview - Marcelino proud of top-six chase

Posted Sunday, May 10, 2015 by PA81 hits

Villarreal can all but secure sixth place in the Primera Division by beating Elche on Sunday, a feat which coach Marcelino believes will cap "a super season". The Yellow Submarine have endured a torrid last two months, in which they have failed to win a single game as well as losing important players to injury. However, Marcelino insists he is still proud of his team, who are six points clear ...Full Story »

Malaga 1 - 2 Elche : Elche secure top flight status

Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015 by PA51 hits

Elche clinched Primera Division survival by battling to a 2-1 win at Malaga in a thrilling game at La Rosaleda, in which the visitors survived conceding a late penalty and having a man sent off. Jonathas de Jesus scored his 12th goal of the season to give the visitors a first-half lead but Malaga, who had three goals disallowed over the 90 minutes, should have levelled in the second half when t...Full Story »

Malaga vs Elche preview - No let-up from Escriba

Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015 by PA87 hits

Coach Fran Escriba has promised Elche will not take their foot off the accelerator in their final four league matches even though they are so close to clinching survival. Wednesday's emphatic 4-0 win over Deportivo La Coruna took the Alicante club up to 37 points for the season, eight clear of the relegation zone. But ahead of his side's trip to Malaga, the coach warned his players of the dang...Full Story »

Elche 4 - 0 Deportivo La Coruna : Elche thrash Deportivo

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by PA45 hits

Elche took another huge step to clinching top-flight survival by easing to a 4-0 win over fellow strugglers Deportivo La Coruna. Top scorer Jonathas de Jesus put the hosts ahead with just five minutes played and David Lomban doubled the lead from the penalty spot on 19 minutes. Mario Pasalic stretched Elche's lead further by scoring early in the second half and in injury time Garry Rodrigues r...Full Story »

Elche vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Depor boss sees improvement

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by PA97 hits

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor Sanchez del Amo insists he is satisfied with the progress his side have made in his short time in charge of the club, even though they have not won any of their last 11 games. The Galicians visit fellow strugglers Elche on Wednesday in a relegation six-pointer, and the coach believes his side can pick up their first win under his reign if they keep on playing as...Full Story »

Atletico de Madrid 3 - 0 Elche : Atletico get back to winning ways

Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015 by PA45 hits

Atletico Madrid comfortably beat Elche 3-0 at home to resume normal service after being eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid in midweek. The visitors came through the first half unscathed but fell behind to Antoine Griezmann's header on 55 minutes, and Raul Garcia doubled the lead before the Frenchman pounced again, scoring a double for a third consecutive Primera Division game. ...Full Story »

Elche 1 - 0 Celta Vigo - Jonathas gives Elche breathing room

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 by PA46 hits

Jonathas de Jesus again proved his worth to Elche by scoring the only goal as his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 at home to move six points away from the relegation zone. The Brazilian pounced on an error by Markel Bergara in the 18th minute to score his 10th goal of the season and David Moyes' side were unable to respond against a determined Elche side who played with more energy and intensity th...Full Story »

Elche vs Real Sociedad preview - Elche hit by player protests

Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 by PA181 hits

A cloud of uncertainty caused by financial problems hovers above Elche before Monday's important home game against Real Sociedad. In their second season in the Spanish top flight, Elche are only three points clear of the relegation zone with seven rounds remaining. Players and staff, who have not been paid wages in the last two months, held a demonstration outside the stadium on Thursday to sh...Full Story »

Cordoba C.F. 0 - 2 Elche - Sorry Cordoba slump to another loss

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2015 by PA48 hits

Cordoba's stay in the Primera Division is fast coming to an end after they suffered an 11th defeat in 12 matches, going down 2-0 at home to fellow strugglers Elche. Both of Elche's goals were headers from set-pieces, with Enzo Roco opening the scoring just before the interval and Mario Pasalic doubling the lead midway through the second half. Cordoba's hopes of getting anything out of the matc...Full Story »

Cordoba C.F. vs Elche preview - Cordoba not giving up yet

Posted Sunday, April 12, 2015 by PA77 hits

Midfielder Borja Garcia has vowed to "fight to the end" as rock-bottom Cordoba prepare to host fellow Primera Division strugglers Elche on Sunday. The Andalusian side, who secured promotion from the Segunda Division via the play-offs last season, have not won a La Liga match since January 12, losing 10 out of 12 games since then. That dismal run of results has left Cordoba sitting bottom of th...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 1 Getafe - Getafe boost survival hopes

Posted Thursday, April 09, 2015 by PA48 hits

Getafe bolstered their hopes of securing their Primera Division status for next season after moving 10 points clear of the bottom three by edging to a 1-0 win at struggling Elche. Fredy Hinestroza scored the only goal of the game with only five minutes remaining in a rare attack for Getafe, after the hosts had spurned a series of chances in the first half. Their lack of urgency came back to ha...Full Story »

Elche vs Getafe preview - Getafe keen to secure safety

Posted Thursday, April 09, 2015 by PA117 hits

Revitalised Getafe travel to the Martinez Valero stadium to face Elche on Thursday looking to take a step closer towards retaining their Primera Division status. Ahead of the encounter in Elche, Getafe have 32 points as the season enters its final nine weeks. The Madrid outfit bounced back from defeats to Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid with a 2-1 triumph over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday. ...Full Story »

Espanyol 1 - 1 Elche - Elche earn point at Espanyol

Posted Monday, April 06, 2015 by PA54 hits

Elche nudged another point clear of the Primera Division relegation zone with a well-earned 1-1 draw at Espanyol. Sergio Garcia gave the hosts a first-half lead but Christian Herrera's header earned Elche a point. The result leaves the visitors two places and three points above the drop zone, with Espanyol a further seven points and four places above them and surely secure in the top flight. ...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Elche preview - Garcia ready for turning point

Posted Monday, April 06, 2015 by PA87 hits

Espanyol coach Sergio Garcia believes Monday's visit of Elche could be a turning point in his side's season as they look to ease any relegation fears. Los Periquitos have won just twice in their last 11 matches to tumble out of the Copa del Rey at the semi-final stage and drop down to 12th in the Primera Division. Garcia's men are still nine points above the bottom three, but with some testing...Full Story »

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