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Elche vs Espanyol preview - Escriba sees the positives

Posted Sunday, November 02, 2014 by PA80 hits

Elche coach Fran Escriba believes his team have every chance of ending their six-game winless streak when they host Espanyol on Sunday. The Alicante side may be second bottom of the Primera Division but Escriba is confident going into the game. The Elche boss rates the Catalan outfit - but also believes their tactics could play into his side's hands. He told a press conference: "Espanyol are ...Full Story »

Valencia 3 : 1 Elche - Valencia back on track with win

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA49 hits

Valencia moved up to third in the Primera Division after getting back to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 victory over struggling Elche. Los Che were beaten at Deportivo La Coruna last week but showed no signs of the first defeat of their league season affecting them at the Mestalla, with Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi opening the scoring after 13 minutes. Dani Parejo headed the hosts fu...Full Story »

Valencia vs Elche preview - Valencia set sights on second place

Posted Saturday, October 25, 2014 by PA52 hits

With all the focus on the El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid this weekend, Valencia could sneak into second in the Primera Division with a win at home to struggling Elche on Saturday. Nuno Espirito Santo's side have enjoyed an excellent start to the campaign and currently sit fourth in the table, a point behind Madrid and five back on league leaders Barca. A title challenge may be ou...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 2 Sevilla - Sevilla move up to second

Posted Sunday, October 19, 2014 by PA49 hits

Second half goals from Carlos Bacca and Kevin Gameiro saw Sevilla take all three points from a testing trip to Elche to go second in the Primera Division. Unai Emery's men managed just three shots on target all game against a determined Elche side but took the lead just before the hour mark, Bacca knocking a rebound over the line following a well-struck free-kick from Gerard Deulofeu. Substitu...Full Story »

Elche vs Sevilla preview - Emery: Reyes has more to offer

Posted Sunday, October 19, 2014 by PA132 hits

Sevilla coach Unai Emery believes Jose Antonio Reyes still has a lot to give to his side, although admitting he is asking "more" of the former Arsenal forward. A muscle injury to forward Vitolo has opened up an opportunity for Reyes, Sevilla's vice-captain, to have a run in the team for the next month. The 31-year-old has made just one league start and one appearance off the bench this season,...Full Story »

Almeria 2 : 2 Elche - Almeria and Elche share spoils

Posted Saturday, October 04, 2014 by PA42 hits

Hero Jonathas turned villain as 10-man Elche held on to claim their first point in four matches from a 2-2 draw against Almeria at the Juegos Mediterraneos. Almeria took the lead through Victor Rodriguez before Jose Antonio Verza made things level at the break. Jonathas put the visitors back in front 10 minutes after the interval before he saw red for a second bookable offence and Tomer Hemed...Full Story »

Almeria vs Elche preview - Elche not deflated

Posted Saturday, October 04, 2014 by PA76 hits

Elche coach Fran Escriba has denied his side are feeling deflated after losing three straight and insisted they will head into Saturday's game at Almeria "with the same hope as if we had won three games in a row". Elche's downward spiral began with a harsh defeat at home to Eibar, in which they had 15 shots and enjoyed 63 percent possession, and continued with a 5-1 hammering at Real Madrid and...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 1 Celta Vigo - Celta march on with late winner

Posted Friday, September 26, 2014 by PA39 hits

A last-gasp goal from Nolito earned unbeaten Celta Vigo their first away win of the new Primera Division season. The Sky Blues dominated proceedings at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero and could have won by a greater margin, but there could be no real grumbles as Nolito's 90th-minute winner lifted the club into fourth place. Elche - stuck in 16th place on the back of a third straight defeat ...Full Story »

Elche vs Celta Vigo preview - Escriba eager to end Elche run

Posted Friday, September 26, 2014 by PA157 hits

Elche manager Fran Escriba is confident his side can avoid a third consecutive defeat when they take on Celta Vigo on Friday night. Los Franjiverdes were beaten 2-0 by newly-promoted Eibar on Friday night before Cristiano Ronaldo found the back of the net four times in a 5-1 thumping at the hands of Real Madrid four days later. Despite that alarming run of form, Escriba believes his side can t...Full Story »

Real Madrid 5 : 1 Elche - Ronaldo fires four past Elche

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by PA85 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid eased to a 5-1 win over Elche in the Primera Division. Only three days after netting his 24th hat-trick for the club in their 8-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, Ronaldo went one better at the Bernabeu. Real appear to have got their campaign back on track in a glut of goals and, although Edu Albacar gave Elche a surprise lead, Gareth Bale qu...Full Story »

BREAKING: Iker Casillas will be benched against Elche

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Keylor Navas will start, according to Marca. Breaking news from Marca. According to the Spanish website, Iker Casillas will start on the bench against Elche. Carlo Ancelotti has decided to give the Costa Rican a chance to defend Real Madrid's goal after Casillas kicked-off the season as the starter. The team struggled while defending set pieces and that could be the main reason behind Ancelott...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Elche preview - Ronaldo to start despite rotation

Posted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 by PA102 hits

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is set to shuffle his pack for the visit of Elche - but has no intention of leaving out talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo took his tally of hat-tricks for Madrid to an astonishing 24 during Saturday's 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna and he is now only four short of the club record, which is held by Alfredo di Stefano. The Portugal international is once ...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 2 Eibar - Eibar win at Elche

Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 by PA56 hits

First-half goals from Dani Garcia and Raul Albentosa earned Eibar a 2-0 win at Elche in La Liga on Friday night. The newly-promoted visitors, playing in the top flight for the first time this season, got off to a flying start when Garcia's low shot crept in after just three minutes. Albentosa's header shortly before the break doubled the lead as Eibar made it two wins from their opening four l...Full Story »

Elche vs Eibar preview - Angel hoping for goals at Elche

Posted Friday, September 19, 2014 by PA122 hits

Eibar striker Angel is hoping he can break his scoring duck for the season against former employers Elche on Friday night. The 27-year-old, who joined Eibar from Levante over the summer, has failed to find the target in their opening three Primera Division matches, with the newly promoted club's record standing at one win and two defeats. Eibar have not had much time to prepare for Friday's ma...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano 2 : 3 Elche - Jonathas stars in Elche win

Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014 by PA46 hits

A goal and assist from Brazilian striker Jonathas de Jesus gave Elche their first win of the Primera Division season as Fran Escriba's side saw off Rayo Vallecano 3-2. The visitors took the lead towards the end of the first half thanks to a stunning free-kick from captain Edu Albacar but Paco Jemez's side pulled level right before the break through an impressive effort from Chelsea loanee Gael ...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano vs Elche preview - International issues anger Jemez

Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014 by PA67 hits

Rayo Vallecano coach Paco Jemez has hit out at certain national sides for holding on to his players for too long and depriving his team of key personnel. Rayo host Elche on Sunday but are unlikely to have Lass Bangoura in the side as the winger has still not returned from international duty with Guinea, and Jemez used his pre-match press conference to criticise national teams' treatment of his ...Full Story »

Elche 1 : 1 Granada CF - Elche snatch last-gasp equalsier

Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014 by PA44 hits

Elche grabbed a 1-1 draw with Granada in a Primera Division clash that burst into life late on. Both teams had chances in a goalless first half but the second looked to be petering out into stalemate, only for Fran Rico to give the visitors an 82nd-minute lead. However, Elche found a response and David Lomban equalised at the death. Elche's Edu Albacar had an early header tipped over by Robe...Full Story »

Elche vs Granada CF preview - Escriba confident of late support

Posted Sunday, August 31, 2014 by PA66 hits

Elche coach Fran Escriba is confident the fans will turn out in force on Sunday when they host their first game of the Primera Division season against Granada - even though the match does not kick off until 11pm local time. Escriba's men, who dodged relegation by a single point last term, were comfortably beaten at Barcelona on the opening weekend of fixtures. However, they are looking to do m...Full Story »

Barcelona 3 : 0 Elche - Enrique off to a winning start

Posted Sunday, August 24, 2014 by PA91 hits

Goals from Lionel Messi and teenager Munir El Haddadi ensured Luis Enrique got his era as Barcelona coach off to a winning start as they beat Elche 3-0. The Catalans had to play the entire second half with 10 man after Javier Mascherano was sent off, but they had earlier taken the lead through Messi, who also grabbed the third, with exciting 18-year-old forward Munir scoring just after half-tim...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Elche preview - Neymar to miss Barca's opener

Posted Sunday, August 24, 2014 by PA74 hits

Neymar has likely been ruled out of Barcelona's season-opening game against Elche after spraining his ankle. The Brazilian forward has only just recovered from the cracked vertebra he suffered at the World Cup finals and was back in full training ahead of Sunday's Primera Division match at the Nou Camp. But a statement published on Barca's official website read: "Following the Thursday trainin...Full Story »

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