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Granada vs Elche preview - Roberto targets Elche win

Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014 by PA53 hits

Granada goalkeeper Roberto has urged his team to beat Elche on Saturday and ensure they are not playing for survival in the final few weeks of the season. A thrilling 3-3 draw at Getafe took Lucas Alcaraz's side five points above the relegation zone and a win at home to fellow strugglers Elche, who are just one point and one place behind them in the Primera Division table, could give Granada an...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 0 Real Betis - Betis keep unbeaten run rolling

Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 by PA84 hits

Primera Liga bottom side Real Betis claimed a much-needed point from a goalless draw against Elche at Martinez Valero. Fran Escriba's hosts had the better of the opportunities to force an opener in the first half but their opponents gave as good as they got. The draw extended Betis' unbeaten run to five games in all competitions, leaving them nine points from safety, while the point moves the ...Full Story »

Elche vs Real Betis preview - Mabwati hails Calderon impact

Posted Sunday, March 16, 2014 by PA85 hits

Real Betis forward Cedrick Mabwati has praised the impact coach Gabriel Calderon has had on the club and believes there is a faint chance they can still avoid relegation. Cedrick lost his place in the team under former coaches Pepe Mel and Juan Carlos Garrido but has returned to the team under Argentinian boss Calderon. "From day one he transmitted a good mood to the team and there's been a gr...Full Story »

Espanyol 3 : 1 Elche - Espanyol ease to victory

Posted Sunday, March 09, 2014 by PA60 hits

Espanyol gave their European hopes a further boost with a dominant 3-1 home win over Elche in the Primera Division. The hosts needed just two minutes to open the scoring, David Lopez heading them in front from a corner. Diego Colotto got the second goal midway through the first half and Pizzi added a third in the second period, although Juan Rafael Fuentes scored an own goal to give the visitor...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Elche preview - Escriba: Players won't be overawed

Posted Sunday, March 09, 2014 by PA72 hits

Elche's match at Espanyol will double up as a homecoming for former players Pericos Coro, Javi Marquez and Edu Albacar, but coach Fran Escriba has no concern the occasion will get to his players. Elche's late win over Celta Vigo last week saw Escriba's side move on to 29 points for the season and gave them further breathing space with regards to the relegation zone - six points ahead of 18th-pl...Full Story »

Elche 1 : 0 Celta Vigo - Gil strike stuns Celta

Posted Saturday, March 01, 2014 by PA60 hits

A magnificent late strike by Carles Gil helped Elche take all three points against Celta Vigo thanks to a 1-0 game having spent most of the game trying to keep their opponents at bay. The midfielder came off the bench in the second half and combined with Coro before tucking the ball into the net with six minutes remaining to take the Alicante club six points clear of the relegation zone and up ...Full Story »

Elche vs Celta Vigo preview - Escriba eyeing 'survival' win

Posted Saturday, March 01, 2014 by PA90 hits

Elche host Celta Vigo on Saturday night in search of three points which coach Fran Escriba believes could set them on their way to securing survival. The Alicante club are only four points above the relegation zone, but victory over Celta would take them to 29 points and closer to the target of 40 points usually considered enough to guarantee top-flight status. "Getting close to 30 points woul...Full Story »

Real Madrid 3 : 0 Elche - Bale stunner helps Madrid go top

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2014 by PA110 hits

Gareth Bale scored an outstanding long-range goal as Real Madrid beat Elche 3-0 at the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon to go top of the Primera Division standings. The world's most expensive player added to Asier Illaramendi's first-half opener with a stunning strike on 71 minutes, and then substitute Isco hit a third with 10 minutes remaining. Although Madrid never hit top gear, they pulled of...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Elche preview - Casillas could play league matches

Posted Saturday, February 22, 2014 by PA69 hits

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has hinted he could pick Iker Casillas for league matches later on in the season. The Italian, whose side host Elche this weekend, has followed a strict selection policy as regards to his goalkeepers this season, with Casillas playing every Copa del Rey and Champions League game, and Diego Lopez turning out for every league match. In an informal chat with jour...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 0 Osasuna - Keepers rule in stalemate

Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 by PA77 hits

Elche and Osasuna remain locked together in the middle of the Primera Division after playing out a goalless draw. It was a game of few chances with goalkeepers Antonio Tono and Andres Fernandez both proving equal to what was thrown at them. Both teams now sit on 26 points, just five above the relegation zone ahead of the rest of the weekend's fixtures. Oriol Riera had the first chance for the...Full Story »

Elche vs Osasuna preview - Corominas calls for improvement

Posted Friday, February 14, 2014 by PA90 hits

Elche forward Ferran Corominas has told his team-mates they must move on quickly from the disappointment of Sunday's draw to Real Valladolid if they are to climb up in the Primera Liga standings. The Valencian outfit host Osasuna on Friday evening looking to bounce back from that 2-2 draw. Elche led 2-0 after 66 minutes only to concede two quick goals and have to settle for a point. "We are d...Full Story »

Valladolid 2 : 2 Elche - Osorio bags brace in Elche draw

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2014 by PA66 hits

Humberto Osorio scored twice in the second half as Valladolid fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at home to fellow strugglers Elche. Ferran 'Coro' Corominas had given Fran Escriba's side the lead in a scrappy first half that was low on attractive football, and Manu del Moral looked to have sealed the points when he doubled their advantage on 66 minute. However, Colombian for...Full Story »

Real Valladolid vs Elche preview - Valladolid on a high

Posted Sunday, February 09, 2014 by PA157 hits

Real Valladolid head into a crucial match against Elche with a spring in their step having taken four points from their last two league games. A win over Villarreal and a goalless draw at Getafe mean Juan Ignacio Martinez's side have a fighting chance of avoiding relegation, now that they are two points from safety. The coach has explained the key to their mini-revival: learning from the mista...Full Story »

Elche 1:0 Almeria: Elche earn some breathing space

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2014 by PA47 hits

Elche moved four points clear of the Primera Division relegation zone after earning a narrow but deserved win at home to fellow strugglers Almeria. A fortuitous goal from Cristian Herrera after 59 minutes was all it took for Fran Escriba's side to take all three points, although they had to endure a nervy few minutes of injury time after Damian Suarez was sent off in the 90th minute for picking...Full Story »

Elche vs Almeria preview - Elche eyeing vital win

Posted Sunday, February 02, 2014 by PA68 hits

Elche are nervously looking over their shoulders towards the relegation zone again after a weekend in which they were beaten 4-0 at Real Sociedad and saw the teams closest to them in the Primera Division table pick up victories. Now Fran Escriba's side are just two points above the drop zone and the coach does not need reminding of the significance of Sunday's home match with fellow strugglers ...Full Story »

Real Sociedad vs Elche preview - Griezmann eases exit fears

Posted Monday, January 27, 2014 by PA294 hits

Coveted winger Antoine Griezmann has reassured Real Sociedad fans ahead of Monday's match against Elche that he wants to remain in San Sebastian. The French player has been strongly linked with a move away from the Basque side in the winter transfer market with Chelsea and Paris St Germain among the clubs who are reportedly keen to acquire his services. The 22-year-old Griezmann has enjoyed an...Full Story »

Elche 2 : 0 Rayo Vallecano - Elche add to Rayo worries

Posted Saturday, January 18, 2014 by PA46 hits

Rayo Vallecano were pushed into further relegation trouble after losing 2-0 away to fellow strugglers Elche. The outcome of the game was never in doubt once the visitors went a goal and a player down after 19 minutes, Raul Baena shown a red card for bringing down Coro in the area and Edu Albacar scoring from the spot. Paco Jemez's side could only seek to limit the damage for the remainder of t...Full Story »

Elche vs Rayo Vallecano preview - Rayo eye Elche repeat

Posted Saturday, January 18, 2014 by PA61 hits

Rayo Vallecano will be hoping for a repeat of the performance and result they produced against Elche on the first day of the season when they head to the Martinez Valero Stadium to face Fran Escriba's side for a second time. Rayo eased to a 3-0 home win that day in Vallecas, but only took a further 13 points from their next 18 games and head to Elche two points behind their opponents, second bo...Full Story »

Elche 1 : 1 Sevilla - Carrico denies Elche victory

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014 by PA68 hits

Elche were denied a first Primera Division win since November as Daniel Carrico's 89th-minute header rescued a 1-1 draw for Sevilla. Cristian Herrera's 82nd-minute effort had looked set to earn the struggling hosts a crucial three points, but their hopes of moving four points clear of the bottom three were dashed. Instead they gained a two-point cushion over the drop zone, the draw no more tha...Full Story »

Elche vs Sevilla preview - Emery ready for "difficult steps"

Posted Saturday, January 11, 2014 by PA182 hits

Sevilla manager Unai Emery will not let his side rest on their laurels heading into Saturday's trip to relegation-threatened Elche. Los Rojiblancos have enjoyed a decent first half to the campaign and lie seventh in the Primera Division after last weekend's impressive 3-0 defeat of Getafe. Next up is a trip Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero to take on an Elche side without a win in six matches in...Full Story »

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