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Elche 2 : 1 Espanyol - Elche win again

Posted Saturday, October 05, 2013 by PA33 hits

Elche saw off Espanyol 2-1 to win at home for the first time this season. The hosts bossed the first half and deservedly took the lead six minutes before half-time through former Espanyol player Coro, but the visitors were rejuvenated after the break, leading to Thievy Bifouma pulling them level after 65 minutes. The visitors looked as if they would go on and win the game as they continued to ...Full Story »

Elche vs Espanyol preview - Escriba pleased with progress

Posted Saturday, October 05, 2013 by PA54 hits

Elche coach Fran Escriba is pleased with the progress his side are making as they get ready to face Espanyol. Los Franjiverdes got their first victory of the season by recording a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo last week, a result which lifted them out of the relegation zone and came after an excellent but albeit futile performance as they lost at home to Real Madrid. "The team is growing and I'm not g...Full Story »

He Defended the Ref, despite His Blunder in Elche - Iniesta: "Lynching Muñiz is not good for football"

Posted Friday, October 04, 2013 by Marca.com100 hits

Andrés Iniesta has come out and defended Muñiz Fernández after his error in Elche: "The referee has been given a lynching. It's not good for football. It doesn't project a good image abroad." The Spaniard remarked on his contract renewal in statements to 'RAC-1': "I feel like the best years of my football career are still to come. That's why I want to stay here. They are sporti...Full Story »

Celta Vigo 0 : 1 Elche - Elche edge first win

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2013 by PA34 hits

Elche clinched their first Primera Division victory in almost a quarter of a century after beating Celta Vigo 1-0 courtesy of a second-half Javi Marquez goal. The promoted side put their agonising midweek defeat to Real Madrid behind them to record a top-flight victory for the first time since they last appeared in La Liga back in the 1988-89 season. Marquez was the match-winner with his preci...Full Story »

Celta Vigo vs Elche preview - Aaron calls for Elche to move on

Posted Sunday, September 29, 2013 by PA127 hits

Elche midfielder Aaron Niguez wants his team-mates to forget about their agonising midweek defeat to Real Madrid and focus on their next game at Celta Vigo. The Alicante club's players were visibly distraught after losing 2-1 to Madrid, who were awarded a stoppage-time penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo converted. The hosts were so enraged by the decision that three of their players received booki...Full Story »

Elche 1 : 2 Real Madrid - Ronaldo keeps his cool

Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PA62 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stoppage-time penalty as Real Madrid survived a major scare to win 2-1 against struggling Elche on Wednesday night. The Alicante side had the better of the first half but could not make the breakthrough and a Ronaldo free-kick just after half-time saw them trail. But Richmond Boakye appeared to have salvaged a draw for the hosts when he headed them level in stoppage-...Full Story »

Ancelotti Names 20 Men for Elche Match - Casillas and Varane return to the squad

Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Marca.com207 hits

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has named 20 players for this Wednesday's game against Elche. Notably, Iker Casillas and Raphael Varane make their return to the squad. Marcelo, Xabi Alonso and Gareth Bale are still out. The Real Madrid squad consists of the following players: Casillas, Diego López and Jesús (goalkeepers). Varane, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Coentrão, Carvajal, Ar...Full Story »

Elche vs Real Madrid preview - Ancelotti won't risk Bale

Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PA341 hits

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is taking a safety-first course of action with injured world-record signing Gareth Bale. The Wales international pulled out of last weekend's 4-1 win over Getafe with a thigh problem and although Ancelotti expects he will be fit for Saturday's derby against Atletico he will not take any risks. That means the former Tottenham star is definitely out of Wednesday...Full Story »

Osasuna 2 : 1 Elche - Osasuna off the bottom

Posted Friday, September 20, 2013 by PA50 hits

Osasuna lifted themselves off the bottom of the Primera Division by beating Elche 2-1 at home to record their first victory of the season. Emiliano Armenteros' goal after 15 minutes set Javi Gracia's side on their way to victory in the coach's first home game in charge, and Oriol Riera extended the lead just a few minutes into the second half. Edu Albacar scored a penalty for the visitors with...Full Story »

Osasuna vs Elche preview - Bertran calls for improvement

Posted Friday, September 20, 2013 by PA522 hits

Osasuna defender Marc Bertran admits his side have to improve every area of their game as they go in search of their first points of the Primera Division season at home to Elche on Friday. The hosts have lost their opening four games of the campaign to sit rock bottom of the standings, the only side yet to get off the mark. They will scarcely have a better chance to kickstart their season than...Full Story »

Elche 0 : 0 Valladolid - Stalemate helps Elche and Valladolid

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by PA40 hits

Elche and Valladolid both made progress in the Primera Division table following a dire goalless stalemate at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero. Juan Ignacio Martinez's Valladolid moved up four places to 10th thanks to the point, while newcomers Elche gained one place and sit 17th after three draws in their first four matches. The home side enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges and Ferran Coro...Full Story »

Elche vs Valladolid preview - Martinez expects a stern test

Posted Monday, September 16, 2013 by PA427 hits

Valladolid coach Juan Ignacio Martinez expects a stern test when he takes his side to newly-promoted Elche on Monday night. Elche are yet to win since their step up to the Primera Division but have shown enough for Martinez, in his first season at Valladolid after leaving Levante, to suggest a maiden success is not far away. "I'm sure Elche will want to get their first win, especially at home,...Full Story »

Almeria 2 : 2 Elche - Almeria denied first win

Posted Friday, August 30, 2013 by PA56 hits

A goal in the fifth minute of injury time by Richmond Boakye prevented Almeria from claiming their first win of the season as they shared a draw with fellow Primera Division newcomers Elche. Almeria took an early lead through Fernando Soriano only for Edu Albacar to equalise from the spot following Sebastian Dubarbier's handball. The hosts regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jose...Full Story »

Almeria denied first win by late Elche goal

Posted Saturday, August 31, 2013 by Foxsports.com110 hits

A goal in the fifth minute of injury time by Richmond Boakye prevented Almeria from claiming their first win of the season as they shared a draw with fellow La Liga newcomers Elche. Almeria took an early lead through Fernando Soriano only for Edu Albacar to equalise from the spot following Sebastian Dubarbier's handball. The hosts regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Jose Antoni...Full Story »

Almeria vs Elche preview - Almeria chase maiden win

Posted Friday, August 30, 2013 by PA284 hits

Almeria coach Francisco Rodriguez is hoping it will be third time lucky for his side as they go in search of their opening Primera Division win of the new season at home to fellow top-flight newcomers Elche. The Andalusian outfit have only picked up one point from their two matches to date, but they might easily have been sitting alongside the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid with a 100 per c...Full Story »

Elche 1 : 1 Real Sociedad - Vela to the rescue for Sociedad

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2013 by PA46 hits

Carlos Vela's 74th-minute effort ensured Real Sociedad drew 1-1 and avoided a surprise Primera Division defeat at Elche. Sociedad had perhaps come into this fixture feeling the effects of their Champions League play-off win at Lyon earlier in the week, falling behind to Ferran Corominas' second-minute strike and looking sluggish in the opening half. Elche, who were roundly beaten at Rayo Valle...Full Story »

Vela earns point for Real Sociedad at Elche

Posted Sunday, August 25, 2013 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

MADRID, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Carlos Vela helped Real Sociedad overcome a European competition hangover by grabbing a second-half equaliser for a 1-1 draw at promoted Elche in La Liga on Saturday.  The Basque side impressed in their Champions League playoff first leg win at Olympique Lyon in midweek, when they won 2-0, but they were second best for much of the game at Elche.  Playing th...Full Story »

Elche vs Real Sociedad preview - Sociedad focused on Elche clash

Posted Saturday, August 24, 2013 by PA75 hits

Real Sociedad coach Jagoba Arrasate insists his team will be fully focused when they face Elche at the Martinez Valero stadium. The Basque club won 2-0 at Lyon in the first leg of a Champions League play-off to take a huge step towards qualifying for the group stages of Europe's elite competition, just four days after getting their league campaign off to a strong start with a 2-0 win over Getaf...Full Story »

Rayo spoil Elche's La Liga return after silent protest

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

MADRID, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Alberto Bueno spoiled Elche's return to La Liga after a 24-year absence on Monday by scoring twice to help Rayo Vallecano to a 3-0 home win. The game started in bizarre circumstances as Rayo fans staged a silent protest against the football league's unpopular scheduling policy to suit television with games on Mondays and Fridays and 11 p.m. kickoff slots. The...Full Story »

Rayo Vallecano 3 : 0 Elche - Rayo up and running

Posted Monday, August 19, 2013 by PA60 hits

Rayo Vallecano kicked off the new season with all three points by earning a comfortable 3-0 victory over newly-promoted Elche. New signing Alberto Bueno got the opening goal after 40 minutes, Alberto Perea doubled the lead right on the stroke of half-time with a sensational strike, and Bueno wrapped up the points by adding the third with 16 minutes to go. Both sides fielded radically different...Full Story »

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