Sept 26 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, September 26 Alaves 3 Granada CF 1 Sunday, September 25 Atletico Madrid 1 Deportivo Coruna 0 Leganes 1 Valencia 2 Espanyol
Jorge Sampaoli is backing Samir Nasri for a France recall ahead of Sevilla's Champions League clash with Ligue 1 side Lyon. Nasri, who has not received a cap in almost three years and announced his international retirement in 2014, scored his first goal for the Spanish club in a 3-1 defeat to Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Having also laid on a crucial assist to secure derby victory over Real Betis a week earlier, Sampaoli believes the 29-year-old can play his way back into Didier Deschamps' reckoning with his continued fine form.
Atletico Madrid and Villarreal made up some ground in the La Liga table with important wins Sunday. With Real Madrid earning only a draw against Las Palmas the day before, ...