Spanish club Leganes announced that they had received a bid for their giant cucumber-shaped mascot, Super Pepino. But all was not as it seemed.
Real Madrid ended their title-winning La Liga campaign with a 2-2 draw at relegated Leganes on Sunday.
Leganes grabbed a 2-0 win at 10-man Athletic Bilbao to send their relegation battle to the final day as Mallorca were relegated.
La Liga strugglers Leganes did little to boost their survival bid as they played out a 0-0 draw on the road against lowly Eibar.
Bottom-placed Espanyol were left on the brink of being relegated from La Liga for the first time in 27 years after they were beaten 1-0 by Leganes.
Sevilla boosted their chances of qualifying for the Champions League by beating struggling Leganes 3-0 away from home.
La Liga basement side Leganes snatched a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Real Mallorca thanks to a sensational late free kick from Oscar Rodriguez as
Leganes coach Javier Aguirre was sent off during his team's 2-0 loss at Barcelona for "imitating the sound of the whistle" to confuse players.
Lionel Messi scored his 699th career goal as Barcelona extended their lead atop the La Liga table with a 2-0 victory over Leganes on Tuesday.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien has not yet decided whether their Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is ready to return to the starting lineup.
Leganes remain deep in relegation trouble after losing 2-1 at home to Real Valladolid on Saturday.
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Barcelona expect to complete the surprise signing of Leganes' Martin Braithwaite on Wednesday.
Barcelona beat Leganes 5-0 on Wednesday to reach the Copa del Rey quarterfinals as Lionel Messi scored twice in the easy win.
Atletico Madrid missed the chance to close the gap at the top on Sunday with a dismal goalless draw against relegation threatened Leganes.
A Spanish court has cleared 41 people and Real Zaragoza of match-fixing charges in a Liga fixture between Levante and Real Zaragoza in 2011.
Sevilla beat basement club Leganes 1-0 at home in an enthralling encounter on Sunday to climb up to second in La Liga.
Arturo Vidal struck 11 minutes from time to earn Barcelona a 2-1 victory away at Leganes on Saturday.
Real Sociedad moved a point clear at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to bottom side Leganes on Friday.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos scored for the 16th La Liga season in a row as his side coasted to a 5-0 win at home to basement club Leganes.
Troubled Valencia's joy at beating Chelsea in the Champions League in midweek was punctured by a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Leganes.
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