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Thomas Lemar tips Griezmann for Ballon d’Or success

Thomas Lemar tips Griezmann for Ballon d’Or success

For Atletico Madrid’s new signing Thomas Lemar, his France national team colleague Antoine Griezmann should win the next Ballon d’Or. The Caribbean-born player said to Spanish newspaper Marca he hopes Griezmann can win. “In any case, this is what I’m expecting, and what I desire with all my heart,” he told the media outlet. For Lemar, his decision to go to Atletico Madrid was a personal choice, but he knows Griezmann had something to do with it. “It’s clear that the talks with Antoine and with Lucas Hernandez were decisive. They talked to me about the club, telling me that …

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Diego Simeone satisfied despite stalemate at Valencia

Diego Simeone satisfied despite stalemate at Valencia

Diego Simeone was satisfied with the performance of his Atletico Madrid players in a 1-1 chaotic draw with Valencia in their league opener. Atletico beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 after extra in Tallinn last week but could not make a winning start to their La Liga campaign at Mestalla. Angel Correa gave the visitors a first-half lead on Monday, but Valencia grew into the game and netted an equalizer through Rodrigo Moreno early in the second period. Valencia looked the more likely to find a winner in the closing stages, but Simeone saw plenty to be proud of in his side’s performance. …

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Spanish League set to storm America

Spanish League set to storm America

The Spanish League is set to play a regular-season La Liga match in the United States as part of a new 15-year deal to promote the league in North America. The league announced on Thursday that it had agreed on a joint venture with Relevent, a multinational media, sports, and entertainment group, the company behind the annual pre-season International Champions Cup. View this post on Instagram Spanish League set to storm America A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 4:57am PDT La Liga said in a statement: “As part of the agreement, La Liga plans to bring a …

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Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid reign supreme in Europe

Atletico Madrid beat European Champions Real Madrid 4-2 in a thrilling encounter in Tallin to win their third UEFA Super Cup trophy Diego Costa powered the Europa League winners to the lead after just 49 seconds of the game with a powerful strike from an acute angle. Los Blancos were back on level terms in the 27th minute of the game when a beautiful cross from Bale met Benzema’s header from close range. Madrid regained the lead in the 63rd minute when Sergio Ramos expertly converted from the spot after a handball from Juanfran. However, Simeone’s men had other ideas …

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Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Diego Godin confirms he turned down United move

Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has revealed he turned down the chance to move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window but did so due to personal reasons Godin, 32, has established his name as one of the world’s renowned defenders since he started working with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital. Atletico has built a powerful defense around his talents, a strength that helped the side to the 2013-14 La Liga title as well as two Champions League finals in the last five seasons. That talent, not to mention his cut-price €20 million (£18m/$23.2m) buyout clause, attracted the …

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Vrsaljko joins Inter Milan on loan

Vrsaljko joins Inter Milan on loan

Europa League winners Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Sime Vrsaljko has joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal with the option to be signed permanently at the end of the season. Vrsaljko, 26, was in superb form during this summer’s World Cup for Croatia helping the national side to reach the final of the competition for the first time in their history. The Croatian right-back proved to be an important member of the Atletico squad in last season’s Europa League as they wrapped up their first piece of major silverware since their La Liga triumph in 2014. View this post on Instagram …

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Griezzi fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory

Griezzi fires Atletico Madrid to Europa League glory

Antoine Griezmann bagged a brace as Atletico Madrid breezed past Marseille to win 3-0 and claim their third Europa League title in nine years. The 27-year-old French striker, who has been on the radar of top clubs in Europe, scored in each half with skipper Gabi striking late to complete a 3-0 victory for the Spaniards. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone could only watch from the stands having been hit with a four-game ban for being sent-off during the semi-final first leg at Arsenal but was contented to see his side win easily. Rudi Garcia’s men found it difficult to …

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Sergio Ramos has posted a shocking photo of his broken nose

Sergio Ramos has posted a shocking photo of his broken nose

During Atletico vs Real Ramos took serious injure. Real Madrid captain tried to score a close-range goal with his head. But suddenly Lucas Hernandez kicked the ball out and literally smashed Sergio’ face. Atletico and Real clashed in yesterday derby. Both sides desperately needed a win to compete with Barcelona in the top of La Liga. However, 90 minutes later no one has scored on the pitch, meaning Barca holds the first place with full 10 points ahead. On the 35’ horrible but completely accidental incident took place in the field. The clash left Sergio Ramos with the fractured nose, …

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Chelsea agreed to sell Diego Costa to Atletico

Chelsea agreed to sell Diego Costa to Atletico

Premier League champions announced Diego Costa moving to Atletico Madrid. Transfer fee of the deal is more than £50m. Antonio Conte deemed Costa as a surplus and kept him on the bench. Since the summer, 28-years-old player was an exile in at Stamford Bridge. He didn’t go to the pitch for 98 days. And today Chelsea has agreed to the terms of his leaving. The official statement says, “FC Chelsea has agreed to terms with Atletico Madrid for the move of Diego Costa. The transfer will be a subject to the agreement of medical and personal terms”. Even if Costa …

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Manchester United still interested in Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United still interested in Antoine Griezmann

Manchester United left their #7 shirt free for a major signing. According to news they prepare a huge contract for January window and will try to sign Antoine Griezmann for £100m. Atletico Madrid’ 26-years-old star still in the MU wish list. Even after Griezmann decided to stay in La Liga club this summer, Jose Mourinho doesn’t lose a hope for a new attacker. Manchester United left their iconic #7 shirt free. Yet the squad can go all the season without it if Mourinho can’t find a substitute. Griezman told in the spring that the chances of him going to Manchester …

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Diego Costa can return to Atletico Madrid very soon

Diego Costa can return to Atletico Madrid very soon

Last week the events between 28-years-old Brazilian and Chelsea wasn’t good at all. Since the very beginning of the summer, it has been clear that Costa won’t stay long in the squad. After Antonio Conte have sent him a massage, Diego gave an explosive interview, where he told Chelsea chiefs literally treat him like a criminal. And Costa sees his future only in the old club — Atletico Madrid. Jorge Mendes said they already agreed on terms of transfer, which will put the end to that long term drama. Atletico willing to pay 45 million euros with £10m as add-ons. …

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Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal for a record £52m transfer fee

Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal  for a record £52m transfer fee

While Manchester City are targeting on Alexis Sanchez, Gunners have almost agreed for a record transfer fee. Alexandre Lacazette supposed to be the new attacker and Arsenal ready to pay about £52m for him. The new Arsenal transfer can beat £42.5m bid which they have paid for Mesut Ozil. 26-years-old agreed to sign 5 years contract and became second signing of the summer. The first one was a free transfer ofSead Kolasinac from Schalke last month. By the way, Gunners got lucky with the deal because Lacazette almost has moved to Atleti. But upholding their transfer ban ruined all plans …

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Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann estimates his chances of joining to Man United

Atletico’s Antoine Griezmann estimates his chances of joining to Man United

Yesterday 26-yers-old Atleti player expressed the opportunity of joining to Manchester United. He rated his chances in the interview during French TV show. Atletico Madrid striker has been linked with a summer move to Man United for many months for now. And Griezmann appeared on French TV show “Quotidien” on Monday. The presenter asked him about moving to Man United and following David Beckham steps, while implying his tattoos and hairstyle. Antoine Griezmann answered in French that chances are 6/10 for 2017/18 season and added: “I have my own path and don’t really want to follow Beckham”. Also, he added that …

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Watch Video: Ronaldo is trolling Torres during the match

Watch Video: Ronaldo is trolling Torres during the match

Yesterday Real Madrid lost the game with 1-2. Still, they have won the Champions League semi-final with 4-2 on aggregate and knocked our Atletico Madrid. RM will clash with Juventus on 3rd July. But one of the major game didn’t go without excess. Atleti began with passion and scored two goals before the break due to Ñíguez (12′) and Griezmann (16′ pen). They are now 3-down from the first leg. Very miserable chances, but still…  However, just before the break Los Blancos literally killed all hopes for Atleti and scored the goal from short distance by finishing Toni Kroos shot. …

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Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: Ronaldo completed second Champions League hat-trick

Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: Ronaldo completed second Champions League hat-trick

Real Madrid have won their Tuesday’s derby against Atletico Madrid with 3-0. And Cristiano Ronaldo sealed their victory in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final by the brilliant hat trick. Ronaldo put the team ahead right at the 10th minute due to Casemiro’s cross. Then it looked like hosts have lost their advantage and match will be finished with 1-0. But unstoppable Ronaldo smashed the ball again from 16 yards past Atletico keeper Jan Oblak. Finally, the 32-year-old sealed the victory after Vazquez’s pass with the excellent strike. Now Ronaldo has performed second consecutive Champions League hat-trick. Tonight …

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Fernando Torres has left hospital after horror head injury

Fernando Torres has left hospital after horror head injury

Earlier Atletico Madrid star was knocked out after suffering a head injury. During the match vs Deportivo La Coruna 32 y.o. halfback got crashed heavily with Alex Bergantinos. Then Torres left the field on stretchers and spent all night in the hospital. There was huge concern from all players. Diego Simeone told they heard the blow from the benches and were very afraid. “We actually were frightened and thought that was his neck,” says Atletico’s coach. Atletico Madrid had to finish the game with 10 players and use all three substitutes. After that, no one really cared about results because …

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