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Antoine Griezmann – Atletico’s ultimate winger

When we consider an Atletico Madrid team, playing at their best, we only have to look at the workmen-like team spirit, employed by their bullish manager Diego Simeone. Tough, physical and robust describe their players, roared on by a packed Vicente Calderon stadium. To be worthy of a place in the champions line-up you must […]

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Ronaldo leads our La Liga team of the week

Barcelona were dealt a huge blow in the title race as the fell 0-1 at home against a spirited and tactically superior Malaga side.

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Infographic: Lionel Messi’s penalty misses

If there’s one glaring weakness in Lionel Messi’s near-perfect game, it is his penalty taking. Lately the Barcelona record-breaker has made headlines because of his awry penalties rather than the bucketload of goals he grabs every week. His miss against Manchester City last night was the fifth penalty Messi has missed in the last 12 […]

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Ings focused on Burnley despite Sociedad talks

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has spoken out about striker Danny Ings’ recent trip to Sociedad ahead of a proposed transfer. The Clarets boss said that Ings is enjoying his football at Turf Moor and remains fully committed to their fight against relegation. He also revealed that he has no concerns with Ings’ intentions, making light of […]

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Atletico vs Almeria preview

Atletico Madrid will go into Saturday’s game with Almeria knowing anything less than a win may all but end their slim title ambitions. Diego Simeone’s side were unable to replicate the performance that earned them a 4-0 victory over rivals Real Madrid earlier in the month, slipping to a 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo last […]

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Messi leads our La Liga Team of the week

Champions Atletico Madrid suffered a huge setback in their quest to retain the title they won against all odds last season after a 2-0 loss away at Celta Vigo. It’s no surprise therefore that Celta’s key men headline this week’s best XI.

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Isco the shining light in a gloomy Real camp

Everyone seems to be pointing fingers with Real Madrid at the moment after the humiliation to city rivals Atletico, and this weekend’s win against Deportivo was no exception. One that has evaded the limelight in recent months is Isco, who has put in some fantastic performances since being brought into the side after injuries to […]

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La Liga teams to dominate the Champions League again?

Given the fact the three premier Spanish sides reached the last 8 last season with relative ease, many believe nothing has changed thus history will repeat itself once more. Actually,  I believe Barcelona would have reached last year’s semi final had they been given a tie against PSG or Chelsea rather than a fellow Spanish side […]

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Messi outshining CR7 as Barca surge continues

Barcelona and Lionel Messi are breaking records once again, rekindling the memories of the team that won multiple honours under Pep Guardiola. The club have won their last 11 games since defeat at Real Sociedad, equalling the run set under Guardiola in 2008/09. Manager Luis Enrique received plenty of criticism early on in the season, […]

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Transfer News: AC Milan in for Illaramendi

Italian newspaper Il Sussidiario is reporting AC Milan are willing to make a ‘significant’ offer for Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illaramendi.

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Atletico Madrid v Celta Vigo preview

Atletico Madrid will be looking to continue their brilliant run of form as they prepare for a trip to Celta Vigo. Diego Simeone’s men are unbeaten in La Liga in 2015 and will go into Sunday’s match on the back of their biggest win over Real Madrid since 1947.

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Is Bale’s criticism deserved?

Some say that there’s no bigger transfer in football than a move to Real Madrid. A club with such a rich history, and an even richer owner. Real have broken the transfer fee record five times, and when Gareth Bale joined the club in 2013, he became the most expensive footballer of all time.

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Kings of the Capital?

Felipe VI may occupy the throne in Madrid, but who are the sporting kings of Spain? Fittingly, it has been neighbours in Spain’s royal city offering arguments with the greater weight in recent times. Following a period of Catalan dominance, with Barcelona’s tiki-taka approach masterminded by Pep Guardiola and perfected by Lionel Messi et al, […]

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Simeone for City job?

After Atletico’s emphatic win against bitter league rivals Real, closing the gap between 3rd and 1st to just 4 points, attention has been drawn to the man behind the success, Diego Simeone.

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