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“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash
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“Don’t Know If Liverpool Are Ready But I’m Backing Them” – Former MLS Star On Atletico Madrid Clash

Former MLS midfielder Alejandro Moreno has admitted he is not sure if Liverpool are ready to take on Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, but is supporting the Reds to take care of business in the Champions League. Liverpool came out of a flop in form with a win over Bournemouth at Anfield this weekend, but were pushed by the Cherries and question marks continued about Adrian (goalkeeper), who replaced Alisson. Moreno believes the home win over the Cherries did little to answer the questions that have been raised about the Liverpool team in recent weeks as they could have dropped points against Bournemouth. The former Venezuela international believes Atletico Madrid will be up for the second leg at Anfield and he is not sure that Liverpool are prepared to take on Diego Simeone’s side...
‘It Is Not Over’: Klopp Warns Liverpool After Unbeaten Run Ends
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‘It Is Not Over’: Klopp Warns Liverpool After Unbeaten Run Ends

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insisted the title is not won yet after his side were beaten for the first time in 45 games in the Premier League as Watford thrashed the European champions 3-0 on Saturday. Klopp’s men still enjoy a 22-point lead at the top of the table and need a maximum of four wins from their remaining 10 games to secure a first league title for 30 years. However, defeat at Vicarage Road continues a downturn in form as they sneaked past relegation-threatened Norwich and West Ham in their two previous league games and lost the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie to Atletico Madrid. “What the boys did so far is exceptional but it is not over,” said Klopp. “We did not expect the number of games we won. It was never easy and it will never be easy, ...
Carragher Reveals Liverpool’s Weakness After 1-0 Defeat to Atletico Madrid
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Carragher Reveals Liverpool’s Weakness After 1-0 Defeat to Atletico Madrid

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, has admitted that the team still lacks “real creativity” in midfield. Carragher stated this following the Reds’ 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday. Saul Niguez’s early strike was enough for the LaLiga side to seal a narrow win. Liverpool failed to get a shot on target and Carragher believes it typifies their problems in the middle. He told ViaSport: “Well it was a really frustrating night for Liverpool. We knew how Atletico would play, Jurgen Klopp knew. “Liverpool didn’t get too frustrated but they couldn’t create anything, they don’t have real creativity, certainly in midfield. That’s always been a problem.”
Klopp Explains Mane’s Substitution, Updates on Henderson’s Injury
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Klopp Explains Mane’s Substitution, Updates on Henderson’s Injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he substituted forward, Sadio Mane, during his side’s Champions League 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. He also provided the latest injury update on captain, Jordan Henderson, after the England international sustained a knock against Atletico Madrid. Klopp’s men were defeated at the Wanda Metropolitano after Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the encounter to give Diego Simeone’s side an advantage ahead of the second-leg tie next month. “I substituted Sadio Mane because he was targeted to get another yellow card after he received the first one,” Klopp told BT Sport. “He played very well in the first-half, and what Atletico Madrid players wanted was to make sure Mane got a yello...
Simeone Reveals Why Atletico Madrid Defeated Liverpool
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Simeone Reveals Why Atletico Madrid Defeated Liverpool

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, has disclosed that his side defeated Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg encounter on Tuesday night because his players started very well and got an early goal. He also hailed his players for their impressive performances against Jurgen Klopp’s side. Simeone’s men defeated the Premier League leaders at the Wanda Metropolitano, thanks to an early goal from Saul Niguez. Speaking after the match, Simeone was quoted by Atletico Madrid’s official website as saying: “We started very well and found a goal against Liverpool, and then we understood that we could defend well against them regardless of where the match took us. “This is one of those nights that you never forget, beating the best team in the world. “My player...
Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico
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Klopp Reveals Those Responsible for Liverpool’s 1-0 Defeat to Atletico

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed the hostile fans inside the Wanda Metropolitano affected his Liverpool team and influenced the referee, following their 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid. The Champions League holders suffered a rare loss in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday against the Spanish club. Saul Niguez scored the only goal in the opening five minutes, as Diego Simeone’s men claimed a big win. “We speak about Anfield and the power a stadium can have, and tonight we saw it. They got a result, the stadium wasn’t here to see sensational football, they got the result and so they are happy. “It was difficult for the referee to deal with the atmosphere tonight,” Klopp told BT Sport after the game. Klopp however warned Atletico to expect a similar reception, wh...
Champions League: Del Piero Calls Salah ‘God’
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Champions League: Del Piero Calls Salah ‘God’

Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero, has hailed Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah as a ‘God’ in football. Del Piero said this ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night. According to him, the Egyptian international has improved greatly in his style of play since leaving AS Roma for Liverpool in 2017. “Mohamed Salah is now a God and not only in Egypt,” Del Piero was quoted by Goal as saying. “I remember when he was playing for AS Roma, he had a lot of chances to score in front of goal and missed it. “And presently he has improved at Liverpool and he has scored more than thirty goals in a season. “It is the best thing for him because he has the mentality to improve and grow.” Salah has scored 18 goals in all c...
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash
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Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool: Michael Owen Predicts Champions League Clash

Former Premier League and La Liga striker, Michael Owen, has given his prediction for tonight’s UEFA Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool. Atletico Madrid will host Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg fixture. Diego Simeone’s side head to the match following a 2-2 draw with Valencia in La Liga last weekend, while the Reds defeated Norwich City 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. Providing his prediction, Owen was quoted by Sport Review as saying: “Liverpool goes into Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium with almost fully fit squad where they won their sixth Champions League trophy last June. “Diego Simeone’s side is unbeaten in their last t...
Klopp Predicts Team that Might take Trophy from Liverpool
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Klopp Predicts Team that Might take Trophy from Liverpool

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has named Juventus as favourites to win the Champions League this season. Klopp, whose team won the competition last year, says he is not sure they can retain the trophy. The Reds travel to Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday. Juve have not gone past the quarter-finals in any of the last three seasons, but Klopp feels they can win it this time around. “Juventus were my favourites before the season started but obviously I don’t watch Italian football enough because I cannot work out why they are not 10 points ahead at the top of Serie A. “They have the biggest squad I have ever seen in my life; quality players too, it’s crazy. “I have no clue how far we can go but there’s no need to think about it yet beca...
Boost for Barcelona as Suarez ahead of Schedule with Injury Recovery
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Boost for Barcelona as Suarez ahead of Schedule with Injury Recovery

With other injuries mounting, the Uruguay international could yet return to action before the season comes to an end. Luis Suarez could hand Barcelona a major boost as the Uruguay star may return from injury ahead of schedule. Suarez is currently dealing with a right knee injury and recently underwent surgery for the issue. The injury, suffered in the Blaugrana's 3-2 Supercopa de Espana semi-final loss to Atletico Madrid, saw Suarez reaggravate an old issue that kept him out of the Copa del Rey final against Valencia last season. Prior to the injury, Suarez featured in 23 games this season, in which he had scored 14 goals for the club. Following the surgery, Suarez was expected to be out of action for the rest of the season, but it appears that he may be back in ti...
Oshoala Fires Barcelona Into Final Of The Spanish Women’s Super Cup (Video).
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Oshoala Fires Barcelona Into Final Of The Spanish Women’s Super Cup (Video).

Barcelona beat arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup yesterday night in Salamanca. They will now face Real Sociedad in the final. England international and former Barca striker, Toni Duggan fired Atletico into an early lead with a long range shot in the 3rd minute (0-1). Barcelona almost scored immediately afterwards when Mariona attempted to lob the ball over the keeper, but ended up hitting the crossbar. Alexia twisted and turned on the left wing and crossed the ball into the Barca area. It was headed out and Patri fired in a long range shot to draw Barca level in the 12th minute (1-1). Atleti almost scored again after a beautiful exchange of passes between Charlyn and Ludmilla, but Charlyn’s shot hit the post and bounced back into play. ...
Fans Blast Messi Over Barcelona’s Copa del Rey Exit
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Fans Blast Messi Over Barcelona’s Copa del Rey Exit

Inaki Williams late goal in injury time was enough to knock out Catalans giant Barcelona from the quarter final of Copa del Rey. Barcelona were expected to capitalize on rival Real Madrid's elimination from the competition but the Catalans were unable to defeat Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames . Barcelona's coach Quique Setién left French forward Antoine Greizmann in substitution bench and opted to use Lionel Messi as a false nine while being flanked by teenager Ansui Fati on the left and Sergi Roberto on the right. Barcelona struggled to find the back of the net for the entire duration of the game with Barça's best chance coming in the 88th minute when Arthur slots the ball into the part of Lionel Messi but the Argentine shot was blocked by Athletic Bilbao's goal keeper. Inaki Willi...
Joao Felix Is A Fine Player, But He’s At The Wrong Club – Van Der Vaart
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Joao Felix Is A Fine Player, But He’s At The Wrong Club – Van Der Vaart

Atletico Madrid’s style of play under Diego Simeone is not suited to the young playmaker, according to a former Real Madrid star Atletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix is a talented player but he’s playing for the “wrong club”, according to Rafael van der Vaart. Felix became the most expensive Portuguese player in history when he completed a £113 million ($148m) switch from Benfica to Wanda Metropolitano back in July. The 20-year-old emerged as one of the brightest prospects in European football at Estadio da Luz last season, scoring 19 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions. His performances attracted attention from some of the world’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint Germain, but Atletico ended up winning the ...
La Liga Shares List of Highest Goal Scorers
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La Liga Shares List of Highest Goal Scorers

Following the conclusion of the Spanish La Liga Match-Day 22 fixtures on Sunday, where Barcelona defeated Granada Levante 2-0, below are the highest goal scorers chasing the golden boot in the Spanish top-flight league. Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is presently the highest goal scorer in La Liga with 14 goals. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is in the second position with 13 goals after he scored the only goal in his side’s La Liga 1-0 victory against Atletico Madrid over the weekend. La Liga top scorers: 14 goals: Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 13 goals: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 11 goals: Luis Suarez (Barcelona) 9 goals: Roger Martí (Levante), Chimy Avila (Osasuna), Angel Rodriguez (Gatefe), Joselu (Alaves), Maxi Gomez (Valencia) 8 goals: Lucas Perez (Alaves), Santi Cazorla (...
Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane Overtakes Jose Mourinho’s Record
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Real Madrid Manager, Zinedine Zidane Overtakes Jose Mourinho’s Record

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has overtaken Jose Mourinho’s winning record at the Santiago Bernabeu with the victory over Atletico Madrid in the La Liga on Saturday afternoon. With today’s win, head coach Zinedine Zidane overtook Jose Mourinho’s record of matches won. Zidane has now moved to 129 wins as Real Madrid manager.
How Victor won ₦1,235,993.86 from one bet
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How Victor won ₦1,235,993.86 from one bet

After coming close several times, Victor Ozioko got to discover what it feels like to win BIG. The tiler bet ₦1,200 and won ₦379,936.80, which was increased to ₦1,235,993.86 by a 225% win bonus for betting on 29 legs. betPawa offersoffer the best win bonus in Nigeria for all bets with three legs or more, including 250% for 30 legs. He said: “I have played many tickets where one match kept spoiling my bets, so I just followed my mind and stopped at 29 selections. After about 23 games had won, I was just hoping that nothing should spoil this ticket, because this is my first time winning BIG. “The last game was Atletico Madrid v Barcelona, and I played Barcelona to win or draw in the first half. As soon as the first half ended 0-0, I knew I had w...
Neymar Tops 100 Most Expensive Football Transfers Of All Time
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Neymar Tops 100 Most Expensive Football Transfers Of All Time

Neymar completed his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a staggering fee of €222 million in the summer of 2017 and the big deals haven't stopped since, with Kylian Mbappe joining him in Paris for €145m plus €35m in bonuses. As a result of his move to the French capital, the Brazilian is now the most expensive player of all time, having smashed the previous record held by Manchester United's Paul Pogba, who arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 from Juventus for €105m. Mbappe, meanwhile, moves to second on the list. Atletico Madrid's massive outlay for Benfica's Joao Felix of €126m in July of 2019 makes the Portuguese star the third highest on our list. Philippe Coutinho's move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018 puts him now fourth, while Barca's captures of France d...
Atletico Madrid Have Decided Not to  sign Edinson Cavani
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Atletico Madrid Have Decided Not to sign Edinson Cavani

  Atletico Madrid have decided not to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani in this January transfer window. DAILY POST had reported that Cavani has drawn interest from Atletico Madrid and Chelsea in recent weeks. PSG have also announced Cavani’s price tag. The Uruguay international has started just four games in Ligue 1 this season for PSG, having lost his place to Mauro Icardi who is on loan from Inter Milan. He was also dropped from PSG’s squad that defeated Lille 2-0 on Sunday in the French Ligue 1 encounter. His current contract with the Parisians is set to expire at the end of the season, when he will be available on a free transfer. Reacting to the development, Atletico President, Enrique Cerezo, said the La Liga giants have n...
Cavani Rejects a Move to  Manchester United
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Cavani Rejects a Move to Manchester United

  Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani, has rejected a move to Manchester United, the UK Mirror reports. United are in the market for strikers after Marcus Rashford suffered a double stress fracture to his back. Rashford is expected to be out of action for approximately three months, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperately upfront. Cavani is looking to leave PSG, having submitted in a transfer request. The Ligue 1 side are hoping to get around £20m for the Uruguay striker, with his current contract set to expire this summer. Cavani is believed to be keen on Atletico Madrid, despite interest from other Premier League clubs like United and Chelsea. United’s contract proposal offered was worth around £10m-a-year, plus a huge signing-on bonus, repo...
Rivaldo Tells Barcelona Who to Sign as Luis Suarez’s Replacement
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Rivaldo Tells Barcelona Who to Sign as Luis Suarez’s Replacement

  Former Barcelona star, Rivaldo, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani. The Brazilian legend believes Cavani would be a ‘magnificent improvement’ for Barca’s attack following striker, Luis Suarez’s injury. DAILY POST had reported that Suarez is set to be out of action for around four months after undergoing knee surgery. “Cavani would be a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack now that Suarez is out for quite some time,” Rivaldo was quoted by Goal as saying. “After all, Cavani is a top forward who has always got his goals in Europe’s top leagues. In his case it seems he’s really close to leaving PSG and it would be a very good opportunity.” DAILY POST had reported that Cavani has drawn interes...
Chelsea & PSG Disagree Over Cavani Deal
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Chelsea & PSG Disagree Over Cavani Deal

  Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reached a stand-off over a deal for Edinson Cavani, the UK Telegraph reports. PSG want to get a transfer fee for Cavani, whose current deal will expire in June. However, the Blues are only willing to pay for a loan deal. Cavani’s parents prefer a move to Atletico Madrid, although that hasn’t put off Chelsea’s chase for the Uruguayan. The player’s mother, Berta, told Spanish newspaper AS: “There is an open negotiation. PSG have rejected three proposals from Atletico but my son has asked to leave and we are waiting for an agreement to be reached by both clubs. “It’s complicated but he wants to play at Atletico, if not now, then in the summer. We have been wishing it for years but it does not now depend on my son but on PSG...
Frank Lampard Welcomes Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson  Cavani to Chelsea
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Frank Lampard Welcomes Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has welcomed Paris Saint-Germain striker, Edinson Cavani to Stamford Bridge. Lampard, who played against Cavani when the 32-year-old Uruguay was both at PSG and Napoli, believes he would provide some much-needed experience to Chelsea’s young side. DAILY POST had reported that Cavani has drawn interest from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in recent weeks. Cavani has started just four games in Ligue 1 this season for PSG, having lost his place to Mauro Icardi who is on loan from Inter Milan. His current contract with the Parisians is set to expire at the end of the season, when he will be available on a free transfer. Asked if Chelsea were interested in Cavani, Lampard told reporters at his pre-match press conference a...
Messi Threatens To Leave Barcelona
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Messi Threatens To Leave Barcelona

  Lionel Messi has every right to be dejected and fed up of Barcelona, and he has now posted an ultimatum in front of the club after persistent problems. Barcelona lost out on their chance to get 2020 off to a flyer after suffering a defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup’s semi-final last week. More than anything, it was a lapse of concentration and tactical failure from the Blaugrana with Ernesto Valverde once again being blamed for the debacle. However, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were quick to put the Barca manager behind their backs and insisted that the loss was only their responsibility. Diario GOL has reported that there is a lot more cooking behind the scenes and nobody really is happy within the dressing room with the kind of job that V...
Everything You Need To Know About Barcelona New Coach, Quique Setien
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Everything You Need To Know About Barcelona New Coach, Quique Setien

Ex-Real Betis coach Quique Setien has been appointed Barcelona manager following Ernesto Valverde’s inevitable dismissal. With both Xavi and Ronald Koeman turning down the opportunity of their former club, the Barcelona board have chosen the Spaniard as head coach on a deal that runs until 2022 following a challenging period for the club under Valverde. Valverde’s position at Camp Nou had long been under scrutiny, but the pressure intensified following Barcelona’s elimination in the Supercopa to Atletico Madrid. It is understood that Barcelona were initially eager to appoint Xavi as permanent coach to replace Valverde, but the current Al-Sadd manager stated that any return to his former club will only happen in the summer. However, Setien has been given a contract until the e...
Iniesta Blasts Barcelona for Trying to Replace Valverde With Xavi
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Iniesta Blasts Barcelona for Trying to Replace Valverde With Xavi

Former Barcelona midfielder, Andres Iniesta, has lashed out at the club over the treatment of manager Ernesto Valverde, describing it as “a little ugly”. This comes amid speculations that Valverde will soon be replaced by Iniesta’s former team-mate, Xavi. It has been confirmed that discussions have been held with Xavi, who is currently managing Al Sadd in Qatar. Iniesta told Onda Cero: “Barcelona’s behaviour has been a little ugly. “You have to have respect for your current coach. The way things are done is what can hurt the most.” Iniesta however admits that “Valverde’s situation has been weakened” recently, with Barca having lost the Spanish Super Cup semi-final to Atletico Madrid, a trophy Real Madrid went on to win.
Barcelona Striker Suffer major Injury blow, heads to Surgery
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Barcelona Striker Suffer major Injury blow, heads to Surgery

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez will undergo a surgery on Sunday for an injury to his right knee. Barcelona made this known in a statement on the club’s official website on Saturday ahead of their La Liga fixture against Granada on Sunday night at Camp Nou. The statement read: “Luis Suárez to have surgery on Sunday. “The Uruguayan striker will be operated on tomorrow Sunday by Dr.Ramon Cugat for an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee.” Suarez featured in Barcelona’s 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final encounter on Thursday. The former Liverpool striker has scored 14 goals in 23 matches for Ernesto Valverde’s men this season.
Griezmann Reveals Who To Blame For Barcelona’s 3-2 Loss To Atletico Madrid
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Griezmann Reveals Who To Blame For Barcelona’s 3-2 Loss To Atletico Madrid

Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has blamed himself and his teammates for making too many ‘mistakes’ following their defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Thursday night. Ernesto Valverde’s side was beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, with Diego Simeone’s side going on to face Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa final. The Catalan club had looked certain to win the game, after Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann cancelled out Koke’s opener. But Atletico netted two late goals through Alvaro Morata and Angel Correa to turn the game around. “I don’t know what happened. I think we lost because of our own mistakes and they had fresher legs at the end,” Griezmann was quoted by Sport as saying after the match. ...
Atletico Beat Barcelona To Progress To Supercopa Final
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Atletico Beat Barcelona To Progress To Supercopa Final

Atletico Madrid reach the Supercopa de Espana final on Thursday night after beating Barcelona 3-2. Koke opened the scoring just seconds after coming on at the start of the second half, but then the momentum swung in Barcelona's favour. Messi pulled them level before Griezmann headed them into the lead. They also had two goals ruled out by VAR: Messi's for a handball and Pique's for an offside. Morata then equalised from the spot after Neto gave away a penalty before Correa sealed the win in the 86th minute.
Joao Felix Argues With Lionel Messi After Intense Match
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Joao Felix Argues With Lionel Messi After Intense Match

The fixture, which was played in Saudi Arabia, put the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann against Joao Felix, Alvaro Morata and Saul Niguez. Although Atletico took the lead, it seems Barca had successfully rattled one of their star players in the first half. Footage of 20-year-old Felix squaring up to Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and even Messi himself was picked up by cameras. The Portuguese forward is first provoked by Alba, who appears to poke him in the mouth, before having his hand slapped away. In a separate incident, Felix exchanges words with Messi before Gerard Pique, Busquets and Suarez got in to separate the pair. Wow - it takes some serious courage to get in the G.O.A.T's face, but Felix did it. Unfortunately for him, Messi did his talkin...
Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Madrid
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Barcelona Name Strong Squad Against Madrid

  Barcelona have released a strong squad to face Atlético Madrid in Thursday’s Spanish Super Cup semi-final fixture at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde has named a 24-man squad in a post on the club’s official website on Tuesday night. The La Liga champions head to the game following a 2-2 draw against Espanyol in their last encounter. Barcelona squad against Atletico Madrid: N. Semedo, Piqué, I. Rakitic, Sergio, Todibo, Suárez, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, M. Wague, Griezmann, Jordi Alba, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior, Iñaki Peña, C. Pérez, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, R. Araujo and Arnau Tenas. Missing due to injury are Ter Stegen, Arthur and O. Dembélé. The kick-off time for the match ...
Spanish La Liga Table
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Spanish La Liga Table

Spanish La Liga table after Saturday’s penultimate match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Real Madrid 19 11 7 1 36 12 40 Barcelona 18 12 3 3 47 21 39 Atletico Madrid 19 9 8 2 22 12 35 Sevilla 19 10 5 4 24 18 35 Real Sociedad 18 9 4 5 32 23 31 Valencia 19 8 7 4 29 25 31 Getafe 19 8 6 5 26 20 30 Athletic Bilbao 19 7 8 4 20 13 29 Levante 19 8 2 9 26 29 26 Villarreal 18 7 4 7 31 25 25 Granada 18 7 3 8 24 25 24 Osasuna 18 5 8 5 25 24 23 Real Betis 18 6 5 7 25 31 23 Valladolid 19 4 9 6 17 23 21 Alaves 18 5 4 9 19 28 19 Eibar 19 5 4 10 18 29 19 Real Mallorca 18 4 3 11 18 32 15 Celta Vigo 18 3 5 10 15 28 14 Leganes 19 3 5 11 16 30 14 Espanyol 18 2 4 12 12 34 10
Why I Turned Down The Move To Arsenal Despite Wenger’s Interest – Victor Osimhen
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Why I Turned Down The Move To Arsenal Despite Wenger’s Interest – Victor Osimhen

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has revealed why he decided to sign for German club Wolfsburg ahead of Arsenal despite speaking to former manager Arsene Wenger. Osimhen who is currently in Nigeria on winter break, also disclosed why, aside from Arsenal, he also rejected offers from European heavyweights like Barcelona, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid, to sign for Wolfsburg. “After the tournament  (2015 U-17 World Cup) I actually got down with my family mostly my elder brother, and my agent released the list of teams that were interested,” Osimhen said on Lagos-based radio stations, Nigeria Info. “It  had bug European clubs like Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Ajax, Anderlecht, a lot of them. Wolfsburg was there also, Spartak Moscow. “So we sat down...
Edinson Cavani Signs A 3-Year Contract With Atletico Madrid
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Edinson Cavani Signs A 3-Year Contract With Atletico Madrid

EDINSON CAVANI has reportedly agreed a three-year contract to join Atletico Madrid. The Uruguayan striker will be become a free agent when his deal at Paris Saint-Germain expires next summer. Cavani has reached an agreement with Diego Simeone’s La Liga giants. It still remains unclear whether the forward will move next month or whether the switch will occur in the summer. Cavani is currently injured and looks unlikely to play again until 2020. PSG‘s all-time leading scorer has figured in just eight Ligue 1 games this campaign and 11 in all competitions due to injury.
Champions League Draw For Last 16
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Champions League Draw For Last 16

The Champions League draw has been made for the last 16, with some tasty ties to look forward to as we enter the business end of the European campaign. After topping their respective groups, Manchester City and reigning champions Liverpool will both face trips to Madrid to play Real and Atletico, while Chelsea will take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final. Spurs, meanwhile, take on German side RB Leipzig after the German side finished as group winners. Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain sees Thomas Tuchel head back to Signal Iduna Park in what is undoubtedly one of the pick of the ties, with Atalanta vs Valencia providing all the football hipsters out there with their dream fixture in the next phase. Barcelona has been paired with Napoli as t...
Joao Felix Beats Haaland & Sancho To Win 2019 Golden Boy
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Joao Felix Beats Haaland & Sancho To Win 2019 Golden Boy

Tuttosport has today released the XVII edition of the Golden Boy which will see the winners receive the award on Monday 16 December in Turin, on the Gala evening with over 200 guests at the Ogres. Director Xavier Jacobelli announced that The Golden Boy was won by striker Joao Felix of the Atletico Madrid. The Portuguese starlet received 332 votes, defeating the English Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund (175) and the German Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen (75). In fact, 25 out of 40 voters chose Felix in the first place. Joao Felix himself, through a video, expressed his thanks to Tuttosport: "Thanks to Tuttosport for the Golden Boy 2019, I am very proud. It is the second time that a player from Atletico Madrid has won this award and I am happy. Thanks also to Benfica, in particul...
“Best Ever” – Fans React To Paulo Dybala’s Crazy Free-Kick In Tight Angle
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“Best Ever” – Fans React To Paulo Dybala’s Crazy Free-Kick In Tight Angle

Paulo Dybala scored a stunning Free-Kick from an almost impossible angle to give Juventus victory over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. On the stroke of half-time, Dybala curled in a free kick from near the by-line. The shot was so powerful that goalkeeper Jan Oblak didn't have enough time to raise his arms before the ball traveled inside the far post. 'It was a great goal, considering from where I took it,' Dybala said. 'It seemed difficult.' Juventus, who had already qualified for the knockout stage, now have an insurmountable 13 points at the top of their group. ?? This angle of Paulo Dybala's unreal free-kick against Jan Oblak is orgasmic. What an absolutely ridiculous hit, so beautiful to watch. ? pic.twitter.com/WEk37R3Hx2 — FutbolBible (@FutbolBib...
Rihanna Pictured Watching Juventus’ UEFA Champions League Clash Against Atletico Madrid
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Rihanna Pictured Watching Juventus’ UEFA Champions League Clash Against Atletico Madrid

Pop star, Rihanna was spotted tonight at the VIP center of Juventus' Allianz Arena stadium watching the UEFA Champions league between Juventus and Atletico Madrid.   Juventus' official twitter account recognized her presence with photos of her during the game and a video of her arrival at the stadium. Juventus won the match against Atletico Madrid as a spectacular free-kick from Paulo Dybala guaranteed the Italian side top spot in Group D. Welcome to Allianz Stadium, @rihanna! ??#JuveAtleti pic.twitter.com/WMBPIaO863 — JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) November 26, 2019
Saudi Arabia To Host 2020 Spanish Super Cup
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Saudi Arabia To Host 2020 Spanish Super Cup

The Spanish Super Cup tournament will be played in Saudi Arabia in January 2020, the national football association (RFEF) said on Monday. The four-team event features Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Valencia at the 62,000-capacity King Abdullah Sports City stadium in Jeddah. Spanish newspaper ABC said the federation would earn between £29-£34m a year from the three-year deal. But a government official and La Liga have criticised the move. Spain's acting junior minister for sport, Maria Jose Rienda, said the government would not support holding the competition "in countries where women's rights are not respected". Human rights organisation Amnesty International has highlighted the country's "abysmal" human rights record. Heavy restrictions on freedom of expre...
UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter Final Fixtures
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UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter Final Fixtures

The draws for the quarter-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League were held this afternoon. Here are the fixtures. Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona Olympique Lyon vs Bayern Munich Glasgow City vs Wolfsburg Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain The matches will be played on the 24th and 25th of March and the second leg matches will take place on the 1st and 2nd of April.
‘I Had My First Kid At 14 & Second At 16’ – Aston Villa Striker, Wesley
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‘I Had My First Kid At 14 & Second At 16’ – Aston Villa Striker, Wesley

"At 14, I needed to get some money, because it was difficult at that age. With my first kid, I said that I had to do everything to become a footballer." Wesley's dad passed away when he was just nine years old. "When my father died, it was difficult because my mum was alone with me and my brothers but she worked and now today I do everything for her. "When I finish training I call my mum because she is everything. My mum did everything to help me play so everyday when I come home I call her." It's not just his mother and brothers who he has supporting Villa from back home in the south-east of Brazil. "I had my first child when I was 14 years old, it was difficult because it was during this time that I started to try and play football professionally. I had to work in the day an...
7 Atletico Madrid Players Ran Back To Defend Counter Attack In UCL
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7 Atletico Madrid Players Ran Back To Defend Counter Attack In UCL

Here is the stunning moment Atletico Madrid showcased its defensive capabilities as seven players ran back fast enough to stop a counter attack. During their 2-0 victory away to Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League, the entire Atletico team was seen swarming on their opponents, who were looking to break forward. All of the Atletico players charged back, helping Simeone's side to keep a clean sheet. Atletico's defending drew widespread praise on Twitter, with Colin Millar, for instance, writing: 'Atletico Madrid players make defending a counter attack an art form.' Another user praised Simeone's philosophy, writing: 'Diego Simeone and his love for Defending. 'And most importantly, credit to these players who follow his philosophy thoroughly and execute it beautifully!'. ...
Spanish Federation fines Barcelona £265 for Griezmann approach
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Spanish Federation fines Barcelona £265 for Griezmann approach

Barcelona have been fined only 300 euros (£265) by the Spanish Football Federation for their approach to Antoine Griezmann while he was at La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Spanish champions Barcelona signed Griezmann after paying his 120m-euro (£107m) buyout clause on 1 July. But the federation said Barca broke its rules by negotiating with Griezmann without Atletico's permission. Atletico believed his buyout clause should have been 200m euros (£179m). They claimed that Barca began talking to the player in March, when that was the size of his buyout clause. His cost then dropped to 120m euros at the start of July, which was when he signed for Barca, but Atletico claimed the "commitment of the player and Barcelona was closed" prior to the clause reducing. The player was abs...
Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Destroy Atletico Madrid 6-1
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Asisat Oshoala Scores A Brace As Barcelona Destroy Atletico Madrid 6-1

The Barça women provided a goalscoring feast against the winners of the last three Spanish championships, Atlético Madrid, netting no fewer than six times in a packed-to-capacity crowd of 4,467 at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. Four goals in the first half meant the job was as good as done at the interval, and two more after the break sealed a win that sends out a very strong message indeed. All of that was after going a goal down after just two minutes. The response to Sampedro’s goal was extraordinary. Barça smothered the visitors in midfield, with Graham and Mariona in incontestable form down the wings and Oshoala in powering form up front. Hermoso got Barça back level from the penalty spot, Mariona added the second when pouncing on the rebound, Robles put the third in her own net an...
UEFA Champions League: PSG Thrash Real Madrid 3-0 While Atletico Madrid Deny Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus A Win
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UEFA Champions League: PSG Thrash Real Madrid 3-0 While Atletico Madrid Deny Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus A Win

It was a busy and entertainment filled Wednesday night in European football as PSG without star names Neymar, Edison Cavani and Mbappe defeated Real Madrid 3-0 in Paris while Atletico Madrid pegged back Juventus 2-2 after surprisingly conceding 2 goals first.   Di Maria scored the first two goals of the match with near finishes while Munier ended Madrid's misery in the closing minutes with an attacking display that made Real Madrid's defenders look like kindergarten kittens... In the end, PSG ran out comfortable winners in this opening group game, and fully deserved the victory . Madrid were unlucky on some occasions especially with Benzema and Gareth Bale efforts but they were lacking in quality across the pitch. Embattled coach, Zinedine Zidane will have some dif...
Ronaldo Bans Mother From Watching Football After She Fainted Twice In Stadium
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Ronaldo Bans Mother From Watching Football After She Fainted Twice In Stadium

Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he banned his mother from watching football matches after she fainted twice in a stadium. The Portuguese made this known during an interview with Piers Morgan ahead of his UEFA Champions League opening game against Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo said: “She gets so nervous, I don’t understand why. “She is not allowed now to watch big games. “I get friends to stay with her and she goes for walks around the house. She fainted two times in the stadium. She is nervous. “It is impossible, I don’t have a father anymore and I don’t want to lose my mum, so I told her ‘you will not watch semi-finals or finals anymore’.”
Real Madrid Lead Europe With € 305m Spending In 2019 Summer Transfer Window
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Real Madrid Lead Europe With € 305m Spending In 2019 Summer Transfer Window

LaLiga Santander and Serie A asserted themselves in this summer's transfer market as they outspent the Premier League on player signings. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid were the top three spenders across Europe, with each bringing in one expensive superstar. Here are the main talking points from Prime Time Sport's Football Transfer Review 2020. LaLiga breaks records Both LaLiga Santander (1.319 billion euros spent) and Serie A (1.178 billion euros) broke their spending records this summer. Premier League clubs lost ground in terms of expenditure with only Manchester United, Manchester City, and Arsenal breaking their previous records. In terms of spending, LaLiga Santander has four clubs (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico, and Sevilla) in Europe's top 10 wh...
Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in UCL
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Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in UCL

Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in Champions League than any other team… and it could be Barcelona for Spurs A football fan has run 50 million simulations for the upcoming Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, with a probability rating given for every possible outcome. BayernForum.com did the experiment based on the assumption that Ajax get past APOEL Nicosia in the final play-off this week - and it though it took a lot of time and effort - it makes for very interesting reading. Champions League holders Liverpool are most likely to be paired with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid from pot two, much like Premier League champions Manchester City and Europa League winners Chelsea, also in pot one. But Spurs, the only other English tea...
‘Rodri plays at Fernandinho’s level’ – Laporte hails Man City’s record signing
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‘Rodri plays at Fernandinho’s level’ – Laporte hails Man City’s record signing

The Spaniard is capable of matching the Brazilian's consistently high level of performances, according to his Etihad Stadium team-mates Aymeric Laporte and Ederson are already confident Rodri is the right man to provide competition to Fernandinho in the Manchester City midfield. City lacked a genuine alternative to key man Fernandinho in the holding role last season, who is approaching the twilight years of his career at 34. Guardiola identified the need for defensive-midfield cover during the summer transfer window and Rodri has since arrived from Atletico Madrid in a club-record £63 million ($76m) deal.
Napoli 0 Barcelona 4: Griezmann off the mark as Catalans turn on the style
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Napoli 0 Barcelona 4: Griezmann off the mark as Catalans turn on the style

Antoine Griezmann got his first Barcelona goal as they eased past Napoli in their final pre-season game. A stylish second half from Barcelona saw them sweep aside Napoli in Michigan to claim a 4-0 friendly win on Saturday. Antoine Griezmann got his first goal for the club since his €120million move from Atletico Madrid, in between strikes from Luis Suarez. Ousmane Dembele added a fourth against Carlo Ancelotti's side, who lost the first friendly meeting in Miami 2-1 on Wednesday and were simply no match for the Catalans here once they fell behind.