1. Atletico Madrid Need Gabi or Augusto to Shine in Defence to Stay Competitive

    Injuries are part and parcel of life in La Liga and everywhere else, but rarely will a side have to cope with a spate of absences in such a key area of the pitch as Atletico Madrid are facing right now...

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  2. Does Javier Manquillo Have Any Chance of Making the Grade at Atletico Madrid?

    Atletico Madrid 's season has deteriorated in the past week or two as their title challenge has faltered in La Liga and a tough draw in the UEFA Champions League, coupled with a ...

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  3. France vs. Russia: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    France and Russia provided an entertaining 90 minutes of football in Paris on Thursday night, with the home side running out eventual 4-2 winners...

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  4. France vs. Russia: Live Score, Highlights from International Friendly

    International friendly, Paris France 4-2 Russia (FT) N'Golo Kante 8', Andre-Pierre Gignac 38', Aleksandr Kokorin 56', Dimitri Payet 64', Yuri Zhirkov 68', Kingsley Coman 76'...

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  5. Breaking Down the Role Matias Kranevitter Will Play at Atletico Madrid in 1 Year

    Atletico Madrid 's purchases in the transfer market over the past 18 months or so have clearly pointed to a new direction for the squad, as they add a number of talented younger ...

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  6. 3 Atletico Madrid Players Who Must Hit Form After International Break

    Atletico Madrid 's season took a big hit last time out against Sporting Gijon, losing 2-1 before the international break to all but end their hopes of winning La Liga...

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  7. Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours with Ozil, Gotze, Witsel and Isco

    Another week of football rumours has come about, thanks in no small part to international week robbing the game's media of any chance to watch or analyse matches...

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  8. Is Cristiano Ronaldo Less Vital to Real Madrid's Best Attack Than Bale, Benzema?

    There are few players in world football who divide opinion as much as Cristiano Ronaldo ; not in terms of his ability, which is and will remain utterly unquestioned, but in terms ...

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  9. Atletico Madrid Must Reject Transfer Bids for Saul and Build Team Around Him

    Transfer rumours surrounding Atletico Madrid players are never far away, with the Spanish side showing that success can be attained without spending hundreds of millions in big-money deals under Diego Simeone over the last few years...

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  10. Alexis Sanchez Would Be a Great Signing for Atletico Madrid, but an Unlikely One

    The 2015-16 season isn't finished yet, but predictably, thoughts are already turning to the summer ahead and where teams can strengthen in the transfer window...

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  11. La Liga Player Rankings: Keylor Navas Returns to Top 20, Pique and Godin Slip

    Jornada 30 saw two critical results at the top of the table, which tips the balance ever more in Barcelona's favour, as they took a point and Atletico Madrid lost...

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  12. Why Diego Godin Is Atletico Madrid Player Most in Need of International Break

    Atletico Madrid had been on a fantastic run of late — unbeaten through the last two months and having won every match in March—but a loss to Sporting Gijon ...

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  13. La Liga Team of the Week: Gareth Bale Shines for Real Madrid, Keylor in Again

    Keylor Navas makes it back-to-back team-of-the-week appearances for Real Madrid after a superb showing for his side in their 4-0 win over Sevilla...

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  14. Why Atletico Madrid Should Not Go Big to Land Chelsea's Diego Costa

    Diego Costa was one of Atletico Madrid 's main stars as they won La Liga and made the UEFA Champions League final in 2013/14 before departing for Chelsea shortly afterward...

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  15. La Liga Hangover: Luis Enrique's Big Mistake, Zidane Tactics and Atleti Injuries

    Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a light-hearted, though in-depth, look at the key stories and talking points from the most recent weekend of action in Spanish football's top flight...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 25,324 reads 33 comments

  16. Ranking the Week's 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours with Sturridge, Kroos and Higuain

    European action has taken the focus of much of the world's football media this week, but that doesn't mean the transfer rumours have dried up completely...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 25,087 reads 36 comments

  17. Ultimate Guide to La Liga Weekend: Barcelona's Title Defence Starts Here

    This is it: the four-game run for Barcelona that will determine whether they win La Liga at the canter that has looked possible for a month or two now, or whether they are dragged back toward Atletico Madrid and the two-team fight goes to the wire...

    Karl Matchett Written by Karl Matchett about 1 month ago 7,864 reads 27 comments

  18. Vicente del Bosque Must Make Changes and Call Up Saul, Aduriz to Spain Squad

    Friday will see Vicente del Bosque call up a squad of players for two friendly fixtures against Italy and Romania, both played away from home, for what will be the last pair of games for the Spanish national team before the end of the season...

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  19. Ranking and Grading Atletico Madrid's Defenders on Form This Season

    It's no secret, but it's certainly becoming more widely know with each passing week: Atletico Madrid 's biggest strength is their defence, one that could take them toward the UEFA Champions League and is keeping them in touch with Barcelona in La Liga...

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  20. La Liga Player Rankings: Messi and Neymar Star Showings Force Changes at the Top

    As we move into the final 10 games of the season in La Liga, every point and big performance can count for plenty at both ends of the table, and several impressive individuals displays from Jornada 29 have led to changes in our latest player rankings...

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  21. Gabi's Huge Improvement Pivotal for Atletico Madrid's Champions League Hopes

    Atletico Madrid were taken the entire distance by a PSV Eindhoven side who proved as defensively sound as Atleti themselves over two legs in the UEFA Champions League, ...

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  22. Atletico Madrid vs. PSV Eindhoven: Winners and Losers from Champions League

    Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven went the distance in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night as they drew 0-0 after 90 minutes, forcing extra time, before Atletico finally emerged triumphant on the penalty shootout, 8-7...

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  23. Atletico Madrid vs. PSV Eindhoven: Live Score, Highlights from Champions League

    UEFA Champions League, round of 16 second leg Atletico Madrid 0-0 PSV Eindhoven (agg 0-0) (FT) ATLETICO WIN 8-7 ON PENALTIES...

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  24. La Liga Team of the Week: Keylor Navas Saves Real Madrid Again, Leo Messi Stars

    Another busy weekend in Spanish football saw all three of the biggest teams take victory in Jornada 29—though Real Madrid were unimpressive in their win, with only one player involved in our XI showcasing that...

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  25. Atletico Madrid vs. PSV Eindhoven: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Bayern Munich, Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain—speak to most onlookers of the UEFA Champions League and those will be the three big favourites to lift the title this season...

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