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Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

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Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker's presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic.

Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at the Santiago Bernabeu which helped knock Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey.

Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico Madrid: How Antoine Griezmann became the key to success for Atleti

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Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake.

The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an injury to midfielder Koke, and because of the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia.

Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

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Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to startthe forward combinationofAntoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake.

The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an injury to midfielder Koke, and because of the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia.

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

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Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season.

Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia, and due to the loss of midfielder Koke to a hamstring injury.

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

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Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season.

Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the suspensions of Arda Turan and Raul Garcia, and due to the loss of midfielder Koke to a hamstring injury.

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career.

The January player of the month in La Liga toldRTLthat the Catalan club initially approached him when the France international first broke into the squad at Real Sociedad in 2009 (while the Basque club were playing in the Segunda Division).

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career.

The January player of the month in La Liga toldRTLthat the Catalan club initially approached him when the France international first broke into the squad at Real Sociedad in 2009 (while the Basque club were playing in the Segunda Division).

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Madrid: 3 Keys To Victory as Champions Atleti Destroy Rivals

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Ronaldo, the World Cup, Hamilton Academical, Harry Kane – it’s Just Football’s end of year review 2014

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Just Football takes you through the thrills and spills of the 365 days just past with our end of year review 2014. Jonathan Fadugba,Andrew Schofield, Sarah McLean, Nick HarrisandJake Meadorpick out their outstanding players, teams and moments of the year gone by.

Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

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Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone's side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday.

Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify that it was one of the more compelling, hard-fought games of the early season.

Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

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Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone's side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday.

Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify that it was one of the more compelling, hard-fought games of the early season.

Antoine Griezmann Hitting His Stride At Atletico Madrid

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After a season which saw Atletico Madrid break Barcelona and Real Madrid's stranglehold on the La Liga title, the alarms bells went offover thesummer as Diego Simeone saw his two best players exit the Vicente Calderonto join Jose Mourinho' sideat Stamford Bridge.

The loss of Thibaut Courtoiswas significant to the Madrid club because the Belgian goalkeeper had been the best goalkeeper in Spain over the past few seasons.

Arsenal target signs for Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal target signs for Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French winger Antoine Griezmann has completed his moved to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid from Real Sociedad in a deal worth £24 million.

The 23-year-old has signed a six-year contract at the club after completing his medical.

Antoine Griezmann Finalizes His Move To Atletico Madrid

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This morning, France International winger Antoine Griezmann passed a medical and signed a six-year contract with Atletico Madrid.

The 23-year-old leaves Real Sociedad after spending the past ten years with the Spanish club. Griezmann arrived at San Sebastianwhen he was thirteen and spent his first four years playing in its youth academy.

OFFICIAL: Arsenal and Chelsea miss out on €30m La Liga attacker

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OFFICIAL: Arsenal and Chelsea miss out on €30m La Liga attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that French international winger Antoine Griezmann will move to the club pending a medical, ending Arsenal and Chelsea's long-standing interest in the 23-year-old.

Time for Antoine Griezmann to replace & emulate Franck Ribery

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Time for Antoine Griezmann to replace & emulate Franck Ribery - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Humiliated and disgraced in 2010, struggled in qualifying and dealt a huge Ribery blow days before the 2014 opener, things aren't the brightest for French football. Their 2010 showing was nothing short of awful, and i'm not even talking about their on-pitch display.

€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move

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€30m Man Utd target refuses to rule out future Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann insists he is not yet considering leaving the Spanish club, but has dropped hints that he could end up at Arsenal in the near future.

Speaking to El Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old said:"PSG,Juventus, Arsenal,Real Madrid, Real Sociedad.

United target French striker?

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Reports today suggest that David Moyes has shown an interest in Real Sociedad striker Antoine Griezmann, after watching the 20-year-old make his debut for France on Wednesday night against Holland.

United have already faced Griezmann twice this season and while the Frenchman hadn't been linked with a move to Old Trafford after both Champions League clashes between United and Real Sociedad, Moyes now seems to have stepped up his interest ahead of what promises to be a huge summer for the club.

€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal’s new Thierry Henry

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€30m Manchester United target could be Arsenal's new Thierry Henry - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This week will see what many consider to be the long overdue international debut for Real Sociedad's French winger Antoine Griezmann. The Basque club's player, earning rave reviews in La Liga, has unsurprisingly fallen under the focus of Arsenals' Arsene Wenger.

Wenger confirms interest in Antoine Griezmann

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Arsenal were thought to be one of the several parties for highly rated French winger Antoine Griezmannand the Gunners could make a move for him in the summer.

During the January transfer window, Spanish journalist Alfredo Duro claimed while speaking on Spanish TV show ‘El Chiringuito' that the Gunners had made a bid for the Real Sociedad winger.

European Weekend Rewind: Barcelona stunned; Chelsea edge Everton in dramatic fashion; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

Lionel Messi may have notched another landmark goal Saturday, but the superstar forward and his Barcelona teammates were unable to hold onto their league lead at the end of 90 more tough minutes at the Anoeta.

Barcelona fell 3-1 to fifth-place Real Sociedad on Saturday as the defending champions surrendered their lead atop the La Liga table.

Griezmann Inspires Real Sociedad to Stun Barcelona in 3-1 Win

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After a successful Champions League night in Manchester, Gerardo Martino felt at liberty to experiment with the Barcelona lineup away against Real Sociedad. Leaving Xavi and Fabregas on the bench, Martino chose a new midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Song, and Iniesta. Even with the attacking trident of Messi, Neymar, and Pedro, Barcelona succumbed 3-1 to a much superior Real Sociedad.

Griezmann Inspires Real Sociedad to Stun Barcelona in 3-1 Win

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After a successful Champions League night in Manchester, Gerardo Martino felt at liberty to experiment with the Barcelona lineup away against Real Sociedad. Leaving Xavi and Fabregas on the bench, Martino chose a new midfield trio of Sergio Busquets, Song, and Iniesta. Even with the attacking trident of Messi, Neymar, and Pedro, Barcelona succumbed 3-1 to a much superior Real Sociedad.

Thursday Kickoff: Barcelona reach Copa Del Rey final; Arsenal-Man United stalemate; and more

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By DAN KARELL

In the final weeks ahead of the 2014 World Cup, soccer fans around the world will be treated to an extra El Clasico showdown.

Barcelona drew Real Sociedad, 1-1 (3-1 winners on aggregate), on Wednesday in the Copa Del Rey semifinals, setting up a highly anticipated cup final against Real Madrid on April 18.

Chelsea may throw Mata money at €29m Arsenal target

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Chelsea have reportedly targeted Real Sociedad attackerAntoine Griezmann, as they look to replace United-bound Juan Mata.

After weeks of Manchester United transfer speculation dominating back pages everywhere, today saw Chelsea thrust into the spotlight, as their impending sale of Juan Mata has seen them linked with a plethora of attacking talent across Europe.

Arsenal and Liverpool frustrated by €40m attacking pair

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Arsenal's move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmannlooks to have hit a dead end, with the Frenchman stating his desire to remain in Spain until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old, who has also been linked with a move to PSG, told French radio station, RMC,

"Maybe I have a double that pretends to be me!

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Rodgers turns attention towards €30m Arsenal & Chelsea target

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Rodgers turns attention towards €30m Arsenal & Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Antoine Griezmann,the dazzling French winger from Real Sociedad, has been on Premier League clubs' radar for some time now. Arsenal are thought to be heavily interested in him with manager Arsene Wenger himself told Telefoot last March that the Gunners had been"following Antoine Griezmann for a long time".

France v Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form… or go home!

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Francev Germany: Time for the European giants to hit top form... or go home! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Germany entered the World Cupas the favorites for many, and France also had a huge following of support for their exciting prospects this time around, defying the doubters after failing so miserably in South Africa.

France World Cup hopes – Squad unity polar opposite of 2010 debacle

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France finalized their World Cup warm-up with an 8 goal trouncing of minnows Jamaica, with goals coming from 5 different goalscorers, boosting morale ahead of their travels to Brazil.

The first goal against Jamaica came from recent Paris Saint-Germain acquisition, Yohan Cabaye, whomoved back to his home country after 3 years in the north of England, playing in the Premier League for Newcastle United.

Arsenal ‘make £18m offer’ for Antoine Griezmann

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Arsenal have lodged an £18m offer for transfer target Antoine Griezmann, according to reports in Italy. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest...

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Juventus plot move to snatch €24m Arsenal target

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Juventus plot move to snatch €24m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Serie A Champions Juventus are plotting an audacious move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann, who is a long term target of Arsenal.

The 23-year-old has had a fantastic campaign, where he scored 16 goals for Sociedad in the La Liga.

Liverpool join the race to sign €30m Arsenal target

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Liverpool chief scout Julian Ward watched winger Antoine Griezmann last Monday according to Spanish newspaper Sport.

Liverpool have entered the race to sign French wingerAntoineGriezmann after sending a scouting team to watch himin Real Sociedad's 1-1 draw with Granada on Monday night.

Arsenal to beat Manchester United for £25m French sensation?

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French sensation and Real Sociedad midfielder Antoine Griezmann is keeping his tabs open for a lucrative move to the Premier League amidst interest fromnouveau riche French Giants Paris St Germain.

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SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Alexander Dominguez

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By DAN KARELL

France failed to score on Wednesday for the first time at the 2014 World Cup, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.

During France's scoreless draw with Ecuador, Ecuador goalkeeper Alexander Dominguez practically stood on his head to preserve a clean sheet, making nine saves and denying Olivier Giroud, Karim Benzema, and Antoine Griezmann from clear goalscoring opportunities.

Benzema and Valbuena Shine as France Demolish Honduras

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After the collapse in South Africa, the French team has been waiting for a chance to prove that they're still one of the World's elite nations when it comes to the big stage. Although France's 2014 World Cup campaign started with the news of Ribery's injury, perhaps the lack of Bayern Munich's winger in the squad will prove to be a positive as Les Bleus have found balance by replacing his starting spot with Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad.

Top 5: Exciting Young Players at the 2014 World Cup

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The 2014 World Cup is just twodays away from starting, and excitement is reaching fever pitch, withthe 32 national sides now going through their final preparations ahead of kickoff on June 12th. Brazil 2014 will see the accumulation of the greatest players on the planet, all fighting it out for their respective sides in a glorious month of footballing brilliance.

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Manchester United‘s 5 Likeliest Transfer Signings This Summer

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The summer will be here before you know it, and so there's no doubt that one club that will be busier than most in the transfer window will be Manchester United. Before I get to the 5 footballers who are the most likely transfer targets for the Red Devils, let me rewind and review the certain progression that a signing of a player undertakes.

Podolski’s fitness, Rosicky’s contract and a French winger

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Morning all, a quick Saturday round-up for you.

Starting with team news ahead of Monday's game against Villa. It's OUT for Aaron Ramsey as his calf strain isn't better and OUT for Thomas Vermaelen whose bockety knee is still playing up. Kieran Gibbs has a chance while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back back back with Arsene Wenger saying, "I wouldn't have any hesitation on playing him against Aston Villa.