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‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

‘We were robbed’ Bolivia leader says after Copa loss to Chile

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La Paz (AFP) President Evo Morales complained bitterly Saturday that Bolivia was "robbed" one day after a controversial loss to Chile at football's Copa America Centenario tournament.

"Congratulations to our football team, excellent battle," the Bolivian leader wrote on Twitter.

"Unfortunately we were robbed" during the penalty kick to break a one-one tie, Morales tweeted following the controversial match.

The controversial end to Bolivia vs. Chile was underserving and unfortunate for Bolivia

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Bolivia got robbed by Jair Marrufo.

Referee Jair Marrufo—one of the two American officials employed at the Copa America this year, alongside Mark Geiger—spent around 90 minutes without any sort of controversy at the center of Bolivia and Chile's match in Foxborough. He didn't miss any major calls and has appeared to rebound well from his poor showing in the MLS Cup final last season.

Late Vidal penalty puts Chile past Bolivia

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The defending Copa America champions needed a controversial late penalty call to beat Bolivia Friday night and pick up their first three points of the Copa America Centenario. Two goals by Arturo Vidal at either end of the second half gave Chile a2-1 win over Bolivia,keepingChile's hopesalive in Group D.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

Chile scrape Copa win after penalty shocker

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Foxborough (United States) (AFP) Arturo Vidal scored a controversial penalty deep into injury time as holders Chile snatched a dramatic 2-1 victory over Bolivia to keep their Copa America Centenario campaign alive.

Bayern Munich star Vidal struck from the spot in the 10th minute of time added on after a hugely debatable penalty was awarded against Bolivian defender Luis Gutierrez for handball by US referee Jair Marrufo.

Valiant Effort from Bolivia Falls Short Due to Late PK in Loss to Chile

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A controversial stoppage time penalty kick gave Chile a 2-1 victory over a determined Bolivia in front of 19,392 at Gillette Stadium on Friday night in Copa America Group D action. Arturo Vidal gave the heavily favored Chileans the lead under a minute into the second half, but substitute Jhasmai Campos scored a phenomenal free kick in the 61st minute to knot the score at 1-1.

Copa America Group D Recaps: Di Maria, Banega Pace Argentina; Blas Perez Nets Brace for Panama

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Argentina scored twice in the span of eight minutes to beat Chile and Panama scored in the final minutes to top Bolivia.

ARGENTINA 2, CHILE 1

Some might argue that the Copa America Centenario got off to a slow start. Argentina will say that they should've have been drawn into the last game of the first cycle of group games.

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Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Antoine Griezmann unfazed by criticism of Atletico Madrid’s ‘ugly’ style

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Atletico Madrid forwardAntoine Griezmann doesn't care about the criticism heaped on his side by disgruntled opponents.

Most recently, Arturo Vidal labeled Atletico's style as "ugly football" after Bayern Munich were sent crashing out of the Champions League by the Spanish club.

Despite dominating the return fixture at the Allianz Arena where the German side had 72.

Atletico Madrid president rejects ‘ugly soccer’ slur

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at critics of the Spanish side's defensive tactics after the club reached a second Champions League final in three years.

An incredible rearguard action against Bayern Munich saw Atletico narrowly defeated 2-1 by the German giants on Tuesday to progress on away goals after edging the first leg 1-0 last week.

Atletico Madrid president rejects ‘ugly soccer’ slur

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has hit back at critics of the Spanish side's defensive tactics after the club reached a second Champions League final in three years.

An incredible rearguard action against Bayern Munich saw Atletico narrowly defeated 2-1 by the German giants on Tuesday to progress on away goals after edging the first leg 1-0 last week.

German Cup: Arturo Vidal Goes Down Like Sack Of Chilean Potatoes As Bayern Beat Bremen 2-0 (Video)

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Bayern Munich booked their place in the German Cup final after beating Werder Bremen 2-0 on Tuesday night. However, there was more than a hint of good fortune about Bayern's second goal, with Arturo Vidal producing an exquisite dive to earn his side a penalty.

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Pep Guardiola's side were already a goal up with 20 minutes to go when Chilean midfielder Vidal powered into the Bremen box before executing a theatrical dive despite the lack of any contact whatsoever.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Benfica worried about fitness of Nicolas Gaitan ahead of Bayern Munich match

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With their leading scorer Jonas already suspended, Benfica are sweating on the fitness of their biggest creative threat Nicolas Gaitan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Bayern Munich.

The teams meet at the Estadio da Luz on Wednesday with German champions Bayern defending a 1-0 first-leg lead after an early Arturo Vidal goal last week.

Champions League Review: Bayern Edge Benfica 1-0

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An early goal from Arturo Vidal proved enough to give Bayern Munich a slender win at home to Benfica in their Champions League quarter-final first leg, although their failure to add to that lead means the Germans will face a nervy trip to Portugal.

Ahead of the tie, Pep Guardiola had warned that Benfica were a dangerous side and that they had the best defence of all the teams left in the Champions League.

Arturo Vidal gives Bayern slender lead against Benfica [VIDEO]

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Arturo Vidal gave Bayern Munich a slender 1-0 lead for their Champions League quarter-final return leg at Benfica next week, after hitting the winner just 109 seconds into Tuesday's first leg.

Bayern produced an off-key display at Munich's Allianz Arena and their fifth straight appearance in the Champions League semi-finals is far from assured.

Arturo Vidal gives Bayern slender lead against Benfica [VIDEO]

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Arturo Vidal gave Bayern Munich a slender 1-0 lead for their Champions League quarter-final return leg at Benfica next week, after hitting the winner just 109 seconds into Tuesday's first leg.

Bayern produced an off-key display at Munich's Allianz Arena and their fifth straight appearance in the Champions League semi-finals is far from assured.

Conte: €37m Chelsea target is an amazing player, I'd take him

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Italy manager and the most likely would-be-next-Chelsea-manager Antonio Conte has expressed his desire to work with Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal again.

Conte, who enjoyed three successful seasons with Juventus and coached Vidal from 2011 to 2014, insists that he would love to work with the Chilean again.

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Neuer insists it’s business as usual at Bayern Munich despite distractions

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Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insists it's business as usual at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich despite a turbulent week off the pitch for the Bavarian giants.

On the pitch, Bayern are in rude health with an eight-point lead in the German league table and have only lost twice all season ahead of Saturday's away match at fourth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern boss denies Arturo Vidal alcohol problems, defends Guardiola

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Bayern Munich director of sport Mathias Sammer has threatened legal action over reports Arturo Vidal has an alcohol problem and defended Pep Guardiola's decision to coach Manchester City next season.

The worst kept secret in football was confirmed on Monday when the 45-year-old Guardiola announced he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at City in a deal reportedly worth more than £15 million ($21.

Bayern boss denies Arturo Vidal alcohol problems, defends Guardiola

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Bayern Munich director of sport Mathias Sammer has threatened legal action over reports Arturo Vidal has an alcohol problem and defended Pep Guardiola's decision to coach Manchester City next season.

The worst kept secret in football was confirmed on Monday when the 45-year-old Guardiola announced he will replace Manuel Pellegrini at City in a deal reportedly worth more than £15 million ($21.

Video Karlsruhe vs Bayern Munich 2-1 Highlights 2016 Friendly Vidal Goal

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Karlsruhe vs Bayern Munich 2016 (Karlsruher SC-Bayern VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Karlsruhe vs Bayern 2-1 (Barry, Dimitrij Nazarov/Vidal) 16 January, 2016- Club Friendly Arturo Vidal scores a cracker for Bayern, but Pep Guardiola's men go down 2-1 in their friendly to second division Karlsruhe 2:05 duration, Vidme Dailymotion hls Karlsruhe-Bayern Munchen 1-0 (Barry [.

Projecting the Integration of Carlo Ancelotti’s Tactics at Bayern Munich

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With Pep Guardiola set to leave FC Bayern Munchen at the end of the 2015-2016 season, 3-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti has been picked to replace the Catalan man at Saebener Strasse next summer.

Bayern’s Arturo Vidal would have preferred to meet Juventus in the Champions League final

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Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is relishing the Champions League last 16 clash against his former club Juventus, but says he would have preferred to meet them in the final. Bayern play Juventus in Turin in the first leg on Feb. 23, then host last season's finalists at Munich's Allianz Arena on March 16 for a place in the quarterfinals.

Bayern’s Arturo Vidal would have preferred to meet Juventus in the Champions League final

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Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal is relishing the Champions League last 16 clash against his former club Juventus, but says he would have preferred to meet them in the final. Bayern play Juventus in Turin in the first leg on Feb. 23, then host last season's finalists at Munich's Allianz Arena on March 16 for a place in the quarterfinals.

Arturo Vidal will miss Bayern Munich’s UEFA Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich have injury concerns for Tuesday's Champions League match at home to Dinamo Zagreb with Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal their latest star to miss out with a knee injury.

"I think Arturo will not be there," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola in Monday's press conference as Vidal came off early in the second half of Saturday's 3-0 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

Arturo Vidal will miss Bayern Munich’s UEFA Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich have injury concerns for Tuesday's Champions League match at home to Dinamo Zagreb with Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal their latest star to miss out with a knee injury.

"I think Arturo will not be there," said Bayern coach Pep Guardiola in Monday's press conference as Vidal came off early in the second half of Saturday's 3-0 Bundesliga win at Mainz.

Juventus are struggling without Pirlo, Vidal and Tevez

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Juventus proved to the world what they were one of the best clubs in the world by making it to the Champions League final last season. Despite not winning the final against Barcelona, they did win the Serie A and the Italian Cup.

Guardiola comes to Vidal’s defense in the face of Beckenbauer’s criticism

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola threw his support behind midfielder Arturo Vidal on Friday after the Chile international was criticized by club legend Franz Beckenbauer.

"I don't agree with Mr. Beckenbauer. I'm very satisfied with Arturo, he will be a very important player this season," said Guardiola, ahead of Saturday's trip to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga.

Guardiola comes to Vital’s defense in the face of Beckenbauer’s criticism

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola threw his support behind midfielder Arturo Vidal on Friday after the Chile international was criticized by club legend Franz Beckenbauer.

"I don't agree with Mr. Beckenbauer. I'm very satisfied with Arturo, he will be a very important player this season," said Guardiola, ahead of Saturday's trip to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga.

Bundesliga preview: Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen get early, top-of-the-table clash

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Bayern Munich host Bayer Leverkusen in an early top-of-the-table clash in the Bundesliga this weekend.

The two Champions League participants are bidding to go into the two-week break for internationals on a high, and at the top of the table. With two wins out of two, both have underlined their title ambitions,but something has to give this Saturday evening when they meet at the Allianz Arena.

Arturo Vidal, Geis, Di Santo… 10 notable Bundesliga transfers of the 2015 summer window so far

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Arturo Vidal can inspire Bayern Munich to Champions League glory

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Genuine all-rounders are rare in soccer. Second strikers, No. 10s, inverted wingers and holding midfielders; trequartistas, registas and liberos; positions are specific and players are bracketed by increasingly defined criteria. But some bespoke players do possess those multifaceted traits, like Arturo Vidal.

Arturo Vidal can inspire Bayern Munich to Champions League glory

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Genuine all-rounders are rare in soccer. Second strikers, No. 10s, inverted wingers and holding midfielders; trequartistas, registas and liberos; positions are specific and players are bracketed by increasingly defined criteria. But some bespoke players do possess those multifaceted traits, like Arturo Vidal.

Bayern Confirm Arturo Vidal Signing

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The best team in Germany has gotten even stronger as Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with Juventus over the transfer of Arturo Vidal.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the Chilean international midfielder's move, pending a medical, at a press conference in Guangzhou, China where Bayern are currently on tour.

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Bacca out of Colombia line-up for Copa semi-final

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Chicago (AFP) Colombia's Copa America Centenario hopes suffered a blow here Wednesday after striker Carlos Bacca lost his battle to be fit for his team's semi-final against Chile at Soldier Field.

The AC Milan striker was nursing a knock from his team's bruising quarter-final win over Peru but had been hopeful of making the starting line-up.

Five players Antonio Conte can bring to Chelsea

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If the widespread reports are to be believed, Antonio Conte is hot favourite to become the next Chelsea manager. The former Juventus manageris likely to take charge at Stamford Bridge after seeing out his contract with the Italy national team at the end of theEuro Championships in the summer.

Video: Bastian Schweinsteiger replacement and ex-Man Utd target Arturo Vidal’s first day at Bayern

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