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Carrasco negotiating move to China, says Atletico president

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco is negotiating an exit to China, the president of the Spanish club, Enrique Cerezo, said on Thursday morning.

Spanish media reported that the 24-year old Belgian, who has appeared in 17 league games this season but only started eight, was aiming to move to Dalian Yifang for 30 million euros ($37 million).

Barcelona face tricky Eibar trip as Chelsea lie in wait

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Madrid (AFP) – Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday.

The modest 7,000-seat ground in the Basque Country welcomes a Barca side who have laboured to draws against Espanyol and Getafe in their last two outings.

Barcelona face tricky Eibar trip as Chelsea lie in wait

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Madrid (AFP) – Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday.

The modest 7,000-seat ground in the Basque Country welcomes a Barca side who have laboured to draws against Espanyol and Getafe in their last two outings.

China’s troubled Wanda sells stake in Atletico Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Troubled Chinese conglomerate Wanda has decided to sell its 17 percent stake in Spain’s Atletico Madrid to Israeli group Quantum Pacific but will remain a sponsor, the football club announced Wednesday.

“The decision to divest is part of the global strategy of Dalian Wanda Group,” the top-flight club where French star Antoine Griezmann plays said in a statement, without giving the amount of the sale.

China’s troubled Wanda sells stake in Atletico Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Troubled Chinese conglomerate Wanda has decided to sell its 17 percent stake in Spain’s Atletico Madrid to Israeli group Quantum Pacific but will remain a sponsor, the football club announced Wednesday.

“The decision to divest is part of the global strategy of Dalian Wanda Group,” the top-flight club where French star Antoine Griezmann plays said in a statement, without giving the amount of the sale.

Atletico stadium to host Copa del Rey final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host this season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday.

The 68,000-seat stadium, which was opened at the start of this season, will stage the game on Saturday, April 21.

Atletico stadium to host Copa del Rey final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host this season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Monday.

The 68,000-seat stadium, which was opened at the start of this season, will stage the game on Saturday, April 21.

Early Griezmann goal enough for Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann scored after just 39 seconds as Atletico Madrid won 1-0 away at bottom side Malaga on Saturday to move to within six points of La Liga leaders Barcelona.

The French striker fired home his eighth league goal of the campaign from inside the box after a Saul Niguez shot was deflected into his path.

Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez set for Inter move – reports

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Milan (AFP) – Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez, touted as a potential newcomer in Jorge Sampaoli’s 2018 World Cup squad, is set to sign a deal worth over 25 million euros ($30 million) with Inter Milan, the Italian press reported Friday.

The 20-year-old striker, who plays for Racing Club and the Argentina under-20 side, has opted for Inter ahead of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia and will join the northern Italian outfit this summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez set for Inter move – reports

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Milan (AFP) – Rising Argentine star Lautaro Martinez, touted as a potential newcomer in Jorge Sampaoli’s 2018 World Cup squad, is set to sign a deal worth over 25 million euros ($30 million) with Inter Milan, the Italian press reported Friday.

The 20-year-old striker, who plays for Racing Club and the Argentina under-20 side, has opted for Inter ahead of Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Valencia and will join the northern Italian outfit this summer, Gazzetta dello Sport reported.

Pique keeps Barca unbeaten, Atletico cut gap

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Madrid (AFP) – Gerard Pique salvaged a 1-1 draw for La Liga leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track, while Atletico Madrid edged out Valencia to cut the gap at the top to nine points.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were in danger of falling to their first league defeat of the season when Gerard Moreno nodded the hosts ahead midway through the second half, but centre-back Pique met a Lionel Messi corner in the 82nd minute to snatch a point.

Pique strikes late to keep Barcelona unbeaten

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Madrid (AFP) – Gerard Pique scored a late header to salvage a 1-1 draw for runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were in danger of falling to their first league defeat of the season when Gerard Moreno nodded the hosts ahead midway through the second half, but centre-back Pique met a Lionel Messi corner in the 82nd minute to snatch a point.

Pique strikes late to keep Barcelona unbeaten

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Madrid (AFP) – Gerard Pique scored a late header to salvage a 1-1 draw for runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona at city rivals Espanyol on Sunday, keeping their bid for an unbeaten campaign on track.

Ernesto Valverde’s men were in danger of falling to their first league defeat of the season when Gerard Moreno nodded the hosts ahead midway through the second half, but centre-back Pique met a Lionel Messi corner in the 82nd minute to snatch a point.

Fernandez leaves Atletico for China’s Beijing Renhe

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina international Augusto Fernandez has been sold to Chinese Super League team Beijing Renhe by Atletico Madrid, the La Liga club announced on Wednesday.

“Augusto Fernandez has been sold to Beijing Renhe from the Chinese Super League,” said Atletico in a statement.

Fernandez leaves Atletico for China’s Beijing Renhe

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Madrid (AFP) – Argentina international Augusto Fernandez has been sold to Chinese Super League team Beijing Renhe by Atletico Madrid, the La Liga club announced on Wednesday.

“Augusto Fernandez has been sold to Beijing Renhe from the Chinese Super League,” said Atletico in a statement.

Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho’s first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top.

Messi whipped home a beautiful free-kick six minutes from the end to down resilient Alaves, who are just two points from the drop zone in 17th despite John Guidetti silencing the Camp Nou with a shock breakaway opener in the 23rd minute.

Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho’s first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top.

Messi whipped home a beautiful free-kick six minutes from the end to down resilient Alaves, who are just two points from the drop zone in 17th despite John Guidetti silencing the Camp Nou with a shock breakaway opener in the 23rd minute.

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to Valencia victory

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties as Real Madrid battled to a 4-1 away win at Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, lifting the recent gloom over the defending Spanish and European champions.

The result leaves Madrid 16 points behind top placed Barcelona on 54, Atletico Madrid are second on 43, Valencia third on 40 with Real another two back.

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to Valencia victory

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Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalties as Real Madrid battled to a 4-1 away win at Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, lifting the recent gloom over the defending Spanish and European champions.

The result leaves Madrid 16 points behind top placed Barcelona on 54, Atletico Madrid are second on 43, Valencia third on 40 with Real another two back.

Barcelona on track for treble again: Messi

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are heading towards another treble, superstar Lionel Messi said on Friday, promising fans the La Liga leaders would go all out to win everything.

Chelsea await Barca in the Champions League last-16, they’re unbeaten in the league and ahead of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid by 11 points, and the Catalan club face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals next week after overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat local rivals Espanyol 2-1 on aggregate on Thursday.

Barcelona on track for treble again: Messi

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona are heading towards another treble, superstar Lionel Messi said on Friday, promising fans the La Liga leaders would go all out to win everything.

Chelsea await Barca in the Champions League last-16, they’re unbeaten in the league and ahead of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid by 11 points, and the Catalan club face Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-finals next week after overcoming a 1-0 first-leg deficit to beat local rivals Espanyol 2-1 on aggregate on Thursday.

Spanish prosecutor wants Atletico Madrid’s Hernandez jailed

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez could face a one-year prison sentence for failing to comply with an order to keep away from his girlfriend, the Madrid public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.

Early last year, the Frenchman was convicted for his part in a lovers’ brawl and ordered to stay at least 500 metres away from his girlfriend for six months.

Spanish prosecutor wants Atletico Madrid’s Hernandez jailed

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez could face a one-year prison sentence for failing to comply with an order to keep away from his girlfriend, the Madrid public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.

Early last year, the Frenchman was convicted for his part in a lovers’ brawl and ordered to stay at least 500 metres away from his girlfriend for six months.

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Escudero’s goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Sevilla, finalists in 2016, were in charge of this quarter-final with a 2-1 first leg success.

And Escudero’s lightning contribution all but sealed Atletico’s fate.

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Escudero’s goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Sevilla, finalists in 2016, were in charge of this quarter-final with a 2-1 first leg success.

And Escudero’s lightning contribution all but sealed Atletico’s fate.

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Escudero’s goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Sevilla, finalists in 2016, were in charge of this quarter-final with a 2-1 first leg success.

And Escudero’s lightning contribution all but sealed Atletico’s fate.

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Sergio Escudero’s goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Sevilla, finalists in 2016, were in charge of this quarter-final with a 2-1 first leg success.

And Escudero’s lightning contribution all but sealed Atletico’s fate.

Barcelona deny reports of Griezmann agreement

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have “strongly” denied claims made by Spanish daily Sport on Saturday that they have reached an agreement to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.

“The Atletico Madrid forward has agreed to join Barcelona and will be under (coach) Ernesto Valverde’s orders next season,” Sport said, adding that Griezmann’s current buy-out clause of 200 million euros ($240 million) drops by half on July 1.

Barcelona deny reports of Griezmann agreement

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Madrid (AFP) – Barcelona have “strongly” denied claims made by Spanish daily Sport on Saturday that they have reached an agreement to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.

“The Atletico Madrid forward has agreed to join Barcelona and will be under (coach) Ernesto Valverde’s orders next season,” Sport said, adding that Griezmann’s current buy-out clause of 200 million euros ($240 million) drops by half on July 1.

Atletico Madrid fail to cut gap to Barcelona with Girona draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six league games wasn’t enough for Atletico Madrid as they drew 1-1 with Girona on Saturday and gave Barcelona a chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

Griezmann lashed home a brave Diego Costa knockdown in the 34th minute but Portu snatched a shock equaliser for the away side 17 minutes from time, meaning that Atletico stay second and move up to 43 points, five ahead of Valencia, who can draw level with Atletico if they win at Las Palmas later.

Atletico Madrid fail to cut gap to Barcelona with Girona draw

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Madrid (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann’s first goal in six league games wasn’t enough for Atletico Madrid as they drew 1-1 with Girona on Saturday and gave Barcelona a chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga.

Griezmann lashed home a brave Diego Costa knockdown in the 34th minute but Portu snatched a shock equaliser for the away side 17 minutes from time, meaning that Atletico stay second and move up to 43 points, five ahead of Valencia, who can draw level with Atletico if they win at Las Palmas later.

Mourinho keen to tie up long-term De Gea deal

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jose Mourinho has indicated that Manchester United will do all they can to extend David de Gea’s contract.

The Spain goalkeeper, who almost joined Real Madrid in 2015 and continues to be linked with a move there, has a contract that expires in June 2019, although United have the option to extend it for a further year.

English Premier League

Deal signed: Defender snubs Liverpool for Atletico Madrid

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Liverpool have been dealt a blow, with Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko turning down their interest to sign a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano, the La Liga side confirmed.

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Newcastle want La Liga star in January, Ashley ready to break club's transfer record

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Newcastle are hoping to sign a striker in January and Benitez has identified Kevin Gameiro as a target.

The Atletico Madrid striker has been in and out of the first team this season and it is evident that he is no longer a starter for Diego Simeone.

Gameiro has been linked with a move away from Spain and reports claim that Newcastle are working on a deal to sign the 30-year-old.

Arsenal & Liverpool will wait until the summer to battle for £90m ace’s signature

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Throughout the January transfer window, Arsenal and Liverpool have both been touted...

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FC Barcelona

Barca - 5 - Real Betis - 0 : Full Match Highlights | Barca Match Videos

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Source : Barcalone FC 4 Life - Lionel Messi in action against Real Betis


FC Barcelona moved eleven points clear of second placed Atletico Madrid with the 5-0 destruction of Real Betis away from home. Rakitic opened the scoring in the 59th minute; Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez both scored twice soon after to make it yet another memorable night for Barca.

Luis Saurez and Lionel Messi destroy Real Betis | Barca - 5, Real Betis - 0

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Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez scored twice in Barca's 5-0 victory over Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín stadium. Luis Saurez has now scored in seven consecutive match in the league and he is still far from firing on all cylinders.



Barcelona Futbol Club players have not let down their intensity so far in the league despite everyone of their challengers falling behind.

Copa del Rey

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

High flying Atletico Madrid meets Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal. Sevilla is having a rough time in the league, but they can rescue their season with a deep cup run.

Where to find Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atletico Madrid vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place.

High flying Atletico Madrid meets Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal. Sevilla is having a rough time in the league, but they can rescue their season with a deep cup run.

The Rest

Arsenal preparing £44M offer for Ozil replacement?

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Arsenal are claimed to be lining up a£44 Million summer move for Atletico Madrid's Yannick Carrasco. The Gunners have had a huge cloud of doubt over their best players over the past couple of years, with both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez allowing their contracts to run down, and the latter was sold this month [.