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Suarez earns Barca point at Atletico, Ronaldo rescues Real

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Madrid (AFP) – Luis Suarez saved Barcelona’s unbeaten La Liga record this season by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match laced with political tension amid Catalonia’s drive for independence.

Saul Niguez’s spectacular strike had given Atletico an early advantage.

Barca met with wash of Spanish flags in Madrid

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid ultras waved hundreds of Spanish flags and shouted “Viva Espana” (long live Spain) ahead of their clash with Barcelona on Saturday in a match laced with political tension amid Catalonia’s drive for independence.

The game is Barca’s first trip to the Spanish capital since an independence referendum, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, was marred by violence on October 1.

Barcelona travel to Atletico Madrid amid Catalan crisis

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Madrid (AFP) – The biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence.

Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, took place amid chaotic scenes as police seized ballot papers and clashed with voters leaving 92 injured, among nearly 900 who sought medical attention.

Barcelona travel to Atletico Madrid amid Catalan crisis

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Madrid (AFP) – The biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence.

Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal by the Spanish government, took place amid chaotic scenes as police seized ballot papers and clashed with voters leaving 92 injured, among nearly 900 who sought medical attention.

Conte urges Hazard to dazzle against Manchester City

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has challenged Eden Hazard to repeat his dazzling performance against Atletico Madrid when Chelsea face title rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

Hazard was in fine form on Wednesday as Chelsea became the first English team to win at Atletico with a 2-1 success in the Champions League.

Conte urges Hazard to dazzle against Manchester City

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte has challenged Eden Hazard to repeat his dazzling performance against Atletico Madrid when Chelsea face title rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

Hazard was in fine form on Wednesday as Chelsea became the first English team to win at Atletico with a 2-1 success in the Champions League.

Conte lashes tight turnaround for Man City clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blasted Premier League schedulers over his side’s short turnaround from Champions League action before facing high-flying Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Conte’s men put in a brilliant performance to inflict only Atletico Madrid’s second Champions League defeat on home soil in 24 games on Wednesday, when Michy Batshuayi’s 93rd-minute winner sealed a 2-1 victory.

Batshuayi hands Chelsea deserved win at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Michy Batshuayi struck a dramatic winner with the last kick of the game as Chelsea inflicted Atletico Madrid’s first defeat at their new Wanda Metropolitano home on Wednesday with a hugely impressive 2-1 Champions League victory.

Substitute Batshuayi’s late intervention was just rewards for a dominant Chelsea display despite falling behind to Antoine Griezmann’s penalty five minutes before half-time.

Conte challenges Chelsea to make Champions League step up

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Madrid (AFP) – Antonio Conte called on Premier League champions Chelsea to take the step up and prove they can be contenders in the Champions League when they face a daunting trip to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Chelsea made a perfect start on their return to European football’s premier club competition after a year’s absence, with a 6-0 thrashing of Azerbaijani newcomers Qarabag two weeks ago.

Atletico’s ‘Circus Maximus’ Metropolitano awaits Chelsea

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Madrid (AFP) – It may lack a final lick of paint but “it appears like the Circus Maximus,” crowed proud Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone at the special atmosphere already produced by his club’s new Wanda Metropolitano home.

The opening of the 68,000 capacity stadium marks heady days for a club that has traditionally lived in the shadow of neighbours Real Madrid, none more so in the Champions League in recent years.

On-song Morata gives Conte Chelsea cheer

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata will approach Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid next week in top form after his hat-trick inspired his side to a 4-0 win at Stoke City.

Morata struck three times at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take his Chelsea tally to seven goals in six games since his close-season move from Atletico’s local rivals Real Madrid.

On-song Morata gives Conte Chelsea cheer

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Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Alvaro Morata will approach Chelsea’s Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid next week in top form after his hat-trick inspired his side to a 4-0 win at Stoke City.

Morata struck three times at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday to take his Chelsea tally to seven goals in six games since his close-season move from Atletico’s local rivals Real Madrid.

Diego Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Diego Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Costa watches Griezmann fire Atletico into second

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa watched on from the directors’ box as Atletico Madrid leapfrogged Sevilla into second in La Liga thanks to goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann in a 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday.

Costa’s drawn out move back to Atletico from Chelsea was finally agreed on Thursday, but the striker isn’t allowed to feature until the January transfer window opens.

Chelsea boss Conte takes high road over Costa rift

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte refused to take a parting shot at Diego Costa on Friday after the exiled Chelsea striker got his wish to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Blues boss Conte fell out with Costa following the Spain star’s attempts to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge last season.

Chelsea boss Conte takes high road over Costa rift

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte refused to take a parting shot at Diego Costa on Friday after the exiled Chelsea striker got his wish to rejoin Atletico Madrid.

Blues boss Conte fell out with Costa following the Spain star’s attempts to engineer a move away from Stamford Bridge last season.

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club.

“Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement.

Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

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Madrid (AFP) – Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the La Liga club.

“Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement.

Chelsea’s Luiz ‘must’ play despite broken wrist – Conte

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is pinning his hopes on David Luiz playing against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League next week even though the defender has a broken wrist.

Luiz sustained the injury in Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal when he clattered into the advertising hoardings at the end of the first half.

Griezmann, Oblak star as Atletico beat Athletic Bilbao

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid celebrated being awarded the honour of hosting the Champions League final in 2019 with an impressive 2-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday to move up to second in La Liga.

Angel Correa opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second-half by finishing off a flowing move involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez.

Atletico Madrid stadium to host 2019 Champions League final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Wednesday.

As the only other candidate for the final, Azerbaijani capital Baku receives the 2019 Europa League final as a consolation for missing out on the main event.

Atletico Madrid stadium to host 2019 Champions League final

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the 2019 Champions League final, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Wednesday.

As the only other candidate for the final, Azerbaijani capital Baku receives the 2019 Europa League final as a consolation for missing out on the main event.

Chelsea

Video: Diego Costa being worked hard by Atletico Madrid after leaving Chelsea

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4-3-3 v Chelsea: Major blow for Guardiola, Man City without these 3 top class stars for vital game; Injury Updates & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea host Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to add to their impressive run of form with another win.

The defending champions were excellent against Atletico Madrid in their last game and they will cause all sorts of problems for Guardiola’s team.

Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea: Another iconic European performance that will live long in the memory.

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Chelsea came back from being a goal down to beat Atletico Madrid with goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi to take a massive three points. It was another iconic European performance from Chelsea.

As Chelsea fans we will always remember three iconic performances in the Champions League before our epic performance last night, Napoli at home, Barcelona away and the final against Bayern Munich when we won Europe's biggest competition for the first time.

Man Utd legend blasts Chelsea star for "cheating" his teammates

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Roy Keane has blasted Chelsea’s David Luiz after the defender handed Atletico Madrid a first-half lead in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Luiz gave away a penalty which Antoine Griezmann coolly slotted home, but second- half goals from Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi gave Chelsea a 2-1 victory.

UEFA Champions League Wednesday Preview: PSG hosts Bayern, Chelsea visits Atletico, and more

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The UEFA Champions League resumes on Wednesday with another eight matches on tap.

The marquee matchup takes place from the Parc Des Princes as Paris Saint-Germain welcomes Bayern Munich to France. In Group C Atletico Madrid hosts Chelsea in their first meeting since 2014.

Here's a preview of those two games and the rest of the eight-game slate in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Diego Costa Pens Obligatory Open Letter To Chelsea Fans After Wrapping Up Atletico Madrid Return

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It's done. Diego Costa has officially returned to the employ of Atletico Madrid, with the striker's Chelsea exit confirmed by both parties on Tuesday night.

The transaction, said to be valued in excess of £50million, will take effect on the first day of January, 2018 the day on which Atleti's current transfer embargo is lifted.

Odds update: Chelsea ready to deliver 6/1 return against Atletico, Conte eager to "change the history"

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Antonio Conte says he wants Chelsea to “change the history” of Spanish teams dominating in European competitions.

Chelsea visit Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday aiming to build on their 6-0 victory over Qarabag in the opening game of the group stage.

Atletico started their campaign with a goalless draw against AS Roma, but Conte is anticipating a tough game against a team who have reached the final twice in the last four seasons.

Thursday Ticker: Diego Costa agrees terms with Atletico Madrid, Villarreal pushes for Mexico charity match and more

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Two familiar faces will return to La Liga after some lengthy time away for different reasons, while a Spanish side has reached out to a Liga MX side in efforts to raise funds for this week's devastating earthquake in Mexico.

After three years, two Premier League titles and a League Cup, Diego Costa is set to leave Chelsea to rejoin forces with Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea agree fee for top class star's transfer, Conte might have made a mistake

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Chelsea have agreed on a deal to sell Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

The Premier League champions have confirmed the agreement on their official website and the forward is now expected to travel to Madrid for his medical.

As per the latest reports, the La Liga giants are paying around £57m for his services.

Official: Chelsea Confirm Diego Costa Is Free To Return To Atletico Madrid With Heartfelt 30-Word Statement

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It's over. It's finally... over.

Chelsea have announced that they've struck a deal with Atletico Madrid that will finally allow Diego Costa to return from whence he came.

The Blues issued a statement via their club website confirming as much, and incredibly touching it was too all 30 words of it.

Arsenal

Should Arsenal fans be excited about big transfer betting move?

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Arsenal have had their odds slashed on signing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, but is there anything to actually get excited about? The Gunners moved from 10/1 into 4/1 in the betting market to be the French international's next club, but it remains to be seen whether there was a splurge of bets on the [.

Would you want Griezmann to join Lacazette at Arsenal?

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They may sound like a silly question, but then again it could be a real possibility. Before Alexandre joined Arsenal, he was already done and dusted that he would sign for Atletico Madrid before the Spanish club were hit with a transfer ban. But why was he going to the Spanish capital? Because his best [.

La Liga

Arsenal star says he will ask this world class player to join the Gunners, fans will be delighted

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Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette has revealed that he will ask Antoine Griezmann to sign for Arsenal if the Atletico Madrid star visits him in London.

The La Liga attacker was close to joining Manchester United this summer and it will be interesting to see where he ends up next summer.

Lacazette revealed that Griezmann is his best friend and his comments will certainly excite the Arsenal fans.

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

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

With Real Madrid losing midweek, both Atleti and Sevilla have an excellent opportunity to increase to close the gap with Barcelona near the top of the table. Sevilla, in second place, are just two points behind league leaders Barcelona.

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

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

With Real Madrid losing midweek, both Atleti and Sevilla have an excellent opportunity to increase to close the gap with Barcelona near the top of the table. Sevilla, in second place, are just two points behind league leaders Barcelona.

The Rest

Chelsea Defender: I believe this is one of the best places to play football in the world.

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Davide Zappacosta has spoken of faith from Antonio Conte and a firm belief that his style is suited to one of the best places to play football in the world.

Having signed for the club on transfer deadline day, scoring that impressive goal (come cross) against Qarabag FK in the Champions League, I have to be honest, I thought that Davide Zappacosta would have been much more involved than he has to this point with Atletico Madrid away last week being one of those games.