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Iniesta, de Gea, Costa lead the way in Spain's final World Cup squad

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Andre Iniesta may be leaving Barcelona, but the legendary midfielder will once again be part of a Spain World Cup roster.

Diego Costa, Iago Aspas and Rodrigo made the cut for Spain while Alvaro Morata was left off the team's 23-man roster by managerJulen Lopetegui. Also making the squad were a number of Real Madrid and Barcelona regulars as the two teams combined to provide 10 players to the roster.

Alvaro Morata frustrations.

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Alvaro Morata is having a testing time at the moment having drawn another blank against The Arsenal last night. It's important to stick with him and not turn against him.

It sounds ridiculous to say it really considering the start he has had to his Chelsea career but if anything, it's because he started so well and pretty much set the standard, when he falls below those he is seen as a disappointment.

Chelsea star looking to force a move in January and I cannot blame him.

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According to various reports, Michy Batshuayi is looking to force a move away from Stamford Bridge to rekindle his hopes of making the Belgium squad for this summers World Cup Finals.

With everything that has happened to him since he joined at the beginning of last season, it's more than fair to say that we cannot blame him.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico beaten at home by Espanyol

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid lost at the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time in La Liga as Espanyol snatched a surprise 2-0 victory on Sunday.

Oscar Melendo and Leo Baptistao each scored in the second half to end Atletico’s unbeaten run in the stadium they moved into at the start of the season.

Europa League: No Fairytale Ending For Arsene Wenger As Arsenal Lose Away To Atletico Madrid (Photos & Video)

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Arsene Wenger's tenure as Arsenal boss won't end in a fairytale after the Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League at the semi-finals stage, courtesy of Atletico Madrid's 1-0 second-leg home win.

That victory gave the La Liga side a 2-1 aggregate win, with Gunners' nemesis Diego Costa scoring the crucial winning goal in the tie.

Europa League: Atletico Madrid Advance To Final After Diego Costa Pounces To Scuttle Arsene Wenger’s Continental Swansong (Photos & Video)

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As you might expect, there was a distinct lack of sentiment as Atletico Madrid put paid to Arsene Wenger's Europa League curtain call with a slim second-leg victory.

Things got off to a familiar start for the visitors when, with less than 10 minutes gone, Laurent Koscielny collapsed in agony at a crucial point in a big game.

Arsenal 1 Atletico 1: One Gunner clearly not good enough, what Wenger replacement needs highlighted

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Arsene Wenger’s hopes of winning his first European trophy as Arsenal manager before stepping down in the summer took a dent on Thursday night, as a ten-man Atletico Madrid worked hard for a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners found themselves in the ascendancy in the Europa League semi-final clash when Sime Vrsaljko was given his marching orders early in the piece, with Diego Simeone banished to the crowd not long after.

Former Chelsea hit-man included in 20-man Atletico Madrid squad to face Arsenal

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Europa League: Saul Niguez Wallops One In From 35 Yards As Atletico Madrid Drub Lokomotiv Moscow At The Metropolitano (Video)

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Atletico Madrid put one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals by comfortably seeing off Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday night.

The scoring was opened in the 22nd minute when Saul Niguez seized the ball in the midfield, couldn't find a pass on so instead decided to let rip with a shot from 35+ yards.

Diego Costa Dives, Gets Booked And Scores Within One Trademark Minute As Atletico Madrid Beat Sevilla (Video)

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Diego Costa was booking for diving and then scored within an incredible yet totally predictable minute for the Spaniard during Atletico Madrid's La Liga game away to Sevilla on Sunday.

The incident occurred on 28 minutes, with former Chelsea man Costa tussling with defenderClément Lenglet, before throwing himself to the floor, clutching his face.

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.

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.

Diego Costa sent off after scoring Atletico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe.

Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoining the Spanish club from Chelsea.

Costa sent off after scoring Atletico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe.

Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoining the Spanish club from Chelsea.

Costa sent off after scoring Atletico winner

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid unleashed Diego Costa in La Liga on Saturday and the controversial centre-forward scored the winner before being sent off in a 2-0 home win over regional rivals Getafe.

Atletico’s transfer ban ended last week and Costa was playing his first league game since rejoining the Spanish club from Chelsea.

Prodigal: Diego Costa Marks Atletico Madrid Return By Scoring With First Shot In Copa Del Rey Win (Photo & Video)

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Diego Costa marked his first appearance back with Atletico Madrid by scoring against third-tier side Lleida Esportiu in the last 16 of the Copa Del Rey on Wednesday evening.

Costa departed Chelsea back in September but the 29-year-old was only cleared to play for Atletico in the new year due to the Spanish club's transfer embargo.

‘Happy’ Costa scores on Atletico Madrid return in cup rout

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Costa, who rejoined from Chelsea in September but could not play until the transfer window opened this month, came on as a 64th-minute substitute and swept home Atletico’s third goal in the 69th minute in the first leg of a last 16 tie.

‘Happy’ Costa scores on Atletico Madrid return in cup rout

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Costa, who rejoined from Chelsea in September but could not play until the transfer window opened this month, came on as a 64th-minute substitute and swept home Atletico’s third goal in the 69th minute in the first leg of a last 16 tie.

Costa scores on Atletico Madrid return in cup rout

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Costa, who rejoined from Chelsea in September but could not play until the transfer window opened this month, came on as a 64th-minute substitute and swept home Atletico’s third in the 69th minute in the first leg of a last 16 tie.

Costa scores on Atletico Madrid return in cup rout

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Costa scored for Atletico Madrid just five minutes into his return as the club cruised to a 4-0 win at Lleida Esportiu in the Spanish Copa Del Rey on Wednesday.

Costa, who rejoined from Chelsea in September but could not play until the transfer window opened this month, came on as a 64th-minute substitute and swept home Atletico’s third in the 69th minute in the first leg of a last 16 tie.

Atletico Madrid Finally Unveil Diego Costa

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It's been a long three months for Diego Costa, but the former Chelsea forward has been formally introduced as an Atletico Madrid player.

Costa is set to wear Atleti's No 18 jersey after unveiled in front of around 25,000 fans at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday, where he revealed he waited "a long time" to rejoin the Spanish giants.

‘We Missed That Smile!’ – Atletico Madrid Finally Welcome Diego Costa Back Unto Their Freshly-Unembargoed Bosom (Photo)

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After lying dormant for the past three months, Diego Costa is finally free to start gnawing on defender's shins again in a professional capacity.

The Sprazilian striker left Chelsea in a huff back in September and returned to his spiritual home, yomping around under Diego Simeone's cutthroat tutelage at Atletico Madrid.

Espanyol inflict Atletico’s first league defeat

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid failed to put pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico at Real Madrid as they slumped to a first La Liga defeat of the season 1-0 at Espanyol.

Sergio Garcia struck the only goal two minutes from time when he swept Esteban Granero’s cross past a helpless Jan Oblak to hand Espanyol a much-needed win to ease their relegation fears.

Espanyol inflict Atletico’s first league defeat

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid failed to put pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico at Real Madrid as they slumped to a first La Liga defeat of the season 1-0 at Espanyol.

Sergio Garcia struck the only goal two minutes from time when he swept Esteban Granero’s cross past a helpless Jan Oblak to hand Espanyol a much-needed win to ease their relegation fears.

Griezmann will leave Atletico: Simeone

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Paris (AFP) – Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone admitted on Friday that French forward Antoine Griezmann would likely leave the club in the near future.

The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move in the close season, but with Atletico under a transfer ban, signed a new contract to stay until 2022.

Griezmann will leave Atletico: Simeone

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Paris (AFP) – Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone admitted on Friday that French forward Antoine Griezmann would likely leave the club in the near future.

The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move in the close season, but with Atletico under a transfer ban, signed a new contract to stay until 2022.

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

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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.

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Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more – Simeone

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London (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.

Arsenal are hoping to bid farewell to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge by winning the Frenchman’s first European trophy, and securing qualification for next season’s Champions League in the process.

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more – Simeone

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London (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.

Arsenal are hoping to bid farewell to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger after 22 years in charge by winning the Frenchman’s first European trophy, and securing qualification for next season’s Champions League in the process.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

World Cup hopefuls Spain crush Argentina, Brazil edge Germany

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Paris (AFP) – Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain hammered an Argentina side without Lionel Messi 6-1 in a friendly on Tuesday, while Brazil defeated Germany 1-0 in their first meeting since the 2014 World Cup.

Gareth Southgate’s England were denied victory over Italy at Wembley after the visitors were awarded a late penalty in a 1-1 draw following consulation with the video assistant referee.

Isco nets hat-trick as Spain hit Argentina for six

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Madrid (AFP) – Spain delivered a resounding message about their World Cup chances this summer as Isco scored a hat-trick in a 6-1 demolition of Argentina in Madrid on Tuesday.

Diego Costa was back in the starting line-up for the first time in eight international matches and he marked his return with the opening goal as Spain ripped apart an opponent supposedly also in the running for the title in Russia.

Lopetegui wants to test Spain against evolving Germany

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Düsseldorf (Germany) (AFP) – Spain coach Julen Lopetegui will use Friday’s high-profile friendly against world champions Germany to test his team against a high-level opponent which “has never stopped progressing” under Joachim Loew.

“This is an important test for us,” Lopetegui said in Duesseldorf on Thursday.

Manchester United

Tuesday Kickoff: Arsenal make one final offer to Ozil, Real Madrid interested in Salah and more

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While one Premier League star's contract situation remains up in the air, one of the league's top players is drawing interest from Real Madrid.

Arsenal is reportedly set to make one final offer to try and re-sign Mesut Ozil. (REPORT)

Real Madrid is reportedly interested in making a move for Mohammed Salah.

Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho and David Luiz among Antonio Conte's spats

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Antonio Conte is an uncompromising man, and in his 16 months as Chelsea head coach the Italian has shown on numerous occasions he is prepared to fight to protect what he sees as his club's interests, even if it ends up making him a few enemies along the way. David Luiz heads into the November international break on the naughty step after being dropped against Manchester United, while technical director Michael Emenalo made the surprise decision to step down amid significant tensions between Conte and the Chelsea hierarchy -- though the relationship between the Nigerian and Conte did not reach the stage of those below.

The Rest

Chelseadaft News | Diego Costa | Marcel Desailly | Willian | Danny Drinkwater | Southampton.

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Ahead of Antonio Conte's press conference this afternoon, I focus on some of the latest news stories, opinion and interviews.

In today's episode, Avram Grant on the decision to sell Diego Costa, Marcel Desailly on Antonio Conte and Chelsea, stating that the players are to blame and four or five of them should be sold rather than get rid of the manager for the 13th time under Roman Abramovich.

Watford v Chelsea: Can Olivier Giroud save our season starting tonight?

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Under-fire Chelsea and Antonio Conte head to Watford on the Sky Sports Monday Night Football this evening with Olivier Giroud expected to start. Could the Frenchman literally save our season?

It's a big statement to make but think about it for a second before you judge and let me explain how I believe his signing to be the catalyst to revive our challenge for second place in the Premier League, a good go at Barcelona and challenge for the FA Cup.