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Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Godin not fazed by Atletico’s penalty pain

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Diego Godin is not worried about Atletico Madrid’s abysmal recent record with penalties, he said on Monday ahead of his side’s Champions League quarter-final second leg at Leicester City.

Antoine Griezmann scored from the spot to give Atletico a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, but he had squandered his previous four penalties taken during play.

Champions League: Jamie Vardy Finished Leicester’s Quarter-Final Against Atletico Madrid With 0% Pass Completion Rate (Photo)

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It's fair to say that Jamie Vardy had a tough time of it during Leicester City's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

Tasked with blindly chasing down humped long ball after humped long balland with Atletico's bench desperately trying to get him booked for the entire duration, Vardy was almost entirely corralled out of the game by Stefan Savic and Diego Godin.

Hernandez in race to reach Germany for Champions League tie

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Madrid (AFP) – Centre-back Lucas Hernandez was dashing to Germany on Tuesday in a desperate bid to make kick-off for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League clash at Bayer Leverkusen after being released by a court.

Hernandez and his girlfriend pleaded not guilty to domestic violence in a Madrid court earlier on Tuesday before the case was adjourned.

Atletico ‘keeper Oblak back for Leverkusen trip

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday as goalkeeper Jan Oblak was included in Diego Simeone’s squad for the trip to Germany.

The Slovenian international, who kept eight clean sheets in 13 Champions League games as Atletico reached the final last season, has been sidelined since December after having surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

Atletico ‘keeper Oblak back for Leverkusen trip

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid received a massive boost ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday as goalkeeper Jan Oblak was included in Diego Simeone’s squad for the trip to Germany.

The Slovenian international, who kept eight clean sheets in 13 Champions League games as Atletico reached the final last season, has been sidelined since December after having surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

Barca fail to break Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico bounce back

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona's winless streak at Real Sociedad stretched to eight games as the Spanish champions were outplayed in a 1-1 draw on Sunday that leaves them six points adrift of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

A sumptuous finish from Lionel Messi spared Barca's blushes after Willian Jose had headed Sociedad into a deserved lead just after half-time.

Barca fail to break Sociedad hoodoo, Atletico bounce back

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Madrid (AFP) Barcelona's winless streak at Real Sociedad stretched to eight games as the Spanish champions were outplayed in a 1-1 draw on Sunday that leaves them six points adrift of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.

A sumptuous finish from Lionel Messi spared Barca's blushes after Willian Jose had headed Sociedad into a deserved lead just after half-time.

Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Griezmann beats Messi and Ronaldo to Liga award

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was named La Liga player of the season for 2015/16 on Monday, ahead of the likes of star duo Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Atletico's Diego Simeone also took the coach of the season award while Barcelona's Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was named the top non-EU player.

Thursday Kickoff: Tigres-Club America, Barcelona and more

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Club America took a massive step towards winning back-to-back CONCACAF Champions League titles on Wednesday, while top teams from across Europe battled it out in league play and domestic cup competitions.

In the first leg of the CCL final, America defeated Tigres UANL, 2-0, on the road at the Estadio Universitario.

Chelsea keen on Atletico Trio; defender could be used as part of the deal

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Chelsea keen on Atletico Trio; defender could be used as part of the deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea, the Premier League champions, have already set their sights on the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho will be looking to build a squad to his own taste that can challenge European big boys in the Champions League.

Champions League: Madrid Derby Ends Goalless

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Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid battled, literally,to a 0-0 first-leg draw at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. This was not a match for the uncommitted. Every ball and challenge was heavily contested in a game that threatened to boil over at times, but never did.

The visitors had by far the better of the chances, particularly in the first period, and Atletico were grateful to goalkeeper Jan Oblak for keeping them in the tie with a string of fine saves.

Diego Godin debuts face mask after suffering nasal fracture in Madrid derby

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The last time fans saw Diego Godin, the defender was celebrating Atletico Madrid's 4-0 defeat of rivals Real Madrid with his teammates.

The Uruguayan played the entire match, even thoughhe took an elbow from midfielder Sami Khedira in the 8th minute which left him on the ground and bleeding profusely from the nose.

Diego Godin debuts face mask after suffering nasal fracture in Madrid derby

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The last time fans saw Diego Godin, the defender was celebrating Atletico Madrid's 4-0 defeat of rivals Real Madrid with his teammates.

The Uruguayan played the entire match, even thoughhe took an elbow from midfielder Sami Khedira in the 8th minute which left him on the ground and bleeding profusely from the nose.

Atletico Madrid Centre-Back Diego Godin Deserves More Credit

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More than a few eyebrows were raised as David Luiz was selected at center-back as part of the FIFPro World XI at the Balon d'Or event last week. People were shocked to see Luiz ahead of better center-backs, including the likes of Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva, and Diego Godin. In truth, this shouldn't even be a question.

Atletico Madrid Centre-Back Diego Godin Deserves More Credit

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More than a few eyebrows were raised as David Luiz was selected at center-back as part of the FIFPro World XI at the Balon d'Or event last week. People were shocked to see Luiz ahead of better center-backs, including the likes of Mats Hummels, Thiago Silva, and Diego Godin. In truth, this shouldn't even be a question.

Man Utd target Diego Godin: ‘I want to stay at Atletico for many years’

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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has quashed rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United. The Uruguay international is said to be a...

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United consider defender move in January

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Diego Godin is the latest defender to be linked with a move to Manchester United, as Louis Van Gaal looks to address his defensive crisis in the January transfer window.

According to reports on today's Daily Mirror, the Atletico Madrid defender has been monitored by United's scouts, though it remains difficult to see how the Colchoneroswould be happy to part ways with one of their main men, who's under contract with the current La Ligadefending champions until 2018.

Diego Godin Calls For Transparency In LFP Awards After Atletico Madrid Players Are Shut Out

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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has called for more transparency in the LFP awards voting after he and his teammates were shut out of the La Liga honors on Monday night in the Spanish capital.

Diego Simeone was named Best Manager, but Atletico players were overlooked in every other category, or were simply left off the three-man ballot.

Chelsea join the race to sign €36m world class defender

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Is the mass exodus set to continue at Atletico Madrid? After Diego Costa and Filipe Luis left for the greener pastures of Stamford Bridge, French daily Le 10 Sport claim that Chelsea have joined Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race to sign Diego Godin from the La Liga winners.

Barcelona or Real Madrid: Who Is The Real Deal?

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There are few things in life that are certain. Apples will fall from the tree, Celtic will win the Scottish Premier League and in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid will once again contest the 2014-2015 Spanish Primera Liga title.

Atletico refuse to sell prized asset to Chelsea

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Atletico Madrid are facing a herculean taskthis season to keep hold of their star players. If the reports are to be believed Chelsea are already planning to buy at least three players (Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Tiago Mendes) from them while Premier League giants Manchester United are plotting a move to sign central defender Miranda as well.

Monrovia troubles

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The Champions League final is one of the most important matches of the year for every self-respecting football fan (and even for the ones who do not respect themselves, like myself). So it was with eagerness I speculated where to watch the match within my Monrovia-bubble. Now, you have to know that I am an idiot; I never take decisions, but linger forever in the analysis.

Real Madrid Win Historic 10th European Title In Dramatic Circumstances: Goal Highlights [VIDEO]

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Real Madrid won the historic La Decima with its tenth European title today after coming so close to losing to Atletico Madrid in regulation time, but bouncing back to win the match 4-1.

Note: Due to rights restrictions, the videos below are only playable in the US:

Here are the highlights of the goals:

Diego Godin heads Atletico Madrid into the lead


Video: Godin goal breaks Madrid deadlock

Sergio Ramos grabs a late equalizer; Gus Johnson almost loses his voice


Video: Sergio Ramos nets last minute equalizer

Gareth Bale heads in the goal to give Real Madrid the lead


Video: Bale gives Real Madrid 2-1 lead

Real Madrid's Marcelo puts the game out of Atleti's reach


Video: Marcelo doubles Real Madrid's lead

And Cristiano Ronaldo puts the icing on the cake with this late penalty.

La Liga Roundup, Gameweek 38: Atletico Madrid are Worthy Spanish Champions

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Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Primera title on the final day of the season with a 1-1 draw at Barcelona. At the other end of the table, Osasuna and Real Valladolid were relegated and will join Real Betis in La Segunda.

Atletico Madridwon their first La Liga title since 1996 after drawing 1-1 with Barcelona in the championship decider atCamp Nou.

European Weekend Rewind: Atletico win La Liga; Arsenal rally to end trophy drought; and more

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By JUSTIN FERGUSON

For the last decade, the title in La Liga has gone back and forth between Spain's longtime powerhouses, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

On the final weekend of the 2013-14 season, with two of their top players off with injuries, Atletico Madrid snapped the Clasico rivals' streak thanks to a comeback result at defending champions Barcelona.

Atleti Get Draw At Camp Nou To Win La Liga

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A truly memorable night for Atletico Madrid as they ground out a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou to claim their lift their first Spanish La Liga title since 1996. It was not always pretty, but Diego Godin's headed equaliser early in the second half was enough to deny Barça in a tense title decider.

In the last two and a half years Diego Simeone has led Atleti to wins in the Europa League, Euro SuperCup, Copa del Rey and Spanish League.

DTotD: Diego Godin steps on Dani Alves’ back

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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin sparked outrage after the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup when it was discovered that the told teammates to target Lionel Messi as he struggled with a hamstring injury. In the second leg, Godin learned his lesson and decided to handle the dirty work himself.

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Louis Van Gaal Backed To Spend £200million In Coming Transfer Windows, Say Reports

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Various reports emanating from England are speculatingthat Manchester United have backed Louis van Gaal to spend up to £200 million during the next two transfer windows.

According to these stories, the Dutch manager has identified targets to solidify United'smidfield and defense; and the club will be actively looking to acquire players during the upcoming January window.

Louis Van Gaal Backed To Spend £200million In Coming Transfer Windows, Say Reports

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Various reports emanating from England are speculatingthat Manchester United have backed Louis van Gaal to spend up to £200 million during the next two transfer windows.

According to these stories, the Dutch manager has identified targets to solidify United'smidfield and defense; and the club will be actively looking to acquire players during the upcoming January window.

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Manchester United plot January move for Diego Godin

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Manchester United plot January move for Diego Godin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are plotting an audacious January move for Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, who has a contract with the Spanish champions till 2018.

According to the reliable Mark Ogden of The Telegraph, Louis van Gaal has short-listeddefenders to bolster the club's injury ravaged defensive options, where Godin emerges out as a possible target.

Suarez Bite Overshadows Uruguay Win

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Diego Godin's late goal gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over 10-man Italy, a result that saw them advance to the knockout stages, but the match was overshadowed by an incident in which Luis Suarez took a bite out of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Suarez, who served lengthy bans for biting opponents while playing for both Ajax and Liverpool, clashed with Chiellini in the 79th minute.

Life in the group of death

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With 0-0 against England Costa Rica has fulfilled the sensation and wins the group of death against three former world champions. That should be the only important news from this group, but of course, the group final between Italy and Uruguay took the headlines, as only one of the sides would survive the group of death.

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica: World Cup 2014 Match Report: Arsenal man leads nation to stunning victory

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FIFA ranked #7 side Uruguay saw this as their easiest 3 pointsofthe group stages, with the tougher matches against England and Italy where they may have to dig deep.

With or without Luis Suarez: 3 other Uruguay players that will trouble England

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Often overlooked when considering the greatest nations from South America, but Uruguay have won just as many World Cups as Argentina and came 4th in the previous tournament, 2010′s finals in South Africa.

Uruguay – 2014 World Cup squad

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Uruguay's World Cup preparations were rocked by injury to their key man, Premier League top scorer Luis Suarez, and they will be praying that he is passed fit to lead the line. Suarez's skill, energy and finishing could guide his country to a successful tournament.

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Thursday Kickoff: Neymar, Godin, Barnsley and more

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Two of South America's biggest stars are in the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Neymar sued a Brazilian courtfor leaking information relatedto his tax evasion case in his home country. (REPORT)

Diego Godin suffered a sprain of ankle ligaments in Wednesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich.

My top-10 favourite players of the year

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The following is my personal list of my 10 favourite footballers of the year; the players who were special, who I will remember: 10) Miroslav Klose: Klose is not the most memorable striker in the world, and is in the autumn of his career. But he has always been a fair player and a gentleman, and as part of the German World Cup side he went on to become the most scoring player in World Cup

Diego Godin Late Winner Sends Italy Home in Cloud of Controversy

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Diego Godin has scored some of the most important goals of the season for both club and now Country as he headed home the winner against 10 man Italy to send Pirlo and co. home in a game full of controversy none more so than Luis Suarez biting Giorgio Chiellini moments before Godin's priceless winner!