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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.

Leicester similarity breeds Atletico caution

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid have grown accustomed to slaying Europe’s giants in the Champions League under Diego Simeone, but ending Leicester City’s run may prove even tougher than ousting Barcelona or Bayern Munich, according to Filipe Luis.

“We’re not favourites. We don’t believe that,” said the Brazilian left-back on Monday despite the vast gulf in Champions League experience between the sides.

Leicester similarity breeds Atletico caution

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid have grown accustomed to slaying Europe’s giants in the Champions League under Diego Simeone, but ending Leicester City’s run may prove even tougher than ousting Barcelona or Bayern Munich, according to Filipe Luis.

“We’re not favourites. We don’t believe that,” said the Brazilian left-back on Monday despite the vast gulf in Champions League experience between the sides.

Tuesday Kickoff: Guardado, Simeone, Nainggolan and more

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One of Mexico's biggest stars is set to miss vital matches due to injury while a top head coach stated he will never coach at Real Madrid.

Andres Guardado is set to miss Mexico's World Cup qualifiers due to a leg injury. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he could one day coach another Spanish team but also added that he will never manage Real Madrid.

Oblak stars in stalemate as Atletico Madrid progress in Champions League

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive season but had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for avoiding defeat in a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.

Oblak produced a remarkable triple save midway through the second half as Atletico held on to their 4-2 first-leg advantage to take their place in Friday’s draw for the last eight.

Oblak stars in stalemate as Atletico Madrid progress in Champions League

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive season but had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for avoiding defeat in a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.

Oblak produced a remarkable triple save midway through the second half as Atletico held on to their 4-2 first-leg advantage to take their place in Friday’s draw for the last eight.

Torres made to wait for Atletico Madrid return

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres was made to wait for his return to action by Diego Simeone as the former Spanish international was named among Atletico Madrid’s substitutes for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Bayer Leverkusen.

Torres returns to the Atletico squad for the first time since being knocked unconscious in a sickening head clash at Deportivo la Coruna two weeks ago.

Torres made to wait for Atletico Madrid return

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres was made to wait for his return to action by Diego Simeone as the former Spanish international was named among Atletico Madrid’s substitutes for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Bayer Leverkusen.

Torres returns to the Atletico squad for the first time since being knocked unconscious in a sickening head clash at Deportivo la Coruna two weeks ago.

Torres back as Atletico close on quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres is set to make his return just two weeks after losing consciousness in a sickening head clash as Atletico Madrid look to seal their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Atletico are strong favourites to reach the last eight for a fourth straight year as Torres was on target in a 4-2 first leg win against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany three weeks ago to give the Spanish side a commanding lead.

Torres back as Atletico close on quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres is set to make his return just two weeks after losing consciousness in a sickening head clash as Atletico Madrid look to seal their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Atletico are strong favourites to reach the last eight for a fourth straight year as Torres was on target in a 4-2 first leg win against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany three weeks ago to give the Spanish side a commanding lead.

Torres back training after nasty head clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

Torres lost consciousness in a challenge with Deportivo la Coruna’s Alex Bergantinos in a 1-1 draw on March 2 but was later discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.

Torres back training after nasty head clash

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday’s Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

Torres lost consciousness in a challenge with Deportivo la Coruna’s Alex Bergantinos in a 1-1 draw on March 2 but was later discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.

Barcelona still the best, warns Atletico’s Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insisted Barcelona remain the best team in the world despite their recent struggles ahead of the sides third meeting this month on Sunday.

A poor opening first 45 minutes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie cost Atletico dear as wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi put Barca well on their way to a 3-2 aggregate win.

Barcelona still the best, warns Atletico’s Simeone

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insisted Barcelona remain the best team in the world despite their recent struggles ahead of the sides third meeting this month on Sunday.

A poor opening first 45 minutes in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final tie cost Atletico dear as wonder goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi put Barca well on their way to a 3-2 aggregate win.

Kevin Gameiro hat-trick spurs Atletico Madrid win in La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) – Substitute Kevin Gameiro hit the second fastest hat-trick in La Liga history in five minutes as Atletico Madrid maintained their grip on fourth in La Liga with a 4-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

Gameiro was only introduced 28 minutes from time but struck in the 80th, 81st and 85th minutes to move Atletico to within four points of leaders Real Madrid, who are in action later at home to Espanyol.

Kevin Gameiro hat-trick spurs Atletico Madrid win in La Liga

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Madrid (AFP) – Substitute Kevin Gameiro hit the second fastest hat-trick in La Liga history in five minutes as Atletico Madrid maintained their grip on fourth in La Liga with a 4-1 win at Sporting Gijon.

Gameiro was only introduced 28 minutes from time but struck in the 80th, 81st and 85th minutes to move Atletico to within four points of leaders Real Madrid, who are in action later at home to Espanyol.

Griezmann happy in Madrid despite Man Utd link

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann insists he feels “great” in the Spanish capital and hailed the impact Atletico boss Diego Simeone has had on his career despite being consistently linked with a big money move to the Premier League.

Manchester United lead the chase for Griezmann, who has a 100 million euro ($106 million) buyout clause inserted into a new contract he signed with Atletico in June last year.

Griezmann happy in Madrid despite Man Utd link

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann insists he feels “great” in the Spanish capital and hailed the impact Atletico boss Diego Simeone has had on his career despite being consistently linked with a big money move to the Premier League.

Manchester United lead the chase for Griezmann, who has a 100 million euro ($106 million) buyout clause inserted into a new contract he signed with Atletico in June last year.

Griezmann Off To Old Trafford? Atletico Already Searching For His Replacement

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In news that will delight Manchester United fans and maybe annoy Arsenal fans, reports this morning claim Atletico Madrid are prepared to move for Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez as a replacement for Antoine Griezmann who has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the last few days.

Arsenal are still unable to get both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to agree to new contracts and with both players' contracts ending in in less than 18 months, there is a big chance that the Gunners will lose either or both of them.

Atletico cruise past Eibar, towards Cup semis

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday.

In contrast to the Basque visitors, Atletico boss Diego Simeone named a strong, attack-minded side and was rewarded early on when Griezmann pounced on an error from Eibar goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez to nod home his 13th goal of the season.

Atletico cruise past Eibar, towards Cup semis

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards the Copa del Rey semi-finals as goals from Antoine Griezmann, Angel Correa and Kevin Gameiro downed an under-strength Eibar 3-0 in their quarter-final, first leg on Thursday.

In contrast to the Basque visitors, Atletico boss Diego Simeone named a strong, attack-minded side and was rewarded early on when Griezmann pounced on an error from Eibar goalkeeper Yoel Rodriguez to nod home his 13th goal of the season.

After Griezmann, Manchester United Plan Mega Signing Of Chelsea Target

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Manchester United are planning a move for Monaco winger Bernardo Silva this summer in a deal worth £70 million, according to various reports.

The Red Devils look set for a huge summer with the club widely expected to bring in Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann worth up to €100m.

Reports have even claimed that the France striker has already agreed a deal to join the club while manager Diego Simeone has admitted Atletico Madrid will not stand in his way.

Chat with dad Diego inspired Giovanni Simeone Juve double

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Milan (AFP) Genoa's Giovanni Simeone said a pre-match talk with his dad, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, spurred him on to a brace that laid the foundations for a shock 3-1 win over Serie A champions Juventus.

Simeone, starting in place of injured striker Leonardo Pavoletti, was on hand to get the hosts off the mark after just three minutes when Gianluigi Buffon spilled shots from Luca Rigoni and Lucas Ocampos.

Chat with dad Diego inspired Giovanni Simeone Juve double

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Milan (AFP) Genoa's Giovanni Simeone said a pre-match talk with his dad, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone, spurred him on to a brace that laid the foundations for a shock 3-1 win over Serie A champions Juventus.

Simeone, starting in place of injured striker Leonardo Pavoletti, was on hand to get the hosts off the mark after just three minutes when Gianluigi Buffon spilled shots from Luca Rigoni and Lucas Ocampos.

Griezmann on target as Atletico beat Bayern to top spot

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid guaranteed top spot in Champions League Group D with a game to spare ahead of Bayern Munich as Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann struck in a 2-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

Already assured of their place in the last 16, Bayern's shock 3-2 defeat to Rostov earlier on Wednesday meant Atletico needed just a point to win the group.

Griezmann on target as Atletico beat Bayern to top spot

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid guaranteed top spot in Champions League Group D with a game to spare ahead of Bayern Munich as Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann struck in a 2-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

Already assured of their place in the last 16, Bayern's shock 3-2 defeat to Rostov earlier on Wednesday meant Atletico needed just a point to win the group.

Griezmann on target as Atletico beat Bayern to Champions League top spot

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid guaranteed top spot in Champions League Group D with a game to spare ahead of Bayern Munich as Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann struck in a 2-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

Already assured of their place in the last 16, Bayern's shock 3-2 defeat to Rostov earlier on Wednesday meant Atletico needed just a point to win the group.

Griezmann on target as Atletico beat Bayern to Champions League top spot

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Madrid (AFP) Atletico Madrid guaranteed top spot in Champions League Group D with a game to spare ahead of Bayern Munich as Kevin Gameiro and Antoine Griezmann struck in a 2-0 win over PSV Eindhoven.

Already assured of their place in the last 16, Bayern's shock 3-2 defeat to Rostov earlier on Wednesday meant Atletico needed just a point to win the group.

Carrasco magic leads Atletico’s case for Euro redemption

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Madrid (AFP) After another case of so near yet so far for Atletico Madrid, the spectacular form of Yannick Carrasco is powering the latest strong bid from Diego Simeone's men to finally be crowned kings of Europe.

Victory at home to Champions League debutants FC Rostov on Tuesday will seal Atletico's place in the last 16 for the fourth consecutive year with two games to spare.

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.

Antonie Griezmann opens up on Atletico Madrid future amid Man United interest

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Antonie Griezmann opens up on Atletico Madrid future amid Man United interest


French striker Antoine Griezmann has pledged his allegiance to Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone amid speculation surrounding a potential move to Manchester United next summer.

Griezmann's decision to part ways with his agent, electing instead to represent himself, served as a possible sign of the 25-year-old's desire to seek a move away from the Vicente Calderon.

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

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

After a 7-0 victory against Celtic and a 5-1 win against Leganes, the goals are pouring in for Barcelona. However, that flood may stop as they take on their arch-rivals Atletico Madrid on Wednesday in a match between two of the three toughest teams in Spain.

Real Madrid

Ronaldo Hat-Trick Sends Real Four Points Clear At Top

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Cristiano Ronaldo heard there was a fiesta going on at the Vicente Calderon so he gatecrashed it.

And for his party trick he pulled out the 39th hat-trick of his career to blow out the speakers and leave the hosts wishing they never bothered.

Atletico were determined to celebrate the last Madrid league derby at their stadium with a victory before they head to their new ground next season, but instead left licking their wounds and wondering what hit them.

3 To See: Manchester United vs. Arsenal team news, Der Klassiker and the Madrid derby

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5 managers once rumored to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been a raging success since he was appointed as Gunners manager in 1996. The Frenchman has collected three Premier League titles, six FA Cups, six Community Shields, and was awarded as the Premier League Manager of the Season on three different occasions. Nevertheless, there will come a time in which Wenger will not be manning the sidelines at the Emirates.

5 managers once rumored to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been a raging success since he was appointed as Gunners manager in 1996. The Frenchman has collected three Premier League titles, six FA Cups, six Community Shields, and was awarded as the Premier League Manager of the Season on three different occasions. Nevertheless, there will come a time in which Wenger will not be manning the sidelines at the Emirates.

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Antonio Conte Agrees To Join Inter Milan This Summer

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Stunning news from Turin based Tuttosport, that former Juventus manager Antonio Conte has agreed to join Inter at the end of the season.

The current Chelsea manager has accepted a huge four year deal worth €15m per season from Suning. The former Italy boss is said to have given the OK to join the club after the offer was raised from €11m.

An open letter to Diego Simeone (from an unhappy Arsenal fan!)

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An open letter to Diego Simeone. by Lloyd Dear El Cholo It is with great admiration and praise that I write this letter to you. To say the least, I am a huge fan. However I do have one problem. I am also a Gunner through and through. But that's not really my problem. The [...]

Off To Old Trafford? Atletico Man Gives Big Hint Griezmann Will Be Allowed To Join Man United

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says the club will not try to stand in Antoine Griezmann's way should Manchester United attempt to sign the striker this summer.

The latest reports claim the France international has already agreed a move to Old Trafford and a shirt number in a deal believed to be worth €100m.