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‘The Ruling Is Unfair And Causes Irreparable Damage’ – Atletico Madrid Unable To Sign New Players Until January 2018 After Transfer Ban Upheld

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The big news emanating from Spain this morning is that Atletico Madrid have had their transfer ban upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Back in January of last year, Atleti (along with rivals Real Madrid) were banned from signing players for two consecutive transfer windows for breaching FIFA regulations over the registration of minors.

Monday Kickoff: Sanchez, Arsenal, Aubameyang and more

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The fallout begins following Arsenal's fifth-place finish while several big-name stars hinted at their club futures.

Arturo Vidal says he has urged Alexis Sanchez to join him at Bayern Munich. (REPORT)

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke reiterated that his shares of the club are not for sale.

Simeone staying put at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone stressed on Sunday he will remain as Atletico Madrid coach next season after the Spanish giants waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Simeone has transformed Atletico’s fortunes over the past five-and-a-half years and promised to stay to see the club move into their new 67,000 Wanda Metropolitano home next season.

Simeone staying put at Atletico

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone stressed on Sunday he will remain as Atletico Madrid coach next season after the Spanish giants waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium with a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Simeone has transformed Atletico’s fortunes over the past five-and-a-half years and promised to stay to see the club move into their new 67,000 Wanda Metropolitano home next season.

Saul fires Atletico to top-four finish

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for a fifth straight season as Saul Niguez’s solitary strike earned a 1-0 home win over Eibar on Saturday.

Diego Simeone’s men still harbour outside hopes of returning to the Champions League final for the third time in four years as they host local rivals Real Madrid for the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday trailing 3-0 from the first leg.

Saul fires Atletico to top-four finish

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid secured Champions League football for a fifth straight season as Saul Niguez’s solitary strike earned a 1-0 home win over Eibar on Saturday.

Diego Simeone’s men still harbour outside hopes of returning to the Champions League final for the third time in four years as they host local rivals Real Madrid for the second leg of their semi-final on Wednesday trailing 3-0 from the first leg.

Real Madrid 3-0 Atletico Madrid: 5 Champions League semi final 1st leg talking points

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The first leg of the first Champions League semi-final is out of the way, and you could be forgiven for thinking the tie is already over. A potentially tense and tight first leg was busted open by a...

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Ronaldo leads charge into Champions League semis

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Paris (AFP) – Europe’s hottest strikers from record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo to potential heir Kylian Mbappe take centre stage this week in two tasty Champions League semi-final first legs.

Ronaldo and Real host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Mbappe’s attacking Monaco welcome Juventus the next evening as Europe’s biggest club competition approaches its climax.

Ronaldo leads charge into Champions League semis

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Paris (AFP) – Europe’s hottest strikers from record-breaker Cristiano Ronaldo to potential heir Kylian Mbappe take centre stage this week in two tasty Champions League semi-final first legs.

Ronaldo and Real host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday and Mbappe’s attacking Monaco welcome Juventus the next evening as Europe’s biggest club competition approaches its climax.

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.

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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.