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Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa named in squad to face Arsenal

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Atletico Madrid have included Diego Costa in their squad to face Arsenal in Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg. The former Chelsea...

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

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The BBC understands Diego Costa has been named in Diego Simeone's 20-man Atletico Madrid...

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Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title.

Antoine Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up by coach Diego Simeone and Atletico drew a second blank in four days, following their 3-0 defeat away at Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Wenger farewell fails to fill the Emirates

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to the Emirates for one of the Frenchman’s final games at home to West Ham on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from disgruntled supporters having failed to win the Premier League for 14 years before announcing his decision to leave on Friday.

Wenger farewell fails to fill the Emirates

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to the Emirates for one of the Frenchman’s final games at home to West Ham on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from disgruntled supporters having failed to win the Premier League for 14 years before announcing his decision to leave on Friday.

Wenger ‘was sacked’ insists Arsenal great Wright

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London (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.

Wenger announced Friday his intention to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge of the north London club.

Wenger ‘was sacked’ insists Arsenal great Wright

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London (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.

Wenger announced Friday his intention to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge of the north London club.

Replacing Wenger an impossible job, says Arsenal chief

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London (AFP) – Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge.

Cech tells Gunners to set their sights on unbeaten run

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London (AFP) – Petr Cech believes Arsenal will have to win all their remaining matches if they are to secure a place in the top five of the Premier League.

The Gunners are currently six points adrift of fifth-placed London rivals Chelsea, with both sides having a maximum of 15 points to play for from their five remaining league games this season.

Maybe Arsenal will find it easier than we think against Atletico Madrid?

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It would seem that most Arsenal fans think that the Gunners have absolutely no chance when we come up against Atletico Madrid in the semi-final of the Europa League, but perhaps our pessimism could be misplaced? The fact is that Atletico are on their way to qualifying for the Champions League through their position of [.

Europa League Semi-Final Draw: Arsenal To Take On Atletico Madrid In Almighty Clash Of The Favourites

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The Europa League semi-final has been performed at UEFA HQ over in Nyon and it's official: Arsenal's reward for stumbling past CSKA in the quarters is a big last-four double-header against fellow favourites Atletico Madrid.

The Gunners had to tussle back from two goals down to salvage a draw out in Moscow (thus maintaining their flawless record of having never won a competitive match on Russian soil) but a late goal from Aaron Ramsey was enough to spirit them into the semi-final pot.

Arsenal face Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-final

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League in a mouth-watering clash of two big clubs that have taken a backseat in their domestic leagues in recent years.

French club Marseille will play FC Salzburg, the club backed by soft drinks giant Red Bull, in the other semi-final.

Europa League draw Live – Arsenal tough task confirmed!

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The European draws are set to take place this morning as we anxiously await news on who we will have to beat to reach the final of the Europa League, and Atletico Madrid remain the team to avoid for Arsenal. The Spanish giants have made two Champions League finals in recent seasons, and deserve their [.

Tweets and Photos: Arsenal players react to reacting Europa League semi-finals

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Arsenal are through to the Europa League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow last night. The result in Russia gave the Gunners a 3-6...

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Waiting for My Man – CSKA Player Ratings

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With the score from the first leg stood at 4-1 and having seen Roma rebuild an empire at the expense of the Catalonians, nerves were jangling slightly more than we might have expected for this particular second leg in Moscow. Could their away goal prove crucial? One way to resolve the issue – score one of our own and the tie would be effectively settled.

Europa League: Arsenal Survive Scare In Moscow To Book Place In Semi-Finals (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal survived a scare in Moscow on Thursday night to book their pace in the Europa League semi-finals.

Going into the game already 4-1 up from the first leg, the Gunners were expected to cruise through to the last four.

However, in a week of dramatic comebacks, the Premier League side suffered a first-half wobble before securing a 2-2 draw.

Confirmed Team News: CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal lineup

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Here is the confirmed team news for the CSKA Moscow vs Arsenal Europa League quarter final second leg. CSKA team to play Arsenal #CSKA starting XI...

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CONFIRMED Arsenal XI and team news at CSKA Moscow

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Arsenal have no Xhaka, Mkhitaryan or Aubameyang for tonight's match at CSKA Moscow. It could be worse, and often has been for Arsenal in terms of injury problems for Arsene Wenger to contend with ahead of a big game for the Gunners. However, when you add in the unavailability of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Europa [.

Granit Xhaka out of Arsenal’s clash with CSKA Moscow

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been ruled out of the Europa League quarter-final second leg against CSKA Moscow tomorrow evening. The Gunners...

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Photos: Arsenal training ahead of CSKA Moscow trip

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Arsenal have held a final training session on English soil before their trip to Russia to face CSKA Moscow. The Gunners travel today ahead of...

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Arsene Wenger offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan injury update

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan sustained knee ligament damage against CSKA...

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Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

Roma warm up for Liverpool with SPAL win, Benevento shock ’embarrassed’ AC Milan

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Milan (AFP) – Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday but AC Milan’s European hopes took a knock with a shock 1-0 defeat against tailenders Benevento.

Benevento had earned their first ever Serie A point last December in Naples in Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s first game in charge when goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored an injury-time equaliser.

Europa League trophy stolen — and recovered — in Mexico

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Mexico City (AFP) – The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be recovered a few hours later, authorities in the state of Guanajuato said on Saturday.

The trophy had been on display at the football stadium in the city of Leon on Friday night, only to be taken from a car after the event.

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

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Madrid (AFP) – A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid’s fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

With a 12-point deficit to Barcelona, Atletico were already facing an uphill task to overhaul the runaway La Liga leaders.

Juanmi double blows hole in Atletico title hopes

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Madrid (AFP) – A brace from late substitute Juanmi sealed a precious 3-0 win for Real Sociedad on Thursday to virtually end Atletico Madrid’s fading hopes of challenging for the Spanish league title.

With a 12-point deficit to Barcelona, Atletico were already facing an uphill task to overhaul the runaway La Liga leaders.

Barcelona closing in on La Liga title ahead of Celta Vigo trip

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Barcelona will have one eye on the Copa del Rey final while Europe is the main focus for Real and Atletico Madrid so what is left for La Liga?

Barca are 11 points clear at the top of the table but, with an overhaul of the squad expected in the summer, few players can afford to ease off during the run-in.

Torres and Griezmann on target as Atletico stroll past Levante

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Fernando Torres marked the announcement of his Atletico Madrid departure with a goal after coming off the bench to score in a 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday.

Six days after confirming he will be leaving his boyhood club at the end of the season, Torres rolled back the years with a volleyed finish the 34-year-old would have been proud of in his prime.

Torres and Griezmann on target as Atletico stroll past Levante

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Madrid (Spain) (AFP) – Fernando Torres marked the announcement of his Atletico Madrid departure with a goal after coming off the bench to score in a 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday.

Six days after confirming he will be leaving his boyhood club at the end of the season, Torres rolled back the years with a volleyed finish the 34-year-old would have been proud of in his prime.

English Premier League

Arsene Wenger decides he’s done at Arsenal

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The Friday soccer news starts with Arsene Wenger announcing he's leaving as manager of Arsenal at the end of the season. Wenger has been under intense criticism for the club's position in the Premier League and in Europe. Arsenal is in the Europa League semifinals, but it's a different era for competition among the London clubs.

Footy on the Telly April 20-27

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The By-Popular-Demand Curated List is bursting at the seams with good Footy this week.

Who has the most to lose in Europe?

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By J Hutcherson (Apr 17, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's an off week for the Champions League and Europa League while we wait for the semifinals in both of Europe's club tournaments. With eight clubs still in position to lift a trophy, it's worth remembering what happened last season.

Where to find Southampton vs. Chelsea on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Southampton vs. Chelsea on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Southampton and Chelsea are fighting for different things on Saturday. Southampton are scrambling to stay up in the Premier League, while Chelsea are trying to lock in a Europa League position or to hope they can find a way to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Footy on the Telly April 13-20

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You'll need fuboTV or Univision Deportes to see if Toronto FC can best Guadalahara in the CONCACAF Champions League this Tuesday. In the meantime, turn off the Telly and get thee to Talen tonight.

International Soccer

Arsenal-Atletico, Marseille-Salzburg drawn in Europa League semifinals

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The 2017-18 UEFA Europa League is down to four sides, with one tie headlining the upcoming semifinals.

Atletico Madrid and Arsenal will square off with one another in the two legged semifinals, starting on April 26th. Both teams are the favorites to win the competition, and for sure are the two biggest clubs remaining.

Europa League Rewind: Arsenal eliminates CSKA Moscow, Marseille edges Leipzig, and more

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After a dominant first leg win in London last week, Arsenal knew they could sit back some in their second leg tie against CSKA Moscow. Arsene Wenger's side received an early scare but held on for a 6-3 aggregate victory against the Russian Premier League side on Thursday to advance to the semifinals.

Videos

Europa League: Dimitri Payet Helps Send Marseille Through To Semis With Beautiful Outside-Of-The-Boot Strike Against RB Leipzig (Photos & Video)

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On yet another night of continental thrills and spills, Marseille and RB Leipzig unarguably provided the most topsy-turvy encounter by knocking out a ludicrous seven-goal bonanza at the Stade Velodrome.

The French side came into the game trailing 1-0 from the first leg but by 'eck did they redress the balance in the second.

Europa League: Red Bull Salzburg Score Three Goals In 247 Seconds To Secure Dramatic Comeback Win Against Lazio (Photos & Video)

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In an incredible week of dramatic results, Red Bull Salzburg got in on the act courtesy of an astonishing second-leg comeback against Lazio, with the Austrians overturning a 4-2 first leg defeat to make it into the semi-finals.

After a goalless first-half at theRed Bull Arena, a goal from Lazio's in-form striker Ciro Immobile looked to have sealed the deal for the Serie A side, putting them 5-2 up on aggregate.

The Rest

La Liga’s dominance in Europe still in place

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Friday's soccer news starts with the draw for the 2017-18 Champions League semifinals. On one side of the bracket, old acquaintances Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. On the other, Liverpool plays Roma in a rematch of the 1984 final. Well, a meeting of the same teams that once played for a trophy in a noticeably different version of the European club championship.

UEFA CHAMPIONS | EUROPA LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS MATCH UPS

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