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La Liga End of Season Awards: Goal of the Year – Goncalo Guedes

La Liga as always was full of great goals in the season just gone, but which was the best? Well according to your votes, Valencia’s Portuguese winger Goncalo Guedes takes the award for his fantastic solo strike against Sevilla at the Mestalla way back in Jornada nine. Each week we ran a poll on Twitter to find your goal of the Jornada with the 38 then taking part in the goal of the season competition.  From 38 to 1 wonder goal The preliminary round cut us down to 32, getting…

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La Liga End of Season Awards: Biggest Attendance Change of the Year – Real Betis

Barcelona may have produced one of their best seasons in recent memory, romping to the La Liga title losing just one game (5-4 at Levante on Jornada 37) but the crowds in the stand dwindled with over 200,000 less fans making their way through the Camp Nou turnstiles than last season. Despite this, the Catalan club still had the most fans over the course of the season, averaging 268 more fans per game than Real Madrid. La Liga in general however was well watched in the stadiums in 2017/18, totalling…

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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal (Agg 2-1): Simeone’s men secure final place

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Europa League final in Lyon later this month after Diego Costa’s goal saw them beat Arsenal at the Wanda Metropolitano. The first real chance of the game fell the way of the home side but Diego Costa couldn’t give them the early lead. He outmuscled Nacho Monreal on the right edge of the box but with few options he decided to go for goal however David Ospina closed the angle down and the Spaniard fired wide of target. Arsenal were forced into a…

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Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal (Agg 1-1): Match Preview, Line-Ups and Prediction

Atletico Madrid will aim to reach the Europa League final on Thursday night as they welcome Arsenal to the Wanda Metropolitano for their semi-final second leg with the match delicately poised at 1-1. Wanda Metropolitano / 20:05 GMT / 3rd May 2018 Los Colchoneros grabbed a crucial away goal late on at the Emirates last Thursday through Antoine Griezmann to give them the edge ahead of the return game. Not only are they favourites for the second leg but also for the tournament as a whole and Arsenal know they…

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Valencia 0-0 Eibar: Los Che frustrated in European clincher

Valencia began the day knowing victory would confirm their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage for next season but were unable to break through a solid Eibar defence as both sides cancelled each other out early doors. In fact the best chance of the first half fell the way of the visitors when home keeper Neto was forced into a save. Pedro Leon swung his free kick over the wall and the keeper had to push the ball out as he clattered into the post, Fabian Orellana saw…

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Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s men secure vital away goal

Antoine Griezmann’s late goal secured a first leg draw at the Emirates for Atletico Madrid and gave them the edge in their Europa League semi-final against Arsenal. The game couldn’t have began any worse for Atletico with the visitors reduced to ten men after just nine minutes. Sime Vrsaljko was booked after just 70 seconds for bringing down Jack Wilshere as he tried to race towards goal and he received his second yellow and subsequent red when he came in late on Alexandre Lacazette. Hector Bellerin was then penalised for…

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Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

La Liga’s only remaining Europa League representative Atletico Madrid, will travel to London to take on Arsenal in the first leg of their semi final on Thursday night. Emirates Stadium / 20:05 GMT / 26th April 2018 Diego Simeone’s men have been favourites for the tournament ever since they dropped down following their Champions League group stage exit but will face their toughest task yet with Arsenal looking to win a trophy in Arsene Wenger’s final year in charge. Amazingly, this game will be the first ever competitive meeting of…

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Copa del Rey Final – Sevilla 0-5 Barcelona: Catalans win cup in style

A five star performance from Barcelona saw the Camp Nou side make it four Copa del Rey titles in a row with a 5-0 win over Sevilla at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga leaders took less than quarter of an hour to open the scoring with a goal that was the definition of route one. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen set Philippe Coutinho free with a long punt up field with the Brazilian squaring to Luis Suarez to tap Barcelona into the lead. Sevilla had a good chance to equalise just…

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Sporting Club 1-0 Atletico Madrid (Agg 1-2): Los Colchoneros fall to defeat in Lisbon but sneak through

Atletico Madrid sneaked through to the semi finals despite defeat to Sporting Club in an action packed night in the UEFA Europa League. Diego Simeone’s men were awful in a first half dominated by the Portuguese side and were deservedly behind 1-0 at the break thanks to Fredy Montero’s back post header but they held on to make it into the last four. Sporting went close first with Marcos Acuna’s early header evading Jan Oblak’s cross bar before the Slovenian dived full length to his right to keep out a…

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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sporting Club: Simeone’s men secure first leg victory

Atletico Madrid put one foot in the Europa League semi final after a 2-0 first leg win against Sporting Club at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga side went in front after just 23 seconds when Sporting defender Sebastian Coates gave the ball away to Diego Costa on the edge of the area and the Spanish forward played the ball through to Koke who stuck the ball in the bottom corner. Costa then won a quick-fire corner with Diego Godin’s header being kept out by Rui Patricio as Atleti went…

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