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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Roma: Hosts keep qualification chances alive

Atlético de Madrid have successfully managed to keep hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League alive after defeating AS Roma 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Diego Simeone had to make a last minute change to the squad list for the game, with Augusto Fernandez coming in to the team, replacing Juanfran who had suffered a muscular injury in his left hamstring. There were five changes to the side following the weekend’s draw against Real Madrid, with Giminez, Felipe Luis, Augusto, Carrasco and Fernando Torres taking to…

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Highlights: Real Madrid thump APOEL; Sevilla come from 3-0 down

Champions League highlights from Real Madrid’s thumping win over APOEL and Sevilla’s impressive comeback against Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp said that this was “the game” in his pre-match press conference and he couldn’t have been more on the money but his side squandered a 3-0 half-time lead to draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the penultimate game of the group stage on Tuesday night. Goals from Roberto Firmino (2) and Sadio Mane gave Liverpool a 3-0 inside 30 minutes, but a spirited comeback from the home side saw goals from…

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Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Reds stunned by impressive comeback

Jurgen Klopp said that this was “the game” in his pre-match press conference and he couldn’t have been more on the money. His side squandered a 3-0 half-time lead to draw at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in the penultimate game of the group stage on Tuesday night. While the German had close to a full compliment to choose from for the game with only Joel Matip an absentee, Eduardo Berizzo had greater issues with defensive pairing Daniel Carriço and Nico Pareja both sidelined. The Reds, who are in a rich…

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APOEL 0-6 Real Madrid: Zidane’s side qualify for next round

Real Madrid beat APOEL Nicosia 6-0 in the Champions League to reach the knock-out stages of the competition. A 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on the last match-day matched with a 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid in the league at the weekend; put slight pressure on Zinedine Zidane’s men to seal three points and qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition. Croatian midfielder Luka Modric opened the scoring on what would turn out to be an easy night for Los Blancos, firing in from 25 yards. Karim Benzema, who…

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Eibar 5-0 Real Betis: Massive win for impressive hosts

Eibar picked up just their third win of the season with a 5-0 hammering of off-form Real Betis at the Ipurua. Their two previous wins had been by a solitary goal over Malaga and Leganes but they had a much more comfortable time of things on Monday night. They opened the scoring after just seven minutes, Takashi Inui’s cross from the right towards Sergi Enrich found its way into the net with the forward claiming the goal but the final touch seemed to come off defender Jordi Amat. Los Armeros continued to…

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Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Villarreal: Honours even after Aduriz levels

Aritz Aduriz rescued a point for Athletic Bilbao as they drew 1-1 with Villarreal on Sunday evening. Heading into Sunday night’s late kick-off, it was fair to say the visitors were in better form, winning four of their last five plus an impressive draw with Atletico Madrid. The home side in contrast had not won a league game since September. Having started the game well, the Basque’s fell behind in the first half to a Manuel Trigueros strike. Trigueros, who has been in superb form this season had missed an…

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Las Palmas 0-2 Levante: Hosts dominate but lose out

Levante secured three points against Las Palmas, despite the home side dominating possession. The home side have struggled this season and continue to do so after losing to Valencia based Levante on Sunday afternoon. The Estadio de Gran Canaria was full of optimism for three points but Cheick Doukoure’s opener with twenty minutes remaining cancelled out any chance of that. Las Palmas did dominate proceedings but striker Jonathan Calleri was unfortunate not to get on the score sheet. As the game ran out of time, Jason bagged a second for…

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Espanyol 0-2 Valencia: Los Che keeping pace with Barca

Valencia beat Espanyol 2-0 on Sunday afternoon thanks to goals from Geoffrey Kondogbia and Santi Mina. With Barcelona beating Leganes on Saturday 3-0, pressure was on Valencia to maintain their impressive run and make next weekend’s clash between the top two a eye-catching clash. In truth, it wasn’t Los Che’s best performance of the season as their Catalan hosts had the best chances of the first half. Gerard Moreno and Sergi Darder both came close, hitting the post with their respective efforts. However, despite their domination, the home side fell…

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Malaga 3-2 Deportivo: Borja Baston wins it for hosts in dramatic style

Borja Baston ended his goal drought to give Malaga a superb comeback win over Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday afternoon. Malaga, who did sit bottom, came from behind to beat Depor in a five-goal thriller at La Rosaleda. Roberto Rosales opened the scoring for the home side, making the most of some slack marking from a corner to vollet home, before former Arsenal man Lucas Perez levelled with a back-post header. Defender Fabian Schar then gave the Galician side the lead shortly after the break, rounding off a swift counter-attacking move….

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