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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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Sevilla confirm Berizzo illness; players knew before Liverpool game

Sevilla have confirmed that Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and that the players knew before the Champions League tie with Liverpool. Sevillainfo.es were among the first to break the news that the Argentine coach had been diagnosed with the illness and that he informed his players during the break at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, however, the latter has now been called false and that the squad knew before the Tuesday evening fixture. Berizzo will now make a decision on whether or not to undergo treatment and will…

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Griezmann discusses ‘possible’ Man United move

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he could join Premier League side Manchester United. The summer months saw the Frenchman linked with a move from the Wanda Metropolitano as Diego Costa’s return to the club was finalised, allowing interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea to be heard in English and Spanish media. La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Madrid were also said to be interested and that has continued into the current season, despite a poor run of form. Griezmann is experiencing his worst form…

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Preview: Atletico Madrid v Roma

This evening (Wednesday 22nd), Atlético de Madrid host Italian giants AS Roma in what is deemed as a crucial Champions League match in the Wanda Metropolitano. Los Colchoneros need to pick up three points to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages. The club currently sit in third place in Group C, gaining three points after drawing both home and away to Azerbaijan side, Qarabag FK, as well as picking up a point in a goalless draw against I Giallorossi at the Stadio Olimpico in September. The Romans…

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Sevilla’s Berizzo diagnosed with cancer; inspires Liverpool comeback

Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer and informed his players during the half time break against Liverpool on Tuesday evening. The Andalusian club will hold a press conference on Wednesday to confirm the reports that former Celta Vigo coach Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Sevillainfo.es were among the first to break the news that the Argentine coach had been diagnosed with the illness and that he informed his players during the break at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Further claims state Berizzo will undergo treatment…

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Zidane praises Benzema and Ronaldo after APOEL victory

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has praised both Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo for their goals against APOEL on Tuesday evening. 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….

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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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