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Atletico Madrid v Levante: Hosts looking to steer clear of neighbours with victory

Atletico Madrid welcome Levante to the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday with a win widening the gap between them and third-placed Real Madrid to six points. Atleti discovered on Friday that they face tough competition in English Premiership side Arsenal in the Europa League semi-final, having progressed to the next round the night before in a 2-1 aggregate win over Portuguese side Sporting Club. Diego Simeone may feel that his side could have performed better in the league in recent times, having picked up seven points from the last 15 available….

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Simeone anticipates missing injured full-back duo against Villarreal

Lokomotiv Moscow were decisively beaten 1-5 by visitors Atletico Madrid on Thursday, meaning‎ Los Colchoneros advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League by 1-8 on aggregate. Commenting on the performance, in particular of Fernando Torres and the quality of his shot, Simeone said, “[Torres’] stats are the same as his colleagues, “[He is] committed, involved, always wanting the good of the group. “He played very well, he safely converted the penalty and did well for the second goal. His attitude is what has always marked him out. “That, he…

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Cerezo talks title race between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

The President of Atletico Madrid, Enrique Cerezo has stated that his club will not give up the title just yet. They plan to challenge league leaders Barcelona for the La Liga crown until the very end of the season. Los Rojiblancos sit second in the league and have reduced the gap at the top of the table by four points within the past two weeks. FC Barcelona dropped points against both Espanyol and Getafe. Cerezo has high hopes after a good run of form for Atletico Madrid this season and feels that it…

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Atletico Madrid 1-1 Girona: Catalans take home a deserved point

Any hope Atletico Madrid had of mounting a title challenge diminished today after Girona managed to hold the home side to a draw. Currently, Atletico Madrid sits nine points off the top spot, but Barcelona has a game in hand. The match started with the Mattressers the favourites to edge a win at the Wanda Metropolitano. But, a stubborn visiting side and some poor substitution choices cost Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone the win. The breakthrough came after 34 minutes with a brilliant pass into the box from Thomas towards…

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Barça wary of a charged atmosphere next week in Madrid

It would be a huge understatement to say Barcelona has been having a calm international break. After making the strategic – but surreal – move to play the Las Palmas match behind closed doors on Sunday (after La Liga officials refused the club’s request to cancel the match for safety reasons), they have been participating in the Catalan regional strike this Tuesday, along with the regions other La Liga clubs – Girona and Espanyol. The motto of Barcelona has always been “Més que un club” and that seems poignant this…

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Leaky defence leaves Atletico Madrid with cause for concern

La Liga’s most miserly defence will have to step into gear if it’s to have any hope of breaking the Madrid-Barcelona hegemony next term. Having conceded a paltry 27 goals in 38 league matches last season, Atlético Madrid ended their pre-season yesterday afternoon with a 3-2 win over Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium, taking their goals conceded to a total of four over four pre-season matches. The only side Atlético have kept at bay so far this term have been Deportivo Toluca, who held the…

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