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Athletic and Atletico discover their fate – UEFA Europa League Last 16 Draw

Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid found out their opponents for the last 16 of the Europa League earlier this afternoon at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon. Athletic were drawn in arguably the tie of the round against Ligue 1 side Marseille whilst Atletico face a long trip to Russia for their second leg after they were drawn alongside Lokomotiv Moscow. Bilbao and Marseille have met just twice before, with those two games also coming in the Europa League home and away in February 2016. The first leg of that tie…

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Fernando Torres Gossip 

Fernando Torres set for Asian swansong?

With news that Yannick Carrasco is set to complete a move to the Chinese Super League over the weekend, it is reported that teammate Fernando Torres may also be set for a move to the Far East. According to Cadena COPE journalist Antonio Ruiz, Atletico Madrid is interested in including Torres in the deal that will see Carrasco move to Dalian Yifang for €30 million. The 33-year-old has been competing for game time against Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro throughout the season. With the other three continuing to…

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Global La Liga News 

Yannick Carrasco set for shock move to China

Following Jonathan Viera’s move to Beijing Guoan at the start of the week, the Chinese Super League are set to welcome another big name La Liga player over the weekend. La Sexta have reported that Yannick Carrasco is set to complete a €30 million transfer with Dalian Yifang. The 24 year old was absent from the Diego Simeone’s squad for Thursday’s Europa League match against FC Copenhagen following talks between his agent and the side located in China’s Liaoning Province. It is believed that Carrasco’s former side, AS Monaco are…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Sevilla vs Atletico Madrid: Clash of Round 25 takes shape after solid European performances

Following on from both sides competing in European competition during the week, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid meet at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Sunday evening with both teams in terrific form. Sevilla go in to the clash after a strong performance in the Champions League First Knockout Round against Manchester United. Vincenzo Montella’s side hit 25 shots towards goal on Wednesday night and if it wasn’t for an inspired performance by former Atleti goalkeeper David De Gea, the Sevillistas could have had the upper hand going in to the…

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Global Match Centre 

Two in, two out for La Liga sides – Europa League Round Up

Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao will fly the flag for Spain in the Europa League last 16 after progressing from their last 32 ties on Thursday evening but Villarreal and Real Sociedad crashed out, here’s the best of the action. We start with Real Sociedad who travelled to Austria to face Salzburg with the tie finely poised at 2-2. La Real started well and had a great chance to open the scoring inside ten minutes but the unmarked Mikel Oyarzabal somehow contrived to head off the crossbar from just ten…

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Gossip La Liga 

Griezmann and Dembele potential swap deal?

According to reports, Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann could be in line for a move to Barcelona for £88.8m with current Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, potentially going in the other direction on loan. The deal would surely be a good move for both sides if it were to go through, as Barcelona would be getting one of the most dangerous forwards in Europe in Griezmann and in return, Atletico Madrid would be receiving a mouth-watering amount of money and an extremely talented young player coming in to replace him. The…

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La Liga News 

Simeone plays down lack of penalties claim

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has played down the fact his side have received no penalties this season. Despite the win over Athletic Club, controversy struck when the referee missed a clear foul from Unai Nunez on Diego Costa, seeing Atleti fail to win a penalty, something they have not had – all season. “I don’t like talking about this as the more it is mentioned, it will become worse of the officials,” Simeone told reporters after the game. “They will arrive at our games thinking about that stat, with…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Athletic Bilbao: Hosts continue unbeaten start to 2018

Following on from their European adventures during the week, Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao met at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday with both sides looking to pick up what would be three valuable points at this stage of the competition. Diego Simeone made four changes to the side that started in the 4-1 win against FC Copenhagen on Thursday, with Jan Oblak, Sime Vrsaljko, Felipe Luis and Diego Costa taking to the field, replacing Moya, Juanfran, Diego Godin and Kevin Gameiro. With Artiz Arduiz and Raul Garcia both suspended for…

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