La Liga News 

Costa appeal rejected

Diego Costa’s appeal over his second yellow card against Getafe last weekend has been rejected, meaning that the Atletico Madrid forward will miss Saturday evening’s game away versus Eibar. The striker had already picked up a yellow card but despite this he still ran into the crowd to celebrate scoring Atleti’s second goal in their 2-0 win and was subsequently shown his second yellow and then a red. The Appeals Committee defended its decision saying Atleti didn’t prove an error in the official’s call but rather they “only seem to…

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La Liga Match Centre News 

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Getafe: Diego Costa the highlight and lowlight in home win

Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 2-0 on Saturday afternoon in a game that saw Diego Costa score but also be sent off in his first league game back for the club. The Brazilian born striker has been training behind the scenes for six months after his return back the Spanish capital club, but his return to action following Atleti’s transfer ban has been typically dramatic. Costa, who returned against Lleida on Wednesday evening in the Copa del Rey, where he scored – was on the score-sheet again as Diego Simeone’s side…

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La Copa News 

Diego Costa discusses happiness after Atleti return and goal

Diego Costa came off the bench on his return to Atlético Madrid to score their third goal in the 4-0 win at third tier Lleida Esportiu in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16. Costa and fellow new recruit Vitolo started on a strong Atléti bench,which also included Antoine Griezmann,and watched as a Diego Godin header and close range finish from Fernando Torres gave them a two goal half time lead. The trio came on in and around the hour mark with Costa taking just six minutes…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Spanish Papers: Coutinho, Coutinho, Coutinho & Coutinho

Good Morning and welcome to Wednesday 3rd of January’s Spanish Paper review, which as you have guessed – is largely dominated by Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Yep, Mundo Deportivo and Sport are largely focusing on Barcelona’s move for the Brazilian play-maker, with negotiations taking place in London currently. Further reports claim that the former Espanyol man has found a new home next to former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez and that he will replace Arda Turan in the number seven shirt at the Camp Nou. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been…

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La Liga News 

Diego Costa and Vitolo officially join Atleti

Atletico Madrid have finally unveiled Diego Costa and Vitolo, after their transfer ban ended, according to Sky Sports. The deal to take the Spaniard back to Atleti from Chelsea was signed and sealed in September, in which the La Liga outfit paid £57 million for his services, but they were not allowed to register any new players. Their suspension, which came after they were caught illegally signing minors, also prevented Vitolo moving from Sevilla, having agreed a deal in July for £35.5 million. Both players have been restricted to the…

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Gossip La Liga News 

Roma look to sell Sanabria to Atletico Madrid

Roma are looking at the current form of Real Betis striker Antonio Sanabria with delight. Monchi the sporting director at Roma, is looking to trigger their buy back clause on the striker. According to reports from Calciomercato, Roma will look to immediately sell Sanabria to Atletico Madrid. Sanabria left the Italian capital for Betis on a full time basis in the summer of 2016. Recognising the striker’s potential talent in their books, Roma added a buy back clause into the deal. This buy back option is valued at €11 million but will rise…

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Blog La Liga 

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Diego?

On the first of January, Diego Costa will officially be known as an Atletico Madrid player for a third time. Since his fall out with Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, with the striker feeling like he was being treated “like a criminal” at the club and publicly sharing that Conte sent him a text message telling him he is not in the manager’s plans in the future, we haven’t heard or seen much of Costa, with him returning to Brazil over summer and refusing to go back to London until a…

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Blog La Liga 

Atletico Madrid: their loss of character and where they go from here

After a tough week by Atletico Madrid, where they lost to Chelsea and drew with Leganes at the weekend, there has been a lot of questions surrounding Simeone and how good this current Atleti team really is. Comparing this team to that of the league winning side of the 2013/14 season, there is a clear gap in terms of players attitude, grit and determination. This gap is clear to see when simply comparing the 2 sets of players. Team of 2013/14 Team of 2017/18 Thibaut Courtois Jan Oblak Juanfran Juanfran…

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La Liga News 

Diego Costa will have to earn his place, claims Simeone

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has said new striker Diego Costa ‘will have to earn his place’ in the starting eleven come January. Costa, who was embroiled in controversy this summer, having not returned to pre-season training with English club Chelsea – completed his move back to the Wanda Metropolitano last month. The Brazilian-born Spanish international has begun training with his new club but is unable to make his debut until January due to Atleti’s transfer ban. The 28-year-old returns to the club where he scored 56 goals between 2012…

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La Liga News 

Enrique Cerezo calls on Atleti to push Barca for title

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has called on his squad to push Barcelona for the title, having added both Vitolo and Diego Costa to their ranks. A relatively good start to the domestic season for Atleti has seen them sit just behind league leaders Barcelona in second place with four wins and two draws from six games. A trip to Leganes awaits Diego Simeone’s side this weekend, following the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday evening in the Champions League. Whilst, the squad were bitterly disappointed with the defeat and…

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