La Liga News 

Griezmann has not told me he is leaving, claims Diego Costa

Diego Costa has told reporters that Atletico Madrid team-mate Antoine Griezmann has now yet told him of his future. The French attacker has been in superb form this season, netting an impressive 23 goals in 38 appearances and gaining further plaudits from a number of on looking clubs. Having been linked with an exit from the club last summer after interest from both Barca and English club Manchester United; the French international is subject to further speculation as we approach this summer. Barca have been closely monitoring his situation with…

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News Spain 

Diego Costa in Spain squad over Alvaro Morata

Diego Costa has been included in Spain’s squad for the upcoming friendlies with Germany and Argentina, but Alvaro Morata misses out. Former Real Madrid striker Morata has been struggling to gain starts for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side, whilst Costa has been performing well back at Atletico Madrid, where he has combined well with Antoine Griezmann. Julen Lopetegui is hoping to use the friendly games to put his World Cup plans into place and Morata’s exemption now leaves many wondering if he will be chosen for this summer’s competition in Russia. Marcos…

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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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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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