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The Griezmann Show – Atletico Madrid are Europa League Champions

The Simeone-way coupled with Griezmann goals and Payet’s injury ensured the Europa League trophy belongs to Atletico Madrid. The game started in a very bizarre fashion as Marseille kicked the ball out of touch straight from kick off. In the third minute, Diego Costa chased a long ball but Mandanda was there to catch the ball. The first ‎opportunity fell to Marseille, Germain was put through by Payet but he sent it over the bar from just ten yards out. He would have been disappointed at not making the Atletico keeper…

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Marseille v Atletico Madrid: Europa League Final preview

Atletico Madrid have arrived in Lyon for the Europa League final, with victory in Wednesday’s showcase resulting in the club lifting the trophy for a third time. Stade des Lumieres, Lyon / 19:45 GMT / 16th May 2018 Atleti go in to the final as strong favourites, having eased their way through the competition following their exit from the Champions League group stages. Los Colchoneros had arguably the trickier route to the final, overcoming strong European sides such as Sporting Lisbon and Arsenal. Marseille, who currently sit in fourth position…

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Atletico Madrid 1-0 Arsenal (Agg 2-1): Simeone’s men secure final place

Atletico Madrid secured their place in the Europa League final in Lyon later this month after Diego Costa’s goal saw them beat Arsenal at the Wanda Metropolitano. The first real chance of the game fell the way of the home side but Diego Costa couldn’t give them the early lead. He outmuscled Nacho Monreal on the right edge of the box but with few options he decided to go for goal however David Ospina closed the angle down and the Spaniard fired wide of target. Arsenal were forced into a…

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Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal (Agg 1-1): Match Preview, Line-Ups and Prediction

Atletico Madrid will aim to reach the Europa League final on Thursday night as they welcome Arsenal to the Wanda Metropolitano for their semi-final second leg with the match delicately poised at 1-1. Wanda Metropolitano / 20:05 GMT / 3rd May 2018 Los Colchoneros grabbed a crucial away goal late on at the Emirates last Thursday through Antoine Griezmann to give them the edge ahead of the return game. Not only are they favourites for the second leg but also for the tournament as a whole and Arsenal know they…

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Wenger believes Griezmann’s goal ensured ‘worst possible result’

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that the 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Thursday evening was the ‘worst possible result’ for his side. The game couldn’t have began any worse for Atletico with the visitors reduced to ten men after just nine minutes. Sime Vrsaljko was booked after just 70 seconds for bringing down Jack Wilshere as he tried to race towards goal and he received his second yellow and subsequent red when he came in late on Alexandre Lacazette. Hector Bellerin was then penalised for a foul on…

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Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Simeone’s men secure vital away goal

Antoine Griezmann’s late goal secured a first leg draw at the Emirates for Atletico Madrid and gave them the edge in their Europa League semi-final against Arsenal. The game couldn’t have began any worse for Atletico with the visitors reduced to ten men after just nine minutes. Sime Vrsaljko was booked after just 70 seconds for bringing down Jack Wilshere as he tried to race towards goal and he received his second yellow and subsequent red when he came in late on Alexandre Lacazette. Hector Bellerin was then penalised for…

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Arsenal vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview, Lineups and Prediction

La Liga’s only remaining Europa League representative Atletico Madrid, will travel to London to take on Arsenal in the first leg of their semi final on Thursday night. Emirates Stadium / 20:05 GMT / 26th April 2018 Diego Simeone’s men have been favourites for the tournament ever since they dropped down following their Champions League group stage exit but will face their toughest task yet with Arsenal looking to win a trophy in Arsene Wenger’s final year in charge. Amazingly, this game will be the first ever competitive meeting of…

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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sporting Club: Simeone’s men secure first leg victory

Atletico Madrid put one foot in the Europa League semi final after a 2-0 first leg win against Sporting Club at the Wanda Metropolitano. The La Liga side went in front after just 23 seconds when Sporting defender Sebastian Coates gave the ball away to Diego Costa on the edge of the area and the Spanish forward played the ball through to Koke who stuck the ball in the bottom corner. Costa then won a quick-fire corner with Diego Godin’s header being kept out by Rui Patricio as Atleti went…

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Europa League: Atletico Madrid vs Sporting Club – Lineups, Preview and Prediction

Atletico Madrid will play host to Portuguese side Sporting Club in their Europa League quarter final on Thursday evening. 20:05 BST, Thursday 5th April, Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid, Spain), BT Sport Both of these sides began their European campaigns in the Champions League this season but dropped to the Europa League after third place finishes in their respective groups. Atleti are massive favourites for the tournament but La Liga’s second placed side know it won’t be easy against Sporting who sit third in the Liga NOS, six points behind leaders Benfica….

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Two stabbed as Marseille Ultra’s attack Athletic Club fans

Two Athletic Bilbao security guards were stabbed by Marseille Ultras on Thursday, say reports in Spanish press. Prior to the start of the Europa League clash on Thursday evening, a group of visiting fans launched fireworks in the direction of home supporters inside the San Mames and were quickly ejected. Whilst outside the ground, it is reported that two security guards were stabbed with one receiving a wound to the neck. Both were rushed to hospital, whilst police and security attempted to stop any further clashes. Marseille, who won the…

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