Mission Impossible for Arsenal?

ARSENAL VS ATLETICO

Considering the defensive abilities of Atletico Madrid and Arsenal’s failure to capitalise on an early red card in the first leg of the Euro cup semi-finals at the Emirates, a lot of football critics have written Wenger’s boys off. Simeone’s boys have only conceded four goals at home in the…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ANTOINE GRIEZMANN ‘FEELS GOOD’ AT ATLETICO MADRID AMID MANCHESTER UNITED LINKS

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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has reiterated that he is happy at the club and is not focused on events regarding his future off the field. The France international, who has 22 goals in 40 appearances this term, has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United at the end of the season. Griezmann has already…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – ATLETICO STADIUM ‘READY’ NEXT YEAR

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Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has confirmed that his club’s new stadium will be ready to go for the start of the 2017/18 season. More and more details are emerging about the stadium, which will be the first fully LED-lit stadium in the world at La Peineta the former athletics…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – SIMEONE HAILS ‘12TH MAN’ IN EIBAR WIN

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Diego Simeone hailed Atletico Madrid’s fans as the “12th man” during Saturday’s 3-1 win against Eibar in La Liga. Goals from Jose Maria Gimenez, Saul Niguez and Fernando Torres the latter’s first since September, also against the Basques fired the depleted Colchoneros to victory, but the Coach reserved special praise…

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#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – Madrid Appeal Filipe Luis Ban

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Atletico Madrid will appeal the three-match ban given to Filipe Luis for his red card against Barcelona. The left-back was dismissed for a challenge on Lionel Messi in the first half of the 2-1 defeat, AS reporting Atletico feel the Spanish Football Federation have been inconsistent with the punishment when…

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@Oyinbotorchlight : Leo Messi Fires Barcelona To the Top As Atletico Cede Top Spot

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Atletico Madrid surrendered top spot in La Liga to Barcelona when they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to 10-man Sevilla in a fiercely contested La Liga clash on Sunday. There was little to choose between the two teams at the Calderon for the first hour, with the…

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Atletico Win But Griezmann Fails To Leave A Mark

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Atletico Madrid ground out a key 1-0 victory over Real Betis on Sunday to leapfrog Real Madrid into second place in La Liga. Koke stabbed home a rebound strike after Fernando Torres had forced a low save from Antonio Adan just seven minutes in, and that proved to be the…

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Real’s Bale And Ramos Fit For Madrid Derby But Rodriguez Out

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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos are fit to return for Sunday’s derby at Atletico Madrid but James Rodriguez has been ruled out, coach Rafa Benitez said. Atletico are likely to provide Benitez with his strongest test to date as boss at Real. Although Diego Simeone’s side have not…

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Juventus, Atlético Madrid agree to deal for Guilherme Siqueira

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Juventus have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign left-back Guilherme Siqueira, according to Sky Italia. The defender has been pushed down the pecking order by the return of Filipe Luis to the Vicente Calderón, and looks set to join the Champions League finalists. Brazlian-born Siqueira, 29, has played…

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Filipe Luis Set To Leave Chelsea For Atletico Mardrid Confirms Mourinho

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Chelsea are on the market for a new left-back with Filipe Luis to be sold within the next few days, according to Jose Mourinho. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has confirmed that the club are in talks to bring the 29-year-old back to Vicente Calderon, just a year after moving…

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Atletico Sign Belgium Winger Carrasco From Monaco

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Atletico Madrid have added an extra option in attack by signing Belgium winger Yannick Carrasco from Monaco, the Spanish top-flight club said on Friday. The 21-year-old is the latest youngster to join Atletico who have also brought in Argentine forward Luciano Vietto from Villarreal since the end of last season.…

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Jackson Martinez Set To Join Atletico Madrid

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The much sought-after FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez  is set to join Spanish outfit, Atletico Madrid, revealed his agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo. The player’s agent told Spanish newspaper AS that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs in a deal worth around €35 million, and the player will join…

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Atletico Madrid Up In UEFA Rankings

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Atletico Madrid have moved up two places to fifth in the latest UEFA club rankings, behind Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Real Madrid are the top-ranked side ahead of Barcelona, although the Catalans can earn further points when they take on Juventus in the Champions League final on June 6, as…

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Run, Don’t Think Against Barca, Says Atletico’s Simeone

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone will advise his players to “run and don’t think” when they face La Liga leaders Barcelona on Sunday. Last season’s champions are looking to secure third place but they face an ominous task against an in-form Barca side who can clinch the title with a…

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FIFA Set To Hand Transfer Bans To Real Madrid & Atletico Madrid For signing Minors

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Big news is breaking in Spain Last night… Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, usually a pretty reliable source, reports late on Tuesday evening that Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing transfer bans, just like the one Barcelona is currently serving. Atletico Madrid were notified earlier today by FIFA and…

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