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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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DEAL CLOSE! Diego Costa edges towards Chelsea exit as Atletico Madrid return looms

The 28-year-old is set for a move back to his former club Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Chelsea striker Diego Costa is close to sealing a return to his former club Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain. The 28-year-old has looked certain to depart Stamford Bridge ever since he revealed a text message from Blues boss Antonio Conte, telling him he had no future in west London. Costa would be unable to play for Atletico until January at the earliest due to the club’s transfer ban which prevents them from…

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Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid forward to stay after transfer ban upheld

Antoine Griezmann says he will stay at Atletico Madrid next season as it would be a “dirty move” to leave the club after their transfer ban was upheld. The 26-year-old forward had been linked with a move to Manchester United, before their interest in him cooled. Atletico’s appeal against a transfer ban for breaching Fifa rules over the signing of minors was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). “It’s a hard time for the club,” Griezmann told French television. The France international told Telefoot he had decided…

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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real hammer rivals Atletico

Cristiano Ronaldo scored another Champions League hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Atletico Madrid in the semi-final first leg to close in on a third final in four years. Real were utterly dominant throughout against their city rivals at the Bernabeu and led after 10 minutes when Ronaldo headed home Casemiro’s cross. It looked as if the hosts might fail to fully capitalise on their superiority – until Ronaldo let the ball bounce and smashed an unstoppable shot from 16 yards past Atletico keeper Jan Oblak, who had made several saves…

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VIDEO: Espanyol 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann bags 100th LaLiga goal in away win

This was just one of many Spanish top flight matches live on talkSPORT 2 Saturday, April 22, 2017 Atletico Madrid boosted their hopes of claiming an automatic Champions League qualification spot after beating Espanyol on Saturday night. Los Rojiblancos responded to Sevilla beating Granada with a crucial three points of their own as Antoine Griezmann notched his 100th LaLiga goal. Diego Simeone’s side were struggling to find a breakthrough before Griezmann’s intervention in the closing stages from an Atletico long-throw. The result leaves Atleti three points clear of fourth placed Sevilla with five…

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Leicester to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters

Leicester City have been drawn against Spanish side Atletico Madrid in their maiden Champions League quarter-final. The Premier League champions progressed to the last eight by beating Spanish title-chasers Sevilla 3-2 on aggregate. Leicester will play the first leg against last year’s beaten finalists away from home on 11 or 12 April, with the return leg on 18 or 19 April. Holders Real Madrid face Bayern Munich, while Barcelona take on Juventus and Borussia Dortmund play Monaco. Sportsday: Live reaction to the draw Atletico are the only side left in…

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