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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Derby ends in rare stalemate

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid shared a rare goalless draw in the first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano in a result that will have delighted league leaders Barcelona. The last time a LaLiga clash between the two capital clubs finished 0-0 was back in 2005, and since then only one of 39 meetings between the rivals in all competitions had failed to produce a goal – the 2014/15 Champions League quarter-final first leg. But defences ruled the roost at Atletico’s impressive new 68,000-capacity home ground, which provided an electric atmosphere…

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Gareth Bale injury record: Welsh star has missed 40 of last 60 Real Madrid games

Sunday, November 12, 2017 Gareth Bale’s injury nightmare at Real Madrid shows no signs of ending. The Welsh star has picked up 11 separate injuries during his time in the Spanish capital and suffered a setback in his latest rehabilitation programme, suffering a hamstring tear. Bale has picked up three Champions League titles in four seasons with Los Blancos but has struggled to maintain his fitness. With this in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at Bale’s injury record in Madrid and the length of time on the side-lines the…

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale suffers injury setback

A calf injury had ruled the Wales forward out since late September Friday, November 10, 2017 Gareth Bale has suffered a further injury setback in his bid to return to action with Real Madrid. A calf injury had ruled the Wales forward out since late September and, after feeling some discomfort in his left leg during training on Thursday, Bale could be set for a further month on the sidelines. A statement published on realmadrid.com said the 28-year-old had been diagnosed with a fibrillar rupture to the adductor of his…

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Manchester City defensive target Sime Vrsaljko not for sale, say Atletico Madrid – reports

In-demand Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko Thursday, November 9, 2017 Atletico Madrid have insisted that Manchester City and Arsenal target Sime Vrsaljko is not for sale following an enquiry from Napoli. As talkSPORT told you this week, the Italian club made contract with Atletico about a potential January move for their out-of-favour left-back. Vrsaljko has made just three appearances in La Liga so far this season leading to questions about his long-term future with Arsenal and City also interested. Napoli need cover for the injured Faouzi Ghoulam which had led…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, November 9: Real Madrid target Kane, Coutinho to PSG, Barcelona star in Liverpool return?

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers and online… Real Madrid have made Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane their first choice to replace France forward Karim Benzema. (Diario Gol) Neymar is doing his best to convince Liverpool playmaker, Brazil team-mate and close friend Philippe Coutinho to join him at Paris Saint-Germain. (Le 10 Sport) Meanwhile, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi believes team-mate and fellow Argentine Javier Mascherano could return to Liverpool. (Diario Gol) Manchester City are set to lose Sergio Aguero when his contract runs out in 2019. The club’s record goal scorer…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, November 8: Everton want Simeone, Real Madrid target Premier League stars, Ozil to stay at Arsenal?

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online… Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reportedly Everton owner Farhad Moshiri’s top target to become the club’s new manager. (Sky Sports) Real Madrid are poised to make an offer for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata, who is out of contract next summer. (Daily Express) The 29-year-old was left out of the team for United’s trip to Chelsea at the weekend, fuelling speculation the Spanish giants could make a bid for their former youth player in the January transfer window. (Daily Express)…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, November 7: Man United to let De Gea leave, Arsenal target Real Madrid star, Lampard set for Chelsea return?

Here are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online… Everton are hoping to tempt Sam Allardyce back into club management in a short-term deal until the end of the season, with ex-Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare as his assistant. (The Sun) West Ham were rejected by Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Rafael Benitez before making their move for David Moyes to replace manager Slaven Bilic. (The Sun)​ The Hammers are also in discussions about bringing in former left-back Stuart Pearce as Moyes’ assistant. (Daily Telegraph) ​ Manchester United are willing to sell Spain goalkeeper David de…

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