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    Atlético win third Europa Cup title

Atlético win third Europa Cup title

Atlético Madrid defeated Marseille 3-0 to win the Europa Cup for a third time in Wednesday. Marseille failed to become the first French team to win a major European competition since 1995/96, when PSG beat SK Rapid Wien in the Cup Winner’s Cup. Atletico Madrid led 1-0 at the break in the Europa League final. Antoine Griezman's strike separated the two sides as [...]

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    Moses outstanding as Batshuayi’s late strike stuns Atlético

Moses outstanding as Batshuayi’s late strike stuns Atlético

Victor Moses was in form when Chelsea defeated Atlético Madrid 2-1 in the second group fixture game of the champions league on Wednesday.  Michy Batshuayi won with what was quite literally the last kick of the game for Chelsea. Antoine Griezmann had fired Atlético Madrid ahead from the spot when David Luiz was penalised for a foul in the 40th minute. Alvaro Morata [...]

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    Atlético stop Leicester’s Champions League fairytale

Atlético stop Leicester’s Champions League fairytale

Atlético Madrid ended Leicester City's dream of advancing to the semi-final of the Champions League on Tuesday night at the King Power stadium. The English Premier League champions were knocked out on a 1-2 aggregate scoreline after playing a 1-1 draw in the 2nd leg quarter-final match at the King Power stadium. Leicester was the last England club in the Champions League. Atletico [...]

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    Ndidi’s Leicester suffer controversial loss to Atlético Madrid

Ndidi’s Leicester suffer controversial loss to Atlético Madrid

Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was exceptional despite Leicester City's 1-0 loss to Atlético Madrid in the first leg quarter-final of the Champions League. The Nigerian was Leicester’s main man in the middle throughout the game as he snuffed out a number of Atletico's attacking moves. Atletico dominated possession but when they do lose the ball, it was often because of the interference [...]

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    Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Musa’s Leicester to face Atletico in Champions League quarter-final

Leicester City, club of Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa, will face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League. Craig Shakespeare's men are the last remaining English Premier League side in the competition. The Foxes had played Atletico twice before in Europe. Atlético won both ties, in the 1962 Cup Winners’ Cup and 1998 UEFA Cup. The first-leg ties of the quarter-finals will [...]

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    Torres hospitalised after suffering severe head injury

Torres hospitalised after suffering severe head injury

Athletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres, is in a stable condition after being rushed to hospital on Thursday night. The former Chelsea star was momentarily unconscious after being involved in a clash of heads during Atletico Madrid's encounter with Deportivo. Torres hit the ground with a terrific thud after challenging Alex Bergantinos for an aerial ball. Medical staff promptly rushed over and he was [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions. Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry. Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina? Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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    Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

The last and arguably most prestigious trophy in European competition is up for grabs, as Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid – their nearest but far-from-dearest rival – in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. In a special preview of the game, TheCable spoke to Mutiu Adepoju (from his base in Spain) and Dimeji Lawal – [...]

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    Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

Saturday Soccer Special: 3 great battles!

It is hard to recall a weekend as decisive as this in football. In England, Arsenal will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought when they take on Hull City in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday evening. But Wigan beat Manchester City in the 2013 final which will give Hull a lot of belief. In Germany, the country's [...]

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