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Griezmann says heart with Barca after ugly Atletico exit

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Antoine Griezmann on Monday said he couldn’t wait to make his Barcelona debut and that his heart was with the team as he tries to move on from a sour exit from Spanish rivals Atletico Madrid. Griezmann’s 120 million euros ($135 million) transfer was contested by …

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Griezmann trains for the first time with Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | French striker Antoine Griezmann trained with his new Barcelona teammates for the first time on Monday following his controversial move from Atletico Madrid last week. “The first of two sessions scheduled for the day was completed by all available first team players, including the newest incorporations, …

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Barcelona bag Griezmann after stumping up 120 million euros

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona announced the signing of Antoine Griezmann on Friday after the Spanish champions paid La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the 120 million euro ($135 million) release clause required to sign the World Cup winner. “The player will sign a contract with his new club for the …

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Godin signs for Inter, Juve snap up Pellegrini

Rome, Italy | AFP | Veteran Uruguayan central defender Diego Godin, who announced his departure from Atletico Madrid in May, signed a three-year deal with Inter Milan on Monday. In a busy day of Serie A transfer activity, Luca Pellegrini became reigning champions Juventus’ first summer signing after moving from Roma …

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UEFA probe Ronaldo for ‘improper conduct’ over ‘cojones’ goal celebration

Milan, Italy | AFP | UEFA on Monday opened an investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal celebration after scoring a hat-trick in Juventus’ Champions League comeback win against Atletico Madrid last week. European football’s governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of “improper conduct” after he mimicked Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing ‘cojones’ gesture in last Tuesday’s 3-0 …

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Allegri counting on goal-king Ronaldo to save Champions League dream

Turin, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo has scored so many goals he gives Juventus “a great advantage” insisted coach Massimiliano Allegri as the Italian side look to overturn a two-goal Champions League deficit against Atletico Madrid in their last 16, second leg tie in Turin on Tuesday. “Cristiano has a lot of goals in …

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Ronaldo back in Madrid ready to tackle favourite victim Atletico

Milan, Italy | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Spain ready to bury the demons of his nightmare Champions League debut for Juventus on Wednesday against one of his favourite victims Atletico Madrid. The former Real Madrid player was sent off after 28 minutes in his first European game for Juventus in Spain last September …

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