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Three things we learned from Liverpool v Atletico Madrid

Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Champions League holders Liverpool crashed out in the last 16 on Wednesday after a stunning fightback from Atletico Madrid sealed a 3-2 win on the night and a 4-2 aggregate success. AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from Liverpool’s unexpected exit: Liverpool slump …

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Gutsy Atletico given hope after surprise win over Liverpool

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Liverpool were the victims of an old-fashioned Atletico Madrid masterclass on Tuesday as Diego Simeone’s side ground out a 1-0 win in Madrid to give themselves hope of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. Saul Niguez raised the roof at a bouncing Wanda Metropolitano by scoring in …

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Stuttering Atletico seek old habits to upset Liverpool and the odds

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid might once have relished the challenge of resisting an opponent like Liverpool, but reaching the Champions League’s quarter-finals will require a performance not yet seen from them this season. Diego Simeone’s side are no longer the same Atletico famed for their inch-perfect defence, relentless …

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Five talking points in European football this weekend

Paris, France | AFP | Several countries may be in the midst of their winter breaks, but the football goes on elsewhere, with Spain’s biggest clubs having an eventful few days in Saudi Arabia while the race for the title continues in Serie A and Ligue 1. AFP Sport looks back …

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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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