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Wilshere says Arsenal still believe after Atletico draw

United Kingdom | AFP | Jack Wilshere says Arsenal can take confidence from their Europa League semi-final draw against Atletico Madrid, despite the frustration of conceding a late away goal. With the visitors on the back foot for much of Thursday’s first-leg contest at the Emirates Stadium following Sime Vrsaljko’s …

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Profligate Arsenal punished by 10-man Atletico Madrid

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s hopes of sending outgoing manager Arsene Wenger off with a trophy suffered a major blow as they could only draw 1-1 with 10-man Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. The Gunners played with an extra man …

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Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more – Simeone

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side. Arsenal are hoping to bid farewell to outgoing manager Arsene Wenger …

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Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title. Antoine Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up …

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Europa League semis: Arsenal v Atletico, Marseille v Salzburg

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League while Marseille will play Austria’s FC Salzburg. Arsene Wenger’s side will play the first leg at home against Atletico, who are favourites to win the competition for the third time. The first legs …

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Torres strikes twice as Atletico thrash Lokomotiv

Paris, France | AFP | Fernando Torres scored twice as Atletico Madrid romped to a 5-1 Europa League thrashing of Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia on Thursday to complete a resounding last-16 victory. Diego Simeone’s side wrapped up an 8-1 win on aggregate to book a place in Friday’s quarter-final draw. …

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Atletico report Barca for illegal Griezmann approach

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid reported Barcelona to football’s governing body FIFA over illegal contact made to star forward Antoine Griezmann, Atletico club sources confirmed on Tuesday. “The complaint has been presented for repeated contact between Barcelona, the player and his team,” an Atletico source told AFP. Griezmann …

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English eyes on Griezmann for crunch Chelsea clash

Madrid, Spain | AFP | As a red-hot Antoine Griezmann hopes to keep Atletico Madrid’s faint Champions League hopes alive at Stamford Bridge, the stage is also set for the Frenchman to showcase his talents to a host of Premier League suitors. Atletico need to beat Chelsea in London on …

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Ronaldo nets winner for Real, Atletico hit five

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo’s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo’s relief was clear to see when he fired home the rebound after seeing his …

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Griezmann gives Atletico power of positive thinking

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Diego Simeone refused to be downhearted by Atletico Madrid’s slim chances of making the Champions League last 16 after Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. Twice finalists in the past …

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