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Conte lashes tight turnaround for Man City clash

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Chelsea boss Antonio Conte blasted Premier League schedulers over his side’s short turnaround from Champions League action before facing high-flying Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday. Conte’s men put in a brilliant performance to inflict only Atletico Madrid’s second Champions League defeat on home …

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Batshuayi hands Chelsea deserved win at Atletico

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Michy Batshuayi struck a dramatic winner with the last kick of the game as Chelsea inflicted Atletico Madrid’s first defeat at their new Wanda Metropolitano home on Wednesday with a hugely impressive 2-1 Champions League victory. Substitute Batshuayi’s late intervention was just rewards for a dominant …

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Costa to return to Atletico from Chelsea

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Chelsea and Atletico Madrid announced Thursday that they had reached an initial agreement that would see Diego Costa return to the Spanish club. “Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea have reached an initial agreement for the transfer of Diego Costa,” the Spanish side said in a statement. …

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Hard work the key to ‘human’ Ronaldo’s record feats

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more. Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid …

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Real Madrid v Atletico in Champions League semis

Nyon, Switzerland | AFP | Holders Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico in the Champions League semi-finals next month and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus, following the draw on Friday. The all-Madrid showdown is a rerun of the 2014 and 2016 finals in Europe’s top club competition, with Real …

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Atletico Madrid through to Champions League final

Munich, Germany | AFP | Atletico Madrid made it through to their second Champions League final in three seasons on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat away to Bayern Munich in Germany saw them win their semi-final on away goals. Bayern came into the second leg at the Allianz Arena trailing …

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Niguez stunner hands Atletico slender lead over Bayern

Madrid, Spain | AFP | A sensational solo effort from Saul Niguez handed Atletico Madrid a precious 1-0 advantage over Bayern Munich from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday. The Spanish under-21 international skipped past four Bayern players before firing into the …

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