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Atletico close gap on La Liga leaders
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Atletico close gap on La Liga leaders

Oct 28 2013, 3:58am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid took advantage of Real Madrid's defeat against Barcelona to move five points ahead of their city rivals in second place and a point behind the leaders from Catalonia as they piled the misery on Betis, who are now in the relegation zone.

Madrid, Oct 28 — Atletico Madrid took advantage of Real Madrid's defeat against Barcelona to move five points ahead of their city rivals in second place and a point behind the leaders from Catalonia...

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Atletico close gap on La Liga leaders

Oct 28 2013, 3:58am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Oct 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid took advantage of Real Madrid's defeat against Barcelona to move five points ahead of their city rivals in second place and a point behind the leaders from Catalonia as they piled the misery on Betis, who are now in the relegation zone.

Madrid, Oct 28 — Atletico Madrid took advantage of Real Madrid's defeat against Barcelona to move five points ahead of their city rivals in second place and a point behind the leaders from Catalonia as they piled the misery on Betis, who are now in the relegation zone.

Youngster Oliver Torres put Atletico ahead as early as in the first minute, before David Villa rediscovered his scoring touch with two early goals in the second half and Diego Costa added to the win with his 11th goal of the campaign with 25 minutes remaining with Gabi scoring a fifth in injury time Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The 5-0 win at Vicente Calderon helped Atletico move to within a point of Barca who beat Real Madrid 2-1 in El Clasico Saturday.

Villarreal remain fourth after Giovani Dos Santos led their 4-1 thrashing of Valencia. The Mexican forward scored his side's last two goals of the game and was a handful for the Valencia defence in the entirre game.

He played a major part in the goals scored by Uche and Hernan Perez which put his side in control of the match.

Sevilla defeated 10-man Osasuna 2-1 in the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium with goals from Igor Rakitic and Jairo after Damia had been sent off late in the first half for the visitors. Oriol Riera netted a late consolation for the visitors.

Meanwhile, Almeria remain bottom of the table and without a win after losing 0-3 away to Real Sociedad. The result once again puts the future of Almeria coach Francisco Rodriguez in doubt.

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Chelsea Predicted Line-Up v Maribor: Diego Costa Rested Again, Ramires To Start

Nov 5 2014 4:48am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

How Chelsea will line up to take on Slovenian champions Maribor in tonight's Champions League. Chelsea's 6-0 win over Maribor two weeks ago put them top of the group, and another win tonight would put them in pole position to win it. Jose Mourinho must strike a fine balance, however, with an important game at Anfield looming on Saturday. SEE MORE: NK Maribor v Chelsea: Live Football Streaming And Champions League Preview 10 Surprise ...
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Mario Mandzukic Under Most Pressure for Atletico Madrid Following Win over Malmo

Nov 5 2014 1:57am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

In football, adaption is typically a two-way process. For players entering a new environment, there's an adjustment that must occur with respect to their play. For the welcoming club, there's a need to cater to the strengths of a new face.  For Mario Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid, the balance between such complementary responsibilities is reaching a point of intrigue. The reason for that is due to a noticeable pe ...
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NK Maribor vs. Chelsea: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Nov 5 2014 1:00am CST | Source: Bleacher Report

After an amazing unbeaten start to their Premier League and European campaigns, Chelsea travel to Slovenia to face NK Maribor on Wednesday in an attempt to secure their place in the knockout phase of the Champions League. Jose Mourinho's side is showing the same kind of steel as the Special One's first Chelsea side, created during his initial spell as manager. The west London outfit currently sits top of Group G on seven poin ...
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NK Maribor v Chelsea: Live Football Streaming And Champions League Preview

Nov 5 2014 12:01am CST | Source: CaughtOffside

NK Maribor face Chelsea as they look to secure progress to the Champions League knockout stages. Find out how you can watch a live stream of the game from Ljudski vrt. Where: Ljudski vrt When: 19.45 BST Live Stream: NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass Chelsea will look to make it ten points out of possible twelve in the Champions League this evening, and likely confirm their progression to the competition's knockout stages. The Blues swe ...
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Three Chelsea players feature in top 10 Premier League rankings

Nov 4 2014 11:45pm CST | Source: Soccerlens

Three Chelsea players feature in top 10 Premier League rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was terrific against Manchester United in the Manchester derby on Sunday, and courtesy of his outstanding performance, the Argentine holds the no #1 rank in this week’s EA Sports Player Performance Index. In the week #10 of EA Sports ranking Premier League, we have ...
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Analysing Potential Premier League Golden Boot Winners – Arsenal And Chelsea Stars Among The Candidates

Nov 4 2014 10:08pm CST | Source: CaughtOffside

Which player will win the golden boot this season? We're one quarter of the way through the current Premier League season, and the players who will be competing for the golden boot in May are becoming clear. Injury or a transfer could rule any of them out suddenly, but what are each individual player's chances of winning the prize this season? SEE MORE: Vertonghen Twitter - Spurs defender taunts Arsenal. Arsenal Anderlecht Ratings - Who l ...
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Man City in tough spot vs CSKA Moscow

Nov 4 2014 10:12am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The UEFA Champions League continues this week with Matchday 4 of the group stage. Sportsnet’s panel of soccer writers and broadcasters preview this week’s matches and offer their predictions. Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow Gerry Dobson: Let’s see if there’s any letdown following Manchester City’s emotional 1-0 victory over cross town rivals on the weekend. The vicrtory over a 10-man United side was not indica ...
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Man City in tough spot vs CSKA Moscow

Nov 4 2014 10:12am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The UEFA Champions League continues this week with Matchday 4 of the group stage. Sportsnet’s panel of soccer writers and broadcasters preview this week’s matches and offer their predictions. Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow Gerry Dobson: Let’s see if there’s any letdown following Manchester City’s emotional 1-0 victory over cross town rivals on the weekend. The vicrtory over a 10-man United side was not indicative of how this one went down. Bad decisions ...
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Man City in tough spot vs CSKA Moscow

Nov 4 2014 10:12am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The UEFA Champions League continues this week with Matchday 4 of the group stage. Sportsnet’s panel of soccer writers and broadcasters preview this week’s matches and offer their predictions. Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow Gerry Dobson: Let’s see if there’s any letdown following Manchester City’s emotional 1-0 victory over cross town rivals on the weekend. The vicrtory over a 10-man United side was not indicative of how this one went down. Bad decisions by the nervous ref me ...
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6 weeks ago

Man City in tough spot vs CSKA Moscow

Nov 4 2014 10:12am CST | Source: Sportsnet.ca

The UEFA Champions League continues this week with Matchday 4 of the group stage. Sportsnet’s panel of soccer writers and broadcasters preview this week’s matches and offer their predictions. Manchester City vs CSKA Moscow Gerry Dobson: Let’s see if there’s any letdown following Manchester City’s emotional 1-0 victory over cross town rivals on the weekend. The vicrtory over a 10-man United side was not indicative of how this one went down. Bad decisions by the nervous ref m ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
 

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