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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 Transfer News: Petr Cech Exit Hint, Fernando Torres Eyed by Wolfsburg

Aug 1 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

While the summer spending may well be over for Chelsea, the drama of the transfer window will continue to be the centre of attention at Stamford Bridge for the next few weeks. With high-profile, new recruits making their way to west London this summer, just how many of manager Jose Mourinho’s former team stalwarts have a place in his side next season is a hot topic for Blues fans. Here, we take a look at two big-name stars tha ...
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Atletico Madrid show off new signing Antoine Griezmann to fans at Calderon [Video]

Aug 1 2014 3:17pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Atletico Madrid got to unveil new signing Antoine Griezmann to fans in the Vicente Calderon stadium earlier today. Griezmann arrives from Real Sociedad in a €30 million transfer to strengthen Diego Simeone’s squad after departures aplenty this summer. Among those who have left are attackers David Villa and Diego Costa while Felipe Luis and Thibaut Courtois will play for Chelsea next season. So to attract a player of Griezmann’s quality called for cele ...
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Mourinho: New Chelsea striker Costa impressing team-mates

Aug 1 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Tribalfootball.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho thinks new forward Diego Costa is a superb addition to his Blues squad and says the other players have been surprised at how much ability their new team-mate possesses. NO, This article does not meet ...
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Chelsea FC players impressed by Diego Costa - Jose Mourinho

Aug 1 2014 8:15am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that his squad are surprised by the technical ability of summer signing Diego Costa. Costa recently joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid in a £32million deal, and Mourinho believes the Spain international is a "great addition" to his side. "He’s a great addi... Read the rest of the article he ...
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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on ‘fantastic’ Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas’ vision, selling Romelu Lukaku [Video]

Aug 1 2014 6:26am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

In Holland for their Eurotrip pre-season, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho sat down for an in-depth exclusive interview with Sky Sports. Mourinho spoke openly and effusively about his summer signings, in particular Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas. Mourinho described Costa as ‘a fantastic player’, who he says his new teammates have been surprised by, such is his technical ability, aside from his team effort and never-say-die attitude. As for Fabregas, Mourinho described the Catalan as ‘a player who sees ...
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Player Focus - Diego Costa

Aug 1 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: WhoScored

We analyse the performances of Diego Costa from the 2013/14 La Li ...
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Chelsea weighing up £40m bid for Edinson Cavani; Raf Honigstein has his doubts [ESPN Video]

Aug 1 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Miguel Delaney writes for ESPN that Chelsea are weighing up a bid for PSG’s Edinson Cavani. Delaney claims that Chelsea have been quoted £40m for the Uruguayan striker, who it’s believed is open to a move to the Londoners, despite recent public declarations to the contrary, insisting he’s happy at Paris. Though already under serious pressure regarding UEFA’s new Financial Fairplay rules, and already exceeding the quota for foreign pla ...
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Wolfsburg make contact in signing Chelsea player

Aug 1 2014 5:51am CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Wolfsburg make contact in signing Chelsea player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Fernando Torres’ time at Chelsea could end in the ongoing summer transfer window as the striker is believed to be a target for Wolfsburg. According to gianlucadimarzio.com, the Bundesliga side have made contact with the West London club for the services of the Spain international. Wolfsburg were interested in signing Álvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku this summer. However, their hope of signing a striker w ...
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Premier League 2014-15 statistical previews: Arsenal to Manchester City

Aug 1 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Football - The Guardian

In the first half of their season previews, WhoScored analyse Arsenal with Alexis Sánchez, Chelsea with Diego Costa and predict how Leicester and Burnley will fare in the top f ...
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Fernando Torres Needs to Makes the Most of 2014-15 Season at Chelsea

Aug 1 2014 5:27am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Chelsea this week confirmed the sale of Romelu Lukaku, setting up a strike force for next season consisting of Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres. There was talk over at ESPN of Torres making a return to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid earlier this summer, but that has failed to materialise thus far. This is not because Jose Mourinho is desperate to hang on to the £50 million man, nor is it because Atletico are completely uninterested in bringing him home. ...
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