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Atletico Madrid win to go top in La Liga

Dec 22 2013, 6:12am CST | by

Madrid, Dec 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Madrid, Dec 22 — Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium. The result means that...

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Atletico Madrid win to go top in La Liga

Dec 22 2013, 6:12am CST | by

Madrid, Dec 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Madrid, Dec 22 — Atletico Madrid moved to the top of the Spanish La Liga for at least 24 hours Saturday night after beating Levante 3-2 in the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

The result means that Barcelona have to win 2-0 or 3-2 or better in their trip to play Getafe Sunday to recover the leadership, reports Xinhua.

Atletico were made to suffer more than expected after falling behind to an early goal from Andres Ivanschitz before Diego Godin scored a header midway through the first half.

Diego Costa's incredible scoring run continued two minutes after the break as he netted his 18th of the campaign, but Pedro Rios dragged Levante back into the game after 56 minutes.

It was not until the 13 minute from time that Costa scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to send Atletico top and send the fans in the Calderon into raptures.

The round of games kicked off with a minor surprise as Sevilla won 2-1 away to Villarreal, who would have moved above Athletic Club Bilbao with a win.

Cala put Sevilla ahead after 24 minutes and Carlos Bacca's recent run of goals continued when he doubled their lead with just under 20 minutes remaining and although Perbet pulled a goal back from the penalty spot with two minutes remaining, it was too little too late.

Real Sociedad took advantage of Villarreal's defeat and continue their climb up the table into fifth place thanks to a 3-1 win away to Granada.

Carlos Vela netted twice and Antoine Griezmann also scored for the on-form side from San Sebastian, whose first game in 2013 is the Basque derby at home to neighbours, Athletic Club Bilbao.

Piti scored a magnificent goal for Granada with a 30 effort that deserved to be more than just a consolation goal.

Finally Betis will go into the New Year rock bottom of the table after a 1-0 home defeat to Almeria.

Azeez's fourth minute shot took a huge deflection on its way into the back off the net and Betis created a lot of chances only to be denied by poor finishing and great goalkeeping by Esteban Suarez in the Almeria goal, although it should be added that Almeria, who climb out of the relegation zone with the win, also had chances to score more goals on the break.

The end of the game saw incredible scenes as the Betis fans cheered the players, who stayed in the middle of the pitch, despite the defeat with the majority of the players in tears at the support of their fans at a difficult time.

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Aug 29 2014 3:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Fernando Torres' disappointing Chelsea career came to close on Friday, as the club confirmed a two-year loan deal to send the Spaniard to AC Milan.  Torres was a hit at Atletico Madrid and Liverpool but struggled mightily after his £50 million move to Chelsea.  His time was marred by awful misses and goals were typically few and far between. With Diego Costa now at the club, Torres was finally excess baggage, and Jose Mourinho sent him to Italy.  As such, Chelsea fan ...
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Aug 29 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: 101 great goals

Having played dumb this morning about the notion of Fernando Torres ever leaving, Jose Mouinho has already arranged the Spaniard’s replacement, according to Di Marzio.The Italian journo claims that Chelsea have reached an agreement with QPR for Remy, with the Blues having triggered his release clause of €10m this evening.With Torres going out on ‘loan’ (ahem) to Milan, Chelsea need a third striker to back up and/or compete with Diego Costa and Didier Drogba, and it would seem as thou ...
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Aug 29 2014 2:10pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Chelsea Football Club have officially announced a two-year loan deal that will send embattled striker Fernando Torres to the San Siro.The Spaniard lit the EPL on fire while at Liverpool and in the early Chelsea days, however poor recent performances and the signing of Diego Costa have made him expendable.Find out why Torres can revive his career in Serie A with AC Milan as B/R's Matteo Bonetti joins host Will ...
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Chelsea Make Enquiry About QPR Striker Loic Remy’s Availability

Aug 29 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

Blues looking to replace AC Milan bound Fernando Torres. Read more Chelsea transfer rumours. Chelsea have enquired about the availability of striker Loic Remy from fierce local rivals Queens Park Rangers, report the Mail, with Jose Mourinho looking to replace Fernando Torres as his move to AC Milan moves ever closer. France international Remy has surprisingly remained at Loftus Road throughout the course of the summer, despite a ...
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Fernando Torres to AC Milan: Latest Loan Details, Reaction and More

Aug 29 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

For the time being, the Fernando Torres experiment at Chelsea is over. The polarizing 30-year-old striker, after two-and-a-half seasons of failing to live up to his status as one of the most expensive transfers in history, is on his way to AC Milan on a two-year loan. Chelsea announced the move on the club website, subject to Torres "agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination." Torres, a European champion in 2008 and World Cup winner in ...
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Fernando Torres' Proposed Transfer to AC Milan Leaves Mixed Chelsea Feelings

Aug 29 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Chelsea will "analyse any possibility" of Fernando Torres leaving the club before the transfer window closes Sept. 1, according to Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea manager was speaking at his weekly press conference, as reported by The Times (subscription required), where, after a week of speculation, he was quizzed on Torres' future. Mourinho explained that no official bid has been placed by AC Milan, although he did concede the Blues may ...
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Chelsea Allow Flop Striker Fernando Torres To Undergo AC Milan Medical

Aug 29 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

San Siro moves edges closer for Torres. Read more Chelsea transfer rumours. Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has been given permission by the Blues to undergo a medical at AC Milan ahead of a proposed transfer, report the Express, with the former Liverpool man edging closer to a move to the San Siro before the transfer window closes on Monday evening. Torres, who Chelsea broke the British transfer reco ...
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Chelsea lineup shock replacement for Fernando Torres

Aug 29 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: Soccerlens

Chelsea lineup shock replacement for Fernando Torres - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Fernando Torres finally looks set to leave Chelsea as AC Milan are closing in on the Spanish striker. An agreement has been reached between the two clubs and the player is heading to Milan for his medical before the deal can be completed. Chelsea already have a replacement lined up! Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting ...
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