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Diego Simeone Longs To Re-Sign Chelsea’s Star Striker

Diego Simeone wants to reunite with striker, Diego Costa. Simeone is hoping to get financial backing from the bosses at Atletico Madrid for this summer’s transfer window, as he has decided to stay on as manager. Via The Mirror, new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to keep the Spaniard, who didn’t have one of his most prolific periods last season, scoring just 12 …

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Nobody Remembers the Losers? Sport’s Memorable Nearly Men

In the aftermath of last month’s gut-wrenching Champions League final defeat for Atlético Madrid, Diego Simeone posted that ‘Nobody remembers the losers.’ On the contrary, it is clear that no one who watched that final is likely to soon forget the heart-rending image of a devastated Juanfran begging forgiveness from the Atlético supporters, sickened by a second final defeat in three seasons. As always in …

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Waiting Game Over: Simeone Decides His Immediate Future

After the heartbreak of losing the Champions League final at the hands of arch rivals Real Madrid, there is some good news for fans of Atletico Madrid with the news that manager Diego Simeone is set to stay on as manager. Simeone suggested he could walk away after the heartache of losing on penalties, with the devastated Juanfran the unlucky …

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How Diego Simeone Brought Atletico Madrid Back Into The Spotlight

Arsenal / Simeone

People have raved about Leicester City’s title-winning exploits this season and rightly so. Perhaps, as a result, what Atletico Madrid have achieved has languished in obscurity somewhat, but then with Atletico this is a common occurrence. When Diego Simeone arrived to manage a team he had played for and recognised as a footballing home of sorts in December 2009, he …

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La LIga: Major Twist In The Title Race As One Contender Bows Out

VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 08: Juanfran of Atletico de Madrid reacts during La Liga match between Levante UD and Atletico de Madrid at Ciutat de Valencia on May 8, 2016 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)

And then there were two… Champions League finalists they may be, but this past weekend saw Atlético Madrid eliminated from the race to win La Liga, leaving only Clásico rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to contest the trophy heading into the final round of fixtures next Sunday. With every La Liga game kicking off at the same time on Sunday, there …

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Atletico Madrid’s Recent Defensive Stats Are Astonishing

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 30: Head coach Diego Pablo Simeone of Atletico de Madrid gives instructions during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SL Benfica at Vicente Calderon Stadium on September 30, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

It might not be pretty, but it’s definitely effective. Diego Simeone’s philosophy certainly gets the job done and with these stats, it’s not hard to see why. After slaying Catalan giants Barcelona, Atleti are now halfway to the final after a dogged 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday night. Saul Niguez scored a brilliant solo goal after just 11 minutes and what …

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Analysis: Advantage Atletico as Simeone Stops Pep’s Wingers

<> at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.

Pep Guardiola’s decision to field two out-and-out wingers failed to bear fruit against Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. Cognisant of the compactness of Atletico, who defend narrowly with at least ten players behind the ball, the Bayern manager looked to the wings by asking Douglas Costa and Kingsley Coman to hug their respective touchlines. Thomas Muller, normally fielded in a half-forward …

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Guardiola And Man City Kept Apart In Champions League Semi-Final Draw

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 18: David Silva of Manchester City FC beats Alvaro Arbeloa of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Real Madrid and Manchester City FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 18, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Following the fall to earth of the gods of Barcelona, this season’s Champions League has suddenly become wide open. The Catalan giants were the overwhelming favourites to become the first side to retain the European Cup for nearly three decades, but their exit at the hands of La Liga rivals Atlético Madrid means that the wait goes on. Atlético have …

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Chelsea Star ‘Desperate To Quit The Club’ This Summer

Diego Costa

Incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hasn’t even taken charge of the club yet but he already faces his first major battle. The lack of Champions League football at Stamford Bridge has meant that they face a fight to keep hold of their best players this summer, with the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard being linked with moves away. One …

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Atlético Madrid Join The Chase For Struggling Liverpool Striker

during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Anfield on August 17, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Christian Benteke has been enduring something of a nightmare at Liverpool this season. The Belgian international has found himself on the bench more often than not this year as manager Jürgen Klopp has preferred Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and even attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino ahead of him. In fact, one suspects that still-in-crutches Danny Ings would be called on ahead of …

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