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Chelsea to improve with offseason under Tuchel? Big 2021-22 questions

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The 2020-21 European soccer season was a compact grind that produced some surprising results and offered all of us an opportunity to become experts in the field of soft-tissue injuries. It ended with Chelsea‘s Champions League final win over Manchester City, and while a lot of players have — or......

Suarez, Atletico vindicated by ‘different’ La Liga title

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In the end, of course, it had to be Luis Suarez. “His name, Suarez, that alone is enough … that tells you everything,” argued the coach of Spain‘s new champions, red-eyed Diego Simeone speaking about the man who won him the crucial match, the man who won him the title,......

Atlético Madrid Comes From Behind to Win La Liga on Final Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum It took nearly every minute of all 38 weeks, through all the deadlock and drama, but La Liga has finally crowned a champion with Atlético Madrid securing its first league title since 2014.  Keeping with the theme of......

Atletico win La Liga in dramatic season finale

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Atletico Madrid have La Liga for the first time in seven seasons. Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images Atletico Madrid have won La Liga for the first time since 2014 after a final-day 2-1 comeback win at Real Valladolid saw them clinch the title ahead of rivals Real Madrid. – ESPN+......

In Atletico-Real title fight, every moment has mattered

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May 21, 2021 Sid LoweSpain writer By 8 p.m. CEST on Saturday night, one of Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid will be champions of La Liga — and one won’t be. And that’s when they’ll start to wonder, when they’ll remember every shot, every miss, every chance that went untaken.......

Suarez puts Atletico on brink of thrilling La Liga title as Barcelona regret letting him go

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Wait, what? You think it’s over? You really think that because Atletico Madrid only need to beat bottom-three Real Valladolid to win their third La Liga title in 44 long years, and that because they Harry Houdini-ed their way out of frightful peril at the weekend, we’ve already had our......

Suárez Winner Keeps Atlético Atop La Liga Ahead of Final Day

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Two moments of brilliance in the final 10 minutes of Atlético Madrid’s dramatic comeback win over Osasuna gave Diego Simeone’s league-leading side control over its own destiny heading into La Liga’s final weekend.  Trailing 1-0 against Osasuna and......

The Super League 12: What motivated Real Madrid, Liverpool & Co. to try, and how they can repair fan bonds

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The Super League may have come and gone already, from its introduction on April 19 to its collapse on April 20, but the lingering question remains as to when, not if, the game’s biggest clubs will try again. In fact, three of the teams — Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid......

Messi 7/10, Griezmann 5/10 as Barca fail to boost title hopes

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Barcelona and Atletico Madrid played out a 0-0 draw at Camp Nou on Saturday to hand Real Madrid the advantage in the La Liga title race. Atletico stay top for now but they will be replaced by Madrid if Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Sevilla on Sunday. Barca, meanwhile, remain two......

How to Watch Barcelona vs. Atlético Madrid

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Separated by only two points in the table, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid meet at the Camp Nou in a long-anticipated showdown with major title implications. Barcelona and Real Madrid, even on 74 points, have shaved Atlético’s lead down......

Sources: ESL rebels could face 2-year UCL ban

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2:37 PM ET Gabriele Marcotti Moises Llorens UEFA are ready to pursue severe disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and have yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, multiple sources familiar with the situation have told ESPN. This could result in the maximum punishment......

Win La Liga or be sacked? The high stakes facing Koeman, Simeone

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When Barcelona host Atletico Madrid on Saturday, and Sevilla travel to reigning champions Real Madrid the following day, each club will be within four games of potentially becoming Spain’s champions. This is the tightest (six points separate first from fourth), most open (four teams) La Liga title race in living......

Atletico’s collapse has Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla circling La Liga glory

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What a brutal way for Atletico Madrid to celebrate their birthday. Founded on April 26, 1903, they played exactly like they were 118 years old — full of tired mistakes, forgetful ‘senior’ moments and bewildered expressions in a 2-1 defeat at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday night. 1 Related It’s a......

Atletico, Inter join English clubs in ESL withdrawal

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Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan have followed Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in announcing their withdrawal from the European Super League. On Sunday, 12 leading European sides confirmed the creation of a midweek breakaway tournament, with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus and AC Milan the other......

Super League leaves La Liga title race as an afterthought to shameless greed

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They say that every cloud — no matter how dark, stormy and ugly — carries a silver lining, and in Spanish football terms, that might be how Sevilla FC are feeling right now. It’s hard to avoid viewing the European Super League project, which was self-indulgently and haphazardly introduced to......

Super League cabal have spectacularly failed to read the room

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It would be something of an understatement to suggest that those driving the plan to launch a European Super League (ESL) involving the game’s biggest clubs spectacularly misread the room before unveiling their self-styled “strategic vision” for the “benefit of the entire European football pyramid.” Those around the table, led......

Defiant UEFA announce new Champions League

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UEFA’s executive committee has responded to the threat of a breakaway European Super League (ESL) by unanimously voting to sanction the new-look 36-team Champions League. In a vote in Montreux, Switzerland, on Monday, the executive committee passed a resolution to expand the Champions League from its present format of 32......

Sources: UEFA vote for Champions Lge revamp

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UEFA’s Executive Committee has responded to the threat of a breakaway European Super League (ESL) by unanimously voting to sanction the new-look 36-team Champions League, sources have told ESPN. In a vote in Montreux, Switzerland, on Monday, the Executive Committee passed a resolution to expand the Champions League from its......

Suarez hails Liverpool fan ‘connection,’ makes big donation after 500th goal

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Atletico maintained their four-point lead at the La Liga summit thanks to the 54th minute goal by Suarez, who went full length to steer a devilish Kieran Trippier cross past Alaves goalkeeper Fernando Pachecho with a diving header. Jan Oblak saved a penalty to preserve the home side’s precarious lead......

Casemiro 8/10, Benzema 7/10 as Real Madrid snatch derby draw

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Karim Benzema grabbed a late equaliser as Real Madrid drew 1-1 with league leaders Atletico in the Madrid derby on Sunday to keep their slim hopes of a La Liga title defence alive. Luis Suarez put Atletico ahead after 15 minutes, slotting past keeper Thibaut Courtois with a brilliant outside-of-the-boot......

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