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Video: Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke scores a sensational direct corner kick goal
Video: Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke scores a sensational direct corner kick goal

The keeper could not clear Koke’s brilliant corner which landed straight into the net Koke pulled off an incredible goal from the corner flag during Atletico Madrid’s pre-season fixture against Sagan Tosu in Japan. The 23-year-old showed everyone his fantastic technique and capability to score from tight angles, but his team failed to capitalise on their one-goal advantage as they drew the home side 1-1. In the 18th m

Aug 2 2015
12 best excerpts from Diego Costa's biography 'The Art of War'
12 best excerpts from Diego Costa's biography 'The Art of War'

Diego Costa is not what you call ‘an ideal role model.’ His goalscoring exploits have often been overshadowed by his trysts with fellow players on the field. Much like Chelsea, he is not ‘beauty to the eye’ stuff, but if there’s one thing about the pair, its that they know how to get the work done. He’s been hitting the headlines off the field as well. Costa decided to switch his nationality from Brazil, whe

Jul 31 2015
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi praises new signings
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi praises new signings

Gabi is currently with Atletico Madrid on their pre-season tour of Japan and China Madrid, July 31 Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez has praised the new footballers signed to the club, stressing that they will come in handy by "providing variants". In an interview published by the Spanish National Professional Football League, defensive midfielder Gabi said on Thursday that Atletico are a "competitive team," while t

Jul 31 2015
Why Diego Costa turned down Liverpool and signed for Chelsea
Why Diego Costa turned down Liverpool and signed for Chelsea

Diego Costa was convinced by Jose Mourinho to reject Liverpool and sign for Chelsea Chelsea striker Diego Costa has revealed what prompted him to reject Liverpool in the summer of 2013 and in turn sign for Chelsea next summer. The Brazil-born Spanish striker was a huge success for the Londoners last season and was an integral part of the Blues’ Premier League and Capital One Cup winning campaign. In an extract from Costa’s

Jul 30 2015
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?
Stats: Which forward had the best conversion rate in 2014/15?

Bas Dost had the best conversion rate in Europe last season While most clubs across Europe hunt for a striker, they would be wise to take a look at some of the names in this list. According to statistics from WhoScored, Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost was Europe’s most clinical player in 2014/15 with a conversion rate of 37.2% even though he scored only 16 goals. When considering a minimum of 15 league appearances, nobody else even has a c

FC Porto president: I Rejected Atletico Madrid's €30m offer for Alex Sandro
FC Porto president: I Rejected Atletico Madrid's €30m offer for Alex Sandro

Porto rejected Atletico Madrid’s €30m bid for Alex Sandro Porto (Portugal), July 29 (IANS) FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa said that he had rejected an offer by Spanish football club Atletico Madrid over the summer to buy Brazilian defender Alex Sandro for 30 million euros. Pinto da Costa justified his decision on Tuesday, citing the 24-year-old’s termination clause of 50 million euros as well as the

Jul 29 2015
Atletico Madrid re-sign left-back Filipe Luis from Chelsea
Atletico Madrid re-sign left-back Filipe Luis from Chelsea

Filipe Luis re-joins his old club on a four-year deal Atletico Madrid have officially re-signed Filipe Luis from Chelsea, as per reports on the club’s official website. The two teams reached an agreement for the transfer of the full-back for a reported fee of £11 million, just a year after the Brazilian left for Stamford Bridge. The 29-year-old moved to the Premier League along with fellow Atletico teammate Dieg

Jul 28 2015
PSG's Thiago Motta keen on return to Spain with Atletico Madrid
PSG's Thiago Motta keen on return to Spain with Atletico Madrid

Thiago Motta is keen on a return to Atletico Madrid where he spent an injury-ravaged year during the 2007/08 season Madrid, July 26 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint Germain's Thiago Motta is eyeing a move back to Spain. The former FC Barcelona midfielder on Sunday said that he was interested in a move to Atletico Madrid, reports Xinhua. "I want to leave PSG. My intention is to leave the club,” Motta said. “I

Jul 27 2015
Jackson Martinez hopes to start his Atletico Madrid career well
Jackson Martinez hopes to start his Atletico Madrid career well

Martinez says he was highly motivated and raring to go at Atletico Madrid Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has said that anyone who is not privy to the 2013-14 La Liga champions' prowess is unaware of the entire world of football. "Whoever does not know Atletico does not know football. It's a team that is already armed and has a game plan that has brought results," Efe quoted

Jul 22 2015
Jose Mourinho confirms imminent departure of Felipe Luis from Chelsea
Jose Mourinho confirms imminent departure of Felipe Luis from Chelsea

Felipe Luis was used sparingly by Mourinho in his debut season at Stamford Bridge Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Felipe Luis will be leaving the club soon, a statement on Chelsea’s official website read. Mourinho also stressed that he will continue with his like-for-like replacement policy and step up the search for a left-back if the Brazilian does leave Stamford Bridge. Speaking at a press conference ahead of

Jul 22 2015
Top 10 footballers with the biggest buyout clauses
Top 10 footballers with the biggest buyout clauses

Ronaldo’s buyout clause is almost four times more than that of Messi The term ‘buy-out clause’ has been thrown around a lot during this transfer window, and it is somewhat different from a release clause. They are usually inserted into a player’s contract either on his insistence or as a safety measure by the club.  In this clause, the true market value of the player is not necessarily

Jul 18 2015
Porto striker Jackson Martinez signs for Atletico Madrid
Porto striker Jackson Martinez signs for Atletico Madrid

FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez completed a move to Atletico Madrid Athletico Madrid have finally confirmed the transfer of Jackson Martinez from Porto for a reported fee of £25 million, according to ESPN, bringing all speculation about the player’s future to an end. The La Liga side offered a four-year contract to the Colombian after his parent club Porto had already confirmed the player’s depar

Jul 16 2015
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries
5 footballers who lost their pace due to injuries

Many players struggle to reclaim their pace and form after an injury  Acceleration and sprint speed typically make up the definition of ‘pace’ in football, and this attribute can be absolutely deadly in open play if used well. There have been plenty of players who have gotten by fairly well without it, but as seen throughout football history, most of the best players in the world have had pace in their locker in addition to

Jul 16 2015
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award
UEFA release 10-man shortlist for Best Player in Europe 2014-15 award

UEFA have released their 10-man shortlist for the best Player of the 2014-15 season shortlist. Any person who hasn’t had their head under the sand for the last decade or so can blindly name two players on this list. As expected Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi make the list.     They have both won the award in the past, with Cristiano Ronaldo claiming the title of reigning champion as h

Jul 15 2015
Players in Spain are more interested in taking photos with Messi: Diego Godin
Players in Spain are more interested in taking photos with Messi: Diego Godin

Argentina’s 1-0 win over Jamaica in the Copa America 2015 was followed by a scene that shouldn’t have surprised many but was amusing nonetheless. Jamaica’s Deshorn Brown approached Lionel Messi and asked to take a picture with him. The Barcelona man later admitted his surprise at Brown’s actions but said it was nice that a colleague would ask for a picture. Another colleague of Lionel Messi, Atletico Madrid defender Die

Jul 15 2015
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