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Diego Costa's eight-game ban for his outburst at referee Jesus Gil Manzano is too much, according to Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa suffers neck injury

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a slipped disc.
Diego Costa has been diagnosed with a cervical disc herniation in a fresh blow to goal-shy Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa ruled out for three months

Diego Costa has been diagnosed with a cervical disc herniation in a fresh blow to goal-shy Atletico Madrid.
Xabi Alonso

Former Liverpool star Xabi Alonso, appears in court for tax fraud

Former Liverpool midfielder, Xabi Alonso, appeared in a Madrid court on Wednesday, facing charges of tax fraud to the tune of two million euros, a court spokesman said.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says he would buy Kylian Mbappe immediately if the German giants could afford the Paris Saint-Germain star.

Cesc Fabregas backs Kylian Mbappe to become world’s best

Kylian Mbappe will succeed Lionel Messi and become the best player in the world, according to Cesc Fabregas.
Joao Felix

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone rubbishes Joao Felix comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone does not think Joao Felix is a similar player to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

‘Real Madrid can’t lose like that,’ Sergio Ramos says after 7-3 loss to Atletico

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said the LaLiga giants cannot lose like they did against Atletico Madrid, who incredibly won 7-3 on Friday.
Diego Costa celebrates after his second goal of four scored before he was sent off in the 65th minute. Johannes Eisele-AFP-Getty Images

Diego Costa scores four goals as Atlético Madrid thrash Real Madrid 7-3

In one of the most stunning results of the pre-season, Atlético Madrid ran riot on rivals Real Madrid at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, winning 7-3 behind four goals from Diego Costa.
New star signing Joao Felix is a major doubt for Atlético Madrid ahead of their crunch International Champions Cup meeting with local rivals Real Madrid in New Jersey on Saturday.

Simeone allays Joao Felix injury fears and expects great season from Costa

Joao Felix was withdrawn after less than half an hour of his Atletico debut against Numancia last weekend after hurting his hip.
Ivan Saponjic

Atletico Madrid continue recruitment drive with Serbia striker capture

A physically imposing forward, Saponjic will provide an extra attacking option for coach Diego Simeone alongside Diego Costa, Alvaro Morata and record signing Joao Felix, who also arrived from Benfica for €126m.
Diego Costa's eight-game ban for his outburst at referee Jesus Gil Manzano is too much, according to Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

Diego Costa ‘ready to talk’ to Everton

After the signing of Joao Felix and Alvaro Morata’s permanent switch from Chelsea, Diego Costa is now set to depart from Atlético Madrid this summer.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone urged to become ‘the Ferguson of Atletico Madrid’

Diego Simeone has been urged to become “the Alex Ferguson of Atletico Madrid” by club president Enrique Cerezo.

PSG star Edinson Cavani agrees deal with Atletico Madrid ahead of summer move

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has agreed deal with Atletico Madrid ahead of a summer move, say reports.
Diego Costa's eight-game ban for his outburst at referee Jesus Gil Manzano is too much, according to Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

Costa suffers ankle injury in post-season friendly

Spain striker Costa was making his return for Atleti in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday, having missed the latter part of the La Liga season through suspension.
Antoine Griezmann

Gil Marin: We need players totally committed to Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin said the LaLiga club need "players totally committed" and ensured those who have "abandoned" the team will be replaced by quality amid Antoine Griezmann's plans to leave.
Diego Costa's eight-game ban for his outburst at referee Jesus Gil Manzano is too much, according to Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone.

Diego Costa suspected of tax fraud in Spain

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the latest star to fall foul of the Spanish authorities for possible non-payment of taxes on image rights, a Spanish newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.
Atlético's Thomas Partey

Thomas Partey: Diego Costa’s ban is ‘too severe’

Thomas Partey has described the eight-match ban given to his Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa as a severe punishment that needs to be reduced.

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PACAC endorses Ibrahim Magu’s appointment as substantive EFCC chairman

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