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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.
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’s eight-game ban stands after Atletico appeal fails

Diego Costa's eight-match suspension was upheld after the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed Atletico Madrid's appeal had been dismissed.
Messi needed treatment before he could continue at Old Trafford (Getty)

Ernesto Valverde: Chris Smalling hit Lionel Messi like a train

Lionel Messi could be rested against Huesca after a challenge by Manchester United defender Chris Smalling was compared by Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to being hit by a train.
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 Simeone: Diego Costa’s eight-game ban is excessive

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 has been suspended for eight matches after insulting the referee during Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 defeat by Barcelona on Saturday.

Thomas Partey: Diego Costa’s eight-game ban is too much

Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey says the eight-game ban handed to Diego Costa for his outburst at referee Jesus Gil Manzano is too harsh.
Diego Costa confronts referee Jesús Gil Manzano during the 2-0 defeat to Barcelona. Lluís Gené-AFP-Getty Images

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa handed eight-match ban

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been hit with eight-match ban for insulting and grabbing referee Jesus Gil Manzano during a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez strike late to sink Atletico Madrid

FC Barcelona closed in on the 2018/2019 La Liga title after beating visiting Atletico Madrid 2-0 in Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown at the Nou Camp.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been sent off after a furious tirade against the referee in Saturday's La Liga clash with Barcelona.

Diego Costa sent off after furious referee rant against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been sent off after a furious tirade against the referee in Saturday's La Liga clash with Barcelona.

Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid will fight for LaLiga title until last breath

Diego Simeone has warned Barcelona that Atletico Madrid will not give up the fight for the La Liga title following their 4-0 defeat of Deportivo Alaves.
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) challenges Espanyol’s Spanish defender Mario Hermoso during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 30, 2019. LLUIS GENE / AFP

Lionel Messi’s magic keeps Barcelona 10 points clear in Spain

Lionel Messi continued his remarkable run of form as his second-half double, including an impudent free-kick, helped Barcelona continue their march towards the La Liga title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Espanyol.
Chelsea began a Premier League managers' tribunal on Thursday, with hopes of resolving Antonio Conte's compensation claim for a £9 million severance package relating to his contract with the Stamford Bridge side.

Chelsea begin tribunal with Antonio Conte in £9 million compensation battle

Chelsea began a Premier League managers' tribunal on Thursday, with hopes of resolving Antonio Conte's compensation claim for a £9 million severance package relating to his contract with the Stamford Bridge side.
Chelsea Maurizio Sarri benches Kepa Arrizabalaga against Tottenham Hotspur following Carabao Cup

Carlton Cole: Maurizio Sarri should’ve got mean with Kepa Arrizabalaga

Former Chelsea striker Carlton Cole believes Kepa Arrizabalaga "got off lightly" with his punishment for refusing to be substituted and believes Maurizio Sarri should've been stricter with his handling of the player.

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Benue Assembly elects principal officers

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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

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