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Luis Suarez sent Atletico Madrid 10 points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday by scoring a sensational free-kick and then a penalty in a pulsating 4-2 win over Cadiz.

Luis Suarez: I didn’t expect to suffer so much at Atletico Madrid

Atletico are on the verge of winning their first domestic crown since 2013-14 as they sit two points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid with only one game left to play.
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Roberto Martinez: Eden Hazard’s condition best he’s had for a long time

Roberto Martinez said Eden Hazard’s condition is the best he’s had for a long time after picking the Real Madrid forward in his 26-man squad for Euro 2020.
It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.

Real Madrid boss denies locker-room exit announcement

It has been a few days of frenzy with the speculation of who will take over as Real Madrid manager after Frenchman Zinedine Zidane leaves the job at the La Liga club at the end of the 2020/2021 season with the pros and cons of picking one candidate over another fuelling the debates.
Luis Suarez will be able to rejoin his Atletico Madrid team-mates for training after the striker posted a negative Covid-19 test following his battle with the coronavirus.

La Liga: Atletico boss urges Luis Suarez to come out of slump

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has called on out-of-form striker Luis Suarez to use his experience in decisive moments to fire his side to the LaLiga title.
“If we didn’t suffer, we wouldn’t be us,” Atletico Madrid captain Koke said on Wednesday night but after 36 games and nine months, a 10-point advantage spurned and a two-point advantage left, the trophy was finally in sight.

Atletico closing in and tensing up as LaLiga title edges closer

“If we didn’t suffer, we wouldn’t be us,” Atletico Madrid captain Koke said on Wednesday night but after 36 games and nine months, a 10-point advantage spurned and a two-point advantage left, the trophy was finally in sight.
Valencia have sacked Javia Gracia as coach, the Spanish club announced on Monday, with just four games left of the season.

Valencia sack coach after miserable season

A 3-2 defeat by Barcelona at Mestalla on Sunday proved to be Gracia's final match after just 10 months in charge.
Lionel Messi’s boots which scored him his one-club record-breaking goal have been bought for £125,000 at an auction.

Lionel Messi’s record-breaking boots auctioned for $173,000

The Barcelona captain scored his 644th goal for the club in last year’s December 3-0 win over Real Valladolid. The goal broke past record by Pele, who had netted 643 times for Santos, and set Messi as the player to have scored the most goals for a single club.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone applauded and had tears in his eyes during the minute's silence for Diego Maradona at the Mestalla.

La Liga: Whoever is mentally strongest will win title – Atletico boss

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said the team with the most mental strength will prevail in La Liga’s title race, which remained on a knife edge after his side were beaten 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Barcelona reignited their title hopes after Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele scored in a 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday to put them two points behind Atletico Madrid.

John Barnes: Ousmane Dembele a perfect fit for Liverpool

Ousmane Dembele is a perfect fit for Liverpool, according to John Barnes, who has urged the Reds to sign the Barcelona winger this summer.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has held talks with his squad for the lack of goals being scored this season.

Pep Guardiola still interested in Leo Messi reunion

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would reportedly still be open to a reunion with Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi at the Etihad Stadium.
Barcelona’s French forward Ousmane Dembele (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish League football match between FC Barcelona and Real Valladolid FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 5, 2021. (Photo by Pau BARRENA / AFP)

Barca edge closer to Atletico after late Ousmane Dembele winner vs Valladolid

Ousmane Dembele volleyed in a 90th-minute winner against Real Valladolid on Monday to fire Barcelona to within a point of Atletico Madrid ahead of next weekend’s Clasico in La Liga.
Ronald Koeman has insisted that Lionel Messi is excited and happy at Barcelona despite ongoing transfer talk.

Barcelona boss: We will do ‘everything’ to keep Leo Messi

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, said the club will do everything they can to convince Lionel Messi to stay following meetings with new president Joan Laporta to plan for next season.
Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema (2L) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League group B football match between Real Madrid and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, northeast of Madrid, on December 9, 2020. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Crunch fortnight leaves creaking Real Madrid little margin for error

Real Madrid play Eibar on Saturday at the start of a definitive fortnight in their season that will stretch a creaking squad and test Zinedine Zidane’s dependence on his ageing stars.
Brazilian great Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has said his ownership of Real Valladolid won’t last forever.

Ronaldo de Lima: I won’t own Real Valladolid forever

Brazilian great Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima has said his ownership of Real Valladolid won’t last forever.
After yet another humbling defeat in the Champions League for Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman does not seem too optimistic about his side’s progression into the next round of the competition.

Jordi Cruyff: Ronald Koeman has done well at Barcelona in tough circumstances

Ronald Koeman has done well at Barcelona in tough circumstances, according to Jordi Cruyff, who says the head coach has shown "a lot of merit" on and off the pitch.
Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos withdraws from Germany squad

Toni Kroos will play no part in Germany's first three World Cup qualifiers after returning to Real Madrid with a minor injury issue.
Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been offered a €3 million-per-year contract at Benfica.

Diego Costa offered €3 million-per-year contract at Benfica

Former Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been offered a €3 million-per-year contract at Benfica.
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Barcelona confirm Gerard Pique’s latest injury worries

The 2020/2021 season has been a rough ride for Catalan club Barcelona. They suffered an early bumpy start to the season coming from the attempts by the mercurial Argentine, Lionel Messi, to force through an exit from the club, a testy change of managers, the resignation of the entire Board and a slump in results that left them needing to struggle to climb back up.
First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.

Atletico seek reaction as La Liga contenders go head-to-head

First against sixth pitches Atletico against Villarreal on Sunday night before second-placed Real Madrid host Real Sociedad in fifth. Before both of those, Barcelona travel to Sevilla on Saturday in a contest of third against fourth.
Jean-Pierre Papin has lauded Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema as the best of his generation.

Real Madrid without Karim Benzema for Atalanta clash

Real Madrid will be without Karim Benzema for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg against Atalanta.
Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid forever while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.

Vinicius: I want to stay at Real Madrid forever

Vinicius Junior has expressed his desire to "stay at Real Madrid forever" while ruling out a potential loan move in the summer transfer window.
Atletico Madrid gave renewed hope to their La Liga title rivals on Saturday by losing 2-0 at home to Levante and missing the chance to extend their six-point lead at the top of the table.

Atletico Madrid stumble again lose 2-0 to Levante

Atletico Madrid gave renewed hope to their La Liga title rivals on Saturday by losing 2-0 at home to Levante and missing the chance to extend their six-point lead at the top of the table.

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