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Diego Simeone says he has not spoken to Arsenal over manager position

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Skysports.com61 hits

Diego Simeone says he has had no contact with Arsenal Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he has had no talks with Arsenal over replacing Arsene Wenger when he leaves at the end of the season. The Argentine has been linked to take over from the Frenchman, who announced on Friday he will leave the Emirates after 22-years, and suggested on Wednesday the timing of his departure was not his de...Full Story »

Diego Simeone delighted as Atletico Madrid make Europa League last four

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by PA25 hits

Diego Simeone expressed his pride after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon.Simeone’s side held a 2-0 lead from the first leg but had to dig deep as Sporting came flying out of the traps at Estadio Jose Alvalade.Fredy Montero’s first-half header left the tie in the balance, only for the Portuguese outfit t...Full Story »

Diego Godin hopes Atletico Madrid make home advantage count

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 by PA31 hits

Atletico Madrid will hope to put one foot in the Europa League semi-finals when they host Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.Atletico welcome their Portuguese opponents in the quarter-final first leg having won all four of their previous games in this season’s competition, having dropped out of the Champions League.And defender Diego Godin hopes Atleti can take control of the tie in the opening e...Full Story »

Chelsea hero Burley: Conte blew season with Diego Costa text

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by tribalfootball.com151 hits

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Antonio Conte's treatment of Diego Costa is to blame for their poor season.Conte infamously sent Costa a text last summer to tell him he was no longer wanted at Chelsea. Burley says that was the wrong way to go about it, especially when he did not have a replacement lined up. "The guys who came in in the summer haven't been up to it," Burley told E...Full Story »

Alex McLeish looking at the long game after Scotland lose to Costa Rica

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA30 hits

Alex McLeish “called common sense” to be used in judgement after beginning his second tenure as Scotland boss with a 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica in a low-key friendly at Hampden Park.McLeish handed debuts to Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, Fulham playmaker Kevin McDonald and Swansea striker Oli McBurnie, on loan at Barnsley, while Jamie Mur...Full Story »

Alex McLeish tastes early defeat as Costa Rica get the better of Scotland again

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2018 by PA39 hits

Alex McLeish began his second tenure as Scotland boss with an uninspiring 1-0 defeat by Costa Rica at Hampden Park.An experimental home side who started with four debutants fell behind in the 14th minute when Marco Urena scored what proved to be the winner with a well-taken finish.The expected raft of substitutions after the break led to a more disjointed game with Scotland huffing and puffing u...Full Story »

Russia vs Brazil - Costa says Russia friendly can boost Brazil’s World Cup preparations

Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018 by PA62 hits

Brazil must make the most of their trip to Moscow so they can hit the ground running when they return to Russia for the World Cup, according to winger Douglas Costa.The South Americans take on the 2018 hosts at the Luzhniki Stadium on Friday night, a venue which will stage the final of the showpiece tournament on July 15.Head coach Tite was already without star man Neymar as he recovers from a f...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores out Conte's name in Instagram post

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Marca.com100 hits

The fall-out between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte during the striker's final few months at Chelsea was a very public one and it seems the Spain international hasn't yet forgiven his former coach for pushing him out of the London club. The Brazilian shared an image on Instagram ahead of Chelsea's match against Barcelona in the Champions League and he scribbled out the coach's name. Costa is ...Full Story »

The One Thing Diego Maradona Told Lionel Messi That Changed His Game

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by thesportbible.com110 hits

Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona could be numbers one and two on your list of best ever players, just depends on preference. The Argentine legend gave the superstar one piece of advice that has helped him become a five time Ballon d'Or winner. The difference between the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and that of Pele and Diego Maradona is that the latter pair didn't play at ...Full Story »

Allegri considers unleashing Higuain, Dybala and Costa on Tottenham

Posted Wednesday, March 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com128 hits

Massimiliano Allegri is weighing up Juventus' attacking options for the crunch Champions League clash with Tottenham. Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa could all start for Juventus against Tottenham on Wednesday, despite Massimiliano Allegri lacking attacking options. Higuain and Dybala have overcome injury concerns to make the trip to Wembley, where the Bianconeri will attempt...Full Story »

Juve turn up heat on Napoli as Costa strike sees off stubborn Genoa

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by PA44 hits

Douglas Costa scored the only goal as Juventus closed to within a point of Serie A leaders Napoli following a workmanlike 1-0 victory over Genoa.In their first appointment after the winter break, Massimiliano Allegri’s men took an early lead through Bayern Munich loanee Costa, but toiled in vain to rubber-stamp the three points, although stingy Genoa offered little in the way of rebellion ...Full Story »

Diego Costa to return against a Sevilla side in crisis

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Marca.com182 hits

Sevilla visit the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in what Diego Simeone has labelled the most competitive of the Copa del Rey quarter-final ties, but the Andalusian team take on Atletico Madrid out of form. Under new coach Vincenzo Montella Sevilla have already lost 5-3 to rivals Real Betis and 1-0 to relegation-threatened Alaves, so the last thing they need is to take on a rampant Atletico side...Full Story »

Chelsea made a big mistake replacing Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata, stat all but confirms

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com174 hits

Chelsea look to have made a big mistake in the transfer market by forcing out Diego Costa and replacing him with Alvaro Morata last summer, stats seem to confirm. The Blues won the Premier League title comfortably last season thanks to the scoring prowess of Costa up front, with the Spaniard finishing as the club’s top scorer on 20 league goals. Since then, various reports of a bust-up...Full Story »

Costa transmits fear – Simeone praises striker despite red card

Posted Sunday, January 07, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com89 hits

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone described Diego Costa as a player who "transmits fear" following his goal and red card in Saturday's win over Getafe. The striker's first LaLiga appearance since rejoining Atleti from Chelsea was an eventful one, with Costa scoring his side's second goal in the 2-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano before picking up a second yellow card for celebrating among th...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores and sees red in eventful LaLiga return for Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by PA30 hits

Diego Costa was sent off in his first LaLiga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.Former Chelsea striker Costa doubled Atletico's lead at the Wanda Metropolitano when he slotted home a low cross from the right in the 68th minute.The Spain international then rushed off to celebrate in among...Full Story »

Costa and Vitolo will help Atletico Madrid grow - Simeone

Posted Thursday, January 04, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com95 hits

The additions of Diego Costa and Vitolo can only help Atletico Madrid to grow, according to head coach Diego Simeon. The new signings, who have officially completed their moves to Atleti after the club's transfer ban expired, both made their debuts in Wednesday's 4-0 Copa Del Rey win at Lleida Esportiu. Costa netted within five minutes of his introduction as a second-half substitute, althoug...Full Story »

Chelsea manager Conte: My message to Diego Costa on his big day...

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com182 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has wished Diego Costa all the best for his move to Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old played a key role as Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte's first season at the club but was subsequently told to find a new club over the summer by the Italian. Costa was presented to Atletico fans on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Conte was asked for a reaction and ...Full Story »

Diego Simeone: the last pharaoh

Posted Saturday, December 30, 2017 by Marca.com67 hits

Africa remained the only continent that Atletico Madrid had not passed through on their rise to the top of football, and now at last Diego Simeone has taken his team to Egypt for a charity game against Al Ahly on Saturday. For the Arabic side, it is a game of huge importance, as much as a cup final, and their fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of one of Europe's great teams. The unive...Full Story »

Simeone leaves Costa at home for Atletico's Chelsea trip

Posted Tuesday, December 05, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com119 hits

Diego Simeone decided Diego Costa having a Chelsea reunion was not in Atletico's best interests ahead of the crunch Champions League clash. Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone decided it was best for Diego Costa to stay away from Tuesday's Champions League clash with former club Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Costa left Chelsea in September following a breakdown in relations with head coach Anto...Full Story »

Helder Costa pressing for Wolves starting XI recall

Posted Saturday, November 25, 2017 by PA7 hits

Wolves have no fresh injuries ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at home to Bolton.Helder Costa is pushing for a start after the forward came off the bench and scored a penalty in the victory over Leeds on Wednesday.Goalkeeper Carl Ikeme remains a long-term absentee after he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July.Wolves sit four points clear at the top of the table and are looking for ...Full Story »

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