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Atletico Madrid 3 : 0 Valencia Latest Highlights Spain 

Atletico Madrid 3 : 0 Valencia

Atletico Madrid moved back into the Champions League places with a comfortable La Liga win over Valencia. Striker Fernando Torres watched from the stands, two days after being released from hospital following a head injury suffered during their last game. Antoine Griezmann scored twice, including a fine opener from Koke's through ball. Kevin Gameiro scored a deflected goal to double the lead before Griezmann's late second sealed the win. Atletico are one point above fifth-placed Real Sociedad – but six points behind Sevilla in third.

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Benzema impact Real Madrid display Latest News Spain 

Benzema impact Real Madrid display

Shorn of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata, the Frenchman came up big with two goals to see off the Basques Zinedine Zidane hailed Karim Benzema's impact against Eibar and felt the forward was part of an impressive all-round Real Madrid performance. Madrid romped to a 4-1 away victory and were three goals up within 29 minutes despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Alvaro Morata while resting the likes of Marcelo and Toni Kroos as part of eight changes ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game at Napoli….

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Messi is the best of all time Latest News Spain 

Messi is the best of all time

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is the best player of all time, according to Sevilla attacker Stevan Jovetic. Jovetic, 27, has made a bright start to life in Spain since joining Jorge Sampaoli's team on loan from Inter in January. Now playing in La Liga with the two players considered the world's best in Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Jovetic has weighed into the debate regarding who is better. "Messi is the best, no-one can better him," the Montenegro international told La Liga Santander.   "When you see him, he makes…

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Luis Enrique assumes blame for Barcelona’s defeat at Celta Vigo Latest News Spanish La-Liga 

Luis Enrique assumes blame for Barcelona’s defeat at Celta Vigo

Luis Enrique says he's to blame after Barcelona leaked four goals away to Celta Vigo for a second season in succession as they were beaten 4-3 at Balaidos on Sunday. The Barca coach rotated his side on the day, leaving Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic on the bench, and saw Celta score three goals in 11 first-half minutes to go into the break in a commanding position. Iniesta came on in the second half to make his 600th appearance for the club and led a spirited fightback, although the Blaugrana's attempts…

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Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique more at fault than their players Latest News Spanish La-Liga 

Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique more at fault than their players

In his latest column, Guillem Balague reflects on Real Madrid's struggles, Barcelona's mistakes against Celta Vigo, Atletico Madrid's change of approach and answers your questions… Following their 1-1 home draw with Eibar at the weekend, Real Madrid have lost six points in their last three league games and have drawn four consecutive games in all competitions.  Zinedine Zidane says the team is not in crisis but it looks very much like the kind of results that could end up in a crisis. We will have to see how the players react. I am sure Real Madrid will start…

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi out injured for three weeks with groin strain Latest News Lionel Messi Spanish La-Liga 

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi out injured for three weeks with groin strain

Lionel Messi will be out for three weeks after suffering a groin strain as he limped off in Barcelona's 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. The five-time World Player of the Year missed Argentina's World Cup qualifier with Venezuela earlier this month due to the problem and only started Barca's shock 2-1 defeat to Alaves 10 days ago on the bench as coach Luis Enrique bedded him back into action gently. After an innocuous tussle with Atletico's Diego Godin in the second half of Wednesday night's La Liga clash at the Nou…

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans return to play in La Liga English Premier League Latest News Spain 

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans return to play in La Liga

Thibaut Courtois wants to return to La Liga one day and intends to make a decision on his Chelsea future when he enters the final year of his contract in the summer of 2018. The Belgium international spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before he replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea's No 1. He won a La Liga title in Spain and helped Atletico to the 2013/14 Champions League final, and admitted he retains a strong connection with the club. "I feel half Spanish," Courtois told Spanish newspaper Marca. "When I…

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Neymar Barcelona transfer case re-opened by Madrid court Latest News Spanish La-Liga 

Neymar Barcelona transfer case re-opened by Madrid court

A Madrid court has re-opened a case into alleged irregularities regarding the transfer of Neymar to Barcelona from Brazilian club Santos. The announcement on Friday came less than three months after National Court judge Jose de la Mata shelved the complaint. The complaint was brought by Brazilian investment group DIS against Brazil international Neymar, his father, former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and former Santos president Odilio Rodrigues. Prosecutors appealed Mata's decision and judge Angela Murillo Bordallo has ruled that there is still enough evidence to keep the case alive. The…

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Barcelona v Atletico Madrid preview: Samuel Umtiti ruled out of Nou Camp clash Latest News Spanish La-Liga 

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid preview: Samuel Umtiti ruled out of Nou Camp clash

Samuel Umtiti has been ruled out of Barcelona's vital La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday because of a knee-ligament strain. "Umtiti suffered a lateral collateral ligament strain in his left knee during training this morning," a club statement read. The France international's absence opens the door for Javier Mascherano to return alongside Gerard Pique at the heart of the Barca defence. Both sides come into the game in free-scoring form after hitting five past Leganes and Sporting Gijon, respectively. However, Luis Enrique believes Atletico will revert to type…

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