Here are your Spanish football headlines for September 8.
Griezmann at the double
Antoine Griezmann celebrated his return to Atletico Madrid with two goals on the international stage last night.
The returning Atleti star scored both of France’s goals against Finland as Les Bleus returned to winning ways following a draw with Ukraine.
Bale opposes FIFA plans
He said: “I like the tradition of every four years. It’s prestigious, like the Olympic games, when you have it every four years. It feels a little more special because it’s not as frequent.”
Just whether the talks are serious about increasing the frequency of World Cups remains to be seen, with Arsene Wenger apparently the man behind the idea, but there is more opposition than support at the moment.
Joao Felix boost
The midfielder has missed the first three games after having ankle surgery on the back of Euro 2020.
But he has now recovered, and while he is unlikely to start, he looks set to return to the bench for this weekend’s clash between Atleti and Espanyol.