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Sunday November 10 2019
Thibaut Courtois: I always believed in myself

Real Madrid goal keeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he never questioned his ability since returning to La Liga.

The Belgian international controversially joined Los Blancos at the start of the 2018-19 season, despite winning a league title with arch rivals Atletico Madrid in 2014.

That move caused negativity for the former Chelsea man, however he has brushed off suggestions that he doubted his capability to be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Friday November 8 2019
La Liga confident judge will rule in favour of US game

La Liga president Javier Tebas is confident he will obtain legal clearance to play Spanish top-flight matches abroad.

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and La Liga have formally requested their December league game be played in Miami, while a similar request was made last year for Girona’s tie at home to Barcelona.

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Thursday November 7 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

This weekend sees the final round of La Liga action ahead of the November international break, with Alex Fitzpatrick highlighting what to watch.

Real Betis against Sevilla

New manager bounce?

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Thursday November 7 2019
Atletico Madrid fined for Madrid derby breach

Atletico Madrid have been fined €40k by The Anti-Violence Commission following events in the Madrid derby in September.

As outlined by Cadena Cope, Atleti’s fine is in relation to “not preventing fans from occupying the central evacuation stairs of the stadium” during the derby clash, which finished scoreless.

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Thursday November 7 2019
Revamped Spanish Supercopa draw on Monday

The Spanish FA have confirmed that the draw for the revamped Spanish Supercopa will be held this Monday, but no venue has yet been announced.

Last season’s one-off match between Barcelona and Sevilla was played in the Moroccan city of Tangier, but the game is usually played over two legs in Spain.

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Sunday November 3 2019
Atletico Madrid face injury worries ahead of Bayer Leverkusen tie

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is facing injury concerns ahead of their midweek trip to Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.

The Argentine coach confirmed that he could potentially have new injury concerns following their 1-1 draw at Sevilla in La Liga this weekend, with Kieran Trippier and Thomas Lemar both withdrawn at half time.

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Saturday November 2 2019
Ernesto Valverde: Antoine Griezmann is not untouchable at Barcelona
Barcelona manager has issued a warning to striker Antoine Griezmann, that his place in the starting line up is not guaranteed.
 
The French international, who completed a controversial €120M move from rival Atletico Madrid in the summer, has enjoyed a strong start to life at the Camp Nou.
 
Griezmann has started eight of Barcelona's La Liga games so far this season, and came off the bench in the midweek 5-1 win at home to Real Valladolid in midweek.
 
The former Real Socied
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Saturday November 2 2019
Atletico Madrid poised to sign Flamengo star Reinier

Atletico Madrid are in advanced negotiations to land 17-year-old Brazilian forward Reinier from Flamengo, report Diario AS.

The 17-year-old is said to be the latest jewel to emerge from Brazilian football and is widely tipped to have a big future ahead of him at the top level.

Reinier only debuted for Flamengo - who are in this year’s Copa Libertadores final and top the Brazilian top-flight - earlier this year, but he already has three goals in just four starts in the league.

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Friday November 1 2019
Five things to watch in La Liga this weekend

The third round of La Liga action in the space of a week means the league table is taking shape amid multiple fascinating encounters, writes Alex Fitzpatrick.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi

Midweek madness

The TV scheduling for the midweek fixtures in La Liga means that several clubs have a very small turnaround between games this weekend. For example, Mallorca - whose game finished at 9pm on Thursday night - face a midday Sunday start away at Real Valladolid. Transit and tiredness means that if we haven’t already then we may see rotations from a number of clubs in this gameweek. Remember, in Spanish football playing three games in a week is unusual unless you are competing in European football.

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Monday October 28 2019
Man City, Atletico Madrid linked to Brescia's Sandro Tonali

Atletico Madrid are among the clubs holding an interest in Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, the club’s president has claimed.

Massimo Cellino name-checked Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City as being among the other clubs monitoring the situation of the 19-year-old central midfielder.

Nicknamed as ‘the new Andrea Pirlo’ - another former player of Brescia - Tonali rose to stardom for the club in Serie B and has been linked to Italy’s biggest clubs for some time.

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