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Wednesday September 18 2019
Alvaro Morata ruled out of Atletico Madrid clash with Juventus

Atletico Madrid will be without Alvaro Morata for their Champions League opener with Juventus tonight.

Diego Simeone's side kick off the Champions League campaign by hosting the side that knocked them out of last season's competition, and the Argentinian almost has a fully fit squad to chose from.

Morata is the only major absentee, as he continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury he picked up at the end of August, and Jan Oblak and Joao Felix have both shaken off minor injuries to be included.

ATLETICO MADRID SQUAD V JUVENTUS 

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Tuesday September 17 2019
Atletico Madrid dying to win Champions League - Gimenez

Jose Maria Gimenez has explained how he is ‘dying’ to win the Champions League with Atletico Madrid this season.

The Uruguayan defender is one of the club’s four captains this season and his role has gained even greater significance following a number of summer exits, including defensive partner Diego Godin.

Gimenez has explained how recent near misses - 2014 and 2016 final defeats to Real Madrid - has made Atleti even more determined to lift the trophy this time round.

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Tuesday September 17 2019
Jose Maria Gimenez: Radamel Falcao anecdote is fake

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez has rubbished widespread claims of distraction tactics he used on Radamel Falcao.

Quotes have been attributed to the defender claiming that in one match between Uruguay and Colombia, he used a series of distraction techniques against the striker.

It is claimed he asked Falcao what colour his car was, the discrepancies between flags and how to spell September for the purposes of his new tattoo.

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Tuesday September 17 2019
Camp Nou may be closed over Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann signing

Barcelona may be forced to close the Camp Nou as punishment for agreeing a contract with Antoine Griezmann early, report El Mundo.

Blagurana club officials paid his €120m release clause at La Liga headquarters in Madrid in July, although Atleti allege that the signing had been done before the clause dropped to €120m from €200m, on 1 July.

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Friday September 13 2019
Atletico Madrid failed in Kostas Manolas approach

Atletico Madrid failed in their attempts to sign central defender Kostas Manolas from Italian club Roma this summer, say reports.

The Greek central defender eventually joined Napoli in a €36m move with El Mundo Deportivo now citing reports from Italy that Atleti made a similar approach for the player.

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Friday September 13 2019
Atletico Madrid clear remaining public debt

Atletico Madrid have cleared their outstanding debt of €202m with the Spanish treasury one year ahead of schedule, say newspaper Expansión.

Los Rojiblancos held the outstanding debt with the Spanish Tax Agency with the scattered and structured payments being made since 2013.

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Friday September 13 2019
Pochettino has no regrets on Trippier move to Atletico Madrid

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no regrets over the manner of Kieran Trippier’s departure to Atletico Madrid this summer.

Trippier has replaced Juanfran on the right-hand side of the defence at Los Rojiblancos and his encouraging start could well be a sign of things to come, with a great deal of excitement around his start to life in La Liga.

The England international completed his move from Tottenham back in July in a €25m deal, with doubts regarding the manner of the deal.

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Friday September 13 2019
Atletico Madrid squad strong - Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone has rejected doubts about the strength of Atletico Madrid’s squad and insists they have cover in all areas.

It comes amid concerns that injuries or suspensions may leave the squad short this season if they are to launch a sustained challenge for the league title.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Barcelona loanee Arda Turan sentenced to 32-month jail term

Arda Turan, on loan at İstanbul Başakşehir from Barcelona, has been jailed for two years and eight months in his native Turkey.

However, due to saying that he will not appeal the sentence - he will not be put behind bars unless he commits another crime within the next five years - as reported by Marca.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Atletico Madrid to sign Diego Simeone's son Giuliano

Atletico Madrid will sign Diego Simeone's son Giuliano from Argentina giants River Plate, as reported by Marca.

The 16-year-old is the youngest of Simeone’s three children with his first wife while his two brothers are also footballers.

Giovanni is the eldest of the three - a forward currently on loan at Serie A side Cagliari from Fiorentina this campaign, while Gianluca - the middle brother - is currently playing for Spanish lower league outfit Ibiza.

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