Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his return to the squad after missing the final part of ...

Simeone backs Costa after striker misses Atletico practice

Soccer 04/19/19, 10:03

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team.Simeone said Costa's absence on Thursday was a situation that was handled internally and that the player was back with the squad on Friday. ...

Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:30

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.Costa was shown a red card in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday, a result that practically ended the team's ...

Costa yet to deliver in return to Atletico Madrid

Soccer 04/11/19, 05:42

Diego Costa was so furious that it was hard to keep him away from the referee.His teammates tried to contain him. Even his opponents had to intervene.Costa was shown a red card in the 28th minute of a 2-0 loss against Barcelona on Saturday that practically ended Atletico Madrid's hopes ...

Messi, Suarez lead Barca past 10-man Atletico to boost lead

Soccer 04/06/19, 17:12

Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday."We know that that we have taken not one, but two steps (toward the title)," Suarez said.Second-placed Atletico played ...

Barcelona takes 11-point lead with 2-0 win v 10-man Atletico

Soccer 04/06/19, 16:02

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals to secure a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday, increasing Barcelona's lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points.Atletico played one man down for more than an hour after Diego Costa earned a direct red card in the ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

Doubts about Simeone surface after defensive tactics fail

Soccer 03/13/19, 10:50

For quite a while now, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been able to count on some of the best players in the world.Stars like Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin have stayed with the club despite big offers from rivals, and Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have been added.The financial ...

Morata finally scores, Atletico keeps pace with Barcelona

Soccer 02/24/19, 12:33

Alvaro Morata's celebration finally counted this time.After twice having goals disallowed by video review in previous games, the newly signed striker got his first goal with Atletico Madrid in the 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.Morata netted with a left-footed shot from near the penalty spot ...

Ronaldo held scoreless in Madrid as Atletico beats Juventus

Soccer 02/20/19, 17:00

Atletico Madrid kept Cristiano Ronaldo in check on Wednesday, defeating Juventus 2-0 in a first-leg match in the round of 16 of the Champions League.Defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Diego Godin scored late goals to give Atletico the win in a game in which video review played a key role, ...

Atletico’s Costa not fit for 90 minutes against Juventus

Soccer 02/19/19, 14:53

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Diego Costa is not fit to play the entire match against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.Costa returned to action last weekend after being sidelined for nearly two months because of a foot injury that required surgery. He came off the bench in ...

Soccer academies offer hope of stardom, demand sacrifice

Sports 02/09/19, 03:17

A promising goalkeeper who was being monitored by European clubs. A defender who hoped to become a professional player like his cousin. A forward who wanted to follow in the footsteps of international striker Diego Costa.Each carried similar goals and hopes. Each left family behind to try to make it ...

Atletico Madrid’s Costa to undergo left foot surgery

Soccer 12/03/18, 15:28

Striker Diego Costa will undergo foot surgery and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.Atletico Madrid says Costa will be operated on his left foot this week in Brazil with the supervision of Atletico doctors.The Brazil-born player had been bothered by the foot injury for a few weeks. He ...

Barcelona scores late, frustrates Atletico Madrid again

Soccer 11/24/18, 18:34

Another late goal for Barcelona, another disappointing draw for Atletico Madrid.For the second consecutive year, Atletico wasn't able to hold on to its lead against Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, missing another chance to end its winless streak against the Catalan club in the Spanish league.Ousmane Dembele's 90th-minute goal gave ...

Late goal extends Barca’s unbeaten streak against Atletico

Soccer 11/24/18, 17:24

Ousmane Dembele scored a late equalizer for Barcelona to draw with Atletico Madrid 1-1 on Saturday, extending its unbeaten run against the Madrid club to 17 Spanish league matches.The result also kept Barcelona in the lead, one point in front of Atletico.Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, front, celebrates with Lionel Messi after ...

Diego Costa in scoring slump before Atletico hosts Barcelona

Soccer 11/22/18, 08:10

With his imposing frame, aggressive attitude and talent for scoring difficult goals, Diego Costa has rightfully earned his reputation as a terror for defenders.But that status is in serious danger after a scoring drought in the Spanish league that dates back to February.The 30-year-old Costa hasn't scored in nine appearances ...

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa out with left leg injury

Soccer 10/05/18, 13:15

Atletico Madrid says striker Diego Costa has been sidelined because of a left thigh muscle injury.Atletico say tests on Friday confirmed an unspecified injury that forced Costa on Wednesday to be substituted in the second half of the 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League.The club did not ...

Spain depleted for Nations League game against England

Soccer 10/04/18, 06:49

Spain will be without some key players when it hosts England in the UEFA Nations League this month, including Francisco "Isco" Alarcon, Dani Carvajal, and Diego Costa.Luis Enrique could not include the players in the list he announced on Thursday because of injuries. Sergi Roberto and Inigo Martinez are also ...

Griezmann fantastic leads Atletico Madrid to 3-1 win over Club Brugge

Soccer 10/03/18, 17:01

Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half — including the 8,000th Champions League goal — to lead Atletico Madrid to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.Griezmann opened the scoring in the first half then netted the winner midway through the second after ...

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