Sunday, September 30, 2018

Women's Super League highlights: Man City comeback to beat Birmingham 3-2 in WSL classic

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Women's Super League highlights: Man City comeback to beat Birmingham 3-2 in WSL classic
Women's Super League highlights: Man City comeback to beat Birmingham 3-2 in WSL classic
Watch highlights as Manchester City Women come back from two goals down to defeat Birmingham City 3-2 in an extraordinary match and end the the Blues' 100% winning start to the Women's Super League season.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Mourinho teetering, Sturridge stunner

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Mourinho teetering, Sturridge stunner
Craig Burley breaks down an eventful day in the Premier League which saw Man United lose again and Daniel Sturridge score a wonder goal to rescue Liverpool.
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Friday, September 28, 2018

Man Stays Extra Week In Prison To Meet Totti | Paddy Agnew

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Man Stays Extra Week In Prison To Meet Totti | Paddy Agnew

Francesco Totti is publicising his autobiography which contains stories from the Roma legends life.

Man Stays Extra Week In Prison To Meet TottiFrancesco Totti is publicising his autobiography which contains stories from the Roma legends life.
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Hazard: I only care about winning, not comparisons with Messi or Ronaldo

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Hazard: I only care about winning, not comparisons with Messi or Ronaldo
Hazard: I only care about winning, not comparisons with Messi or Ronaldo
The Chelsea star’s strong run of form has seen him compared to the world’s best, but he is concentrating solely on helping his team to succeed.
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Leicester winger Gray out for up to six weeks

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Leicester winger Gray out for up to six weeks
Leicester winger Gray out for up to six weeks
Leicester winger Demarai Gray's ankle injury is not serious but he will be out for up to six weeks, says Foxes boss Claude Puel.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Coventry supports lifting of Russia dopping ban

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Coventry supports lifting of Russia dopping ban

Kirsty Coventry, chairperson of the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, yesterday said she supported the lifting of the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, Rusada, despite widespread dismay over this week’s […]

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Transfer Talk: Manchester United set Paul Pogba's price tag at £200m

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Transfer Talk: Manchester United set Paul Pogba's price tag at £200m
Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest transfer buzz, including Nabil Fekir, Leroy Sane, Yannick Carrasco and more. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. Man United set Pogba price tag Manchester United are preparing for the eventuality that they will have to sell Paul Pogba after his latest rift with Jose Mourinho by setting his market value. The World Cup winner was told by his manager that he will no longer be considered as a captain after his mistake and lack of concentration...
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Gossip: Man Utd & Real keen on £72m De Jong

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Gossip: Man Utd & Real keen on £72m De Jong
Gossip: Man Utd & Real keen on £72m De Jong
Manchester United and Real Madrid keen on Ajax's De Jong, Arsenal want Senegal winger Saar, Rice turns down West Ham pay increase, plus more.
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Lampard relishes coming up against former boss Mourinho at Old Trafford

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Lampard relishes coming up against former boss Mourinho at Old Trafford
Lampard relishes coming up against former boss Mourinho at Old Trafford
Now manager of Derby County, Lampard brings his side to face United in the League Cup tomorrow.
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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Horrors of Hillsborough Fail To Go Away | Brian Glanville

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Horrors of Hillsborough Fail To Go Away | Brian Glanville

Brian Glanville in this piece looks at Hillsborough and how the horror of that day fail to go away.

Horrors of Hillsborough Fail To Go AwayDavid Duckenfield arrives to give evidence (Getty Images) Brian Glanville in this piece looks at Hillsborough and how the horror of that day fail to go away.
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ballon d'Or not a focus for Asensio

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Ballon d'Or not a focus for Asensio
Ballon d'Or not a focus for Asensio
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is unfazed by whether he will win the Ballon d'Or in the future, insisting his focus is on his performances. Asensio was Madrid's hero in LaLiga on Saturday, scoring the game's only goal in a 1-0 victory over his former club Espanyol. The Spain international has been touted as a future winner of the Ballon d'Or, but the 22-year-old said it was not a focus. "The Ballon d'Or? In the end, I dedicate myself and if it arrives, it will arrive," Asensio said. "We will see in the future."  Jumping for joy!  41' @marcoasensio10 pic.twitter.com/B66O2kw12s — Real Madrid C.F.  (@realmadriden) September 22, 2018 Asensio has started all five of Madrid's LaLiga games this season, and they moved top of the table with their win over Espanyol. While the Ballon d'Or may not be a focus for Asensio, the midfielder would one day like to wear number 10 at Madrid, a shirt held by Croatia international Luka Modric. "They haven't told me anything to change the number and that's why I haven't been able to decide either," he said. "Ten is a number that I like, but it's in the hands of Modric. In the future, I would like it."  
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Friday, September 21, 2018

Premier League shirts row: The fickle fashions of sponsorship

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Premier League shirts row: The fickle fashions of sponsorship
Premier League shirts row: The fickle fashions of sponsorship
Which sector do you think has sponsored the most English Premier League shirts? It's not gambling.
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Schalke Paying The Price For Selling Their Future | Nick Bidwell

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Schalke Paying The Price For Selling Their Future | Nick Bidwell

Knees, ankles, and Schalke in crisis are all on the agenda in Nick Bidwell's latest piece.

Schalke Paying The PriceGoretzka and Kehrer have both moved from Schalke to new teams (Getty Images) Knees, ankles, and Schalke in crisis are all on the agenda in Nick Bidwell's latest piece.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ngezi catch them young

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Ngezi catch them young

One of Zimbabwe’s leading platinum miners, Zimplats, and the sponsors of Premiership football side Ngezi Platinum Stars continue to give back to the Mhondoro community after hosting yet another successful […]

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Central Coast Mariners sign Ross McCormack and Tommy Oar, Usain Bolt still on trial

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Central Coast Mariners sign Ross McCormack and Tommy Oar, Usain Bolt still on trial
Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake believes Usain Bolt will prove people wrong given the right training.  The World Cup winner watched Usain Bolt trial first-hand during his time at Borussia Dortmund. Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt appeared as a trialist in Central Coast Mariners' match against Central Coast Football. Central Coast have made a huge statement of intent, signing Ross McCormack and Tommy Oar to bolster their attacking stocks for the coming A-League season. McCormack joins the Mariners on a season-long loan deal from Aston Villa, while fringe Socceroos winger Oar has penned a two-year contract. They are two of the biggest recruitment moves the A-League minnows have made in several years, signalling a major change in thinking -- and spending -- from owner Mike Charlesworth. McCormack was the competition's...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Atletico Tucuman sees VAR put them on back foot against Gremio in Copa Libertadores

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Atletico Tucuman sees VAR put them on back foot against Gremio in Copa Libertadores
There are two outsiders in the quarterfinals of South America's Copa Libertadores. Chile's Colo Colo are the only team left from outside Brazil and Argentina. And of the eight remaining teams, Atletico Tucuman are the only one which has never lifted the trophy. And, barring a remarkable turnaround, the club from the north of Argentina will have to wait at least another year. The first club from the region to take part in the competition, they made their debut only last year and have exceeded expectations...
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More change at Arsenal as long-serving Gazidis departs for Italy

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More change at Arsenal as long-serving Gazidis departs for Italy
More change at Arsenal as long-serving Gazidis departs for Italy
The Gunners CEO is stepping down to join AC Milan.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Juan Carlos Osorio Takes Paraguay Job | Tim Vickery

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Juan Carlos Osorio Takes Paraguay Job | Tim Vickery

Former Mexico coach Osorio steps down and then takes the Paraguay job, Tim Vickery reports.

Juan Carlos OsorioFormer Mexico coach Osorio steps down and then takes the Paraguay job, Tim Vickery reports.
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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo nets first Juventus goals; Douglas Costa disgraces himself

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Cristiano Ronaldo nets first Juventus goals; Douglas Costa disgraces himself
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 1st career Serie A goal 320 minutes into his Juventus career and added another later in Juventus' win over Sassuolo. Douglas Costa was sent off in the final minutes of Juventus' win over Sassualo after he appeared to spit in face of Federico Di Francesco. Cristiano scored his first goal with Juventus in the 50th minute and added a second goal 15 minutes later as Juventus defeated Sassuolo 2-1. Juventus may not be playing with any beauty, but they continue winning, with their latest triumph a 2-1 defeat of Sassuolo, who were second in Serie A ahead of the match. It was clear from the first half that Juventus only really cared about delivering a pressure-relieving goal to Cristiano Ronaldo, and although it took 50 minutes, he was in the right place at the right time to open the scoring with a close-range finish. A brilliant counterattack led to Juventus' and Ronaldo's second before the...
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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe

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Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe
Eden Hazard 'maybe' the best in Europe
An exceptional start to the campaign has led Maurizio Sarri to change his mind as to Eden Hazard’s ranking among Europe’s best players.
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2018/19 New Kit Overview

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2018/19 New Kit Overview

Take a look at the biggest clubs in Europe and their brand new kits in this piece.

2018/19 New Kit OverviewTake a look at some of the new kits the big clubs will be warning this upcoming season (Getty Images) Take a look at the biggest clubs in Europe and their brand new kits in this piece.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Which is the best team?

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Which is the best team?

THERE is always a huge amount of debate about which soccer team is the best in the English Premier League — Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur…? […]

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cape Town City ready to play 'disrupters' in the PSL

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Cape Town City ready to play 'disrupters' in the PSL
As Cape Town City gear up for a crucial two weeks in which they play both Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the league, and feature in a third cup final in as many seasons against SuperSport United in the MTN8, owner John Comitis has lifted the lid on the last few years and the building of the brand. City have made astonishing strides on and off the pitch since their formation in July 2016 when Comitis purchased the top-flight status of Mpumalanga Black Aces, something he puts down...
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

'I was ready to give up football' - Richarlison recalls incredible journey to Brazil first team

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'I was ready to give up football' - Richarlison recalls incredible journey to Brazil first team
'I was ready to give up football' - Richarlison recalls incredible journey to Brazil first team
The forward almost gave up on the game but he is now celebrating a brilliant introduction with Brazil.
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Liberia president George Weah plays 79 minutes for national team at the age of 51

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Liberia president George Weah plays 79 minutes for national team at the age of 51
Liberia president George Weah plays 79 minutes for national team at the age of 51
Would Michael D fancy a run against Wales or Denmark next month?
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Jose Pekerman Steps Down As Colombia Coach | Tim Vickery

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Jose Pekerman Steps Down As Colombia Coach | Tim Vickery

In his latest piece, Tim Vickery looks at Jose Pekerman and his step down from the Colombia job.

Jose PekermanIn his latest piece, Tim Vickery looks at Jose Pekerman and his step down from the Colombia job.
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Monday, September 10, 2018

England v Switzerland: Harry Kane to be rested for friendly

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England v Switzerland: Harry Kane to be rested for friendly
England v Switzerland: Harry Kane to be rested for friendly
England forward Harry Kane is to be rested by manager Gareth Southgate for Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Gossip: Tottenham have De Jong bid rejected

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Gossip: Tottenham have De Jong bid rejected
Gossip: Tottenham have De Jong bid rejected
Tottenham and Barcelona have De Jong bids rejected, Luke Shaw keeping Manchester United waiting on new contract, plus more.
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'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'

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'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'
'I left something behind me and that's not an easy thing to come to terms with'
In an extensive interview, Shane O’Connor of Cobh Ramblers, who was on the books at Liverpool and Ipswich Town, opens up about the challenges he encountered after returning from England.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Antoine Griezmann would join David Beckham's Inter Miami 'if he wants me'

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Antoine Griezmann would join David Beckham's Inter Miami 'if he wants me'
On the back of Antoine Griezmann's comments expressing disdain for his exclusion from FIFA's Best World Player award final three, the FC boys debate if Kylian Mbappe has a better argument than his compatriot. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop wonders if Antoine Griezmann's recent trophy success is enough to catapult him into the Ballon d'Or discussion. Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone insists Antoine Griezmann is excited to still be at the club and believes their Champions League draw is tough. Antoine Griezmann has opened the door to the possibility of one day joining David Beckham's Inter Miami. Beckham's new club was recently unveiled with the name Club Internacional de Futbol Miami -- Inter Miami CF -- and will join Major League Soccer in the 2020 season. Griezmann had previously revealed his desire to end his career in the United States -- once he had won a Champions League and World Cup. Now, having achieved one of his two main goals following France's success...
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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Rise Of Thilo Kehrer | Nick Bidwell

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The Rise Of Thilo Kehrer | Nick Bidwell

In this piece Nick Bidwell looks at the recent move of Thilo Kehrer to Paris Saint-Germain

Thilo KehrerIn this piece Nick Bidwell looks at the recent move of Thilo Kehrer to Paris Saint-Germain
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

How Do You Win The UEFA Nations League?

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How Do You Win The UEFA Nations League?

55 teams will be competing in the tournament but how do you win the trophy?

How Do You Win The UEFA Nations League55 teams will be competing in the tournament but how do you win the trophy?
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Kapini still dreams of Warriors call-up

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Kapini still dreams of Warriors call-up

TAPUWA Kapini will go down in history as one of Zimbabwe’s most eccentric and colourful goalkeepers of his generation, but the former Highlanders shot-stopper wants to be remembered for something […]

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Who Are The MLS Teams?

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Who Are The MLS Teams?

Major League Soccer has 23 teams split across two conferences, the East and the West.

Who Are The MLS TeamsLa Galaxy and New York Red Bulls are two famous mLS Teams, but who are the rest? (Getty Images) Major League Soccer has 23 teams split across two conferences, the East and the West.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Italy boss Roberto Mancini blasts Queen, Rolling Stones at training sessions

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Italy boss Roberto Mancini blasts Queen, Rolling Stones at training sessions
Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes face-off ahead of the first-ever round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. FLORENCE, Italy -- Italy coach Roberto Mancini is trying something new to motivate his players. For the first time in Italy training sessions, music is being played from a speaker attached to a mobile phone. "It's a new thing. I've been here for three years and until now I've only heard it in the changing room," Italy and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma said on Tuesday. "Yesterday, we trained with a bit of music, it seemed strange to me, and I asked the goalkeeping coach. He explained to...
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Monday, September 3, 2018

To Keep Players, The Copa Libertadores Needs To Change | Tim Vickery

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To Keep Players, The Copa Libertadores Needs To Change | Tim Vickery

In his latest piece, Tim Vickery looks at the scheduling problem in the Copa Libertadores.

Copa Libertadores Needs To ChangeIn his latest piece, Tim Vickery looks at the scheduling problem in the Copa Libertadores.
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Valverde laughs off Barca title favourites tag

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Valverde laughs off Barca title favourites tag
Barcelona's Ernesto Valverde laughed off talk that Atletico Madrid and Valencia already dropping points is crucial in the title race.
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Sunday, September 2, 2018

First defeat as Rangers boss for Gerrard as Celtic win Old Firm derby

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First defeat as Rangers boss for Gerrard as Celtic win Old Firm derby
First defeat as Rangers boss for Gerrard as Celtic win Old Firm derby
Steven Gerrard suffers his first defeat in 13 games as Rangers manager as Celtic dominate the first Old Firm game of the season.
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Celta Vigo 2 Atletico Madrid 0: Gomez stuns Simeone's men

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Celta Vigo 2 Atletico Madrid 0: Gomez stuns Simeone's men
Celta Vigo 2 Atletico Madrid 0: Gomez stuns Simeone's men
Ten-man Atletico Madrid were handed a humbling first defeat of the new LaLiga season in a dismal display at Celta Vigo, going down 2-0 at the Balaidos. Maxi Gomez netted the opener in the 46th minute and then created the second for Iago Aspas in the 52nd as Atleti failed to recover from a poor first half in which they lacked cutting edge up front. Antoine Griezmann sought to inspire his side, but a fightback never looked likely for Diego Simeone's men, who were tipped to put up a decent fight for the title. Indeed, things went from bad to worse for Atleti as Stefan Savic saw red with 20 minutes remaining, although Gustavo Cabral was harshly denied a third by a marginal offside call after a VAR consultation. 90+’ | 2-0 | Full time in Balaídos#CeltaAtleti pic.twitter.com/myA6dT9Vzg — Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 1, 2018 After an open yet uneventful first 25 minutes in which the two sides took turns to counter, Griezmann was inches from firing Atleti in front as a 20-yard drive crept wide. There was little incident of note in the remainder of a sweltering first half, but Celta took just 42 seconds to break the deadlock following the restart. Gomez pounced on Diego Godin's slip to hammer low into the net and Atleti were quickly stunned by a second blow, the first goalscorer turning creator with a lovely delivery onto Aspas' head. Savic was then dismissed for a second yellow card as he handled the ball to concede a free-kick from which Cabral thought he had added a third, before a lengthy VAR delay saw the defender judged offside.   What it means: Sloppy Atleti already slacking The visitors' disappointing lack of cutting edge in the first half made the lapses early in the second all the more costly. With just four points from three matches, an Atleti side that looked primed for another LaLiga challenge are well off the pace already. There is work to do for Simeone. Pat on the back: Maxi pounces on miserable mistake Celta scarcely had a sniff in the first half, but Gomez turned the game in the space of little over five minutes. The finish for the first goal was clinical and the assist for the second was more impressive still, finding space inside on the right and picking out Aspas with a gorgeous cross. @gomez_maxi9 @aspas10 That's goals in #LaLigaSantander for @RCCelta's deadly duo since the start of last season!#CeltaAtleti pic.twitter.com/ML9WvZu8tA — LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 1, 2018 Boot up the backside: Costa firing blanks again Diego Costa is now goalless in 12 LaLiga games and, given that awful run, his aimless display was of more concern than an uncharacteristic Godin error. The Spain forward offered little in the way of either presence or goal threat, too often leaving Griezmann to work the Celta back-line alone. What's next? Atleti will have to wait for their opportunity to bounce back. The international break means it is a fortnight before they face Eibar in their next match. Celta travel to Girona two days later.
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