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Real, Atletico get two-window transfer bans

ZURICH (Reuters) - Real Madrid and neighbours Atletico Madrid have been banned from registering players for two transfer windows for breaching rules on signing non-Spanish under-18 players, world soccer's governing body FIFA said on Thursday. The sanction means that the...

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid get 2-window transfer bans

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Real Madrid and their neighbours Atletico Madrid have been banned from signing new players for two transfer windows for breaching rules over the transfer of under-18 players, world soccer's governing body FIFA said on...
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Atletico surge back above Barca to the top of La Liga

MADRID (Reuters) - Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco each conjured moments of magic as Atletico Madrid recaptured top spot in La Liga from Barcelona with a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Celta Vigo on Sunday. Chances were scarce on a heavy...

How Atletico managed to reach the top despite MSN’s dominance

Diego Simeone - The manager who has managed to produce the maximum of results under the minimalist availability of resources is again looking strong in presenting ‘The Mattress Makers’, one of the serious title contenders in Spain. The Argentine has been...

Leaders Barca held in derby stalemate by Espanyol

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit the woodwork as Barcelona were held 0-0 by Espanyol on Saturday in a hard-fought derby that left Atletico Madrid poised to go top of La Liga in...

Celta and Villarreal disturbing La Liga order

MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla and Valencia were expected to challenge La Liga heavyweights Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid this season but it is surprise packages Celta Vigo and Villarreal who are hot on their heels. Fourth-placed Celta stayed two...

Real hit 10 past nine-man Rayo, Atletico lose

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid closed to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona after demolishing nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 on Sunday while Atletico Madrid missed a chance to seize top spot outright by losing 1-0 at Malaga. Gareth...

Partey time as Atletico advance to last 16

By Tim Hanlon (Reuters) - Thomas Partey scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid as they reached the last 16 of the King’s Cup with a 1-0 home victory over third-tier Reus on Thursday that secured a 3-1 aggregate success. It...