Spanish Paper Talk: Diego Simeone Has Changed Atletico And Spanish Football

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All the latest headlines from the newspapers in Spain as Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone is the focus of attention as he is praised for ending the duopoly.


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– The 1000 days that changed Atleti and Spanish football.

– Diego Simeone has returned Los Rojiblancos to the football elite.

– He has won five trophies in seven finals. He has ended the duopoly in La Liga.

– Gerard Pique and little more. A dead ball settles an untidy match with a lot of rotations.

– Los Leones resisted.

– Football also votes in Scotland today.

– The Segunda Division salary cap.

– James begins to be James. Against Basel he showed talent, scored a goal and had plenty of physicality.


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– James works it out.

– Only Kroos (11,411km) has run more than him (11,283km).

– Karim Benzema: “I accept the criticism without being obsessed about it”.

– Ter Stegen saves a draw in time added on.

– Pique goal and a traffic jam against modest APOEL.

– Athletic save a point against Shakhtar. The Ukrainians were superior, Iraizoz the best for the home side.

– Test of fire in Germany. Villarreal face Gladbach with injuries.

– Emery trusts in talent. Deulofeu, Banega, Reyes and Aspas to play.

– Mandzukic suffers a broken nose. He needs an operation and will be out two weeks.


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– Decisive.

– Pique scored the goal that gives Barca the leadership after Ajax and PSG draw 1-1.

– Ter Stegen, one of Luis Enrique’s nine changes, saves the draw at the end.

– Jerome Boateng gives Pep’s men a win in the 90th minute.

– Los Leones, with the handbrake on. This Madrid only stands up half the time.

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