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Ramos: In Argentina they know Maradona is lightyears behind the best-ever Argentine, Messi

Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Marca.com76 hits

Lionel Messi is hardly the most popular figure within the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however Sergio Ramos has sensationally hit back at Diego Maradona by suggesting people in Argentina know Lionel Messi is the best player in the nation's history. Messi stuttered in the Albiceleste's 1-1 draw with Iceland in their opening World Cup match and he missed a penalty, leading to criticism back in Ar...Full Story »

Diego Maradona responds to reports of racist incident during Argentina game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by ESPN53 hits

Diego Maradona pictured during Argentina's World Cup game against Iceland. Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Diego Maradona has given his version of an exchange with an Asian fan at a World Cup game in Moscow that witnesses perceived as racist. British television staff working in Spartak Stadium during Argentina's 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday reported seeing Maradona respon...Full Story »

Diego Costa causes trouble in Spain training as Atletico Madrid ace laughs and jokes ahead of World Cup

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk88 hits

DIEGO COSTA helped the Spain squad crack a smile for their pre-World Cup squad photo. The former Chelsea striker joked around with his Roja team-mates as they beamed for a tournament snap. Diego Costa and Lucas Vazquez share a laugh as they get set for the Spain World Cup squad photo in Madrid Costa, David De Gea and Rodrigo share a quick word Costa goofed around with the likes of Lucas Vazq...Full Story »

Maradona: Messi doesn't have to demonstrate anything for Argentina

Posted Friday, June 01, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com87 hits

Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi does not have to prove anything to Argentina as the Barcelona superstar prepares for what could be his last World Cup. Argentina reached the final in Brazil four years ago but were narrowly defeated by Germany, with Mario Gotze scoring the only goal in extra time. Maradona inspired Argentina to glory the last time they won the World Cup, in Mexico in 1986, w...Full Story »

Diego Simeone handed Europa League final touchline ban

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2018 by ESPN60 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone's touchline ban for the Europa League final was confirmed on Friday. UEFA's disciplinary panel imposed a four-game suspension for Simeone's conduct at Arsenal in the semifinal first leg last week. Simeone had been charged with insulting a match official and improper conduct. After being sent from the dugout to the stands, he continued to communicate with h...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid 1 - 0 Arsenal: Diego Costa goal ends Arsenal dream of Europa League glory

Posted Friday, May 04, 2018 by PA74 hits

Diego Costa ensured Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign as Arsenal manager will end in Huddersfield and not Lyon as the former Chelsea man hit the winner for Atletico Madrid in a closely fought Europa League semi-final.Wenger announced last month that he will step down at the end of the season, a campaign now set to end in bitter disappointment and with no silverware following a 1-0 defeat at th...Full Story »

Diego Simeone says he has not spoken to Arsenal over manager position

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Skysports.com95 hits

Diego Simeone says he has had no contact with Arsenal Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says he has had no talks with Arsenal over replacing Arsene Wenger when he leaves at the end of the season. The Argentine has been linked to take over from the Frenchman, who announced on Friday he will leave the Emirates after 22-years, and suggested on Wednesday the timing of his departure was not his de...Full Story »

Diego Simeone delighted as Atletico Madrid make Europa League last four

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by PA48 hits

Diego Simeone expressed his pride after Atletico Madrid booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League despite a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Lisbon.Simeone’s side held a 2-0 lead from the first leg but had to dig deep as Sporting came flying out of the traps at Estadio Jose Alvalade.Fredy Montero’s first-half header left the tie in the balance, only for the Portuguese outfit t...Full Story »

Diego Godin hopes Atletico Madrid make home advantage count

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2018 by PA44 hits

Atletico Madrid will hope to put one foot in the Europa League semi-finals when they host Sporting Lisbon on Thursday.Atletico welcome their Portuguese opponents in the quarter-final first leg having won all four of their previous games in this season’s competition, having dropped out of the Champions League.And defender Diego Godin hopes Atleti can take control of the tie in the opening e...Full Story »

Chelsea hero Burley: Conte blew season with Diego Costa text

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by tribalfootball.com178 hits

Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Antonio Conte's treatment of Diego Costa is to blame for their poor season.Conte infamously sent Costa a text last summer to tell him he was no longer wanted at Chelsea. Burley says that was the wrong way to go about it, especially when he did not have a replacement lined up. "The guys who came in in the summer haven't been up to it," Burley told E...Full Story »

Bilardo: Messi needs to win a World Cup to be at Pele and Maradona's level

Posted Monday, April 02, 2018 by Marca.com69 hits

Lionel Messi will be remembered as one of the best player's ever, but to go down in history with the likes of Pele and Diego Maradona he has to win the World Cup, former Argentina coach Carlos Bilardo has claimed. The No.10 led the Albiceleste to a World Cup final and to two Copa American finals in 2014, 2015 and 2016, but didn't win any of them and Bilardo considers this a blot on his CV. ...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores out Conte's name in Instagram post

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Marca.com119 hits

The fall-out between Diego Costa and Antonio Conte during the striker's final few months at Chelsea was a very public one and it seems the Spain international hasn't yet forgiven his former coach for pushing him out of the London club. The Brazilian shared an image on Instagram ahead of Chelsea's match against Barcelona in the Champions League and he scribbled out the coach's name. Costa is ...Full Story »

The One Thing Diego Maradona Told Lionel Messi That Changed His Game

Posted Friday, March 09, 2018 by thesportbible.com131 hits

Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona could be numbers one and two on your list of best ever players, just depends on preference. The Argentine legend gave the superstar one piece of advice that has helped him become a five time Ballon d'Or winner. The difference between the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and that of Pele and Diego Maradona is that the latter pair didn't play at ...Full Story »

Maradona covers up Aguero's face in family photo

Posted Sunday, February 04, 2018 by Marca.com153 hits

It appears that Diego Maradona hasn't forgiven Sergio Aguero, who divorced his daughter Gianinna five years ago. That's because a family photo is visible in the background of an image shared on social media by Matias Morla and Aguero's face has clearly been blacked out. The Manchester City striker is pictured holding his son, and Maradona's grandson, but the Argentine international's face i...Full Story »

Diego Costa to return against a Sevilla side in crisis

Posted Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by Marca.com194 hits

Sevilla visit the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in what Diego Simeone has labelled the most competitive of the Copa del Rey quarter-final ties, but the Andalusian team take on Atletico Madrid out of form. Under new coach Vincenzo Montella Sevilla have already lost 5-3 to rivals Real Betis and 1-0 to relegation-threatened Alaves, so the last thing they need is to take on a rampant Atletico side...Full Story »

Chelsea made a big mistake replacing Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata, stat all but confirms

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by Caughtoffside.com184 hits

Chelsea look to have made a big mistake in the transfer market by forcing out Diego Costa and replacing him with Alvaro Morata last summer, stats seem to confirm. The Blues won the Premier League title comfortably last season thanks to the scoring prowess of Costa up front, with the Spaniard finishing as the club’s top scorer on 20 league goals. Since then, various reports of a bust-up...Full Story »

Diego Costa scores and sees red in eventful LaLiga return for Atletico Madrid

Posted Saturday, January 06, 2018 by PA38 hits

Diego Costa was sent off in his first LaLiga appearance since returning to Atletico Madrid after picking up a second yellow card for his celebrations after scoring in a 2-0 win over Getafe.Former Chelsea striker Costa doubled Atletico's lead at the Wanda Metropolitano when he slotted home a low cross from the right in the 68th minute.The Spain international then rushed off to celebrate in among...Full Story »

Chelsea manager Conte: My message to Diego Costa on his big day...

Posted Monday, January 01, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com191 hits

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has wished Diego Costa all the best for his move to Atletico Madrid. The 29-year-old played a key role as Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte's first season at the club but was subsequently told to find a new club over the summer by the Italian. Costa was presented to Atletico fans on Sunday at the Wanda Metropolitano. Conte was asked for a reaction and ...Full Story »

Diego Simeone: the last pharaoh

Posted Saturday, December 30, 2017 by Marca.com77 hits

Africa remained the only continent that Atletico Madrid had not passed through on their rise to the top of football, and now at last Diego Simeone has taken his team to Egypt for a charity game against Al Ahly on Saturday. For the Arabic side, it is a game of huge importance, as much as a cup final, and their fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of one of Europe's great teams. The unive...Full Story »

Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN103 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

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