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3hMatt McGinn

First derbi at the Wanda a must-win for both

There are parallels between the disappointing seasons unfolding at Real Madrid and Atletico, making Saturday's derby a must-win for both sides.

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Madrid Derby a must-win match for Real (2:40)
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7hPA Sport

Camp Nou may close over chants - Tebas

Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium could be temporarily closed if supporters are found guilty of using insulting chants about Spain, Javier Tebas has warned

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7hPA Sport

Simeone dismisses links to Everton move

Diego Simeone has dismissed speculation linking him with the managerial vacancy at Everton and said Atletico Madrid would have to "put up with him."

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10hSam Marsden

Valverde can't rule out Griezmann-to-Barca

Ernesto Valverde has said Antoine Griezmann is a "great player," but the manager wouldn't be drawn on speculation linking Barcelona with a move.

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14hDermot Corrigan

Zidane: No rift between Ronaldo, Ramos

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid's La Liga title chances don't depend on victory over local rivals Atletico Madrid in the derby on Saturday.

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16hDan Kilpatrick

Spurs' Sanchez once turned down Barca

Juan Carlos Osorio, now in charge of the Mexico team, discovered Sanchez as a 17-year-old in Colombia.

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17hDermot Corrigan

Seasons on the line for Atleti, Real

The mood is gloomy in Madrid ahead of Atletico's derby showdown with Real. Both teams have stumbled, with the match already billed a title eliminator.

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18hDermot Corrigan

Israeli multinational buys Atletico stake

Chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin will remain the club's majority shareholder, with just over 50 percent.

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18hSid Lowe

For Atletico, beating Real isn't about points

Beating Real Madrid always matters in the context of points and trophies for Atletico but their first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano is much bigger.

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1dRob Train

Zidane's case to bench Ronaldo, Benzema

Zinedine Zidane won't likely bench Cristiano Ronaldo or Karim Benzema in favour of youth against Atletico Madrid, but he'd be in bounds to do it.

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Ronaldo: I want 7 kids and 7 Ballons d'Or

Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer "worried" about winning individual awards -- but he still wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards to go with seven kids.

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Griezmann 'free to leave' if he wants - Koke

Koke believes teammate Antoine Griezmann is happy at Atletico Madrid, but warned that any player who isn't focused on the club should leave.

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2dAdriana Garcia

Corinthians' Arana poised to join Sevilla

Arana, 20, had been a reported target for Barcelona and told reporters: "Everything indicates that I'm leaving for Spain."

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2dAdriana Garcia

La Liga to implement VAR for 2018-19

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has announced that La Liga will introduce video assistant referees (VAR) for the 2018-19 season.