Returning Players: Filipe Luis

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we look at left-back, Filipe Luis. The defender enjoyed two spells at Atlético Madrid between a frustrating season at Chelsea. In total, the Brazilian made 333 appearances for the Spanish side, where he provided 30 assists and netted 12 goals. Returning Players – […] READ MORE


Luis Suárez Injury Will See Striker Miss Key Games

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Atlético Madrid striker Luis Suárez will miss the team’s next four matches due to injury. The Suárez injury will keep him out of some of Atletico Madrid’s biggest games. “Luis Suárez has suffered a muscle injury to the left leg,” the club confirmed. “The striker underwent medical tests on Wednesday after feeling pain in training […] READ MORE




Returning Players: Juninho

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at the Brazilian player maker Juninho – The South American who had a love affair with Middlesbrough. Juninho had three separate spells at the Riverside Stadium and became a huge fans favourite while helping the club to their first-ever […] READ MORE


Kieran Trippier Set to Make Return in Madrid Derby

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Kieran Trippier is expected to make a return to football during Sunday’s Madrid Derby, as his ten-week suspension from football ends. Kieran Trippier Set for Derby Day Return End of the ban The 30-year-old was banned from football in December due to a breach of FIFA gambling rules and is eligible to play again for […] READ MORE


Atlético Madrid Extend Lead in La Liga After Real Madrid Stumble

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Since the 2020/21 La Liga fixtures were announced on the last day of August, matchday 25 was always going to be one of the biggest, with Atlético Madrid looking to extend their La Liga lead. Three games, in particular, stood out. Sevilla hosted Barcelona for the Saturday lunchtime kickoff. The following evening, Atlético Madrid travelled […] READ MORE


Champions League Last 16: Five Takeaways

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Europe’s top teams took centre stage once again with the remaining last 16 contests in the Champions League. The second batch of round of 16 matches provided a host of interesting ties. Atlético Madrid against Chelsea pited Diego Simeone’s side, who have lost momentum in La Liga, up against Thomas Tuchel’s rejuvenated side. Meanwhile in-form […] READ MORE


Thiago Silva Will Miss Atletico Madrid Champions League Clash

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Chelsea’s veteran centre-back Thiago Silva will miss the London club’s Champions League clash with La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. The 36-year-old is still suffering from a muscular injury that he picked up in the Blues’ 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month. However, the Blues will not be travelling to Madrid to face Diego […] READ MORE