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Chelsea agree terms with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa

Spain striker Diego Costa joined Chelsea for about £32m in 2014 (Image credit: PA)

Chelsea have agreed terms with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of striker Diego Costa back to the Spanish club. The move, which will be completed in January, is subject to the agreement of personal terms and a medical. Atletico said the 28-year-old, who left the club to join Chelsea in 2014, would have a medical in the next few days. ...

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Betis stun Real Madrid on Ronaldo return

Antonio Sanabria has won eight caps for Paraguay (Image credit: Getty Images)

Antonio Sanabria scored a 94th-minute winner as Real Betis shocked Real Madrid to win at the Bernabeu in La Liga for the first time in 19 years. The 21-year-old dived onto Antonio Barragan’s cross to head past Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated for large spells, but Cristiano Ronaldo was among the home players to waste chances ...

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La Liga round-up: Villarreal, Las Palmas, Sevilla pick up wins

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Cedric Bakambu scored two goals as Villarreal claimed a comfortable 3-0 home victory over struggling Alaves on Sunday. The Congolese striker fired Victor Ruiz’s assist into the bottom corner just after the half-hour mark and Carlos Bacca added a close-range second seven minutes after the break. Bakambu completed his double 10 minutes later thanks to Samu Castillejo’s well-placed through ball ...

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Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele out for up to four months

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Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will be out for up to four months with a ruptured tendon in his left thigh. The French forward will have surgery on the injury in Finland this week. He was substituted after just 29 minutes of Barcelona’s La Liga win at Getafe on Saturday. Dembele is yet to score for the Spanish club, who he ...

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Real Sociedad 1-3 Real Madrid: Madrid end hosts’ perfect start

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Gareth Bale scored a superb individual goal as Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 3-1 at the Anoeta on Sunday to go fourth in La Liga. Real Madrid took the lead after 28 minutes when Borja Mayoral crashed home his first goal for the club from a Sergio Ramos tee-up, only for Kevin Rodrigues to level when his powerful drive slipped ...

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Marcelo extends Real Madrid contract to 2022

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Marcelo has agreed a contract extension with Real Madrid until the end of the 2021-22 season. The 29-year-old full-back has been at Madrid since 2006, having joined the Spanish club from Fluminese. A Brazil international, he has made 406 appearances for Madrid, scoring 28 goals. During his time with the club, he has won the Champions League three times, La ...

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Atletico Madrid confident of breakthrough in Costa negotiations

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Atletico Madrid are increasingly confident they have made a breakthrough in negotiations to sign Diego Costa from Chelsea, Sky Sports News understands. A source close to the negotiations says progress is being made but “it is not sorted yet”, after a summer-long debacle between the player and his current West London employers. Atletico are banned from registering new players before January and ...

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El Clasico date switched

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La Liga president Javier Tebas confirmed on Monday that the first El Clasico of the season between Real Madrid and Barcelona will be played on 23 December at 1:00pm local time. The clash was expected to take place on 20 December as part of a full midweek round of fixtures before Spain’s winter break. However, given Real could feature in ...

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Trophies more important than star status at Real Madrid – Bale

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Gareth Bale says trophies mean more than star status as he prepares to defend the Champions League with Real Madrid. Bale has won three European titles since swapping Tottenham for Madrid in a world-record move four summers ago, scoring in the final in his first season and netting a penalty in the shoot-out victory over neighbours Atletico in 2016. A ...

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Malaga 1-3 Las Palmas: Loic Remy scores on debut

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Former Chelsea striker Loic Remy scored on his Las Palmas debut as they beat Malaga 3-1. The 30-year-old, who joined after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, wrapped up the visitors’ first win of the season as they climbed off the bottom of La Liga. Jonathan Calleri and Jonathan Viera also netted for Las Palmas with Diego Gonzalez’s equaliser ...

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