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Europa League wrap: Atletico Madrid and Lyon win, Dortmund lose at home

Diego Costa helped Atletico Madrid reach the 2014 Champions League final before joining Chelsea (Image credit: Getty Images)

Diego Costa scored as Atletico Madrid took a huge step towards a place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with victory over Lokomotiv Moscow. Costa netted his sixth goal in 12 appearances since moving back to the Spanish side from Chelsea in January. Saul Niguez and Koke were also on target for the 2010 and 2012 winners. Lokomotiv are seven points ...

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Bertrand Traoré joins Lyon from Chelsea after clubs agree £8.8m fee

Bertrand Traoré left Chelsea in search of stability and said of his move to Lyon: ‘I have the time to show everyone what I can do’. Photograph: Olympique Lyonnais/Twitter

Bertrand Traoré has joined Lyon from Chelsea, the two clubs have announced. The Burkina Faso international, 21, has spent recent seasons on loan at the Dutch clubs Vitesse Arnhem and Ajax and will now move to France on a contract until 2022. Lyon wrote on Twitter: “It is official: Bertrand Traoré is Lyonnais! A transfer for 10m euros (£8.8m) and ...

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Corentin Tolisso signs for Bayern Munich from Lyon


Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have won the race to sign Corentin Tolisso from Lyon. The 22-year-old France midfielder, who had been linked with Chelsea and Juventus, has signed a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena. Tolisso told fcbayern.com: “I had a wonderful time at Lyon, for which I was very grateful. Now I’m looking forward to playing for one of ...

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Ajax survive Lyon comeback to make Europa League final

There were jubilant scenes at the final whistle as Ajax reached their first European final in 21 years (Image credit: Getty Images)

Ajax held on to resist a tenacious second-leg fightback by Lyon in France and reach the Europa League final – their first European final since 1996. The Dutch side scored first through Kasper Dolberg’s crafty finish to move 5-1 ahead on aggregate. But Alexandre Lacazette’s two goals before half-time and Rachid Ghezzal’s 81st-minute header gave Lyon hope. And Nick Viergever’s ...

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Lacazette: I want to stay at Lyon


Alexandre Lacazette has disappointed his growing army of admirers after confirming revealing he wants to stay at Lyon for at least another season. The striker’s goalscoring exploits this term have seen him linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool as well as Champions League holders Real Madrid However, the 23-year-old, who has scored 25 goals in 28 Ligue 1 ...

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Ligue 1 round-up: Lyon top the table, Marseille falter


Lyon regained top spot in Ligue 1 after a narrow home victory over Nantes thanks to a goal from Nabil Fekir. The France Under-21 midfielder found the net after Alexandre Lacazette and Yoann Gourcuff combined to set him up. Lyon were also awarded a late penalty at the Stade Gerland when Nantes goalkeeper Remy Riou fouled Fekir, but Maxime Gonalons ...

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Ligue 1: Ayew brothers grab goals for clubs

The Ayew brothers

Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew both found goals for their respective clubs in France over the weekend after the pair returned from the 2015 African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea. Jordan came on in the second half for Lorient and scored in their 1-1 home draw with Olympique Lyon at the Stade Moustoir. The forward met a cross from the ...

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