Nigerian Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was the main culprit after his team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Kenneth Omeruo currently plays his club football for Spanish La Liga club Leganes having joined on loan from Premier League giants Chelsea.
The Nigerian defender left Chelsea to join Leganes on a temporary deal at the start of the season.
The 25-year-old has been impressive during his loan spell at Leganes until yesterday’s game against Atletico Madrid.
The Chelsea loanee gave away a penalty during the La Liga game with Atletico Madrid after he brought down Angel Correa in the box in the opening stages of the second half.
Atletico Madrid substitute Saul Niguez had the resulting penalty saved before he tucked away the rebound to give his side the only goal of the game.
The win ensured that Atletico Madrid moved to within four points of league leaders Barcelona in the race for Spanish La Liga.
Barcelona extended the lead back to seven points after the Catalan giants beat struggling Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at home on Saturday night.
Rayo Vallecano took a shock lead in the 24th minute but normalcy resumed seven minutes from halftime when Gerard Pique equalised for Barcelona before Lionel Messi (penalty) and Luis Suarez scored in the second half to give Barcelona the win.
Deal On: Atletico Plotting Summer Move For Chelsea Left-back
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are eyeing a move for Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso during this summer’s transfer window according to the widespread reports emanating from the media in Spain.
Atletico Madrid have identified Spanish international left-back Alonso as the man for the job of a new left-sided defender.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, Atletico Madrid want to sign Marcos Alonso as a replacement for both Lucas Hernandez and Filipe Luis at left-back.
Atletico Madrid defenders Lucas Hernandez and Filipe Luis will leave the club this summer.
Lucas Hernandez can play either as a left-back or as a centre back and he has already agreed on a club-record transfer to German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. He was an important member of the French team that won last summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
On his part, Filipe Luis is expected to leave Atletico Madrid when his contract expires this summer.
Marcos Alonso is no longer the first choice left-back at Chelsea and he could be interested in a return to Spain having previously played for Real Madrid.
The Spaniard has lost his place to Brazilian defender Emerson Palmieri.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri opted for Emerson Palmieri over Marcos Alonso for the majority of the final weeks of this season.
Confirmed: Chelsea Loanee Wants Atletico Madrid Stay
Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata wants to stay at the Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid beyond this summer.
In his recent interview as monitored by Goal, Spanish international Morata revealed that he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid for the rest of his career.
Alvaro Morata is on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea having joined the Rojiblancos during the winter transfer window earlier this year.
The former Juventus star joined Atletico Madrid on loan for 18 months and the Spaniards will pay £13.8m for him to stay at the club for next season.
He left Chelsea to sign for Atletico Madrid in January after enduring a bleak spell at Stamford Bridge.
Morata became a Chelsea player in the summer of 2017 after completing a then club-record transfer from Real Madrid.
The Los Merengues were said to have been paid around £60m for his transfer but he didn’t live up to that price tag in West London bar the first few months.
Alvaro Morata started his Chelsea career well at the beginning of last season before he faded badly just before winter and never recovered until his exit.
Chelsea replaced him with Gonzalo Higuain who joined on a short-term loan from Italian champions Juventus with the option of a permanent deal for £36m.
Deal On: Atletico Eyeing €40m Swoop For Chelsea Target
Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are reportedly plotting a big money move for FC Porto left-back Alex Telles this summer.
Atletico Madrid are looking for a new left-back and they have settled for Brazilian defender Alex Telles who has been in superb form for Portuguese champions FC Porto this season.
Alex Telles has previously been linked with West London giants Chelsea but it looks like the Blues will miss out on his transfer to Atletico Madrid.
According to the report from popular media channel ESPN, Atletico Madrid is plotting a triple raid on FC Porto and the aforementioned Alex Telles is one of the players they are targeting at the moment.
Apart from Alex Telles, Atletico Madrid are also eyeing various moves for Brazilian centre back Felipe and Mexican international midfielder Hector Herrera.
It was revealed that Hector Herrera will join Atletico Madrid on a free transfer this summer after they saw off competition from the likes of AC Milan and Arsenal for his services.
Atletico Madrid is plotting a €25m move for Felipe while the fee for Alex Telles is said to be around €40m.
Alex Telles has scored five goals and provided eight assists in 47 games in all competitions for FC Porto in this campaign.
Deal Done: Ex-Chelsea Striker Transfer-listed At Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been placed on the transfer list at the club according to Spanish media portal Mundo Deportivo.
Diego Costa has been a controversial figure in his second spell at Atletico Madrid as usual just like his first spell as well as his time at West London giants Chelsea.
The Brazilian-born Spanish international striker will miss the rest of the season as a result of an eight-game ban handed out to him for his foul-mouthed rant towards the match officials during the recent 2-0 loss to hosts Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid’s quest for the Spanish La Liga title ended with the game against Barcelona.
Diego Costa was sent off in the first half of that Barcelona game and his team went on to lose the game 2-0 through goals from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.
He will miss the rest of the games for this season as well as the first Spanish La Liga match of next season with the eight-game ban.
The aforementioned publication from Mundo Deportivo claimed that the Atletico Madrid hierarchy has decided to transfer-list him though manager Diego Simeone is not happy with the new development from the club.
Atletico Madrid want to recoup all or the majority of the £55m transfer fee spent to sign him from Chelsea.
Diego Costa To Serve Ban After Appeal Was Thrown Out
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will serve his eight-match ban after the appeal over his suspension was thrown out by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
Spanish giants Atletico had earlier appealed against the sentence given to the former Chelsea player only for the appeal to be thrown out by the football federation.
Diego Costa was handed an eight-match ban after he used foul words against centre referee Jesus Gil Manzano during the top-of-the-table clash with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga last weekend.
The Brazilian-born Spanish international striker was sent off in the 28th minute for his rant towards the referee and that ultimately cost his team the three points at stake.
Atletico Madrid were looking to reduce the gap to Barcelona at the top of the Spanish La Liga table to five points with a win at the Nou Camp only for them to suffer the Diego Costa setback.
Atletico Madrid played the majority of the away league game at Barcelona with ten men and went on to lose 2-0 courtesy two goals within a minute from the attacking duo of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Both goals came in the final ten minutes of the game as Barcelona extended their lead at the La Liga summit to eleven points.
Ex-Chelsea Player Sees Red In La Liga Decider
The Spanish La Liga clash between defending champions Barcelona and rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday was billed as a potential title decider but in the end, Catalan giants ran out comfortable winners after Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa was sent off in the first half of the league encounter.
The former Chelsea Striker was given his marching orders in the 28th minute after his rant towards the centre referee and that proved to be the turning point in the game.
Barcelona came into the game on the back of an eight-point lead over Atletico Madrid but the Rojiblancos knew that a win over the Spanish champions at the Nou Camp will blow the title race wide open.
The early dismissal of Diego Costa didn’t help Atletico Madrid who spent the majority of the game on the back foot.
Their resolve was finally broken in the last five minutes when Luis Suarez gave Barcelona an 85th lead with a fine finish before star player Lionel Messi added a second goal in the space of one minute of the opening goal by Uruguayan international Suarez.
The 2-0 was more than enough to take Barcelona 11 points clear at the top of the league table ahead of the last seven games.
Ex-Liverpool Striker On Target In Atletico Win
Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez played a big role for his club in their league clash with Atletico Madrid on Saturday night.
Luis Suarez plays his club football for Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona at the moment.
The Uruguayan international scored one of the goals as Barcelona moved a step closer to their quest of retaining the Spanish La Liga crown they won in the last campaign with a 2-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in their league meeting at the Nou Camp on Saturday night.
Atletico Madrid played the majority of the game with 10 men after star striker Diego Costa was given his matching orders in the 28th minute after his rant towards the match officials especially the centre referee.
In the absence of Diego Costa, Atletico Madrid battled well to keep the scoreline at goalless until Luis Suarez produced a fine finish from outside the box to give Barcelona the lead in the 85th minute.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi added a second goal for the Catalans one minute later to secure the win that could have sealed another league title for the Nou Camp outfit.
The 2-0 victory over 10-man Atletico lifted Barcelona eleven points clear of their opponents at the top of the Spanish La Liga table.
Highest-Paid Managers: Simeone Beats Mourinho To Top Spot
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has beaten former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to the top spot on the list of the highest-paid managers in world football.
According to France Football via Goal, the Atletico Madrid boss finished at the top of the list of the top 20 highest-paid managers.
Diego Simeone had a total income of £35m ahead of Jose Mourinho (£26.6m)
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry had a brief three-month stint at French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco before he was sacked earlier this year and he’s third on the list with the total income of £21.9m.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (£20.6m) and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde (£19.7m) complete the top five.
Jose Mourinho is presently without a managerial job since leaving Premier League giants Manchester United after a 30-month spell.
The Portuguese tactician recently confessed that he misses management before adding that he’s waiting for the right club and the right league before returning to the dugout.
Mourinho paid dearly with his job at Manchester United after he led the Red Devils to their worst start in the Premier League era and his cause was not helped by the feud with some of the senior players at the club.
He was replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his sack in December.
Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba’s summer transfer plans exposed
No wonder, French international Paul Pogba made a shocking claim that he would be happy to join Real Madrid to play under football legend Zinedine Zidane; it has been revealed that he has transfer plans alongside his national teammate Antoine Griezmann.
The former Juventus player has been linked with a move away from the Old Trafford with a number of clubs mentioned as his destination and he seems to be fuelling the speculations with his claim.
France 1998 World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf has revealed that the two French players have plans to leave their various clubs at the end of the season and they will make it known in their various styles during the international break.
The France legend says Paul Pogba has got nothing to tell the players to say in the press conference despite all of the questions than to fuel his speculated move away from the club.
He noted that Paul Pogba only wants to achieve something with the Atletico Madrid star as they are both pushing for a move away from their various clubs.
However, there are suggestions that the Red Devils will block the move for Paul Pogba to leave the club as they are willing to keep him at the club.
Why Alvaro Morata Joined Atletico Madrid Revealed
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed what prompted him to sign for Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window.
Spanish international Morata talked about his move to Atletico Madrid in an interview with AS.
According to him, the Atletico Madrid made contact with him over three years ago in their bid to sign him over three years ago before adding that he promised Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simone about signing for the club.
Chelsea paid a club-record transfer of £71m to secure his transfer from European champions Real Madrid in the summer of 2017.
Morata didn’t have the best of times at Stamford Bridge despite the fact that he had a great start to his Chelsea career.
The Spaniard joined Atletico Madrid on loan from Chelsea in January with the option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.
His position was taken at Chelsea by Gonzalo Higuain who also joined the Blues on loan from Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
Higuain has scored two goals for Chelsea since his transfer to the West London club last month.
Juventus have already told Chelsea that the can sign the Argentine international player for €36m at the end of his loan deal this summer.
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