Published: Fri, May 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Atletico target move for Premier League hitman


We are a side who depend on the team; Real Madrid are a side who depend on individuals and individuals can just have their moments.

Ramos said: "Not only do they have Alves, they also have Pipa (Higuain), (Mario) Mandzukic, (Giorgio) Chiellini.sparks are going to fly". We've done so for the last few years.

Since then he's won two Champions League trophies with Los Blancos, and could earn a third this season. "When we said we believed in a comeback, a lot of people didn't take it seriously".

But Ramos will put friendship aside as Madrid bid to win back-to-back Champions League titles. "But we were playing against a great rival and they took advantage of our mistake in defense".

Saul Niguez netted the first goal with a header off a corner in the 12th minute, and Antoine Griezmann added to the lead four minutes later by converting a penalty after Fernando Torres was tripped by defender Raphael Varane. The tally made it 4-2 Real on aggregate, while giving the visitor the away goal tiebreaker. The French striker was surrounded by three Atletico defenders at the byline, but somehow found a way past all of them with a pair of quick touches. Karim Benzema's outstanding play along the end-line eventually resulted in Isco turning in a rebound from in close, a goal that turned the game and series on its head. Although Jan Oblak saved the German's shot, Isco was on hand to score from close range.

Simeone said there is no easy formula to take Atletico to the next level.

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Here spends more money than the other countries because of the media, who pay a lot of money to decide when we are going to play. Blues head coach Conte said: "We passed a big step, a big psychological step after the defeat against United".

"This performance was the least that we could have done", Atletico captain Gabi said.

Wednesday's derby match marked the end of an era, as it was the final European match to be played at Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atletico is preparing to leave their venerable home next season for a new 70,000-seat stadium.

Sir Alex Ferguson famously told his Manchester United to emulate the Old Lady, while Gary Neville described them as "one of the best teams I ever faced".

The game ended in the middle of a tremendous thunderstorm and despite their side's exit, the home fans cheered their players off the pitch.

It's hard to think of Atletico without also thinking of the Calderon, and vice versa - the two are intertwined, inextricably linked.

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