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Atletico Madrid chief coach Argentine Diego Simeone has called up 18 footballers for the La Liga game this Saturday against Celta Vigo, leaving out Augusto Fernandez, Thomas Partey and Sime Vrsaljko.

Also absent from the squad are Miguel Angel Moya and Alessio Cerci because of injury, reports Efe.

The team to take on Celta includes goalkeepers Jan Oblak and Andre Moreira, defenders Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Diego Godin, Filipe Luis and Lucas Hernandez, midfielders Yannick Carrasco, Saul Ñiguez, Koke and Nicolas Gaitan and strikers Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro and Angel Correa.


Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has committed his future to the capital football club, but at the same time linked his future to that of chief coach Diego Simeone.

The 25-year-old Frenchman, who was the top scorer in this summer's European Championship, signed a new contract with Atletico over the summer, tying him to the club until the summer of 2021 and raising his buy-out clause to 100 million euros (around $110 million).

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Atletico Madrid chief coach Argentine Diego Simeone on Friday ruled out Tiago Mendes, Lucas Hernandez and Thomas Partey from the squad for the La Liga football match against Leganes.

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Porto have announced the return of Spanish midfielder Oliver Torres, who arrives on loan from Atletico Madrid to play for a second term with the Portuguese football club, having also played for them in the 2014-15 season.

As reported by the Dragons in a statement on their website, the 21-year-old will return to Porto for a season and a half, suggesting he will stay with the club till 31st December 2017.

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France and Atletico Madrid footballer Antoine Griezmann believes he deserves to win UEFA's Best Player in Europe award ahead of Real Madrid rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. Griezmann enjoyed an excellent 2015-16 campaign, scoring seven goals and 13 games to help Atletico reach the UEFA Champions League final.

The 25-year-old forward also scooped the golden boot as his six goals fired France to the European Championship 2016 final on home soil.

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Atletico Madrid have signed Argentine goalkeeper Axel Werner on a five year contract, but have immediately sent the youngster out on loan at Boca Juniors to continue his development.

A statement released by Atletico today stated that the club "has reached an agreement with Atletico Rafaela for the transfer of Axel" until June 30, 2021.

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Swansea City manager Francesco Guidolin has praised new signing Borja Baston, asserting that he has all the tools required to be a Premier League star after landing the Spanish striker in a club-record deal of £15.5 million. Borja arrived from Atletico Madrid here on Thursday.

Guidolin believes that the 23-year-old, who scored 18 La Liga goals while on loan at Spanish football club SD Eibar last season, will prove to be a good value signing.

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