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Tuesday May 26 2020
Papu: 'Simeone wanted me at Atleti'

Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez claims Diego Simeone wanted to bring him to Atletico Madrid after their time together at Catania.

The Argentine forward helped Cholo to 13th in Serie A in 2010-11, but the former Lazio and Inter midfielder moved back to Argentina to coach Racing Club the following season.

Simeone returned to Europe when his former club Atletico Madrid came asking in 2011-12 and Papu, who had stayed at Catania, was getting restless and wanted to play in the Champions League.

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Friday April 17 2020
Atletico in talks with Icardi?

Atletico Madrid are reportedly stepping up their interest in Inter loanee Mauro Icardi, as coach Diego Simeone looks for Diego Costa’s replacement at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Icardi, currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, will reportedly leave the French capital after one season and has been targeted by a host of top clubs on the continent.

Tuttosport writes that Simeone has already been in touch with Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara regarding a move for the 27-year-old.

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Tuesday February 18 2020
Simeone: 'My two teams are doing well'

Former hero Diego Simeone is “happy” to see his former clubs Inter and Lazio fight it out with Juventus in Serie A. “Two teams I love very much”.

The Argentine first came to Italy in 1990, when moved to Europe for a stint at AC Pisa. After a spell in La Liga, he returned to played for Inter and Lazio in the top tier.

The 42-year-old won the UEFA Cup with Inter and the Italian double with Lazio during his spell in Italy and the Atletico Madrid coach has revealed that he still follows the progress of his former clubs.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Eriksson: 'Lazio record and Scudetto'

Sven Goran Eriksson admits Simone Inzaghi wasn’t a natural coach, but his mentor hopes the pupil “beats my record and wins the Scudetto with Lazio.”

The Biancocelesti have already matched the all-time club record of nine straight wins, set in 1998-99, and are aiming for 10 against Napoli this evening.

That kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

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Friday January 3 2020
Veron surprised by coach Inzaghi

Juan Sebastian Veron believes Juventus, Inter and Lazio will take the Scudetto race to the wire, but he "never" expected Simone Inzaghi to become a coach. 

Juve and Inter are currently joint leaders at the summit of the Serie A table, with Lazio a further six points back in third place (and a game in hand), but Veron believes the title race will go to the wire.

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Monday December 23 2019
Cavani to join Atleti?

Atletico Madrid are reportedly close to bringing former Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to the Spanish capital this winter.

Gianluca Di Marzio writes Los Rojiblancos are trying to bring the Paris Saint-Germain hitman to Wanda Metropolitano in January, despite him being able to move on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The Uruguayan’s contract at the Parc des Princes is winding down and he would be free to discuss personal terms with interested clubs next month.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Simeone: 'Atleti don't finish chances'

Diego Simeone admits Atletico Madrid struggle to convert their scoring opportunities after a 1-0 Champions League defeat to Juventus.

The match was decided by a remarkable Paulo Dybala goal from the tightest of angles, which secures top spot in the group for the Bianconeri.

“We played against a great team, incidents can happen, but we still lack sharpness in our finishing and making those moves count,” said the Colchoneros coach in his press conference.

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Monday November 25 2019
Simeone: 'Ronaldo makes Atleti suffer'

Diego Simeone has urged Atletico Madrid to be wary of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, who “always makes us suffer”.

The two sides lock horns tomorrow night with Juve already through, although Atleti will want to make sure they qualify for the last 16 too with a win.

However, the Spaniards will face a familiar foe in Ronaldo, who has scored 22 times against them in all competitions with Real Madrid and the Old Lady.

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Monday November 25 2019
Sarri: 'Good Ronaldo rapport'

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has assured that he gets on just fine with Cristiano Ronaldo. “If someone gets angry about being substituted, it’s a positive thing.”

After Ronaldo left the pitch in anger during Juve’s 1-0 win against Milan before the international break, he went on to score three goals for Portugal and was again left out for the trip to Atalanta.

However, Sarri made it clear there was nothing to add to the ongoing media circus.

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Wednesday September 18 2019
Simeone: 'More than deserved draw'

Diego Simeone maintains Atletico Madrid’s point against Juventus in a 2-2 draw was “more than deserved. I don’t see it as a good or bad result.”

The Bianconeri were 2-0 up with Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi goals, but Atleti fought back with two headers from set plays courtesy of Stefan Savic and Hector Herrera.

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