Saul Niguez

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Atletico Madrid celebrate their Super Cup victory over Real in Estonia. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

Real Madrid 2 Atlético Madrid 4 (AET) Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atletico Madrid in (...)

Andres Iniesta is set to make his final appearances in a Spain shirt this summer. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain (6-1) Who are they? The aura of invincibility which surrounded Spanish football from 2008-2012 is long gone, but Spain remain a heavyweight fo(...)

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo applauds fans as he is substituted off after scoring in the Madrid derby against Atletico at the  Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Real Madrid 1 Atletico Madrid 1 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the 10th game in a row in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madr(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez scores the first of his two goals in the  Europa League round of 16 first leg match against Lokomotiv Moscow at the  Wanda Metropolitano. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Europa League round-up: Saul Niguez’s double, including a stunning solo strike, inspired Atletico Madrid to a deserved 3-0 win against Lokomotiv Mosco(...)

Eden Hazard celebrates his equaliser for Chelsea. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Chelsea 1 Atlético Madrid 1 The Europa League awaits Diego Simeone and his side, victors in the semis here three years ago and the beaten finalists i(...)

Barcelona’s Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his  equaliser in the La Liga game against Atletico Madrid at the  Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Atletico Madrid 1 Barcelona 1 Luis Suarez’s 82nd-minute header denied Atletico Madrid a first LaLiga win over Barcelona in seven years. Barca’s perf(...)

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring his side’s late winner in the  Champions League  match against  Atletico at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid 1 Chelsea 2 “This is the right moment to understand where we are,” Antonio Conte had said on the eve of this game, and the answer he (...)

Celta Vigo’s players arrive for a training session at Old Trafford ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Manchester United. Photo: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • May 11, 2017, 07:46

Soccer Despite Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann giving them an early scare at the Vicente Calderon last night, Real Madrid ensured that they would m(...)

Real Madrid’s Isco celebrates after scoring a goal in the Champions League semi-final second leg against  Atletico Madrid at  Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters/Livepic

Atletico Madrid 2 Real Madrid 1 (Real Madrid win 4-2 on aggregate) As expected, it will be Real Madrid who travel to Cardiff to play Juventus in yet (...)

Saúl Ñíguez celebrates his header against Leicester City. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

At the end of every match and every training session for two years Saúl Ñíguez left the pitch, headed to the toilet and pissed blood. Every day it hur(...)

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