14
Apr

Ask Jose! Mourinho on attacking players, Premier League and more

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The road to the UEFA Champions League final is down to just four teams, with one of those clubs Chelsea FC from the Barclays Premier League.

Chelsea is set to play Atletico Madrid in the semifinals, but before then club manager Jose Mourinho sat down for a fan Q&A session with Chelsea Magazine. Chelsea FC granted FOX Sports early access before the magazine launched on Monday.

Here are Mourinho’s thoughts on defensive strategy, versatile players on the pitch, and Premier League play versus La Liga, and much more:

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13
Apr

Fan bares all to distract Diego Costa’s PK attempt against Getafe

Warning: The image and video below contain partial nudity.

Fans will go to extreme lengths to distract players on opposing teams, but this is one of the most shameless we’ve seen.

When Diego Costa stepped up to take a penalty kick for Atletico Madrid against Getafe on Sunday, one dedicated fan dropped trou in an attempt to throw Costa off.

It worked.

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10
Mar

Atletico Madrid dump ball boy who pranked Ronaldo

Remember the Atletico ball boy who gave Cristiano Ronaldo a hard time in the Madrid derby two weekends ago?

The young teen — now identified as Iván — famously baited Ronaldo with a ball before chucking it away from him, a blatant and bold attempt at time-wasting. The act drew both criticism and laughter in social media circles, but the fun’s over now. According to Marca, the self-confessed “Atleti fan and player from the age of 9”  has been pulled from first-team duty following the incident.

Iván reportedly bragged about his actions in the days following the match, but he now expresses remorse for his actions. After deleting all the brash messages he wrote in the aftermath of the match, Iván posted an apology in their place: “I apologise for anything I said about the derby match, because that’s not the Atlético de Madrid ball boy way. Come on Atleti!”
H/T Marca