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Feb 17, 2014

Atletico midfielder Garcia agrees contract extension

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid have rewarded in-form midfielder Raul Garcia with a three-year contract extension to the end of June 2018, the club said on Monday.

Garcia, 27, has got 14 goals this term in all competitions, helping keep Atletico’s La Liga challenge alive with several standout performances and propelling them to the King’s Cup semi-finals, where they went out to Real Madrid last week.

Feb 17, 2014

Soccer-Atletico midfielder Garcia agrees contract extension

MADRID, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid have rewarded in-form midfielder Raul Garcia with a three-year contract extension to the end of June 2018, the club said on Monday.

Garcia, 27, has got 14 goals this term in all competitions, helping keep Atletico’s La Liga challenge alive with several standout performances and propelling them to the King’s Cup semi-finals, where they went out to Real Madrid last week.

Feb 17, 2014

Real Madrid rejoin Barcelona and Atletico at the top

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches, rejoining Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on 60 points at the top of La Liga, after Jese, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scored in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Barcelona and Atletico recorded easy home wins on Saturday, the champions thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-0 and Atletico thumping Real Valladolid 3-0 to leave the title race a tight three-way fight with 14 matches left.

Feb 16, 2014

Real rejoin Barca and Atletico at the top

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches, rejoining Barcelona and Atletico Madrid on 60 points at the top of La Liga, after Jese, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scored in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Barcelona and Atletico recorded easy home wins on Saturday, the champions thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-0 and Atletico thumping Real Valladolid 3-0 to leave the title race a tight three-way fight with 14 matches left.

Feb 16, 2014

Real back on top of La Liga after win at Getafe

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches and rejoined Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga when Jese, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scored in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Barca and Atletico recorded easy home wins on Saturday, the champions thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-0 and Atletico thumping Real Valladolid 3-0, and the title race remains a tight three-way fight with 14 matches left.

Feb 16, 2014

Soccer-Real back on top of La Liga after win at Getafe

MADRID, Feb 16 (Reuters) – Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run to 25 matches and rejoined Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga when Jese, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric scored in a 3-0 win at Getafe on Sunday.

Barca and Atletico recorded easy home wins on Saturday, the champions thrashing Rayo Vallecano 6-0 and Atletico thumping Real Valladolid 3-0, and the title race remains a tight three-way fight with 14 matches left.

Feb 16, 2014

Messi tops Di Stefano as Barcelona, Atletico go clear

MADRID (Reuters) – Lionel Messi overhauled Alfredo Di Stefano’s La Liga goals tally as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid warmed up for midweek Champions League action with wins on Saturday that put them three points clear of Real Madrid at the top.

Back to his best after returning from a two-month injury layoff in early January, Messi struck twice in Barca’s 6-0 thrashing of Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp to take his total in Spain’s top flight to 228 goals from 263 matches, one more than Real Madrid great Di Stefano managed in 329 games.

Feb 15, 2014

Messi tops Di Stefano as Barca, Atleti go clear

MADRID (Reuters) – Lionel Messi overhauled Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano’s La Liga goals tally as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid each won on Saturday to pull three points clear of Real at the top.

Messi struck twice in Barca’s 6-0 thrashing of strugglers Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp to take his total to 228 goals from 263 matches, one more than Di Stefano.

Feb 15, 2014

Soccer-Messi tops Di Stefano as Barca, Atleti go clear

MADRID, Feb 15 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi overhauled Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano’s La Liga goals tally as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid each won on Saturday to pull three points clear of Real at the top.

Messi struck twice in Barca’s 6-0 thrashing of strugglers Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp to take his total to 228 goals from 263 matches, one more than Di Stefano.

Feb 11, 2014

Ronaldo double sends Real through to Cup final

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo netted two early penalties to give Real Madrid a 2-0 win at King’s Cup holders Atletico Madrid on Tuesday which sent them into the final 5-0 on aggregate.

Real, who have not conceded a goal in this season’s competition, are likely to meet Barcelona in April’s showpiece as the record winners lead 2-0 against Real Sociedad ahead of Wednesday’s semi-final, second leg in San Sebastian.