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Valencia, Atletico Prep for Key Match

By Joe Meloni

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Forlan's future with the club may be decided by its success in the first half of 2010-11. (Photo Courtesy Alvaro Felipe)

By season’s end, Atletico Madrid’s key contribution to the 2010-11 season may be sidelining Barcelona dynamo Lionel Messi for a couple weeks. The Argentine left Sunday’s match, which Barcelona won 2-1, in the final minutes after a challenge from Tomas Ujfalusi.

Failing to pull any points from Barca cost Atletico a chance to continue its early season success. Currently, los Rojiblancos are in the obligatory late-September, four-way tie for fourth place with Barcelona, among others. Three days from now, Atletico will meet current table topper Valenica, which, even with former talisman David Villa roaming the Camp Nou, has handled its three games with as many victories. While the triumphs came against middling sides Malaga, Racing Santander and Hercules, securing maximum points from these fixtures is key to winning La Liga.
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Fulham and Atletico Face Off in Hamburg

By Cameron Dickinson of The National Game

Almost 200 teams entered this year’s Europa League competition, they have played in 202 matches and scored 539 goals between them and it has now all come down to 90 minutes in Hamburg, where Fulham will take on Athletico Madrid in the final.

The two sides have embarked on vastly different journeys to get to the showpiece in the near 60,000 capacity HSH Nordbank Arena but both are desperate to banish memories of, at best, average league campaigns with a piece of major silverware to end their season.

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