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Diego Simeone has expressed his desire to continue as head coach at Atletico Madrid in a move that should disappoint a number of his high-profile suitors.

The Argentinian has guided Atletico to the LaLiga title and into two Champions League finals during his six seasons in charge, and with every passing year his reputation on the continent has grown.

Serie A underachievers Inter Milan are reportedly keen to hire Simeone as Stefano Pioli’s long-term successor while the former Lazio player has also been linked with Premier League club Arsenal.

In the end there was something for Camp Nou to sing about, with four goals in under 30 minutes helping Barcelona surge past Eibar, but much of this game left the world in no doubt over who deserved the Spanish league title this season.

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were guilty of some huge misses, Takashi Inui struck two nearly identical goals and Real Madrid’s La Liga winning party celebrations began in earnest just a few minutes after these games began.

Real Madrid Champions Of SpainIt took Cristiano Ronaldo just one minute and 39 seconds to end any discussion on whether Real Madrid would be overcome by final day nerves and throw away their first La Liga title since 2012.

He scored inside two minutes as Zinedine Zidane’s team coasted to the trophy that has eluded them for the last five years. Ronaldo loves the last day of the season. He came into the game with a record of 11 goals in his last nine final matches of campaigns and it wasn’t long before he added to that record.

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez for an eye-watering €30 million and the 19-year-old has agreed to a five-year contract. Hernandez will initially start off with a 3.5 million euro salary which will be progressively increased over his 5-year duration at Real Madrid.

Barcelona and Real Madrid were both interested in signing the talented left-back and according to reports, the Catalan giants put up a similar offer on 26th April and even met with the player’s agent Manuel García Quilón in Soria.

Celta Vigo held Manchester United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Thursday but couldn’t find another away goal to reach the Europa League final.

Iago Aspas claims Celta Vigo “were infinitely better” than Manchester United but vows “we’re a group of young lads and I’m sure we’ll be back.”

Aspas failed to get on the scoresheet during Thursday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, which was enough for United to reach the Europa League final, but the striker insisted Celta “barricaded” the English giants “at their own home”.

Isco’s strike just before half-time left the hosts with too much to do as Zinedine Zidane’s side went through to contest their third final in four seasons.

Italian champions Juventus reached the final on Tuesday night with a comprehensive 4-1 aggregate win over this season’s surprise package Monaco.

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The final in Cardiff will be a 19th meeting for Juventus and Real Madrid – all in the European Cup – and with eight wins apiece, there is nothing to separate the two teams.

Barcelona vice-president Jordi Mestre has revealed that a decision has already been made over who will replace Luis Enrique as head coach at the end of the season.

Enrique, still on track for a domestic double this term, confirmed in March that he is to leave this summer after three years at the club.

Ronald Koeman and Ernesto Valverde have both been linked with the job, while current assistant Juan Carlos Unzue has also been tipped with earning a promotion, but Mestre is not willing to make an official announcement until next month.

Zinedine Zidane hailed Real Madrid’s second string for overpowering Granada on Saturday as “it’s the best news for a Coach.”

Only Sergio Ramos and Casemiro were Madrid’s regular starters at Granada, but Los Blancos’ so-called ‘Plan B’ raced to a 4-0 lead inside the opening 35 minutes and comfortably held on to win by the same margin.

“An easy game? As always, you have to prove it,” the Frenchman said after the game.

“We started well, scoring quickly, and that made things easier. We had a phenomenal first half, we took the chances we had.

Luis Enrique compared Neymar to a ballerina after the Brazilian’s fine form continued in Barcelona’s 4-1 win over Villarreal at Camp Nou on Saturday.

Neymar opened the scoring in the first half, but it was his trickery and showboating which brought the home supporters to their feet in the second period.

In the build up to Barca’s fourth goal, which eventually came from the penalty spot, he produced a piece of skill which completely bamboozled defender Mario Gaspar and took him out of the game.

“Neymar interprets football completely differently to other players, even to other Brazilians,” Luis Enrique said in his postgame news conference.

iven the green light to swapping Monaco for Spain this summer.

Zinedine Zidane, Mbappe’s fellow Frenchman, is said to have convinced the Manchester United and City target to join him at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Club president Florentino Perez believes Mbappe, who has scored 22 goals in 36 games this season, fits the profile to become one of the club’s Galacticos.

The summer transfer will cost Real Madrid around £85 million if they want to convince Monaco into cashing in on their latest wonderkid.