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Atletico stars, Simeone take 70% pay cut

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2019/2020 Season

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Atletico Madrid's Llorente names dog Anfield after knocking Liverpool out of Champions League

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has named his dog "Anfield" after he scored an extra-time brace to knock holders Liverpool out of the Champions League last month.

Llorente scored two goals in the round-of-16 second-leg at Anfield to lead Atletico to a 4-2 aggregate victory over Liverpool. The 25-year-old had scored just once for the Spanish club before the game, with his brace handing Liverpool their first home defeat for 25 games in the European competition.

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Jurgen Klopp's side were dumped out of the competition after Atletico won the round-of-16 second leg tie 3-2 at Anfield on March 11.

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Atletico Madrid players, Diego Simeone take 70% pay cut amid coronavirus impact

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Atletico Madrid's players and manager Diego Simeone, the highest-paid coach in the world, have accepted a 70% pay cut as the club deals with the economic impact of La Liga's indefinite suspension and Spain's state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The club released further details on Thursday of the financial steps they plan to take after last week's announcement that they would be presenting an ERTE, a measure that allows Spanish companies to reduce staff wages in emergencies.


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