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Boring boring Barca

Atletico Madrid and Barcelona remained neck and neck at the top of the Primera Division after a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday.

Lionel Messi and Neymar started the game on the bench and even when both emerged in the second half, neither were able to give their side an attacking edge against a highly disciplined Atletico outfit.

The draw left the teams level on 50 points, with Barca holding the slight advantage on goal difference.

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Spain call on Costa

Diego Costa's form has seen Atletico Madrid at the top end of La Liga this season. Credit: PA

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has received his first call-up to the Spanish national team.

Godin commits to Atletico

Diego Godin has agreed a contract extension with Atletico Madrid that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.

The Uruguay international joined Atletico from Villarreal on a five-year deal in 2010 and has since become an integral part of the side that won the Europa League in 2012.

Costa: I owe Spain my allegiance

Diego Costa has revealed he committed his international future to Spain over Brazil because he believes he owes his adopted home more.

I hope people understand and respect my decision because it has been very difficult.

It was very difficult to choose between the country where you were born and the country that has given you everything.

I looked at everything and saw that it was right and best to play for Spain because this is where I have done everything. All that I have in my life was given to me by this country.

I have a special affection. Here I feel very appreciated for all that I do and I feel the love of the people.

– Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa
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