How Simeone, the man who once got Beckham sent off, is plotting Barca’s Champions League downfall with Atletico

There was a change of pre-match routine for Atletico Madrid players on Saturday. Coach Diego Simeone had asked Paralympic skier Irene Villa to address his footballers and just hours before they went out to defend their place on top of the Spanish league she effectively delivered the team talk. Villa was 12 when she lost her legs in a terrorist attack in 1991 but overcame her circumstances to become a…

April 1, 2014