atletico trail formidable La Liga leaders

  • Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone expects Valencia to provide a tough obstacle as he looks to keep his side in the title race. Under Armour Online . Atletico trail formidable La Liga leaders Barcelona by eight points ahead of Sundays trip to the Mestalla - live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 7.15pm - and must keep winning while hoping for a slip-up from the Catalan giants.But Valencia, after a tough season and rocky start under new boss Gary Neville, have finally started to find some form. Los Che have won five of their last six matches in all competitions and have climbed to ninth in the league, easing fears of relegation.Simeone told a press conference: We are still trying to surpass ourselves. We know that it is very difficult a team like Barcelona will lose games but we only think about ourselves.We will prepare according to what we have. We have these days to prepare for the game against Valencia, which is obviously a very complicated match.We are looking to get stronger for what is left of the championship. What matters in football is to win. Guillem Balague takes a look at the stories making the headlines in Spain this week Simeones side go into the game unbeaten in five league matches and looking for a third successive victory after they overcame Real Sociedad 3-0 on Tuesday.They will be boosted by the return of Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, who is set to feature after missing the last four matches with ankle ligament damage. Yannick Carrasco (right) has missed four matches in all competitions with ligament damage Valencias upturn in form has led to reports that Neville, whose initial deal runs until the end of the season, could be offered a two-year contract in the summer.That prospect seemed unlikely as Neville failed to find a win in his first 12 La Liga games and Valencia were also thrashed 7-0 by Barcelona in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final.But Neville is not focusing on that issue as he strives to maintain the current momentum and find a level of consistency. Valencia manager Gary Neville says he needs to focus on the end of the season before discussing a contract extension He said: If we win people say we look up, if we lose people say, are you worried about looking down?I think we are in a good moment. We are fighting well. Cheap Under Armour Shoes . 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Lincecum is 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.Lincecum signed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the Angels in May. Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels are hopeful that Lincecum will accept an assignment to Triple-A.Where Tim is now and where he needs to be obviously there is a gap there, Scioscia said. Its very clear now that he hasnt progressed from his first couple of starts, hes kind of regressed a little bit and its a matter of just understanding his mechanics, get his release point more consistent and that is really impossible to work at, at the major league level.The longtime Giant pitched in his hometown for just the second time in his career Friday, and it prooved the final straw for the Angels. Discount Under Armour. He barely made it out of the first inning, allowing six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. It was the sixth time Lincecum allowed at least four earned runs this season.Lincecum went 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts last year after throwing no-hitters against San Diego in July 2013 and June 14. He had surgery last Sept. 3 and didnt immediately sign with a team after concluding a $35 million, two-year deal with the Giants. In nine seasons with San Francisco, he helped the team win three World Series titles -- in 2010, `12 and `14.I think there are a variety of things hes working on and in every area where you say hes not where he should be hes very close, Scioscia said. But that gap is only going to be filled with trial and error. Hes got to try and find his delivery, find his release point and thats virtually impossible to do in the major leagues. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys AuthenticWholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '