Atletico's Miranda, right, scores his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Celta and Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
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