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Leo Baptistao

Leonardo Carrilho Baptistão (born 26 August 1992), commonly known as Léo Baptistão, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Atlético Madrid in La Liga, as a striker.

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2-3 weeks out injured for Leo Baptistão. A shame, given how he got started this season. Can’t seem to avoid picking…
Leo Baptistao has been key for Espanyol so far this season... His injury could be a real blow!. He was forced off…
0-0 | 15' | Bad news for the home side as Leo Baptistao pulls-up with what looks like a muscular injury…
13' 0-0 Victor Sanchez (Espanyol) tries to find Leo Baptistao, but he puts too much power on the through ball.
Leo Baptistao has signed for FC Ingolstadt 04 from Villarreal CF on a loan deal.
I just drafted Jonathan dos Santos & Leo Baptistao on for v
Spanish source mundo deportivo claims that and Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing Atletico forward Leo Baptistao
if Vietto joins we can loan Jimenez out or something, remember we still own Leo Baptistao as well
🔁 82' Manucho is now on for the final change of the match, with Leo Baptistão making way.
Leo Baptistao was the only player from either side not to misplace a single pass in the first half.
14'- wins a free-kick in a decent area after Léo Baptistão was brought down by Javier Mascherano.
Jordi Alba does well to snuff out a chance for Leo Baptistao. Rayo corner.
Leo Baptistao (Rayo): "We're going to play like we always do. Coach asks for intensity and good football. We have to be ambitious."
Their Away against Rayo oh and Rayo has Leo Baptistao (7) goals this season and Alberto Buano (12) goals so far
Swansea City AFC looking at Leo Baptistao to replace Bony Last Updated: December 7, 2014, 05:14pm No comments Swansea City AFC looking to sign promising young striker Leo Baptistao Although Swansea City suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United today, the positive for the S…
Ahead of Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, we break down how Atletico Madrid set up an enticing clash with city rivals Real Madrid. Atletico, who claimed their first La Liga title since 1996 on Saturday, have stunned observers this season, and have replicated their domestic exploits in Europe's premier club competition by reaching the final for the first time since 1974. Here is a game-by-game guide of how Diego Simeone's side made it all the way to the showpiece at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon. September 18 - Atletico Madrid 3 Zenit 1 Atletico opened their campaign in comfortable fashion, easily dispatching of Zenit on home turf. Goals from Arda Turan and Leo Baptistao sealed victory in the second half after Hulk had cancelled out Miranda's opener. October 1 - Porto 1 Atletico Madrid 2 Simeone's men appeared to be heading for defeat in their second and arguably toughest group game at Porto when Jackson Martinez put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes, but Atletico demonstrated great resolve and claimed th ...
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Article on Marca confirming Bryan Ruiz loan to Betis joins Leo Baptistao on loan in Seville.
Transfer news - *Juventus look interested in signing Bayern Munich goalscorer Mario Mandzukic. *Swansea could win the race to sign Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling on loan if the Reds tie up a deal for Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. *Wolfsburgo are considering whether to make a move for Chelsea midfield Kevin de Bruyne. *Paris Saint Germain are interested in Juventus midfield Paul Pogba, whose contract ends in 2016. *Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona are very interested in David Luiz, but Jose won't let him go. *John Heitinga rejects West Ham. The Everton defender turned down a switch to West Ham as he feels it didn't represent a good career move *Barcelona defender Martin Montoya's contract negotiations have stalled - and that could encourage Liverpool to make a fresh move for him this month. *Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has been linked with Besiktas, Newcastle and Tottenham this month, but Manuel Pellegrini isn't planning to let the player leave. *West Ham target Leo Baptistao has been told he ...
West Ham are on alert after Atletico Madrid gave the green light to striker Leo Baptistao to leave on loan. Sam Allardyce is keen to bolster his attack to help the Hammers push out of the relegation zone during the second half of the season.
Sosa in means Leo Baptistao maybe out on loan. Would be super for most clubs. Betis, Rayo, Villarreal & West Ham all […
West Ham want Atletico Madrid striker Leo Baptistao on loan until the end of the season say the Mirror
I think that was Raul Garcia's 9th goal this season,he isn't even an orthodox forward.Too under rated,scoring more than Leo Baptistao+adrian
4.4 million for David Villa, good signing by Atletico Madrid. Have replaced Falcao with Leo Baptistao and David Villa.
Demichelis and Villa have got their squad numbers, but Léo Baptistão doesn't. Is he waiting for someone to go?
have also done well to bring in Leo Baptistao, who really looked a good player at last year and Martin Demichelis on a free!
Meanwhile, the smartest transfer of the summer (so far): . David Villa, Martin Demichelis, Leo Baptistao. Diego Simeone is a genius!
Léo Baptistão too. If he continues developing as he has, Atléti will have signed their next star striker for a bargain fee.
Shame for Rayo, given that Piti, Leo Baptistao & Javi Fuego have all left. Unlikely to be as strong next season but did well to finish 8th.
PICTURE - Leo Baptistao has been today, presented at new Atlético Madrid player.
Léo Baptistão could do with a loan move, I feel despite just moving to Atletico Madrid he won't feature heavily due to them being in Europe.
meanwhile Leo Baptistao gets broken in by the Atleti bullies.
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Gutted we missed out on signing Leo Baptistao.
Michael Laudrup confirmed y'day Swansea missed out on Iago Aspas + Leo Baptistao. But he's happy with signings made. Wants one more striker.
naa but they got Leo Baptistao from rayo hes a goon and they got Villa
Second game of the season, away to Atlético, my oh my. Leo Baptistao's home debut for Atleti?
Falcao went to Monaco for €60 million, and Atletico have brought in Léo Baptistão and David Villa for under a quarter of that fee. Brilliant
Atletico Madrid now have 4 amazing strikers:. Brazilians: Diego Costa and Leo Baptistao. Spanish: David Villa and Adrian Lopez
Just to put things in perspective. Atletico Madrid paid Barça just €100k more for David Villa than they paid Rayo for Leo Baptistão"
Atleti have already signed Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano and they can add another winger to their roster by signing GDS.
Atletico Madrid have signed the young Brazilian striker Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano. He scored 7 in 26 games last season.
Had a feeling Leo Baptistao would go to Atletico this summer, looked good for Rayo Vallecano last season.
Athletico Madrid have signed Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao for a reported fee of €9.5m
Athletico Madrid have a history of top strikers : Torres, then Forlan, then Aguero and then Falcao. Next up Leo Baptistao
Atletico close in on Diego, Toulalan Spanish daily Marca has suggested that Atletico Madrid are on the verge of signing Diego Ribas and Jeremy Toulalan. Los Colchoneros have already done some business after the season ended, selling Radamel Falcao and signing Leo Baptistao, but that is just for starters. According to Marca, highly rated midfielders Diego Ribas and Jeremy Toulalan are set to arrive at Vicente Calderon. Higuain keen on Arsenal switch Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain has put Arsenal on high alert after telling the Metro that he would welcome a move to the Emirates. The Argentine international has confirmed in recent weeks that his future is away from the Bernabeu, where he has fallen down the pecking order behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. A host of Premier League clubs, and Serie A Champions Juventus have shown an interest in the 25 year old, who despite limited game time, managed sixteen league goals last season. Monaco in for Chelsea captain Chelsea captain John Terry is the ...
Brazilian Fernandinho is reportedly undergoing a medical at Manchester City and is on the verge of joining them from Shakhtar Donetsk - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has missed out on another of his summer striking targets after Leo Baptistao agreed a move to Atletico Madrid from Rayo Vallecano - SOUTH WALES EVENING POST Andy Carroll remains West Ham's number one summer transfer target, despite their reported interest in Sevilla striker Alvaro Negredo - LONDON EVENING STANDARD Liverpool are determined to rebuff the advances of big-spending Monaco for defender Daniel Agger and the Dane himself insists he plans to stay and honour the three years left on his deal - LIVERPOOL ECHO Martin Skrtel wants to be reunited with Rafael Benitez by joining him at Napoli - LIVERPOOL ECHO Incoming Everton boss Roberto Martinez could target Wigan trio Callum McManaman, Arouna Kone and James McCarthy - LIVERPOOL ECHO Liverpool are reported to have a deal in place to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's attacking m ...
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOOTBALL HEADLINES.. Everton have appointed Roberto Martinez as their manager on a 4year contract. Reports 4rm Manchester indicates that Manchester City have agreed a £34m deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for thier striker Fernadinho subject to medical. Atletico Madrid have completed d signing of Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao to replace Radamel Falcao who made a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco. QPR boss Harry Redknapp has warned d club that he must be allowed to change the squad that is capable of making an instant return to the Premier leugue or he could walk away 4rm d club. Outgoing Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has debuncked d claims that he's going to Real Madrid but ruled out also that he is likely to retire. Wayne Rooney has refused to rule out speculations linking him with a move to Arsenal hence d gunners meet his transfer deals with PSG also hugely interested in d Manchester United striker. Spanish outfit Sevilla have rejected West Ham's bid 4 striker Alvaro Negredo. Barcelon ...
La Liga: Atletico win race for Baptistao: Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao has snubbed a move to the Premi...
Rayo Vallecano have confirmed that striker Leo Baptistao has left the club to sign for Atletico Madrid this summer.
Thibaut Courtois thinks fellow countryman Christian Benteke could be just the man Atletico Madrid need to fill the gap left by Radamel Falcao. Atletico snapped up young Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao on Monday as they seek to replace the prolific Falcao and have also been linked with a number of other forwards. One of these is Benteke, who won himself a long list of admirers with his performances for Aston Villa last season, and goalkeeper Courtois believes Atletico would get themselves a "great signing" if they lure the 22-year-old to the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico Madrid have got Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano. Will they go for another striker ?
Atletico Madrid have signed youngster Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano. Talented striker.
Leo Baptistao, who was previously scouted by has completed a move from Rayo Vallecano to Athletico Madrid on a 5-year deal for €10m
Atletico Madrid have signed Rayo Vallecano attacking forward, injury prone Leo Baptistao. Leo, still 20, had played 28 games and scored in 7 of them. A replacement for Falcao maybe? -SK
Atletico Madrid will sign Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao for an undisclosed fee after an agreement was reached.
Atletico Madrid confirmed the signing of Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano for an undisclosed fee
Atletico Madrid have confirmed the signing of forward Leo Baptistao from Rayo Vallecano for an unconfirmed fee.
Leo Baptistao has signed a 5 year deal with Althletico Madrid from Rayo Vallecano. (Marca) -Ash
Atletico Madrid have bought Brazilian striker Leo Baptistao, 20, from Rayo Vallecano on a five-year deal.
Eurosport - Atletico replace Falcao with Rayo's Baptistao Atletico Madrid have moved to fill the gap left by the exit of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao by signing promising Brazilian forward Leo Baptistao from La Liga rivals Rayo Vallecano.
Rayo Vallecano's Brazilian forward Leo Baptistao celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Atletico Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on September 16, 2012. -
In Spain Barcelona were champions with a record-equalling 100 points. Deportivo La Coruna, Mallorca and Real Zaragoza said adios to La Liga, while Raphael Varane, Leo Baptistao and Diego Costa made their mark on the Spanish top-flight.
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Rayo Vallecano's Leo Baptistao confirmed as having a broken collarbone and will almost certainly miss the rest of the season via
3.Leo Baptistao has been in sensational form for the overachieving Rayo Vallecano this season
Neymar is still intent on playing in Europe, and he said as much in an interview with 'Cadena COPE': "Yes, it's been a dream of mine and still is... I don't know if it's close to happening or not. If I have to leave now, I'll go." However, Neymar has not yet decided between Real Madrid and Barcelona: "I don't have a preference. They are both great clubs which are respected by everyone, and each one has its own history and great players… In recent years, Barcelona has been scaring everybody with its football. It's one of the best teams in the world," he said. He keeps in touch with lots of Brazilians in the Spanish league: "In Spain, there's Dani Alves, Adriano, Leo Baptistao, who's at Rayo and who I played with when I was little. He's a great friend of mine and I'm very happy that he's been successful… In the national team I also met Filipe Luis; Jonas and Diego Alves... I have lots of friends there." Alves is his main motivation to sign for Barça: "He's really encouraging me to go there with him… ...
Hi, Chris. Just wondering what you think of Leo Baptistao? (Striker from Rayo Vallecano)
Fiji Sports News With RJ Shiv Briefly Sports News in Brief Fourth win MADRID - Real Madrid recorded their fourth consecutive home league victory with a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Sunday despite playing for 72 minutes with 10 men. Alvaro Morata and Sergio Ramos got the goals in the opening 12 minutes but Ramos' night took a turn for the worse just six minutes later when he saw two harsh yellow cards in quick succession. Despite their numerical advantage though Rayo failed to create too many clear-cut chances and their best effort was comically blocked by their own player as Leo Baptistao failed to evade Piti's driven shot towards goal. The win allowed Real Madrid to cut the gap on Atletico Madrid in second place to four points with Barcelona a further 12 clear at the top. Carney returns SYDNEY - Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has delivered the news every Sharks fan has been desperate to hear all off-season - star playmaker Todd Carney will be ready to go for the NRL season-opener. Carney on Monday joine ...
Sergio Ramos? It was a night of experiments for Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid. A comfortable clash at home to city rivals Rayo Vallecano (and a number of key absences) allowed the Portuguese to make changes and try out new things ahead of tougher tests in the coming weeks - namely Barcelona and Manchester United. Sergio Ramos returned to his previous role of right-back as Pepe partnered the in-form Raphael Varane in central defence, while Kaka was handed a rare opportunity to impress and youngster Alvaro Morata made his first start in La Liga this term as Karim Benzema was benched. And as the match got underway, all appeared to be running like clockwork; Morata scored, Kaka shone and Ramos headed home to make it 2-0 as Madrid monopolised the possession and the play in the opening minutes. But 44 seconds suddenly stopped all of that. First, after 16 minutes and 18 seconds, Ramos picked up what looked like a harsh booking for an innocuous foul on Leo Baptistao. And then, on 17:02, an inadvertent handball fr ...
Rayo Vallecano 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Leo Baptistão and Lass lead Rayo to Europe play On a wet and cold Vallecas night, Rayo Vallecano obtained an important 2-1 victory against Atletico Madrid with goals from Leo Baptistao and Lass. By Nayib Moran Rayo Vallecano made their home field advantage felt as Estrada Fernandez whistled the start of the last Sunday match of jornada 23. The first Rayo offence play started by the captain Piti on the left flank, beating Juanfran on the run. Piti raised his head and found Lass running alone at full speed in the far end of Thibaut Courtois’ left post, the Guinean scored Rayo’s first goal in minute 3. Atletico Madrid started Miranda and Daniel “Cata” Diaz as centre defenders. And Arda Turan and Diego Godin rested. The offensive intensity from La Liga’s current second place did not start till minute 11 with a Juanfran outside the box shot. Radamel Falcao, who made a trip to Miami during the week to play with Colombia and did not dispute a single minute, shot his ...
Rayo sporting director claims Leo Baptistao was only at Atletico match to watch his friend, Diego Costa
Leo Baptistao has been spotted at the Vicente Calderon. Bad news for Manchester United who tried to sign him
it means they will join us?RT Leo Baptistao and Raul Bravo were spotted at the Vicente Calderon
Leo Baptistao is at the Calderon watching Atleti win. I imagine he's dying to start playing with Arda Turan & Co. next season.
Manchester United chasing Rayo Vallecano striker Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sent his brother Martin on a scouting mission to Spain to run the rule over exciting Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao. The manager’s sibling was in the crowd for Rayo’s 3-1 win over Getafe on the weekend and, although the Brazilian failed to get on the scoresheet, he did provide the assist for his side's third and final goal. United could firm up their interest safe in the knowledge that the 20-year-old would be available for as little as £1.6m. With Reading keen to take Danny Welbeck on loan and United already lending out teenage striker Angelo Henriquez to Wigan there could be room for Baptistao on the United bench. The exciting striker has been playing as a lone striker for his La Liga side and has hit six league goals in 17 appearances. The forward played in the same youth team as Brazil sensation Neymar and was tipped for great things but illness and injury have hindered his progress up until now.
Mail Manchester United’s Martin Ferguson was among a clutch of scouts, including those from Liverpool, Wigan and QPR who watched Rayo Vallecano defeat Getafe on Monday night. It is understood that Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao was among those being watched. The 20-year-old has scored six times in 17 La Liga appearances since stepping into the main striking role vacated by Michu.
Man Utd showing interest in Leo Baptistao - report Manchester United are reportedly showing interest in signing Rayo Vallecano striker Leo Baptistao. According to AS, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's brother Martin - also his chief scout - was at the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas on Monday night to watch Rayo Vallecano's win over Getafe in La Liga, with Baptistao the player he was paying close attention to. 20-year-old Baptistao started his career playing alongside Santos star Neymar in youth football in his homeland. The young Brazilian then moved to Spain at the age of 16 and joined Rayo Vallecano’s youth academy, before being shipped out on loan to San Fernando. Baptistao returned to Rayo Vallecano in 2011 and spent twelve month playing for their B side, before graduating to the senior squad last summer. The promising forward, who is under contract until 2015, has scored six goals in 16 league games this season. nimz x
Liking the sound of John Guidetti, Joleon Lescott, Tim Cahill, Leo Baptistao, Michael Dawson etc coming to
Fulham and Sunderland are locked in a three-way battle with Atletico Madrid to sign Rayo Vallecano starlet Leo Baptistao, according to reports in Spain. (TalkSport)
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