Santiago Arias

Santiago "Santi" Arias Naranjo (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ˈaɾjas]; born 13 January 1992) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a right back for German club Bayer Leverkusen on loan from Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Colombia national team.

Santiago Arias
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15 April 2021, 15:53
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. FC Koln - prediction, team
Bayer Leverkusen take on FC Koln in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the visitors desperately requiring a positive result with time running out for them to survive relegation. Leverkusen, meanwhile, are looking to cement their position in the Europa League qualifying positions in the table. Match preview © Reuters Hannes Wolf 's second match in charge of Leverkusen since replacing Peter Bosz as interim manager last month ended in a bore 0-0 draw at Hoffenheim on Monday night.
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10 April 2021, 09:58
Preview: Hoffenheim vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team
Hoffenheim take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Monday, with the visitors looking to cement their position in the Europa League qualification places. Hoffenheim, meanwhile, are not entirely assured of survival just yet, but look to be heading for a lower mid-table finish after a disappointing campaign.
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19 March 2021, 12:15
Preview: Hertha Berlin vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction
Hertha Berlin take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the hosts aiming to move out of the relegation zone by gaining a positive result. Leverkusen, meanwhile, must arrest their recent downturn in form if they are to have any chance of securing Champions League football next season.
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12 March 2021, 10:22
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Arminia Bielefeld - prediction
Bayer Leverkusen take on Arminia Bielefeld in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the visitors looking to spring an upset to move out of the relegation zone. Leverkusen, meanwhile, can move back into the Champions League qualification places with a win if RB Leipzig also beat fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt later on Sunday.
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4 March 2021, 10:31
Preview: Gladbach vs. Leverkusen - prediction, team news
Borussia Monchengladbach entertain Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with time running out for these two sides in terms of their Champions League qualification hopes. Gladbach narrowly pipped Leverkusen to fourth spot last season, but on current form neither of these sides will be representing Germany in Europe's elite competition next season.
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26 February 2021, 12:34
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Freiburg - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the two sides six points apart in the table. Leverkusen will be looking to bounce back after crashing out of the Europa League on Thursday night, with their hopes of securing a Champions League spot now resting firmly on finishing in the top four.
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23 February 2021, 15:58
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Young Boys - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Young Boys in the second leg of their last-32 Europa League knockout tie, with the Germans looking to overturn the 4-3 deficit from last week. Young Boys led 3-0 at half-time in a topsy-turvy encounter, with Leverkusen's second half fightback making them the marginal favourites to progress on Thursday.
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19 February 2021, 10:12
Preview: Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Augsburg take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the visitors looking to begin a winning run as they attempt to climb back into the Champions League qualification positions. The hosts, meanwhile, have slipped down the table in recent weeks after losing six of their last seven league games.
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16 February 2021, 10:35
Preview: Young Boys vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Young Boys take on Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 knockout stage tie at Stadion Wankdorf in Bern on Thursday evening. Leverkusen progressed as winners of Group C, with their forthcoming Swiss opponents finishing second in Group A. Match preview © Reuters After Basel won eight consecutive Swiss titles between 2009 and 2017, Young Boys have re-established themselves as Switzerland's dominant club in recent years.
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11 February 2021, 11:10
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Mainz 05 - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with both sides looking to build on crucial wins last weekend. Leverkusen kept the pressure on the top four places in the table with a thrilling 5-2 victory over Stuttgart, while Mainz moved to within four points of safety with a 1-0 win over Union Berlin.
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4 February 2021, 12:44
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Stuttgart - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on Friday, with the hosts looking to bounce back after three successive defeats in all competitions. Stuttgart, meanwhile, can move into the top half of the table with a victory. Match preview © Reuters Indeed, after looking like challenging Bayern Munich for the title prior to the winter break, Leverkusen have dramatically fallen away in recent weeks.
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31 January 2021, 15:21
Preview: Rot-Weiss Essen vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Rot-Weiss Essen take on Bayer Leverkusen in the DFP-Pokal third round on Tuesday. RWE are currently competing in the fourth tier of German football, having narrowly missed out on promotion last season, with Leverkusen hoping to use the match as an opportunity to get back to winning ways. © Reuters RWE do have history in this competition, having won it in 1953 before winning the German championship in 1955 (which was before it was rebranded to the Bundesliga eight years later).
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28 January 2021, 14:06
Preview: RB Leipzig vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
RB Leipzig take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the visitors able to overtake their forthcoming opponents into second place in the table with a victory. Both sides are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats last weekend. Match preview © Reuters Leipzig's 3-2 defeat to second-bottom Mainz 05 was a particularly gruelling one given that it was the hosts' first home win of the season.
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21 January 2021, 10:14
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Wolfsburg - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the visitors able to move level on points with their forthcoming opponents in the table with a victory. That prospect will have been made all the more difficult by Leverkusen's morale boosting 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, though.
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17 January 2021, 21:53
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Borussia Dortmund - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Tuesday, with both sides level on points in third and fourth place respectively in the table. With Bayern Munich extending their gap to seven points ahead of these two teams, neither club can afford to lose this upcoming clash if they are to keep their slim title hopes alive.
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13 January 2021, 11:29
Preview: Union Berlin vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Union Berlin take on Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Friday, with the two sides separated by four points in the table. Union Berlin have performed far above expectations this season to occupy fifth place, with Leverkusen dropping to third in recent weeks after failing to win their last three league matches.
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7 January 2021, 11:53
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Werder Bremen - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the hosts looking to bounce back from two successive defeats. Bremen, meanwhile, have lost five of their last six games themselves to slip to 14th position in the table. Match preview © Reuters Having had the chance to end 2020 top of the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski 's last minute winner for Bayern Munich against Leverkusen saw Peter Bosz 's side slip to second in the table prior to the winter break.
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31 December 2020, 12:09
Preview: Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Eintracht Frankfurt host Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Saturday, with the visitors looking to return to the top of the table with a victory. Frankfurt, meanwhile, signed off 2020 with a 2-0 win at Augsburg to move back into the top half. Match preview © Reuters Having failed to win any of their previous nine matches, Adi Hutter 's side's win at Augsburg was desperately required in order to get Frankfurt's season moving in the right direction.
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22 December 2020, 19:10
Bayer Leverkusen 'make contact with Manchester United over Brandon Williams'
Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen have reportedly touched base with Manchester United over a potential move for Brandon Williams. The Englishman finds himself behind Luke Shaw and Alex Telles in the Old Trafford pecking order and has been tipped to head out on loan in January in order to enjoy more first-team action.
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17 December 2020, 11:23
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga on Saturday in a crucial clash at the top of the table. With RB Leipzig heavy favourites to beat FC Koln at home on matchday 13, both sides require a win to be assured of occupying top spot heading into the winter break. Match preview © Reuters Leverkusen are flying at present, with Wednesday night's 4-0 hammering of Koln their 10th win in 11 matches in all competitions.
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14 December 2020, 17:52
Preview: FC Koln vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
FC Koln entertain Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Wednesday, with the visitors travelling to Cologne as league leaders. Koln, meanwhile, put three points between themselves and the relegation zone with a vital 1-0 win at fellow strugglers Mainz 05. Match preview © Reuters Koln's victory at Mainz was made all the more impressive by former Norwich City loanee Ondrej Duda being sent off for them, with around 15 minutes still remaining for the hosts to find an equaliser.
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11 December 2020, 15:50
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hoffenheim - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen entertain Hoffenheim on Sunday, with the hosts potentially having the opportunity to move top of the table if Union Berlin avoid defeat to current league leaders Bayern Munich. The visitors, meanwhile, ended a run of seven winless games by beating Augsburg 3-1 last weekend. Match preview © Reuters It has been a superb start to the season for Leverkusen, who remain one of only two unbeaten sides in the Bundesliga after the opening 10 games.
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4 December 2020, 12:02
Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Schalke 04 entertain Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the hosts looking to pick up their first league win of the season at the expense of Leverkusen's unbeaten record. This fixture ended 1-1 in June last season, which would represent a decent result for Manuel Baum 's side should Schalke manage to repeat it.
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1 December 2020, 16:15
Preview: Nice vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Nice host Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League on Thursday, with the hosts needing to win by four or more goals to keep their extremely slim hopes of progressing to the knockout stages alive. Avoiding defeat by four or more goals, meanwhile, will be enough to confirm Leverkusen's qualification for the next round.
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27 November 2020, 11:08
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hertha Berlin - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen take on Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday, with the hosts looking to extend their winning run to an impressive six matches. Hertha, meanwhile, are only three points ahead of the relegation places having slid to 13th in the table. Match preview © Reuters After narrowly missing out on a Champions League qualification position last season, things are looking more optimistic for Leverkusen this season after a hugely impressive start to the campaign.
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24 November 2020, 13:31
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Hapoel Be'er Sheva - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen host Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League on Thursday, with the German outfit looking to move a step closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition with a win. Leverkusen ran out 4-2 winners in Israel in the recent meeting between the two sides. Match preview © Reuters With two wins and a loss from their opening three matches in Group C, Peter Bosz 's side are in a strong position to progress to the knockout stages of the Europa League for the third successive season.
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6 November 2020, 12:06
Preview: Leverkusen vs. Gladbach - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen host Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday, with the two sides separated by a point in the 2020-21 Bundesliga table. Gladbach narrowly edged out their forthcoming opponents in securing the last Champions League qualification spot on the final day of last season, so this will be seen as a huge match by both managers and sets of fans.
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3 November 2020, 11:16
Preview: Hapoel Be'er Sheva vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen travel to Israel to face Hapoel Be'er Sheva in Group C of the Europa League, with all four sides in the group level on three points. Leverkusen stumbled last time out in a 1-0 defeat at Slavia Prague, with Be'er Sheva also losing 1-0 at Nice. Match preview © Reuters Be'er Sheva are a dangerous proposition at home, having won seven of their last eight home matches in this competition (albeit several of those have been qualifiers).
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27 October 2020, 12:50
Preview: Slavia Prague vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Slavia Prague host Bayer Leverkusen in Group C of the 2020-21 Europa League, with the hosts looking to get themselves off the mark in this competition having lost 3-1 at Israeli outfit Hapoel Beer-Sheva last week. Leverkusen, meanwhile, were hugely impressive in a 6-2 win over Patrick Vieira 's Nice and now look in a commanding position to top the group.
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24 October 2020, 13:21
Preview: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Augsburg - prediction, team news, lineups
Bayer Leverkusen host Augsburg on Monday as they look to overtake their opponents and climb up the 2020-21 Bundesliga table. Leverkusen recorded their first win of the season with a 1-0 win at Mainz 05 last weekend, while Augsburg's unbeaten start came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig.
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15 October 2020, 12:45
Preview: Mainz 05 vs. Bayer Leverkusen - prediction, team news, lineups
Mainz 05 and Bayer Leverkusen will both compete for their first win of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season at the Opel Arena on Saturday. Hosts Mainz have lost all three matches so far this campaign, conceding 11 goals with only two in response. Leverkusen, meanwhile, have drawn all three games, also scoring twice but only conceding twice.
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22 September 2020, 07:23
Tuesday's papers: Kylian Mbappe, Luis Suarez, Thomas Partey
What the papers say Liverpool and Real Madrid are gearing up for a battle to sign Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe next summer, according to L'Equipe. The star forward, who turns 22 in December, is yet to sign an extension on his current contract, fuelling speculation he may be in the mix for a move.
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4 September 2020, 09:20
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa isolating after positive coronavirus test
Former Chelsea striker Diego Costa is isolating after testing positive for coronavirus, his current club Atletico Madrid have announced. The Spanish side conducted pre-season tests on players not on international duty, but Costa and team-mate Santiago Arias were also excluded having already tested positive during their holidays.
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29 August 2020, 22:10
Atletico Madrid 'plan summer firesale including Thomas Lemar'
France international Thomas Lemar is reportedly one of seven players who could be sold by Atletico Madrid as part of a major revamp this summer. Atletico occupied third spot at the conclusion of the 2019-20 La Liga campaign - 12 points behind runners-up Barcelona and 17 adrift of champions and local rivals Real Madrid.
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14 July 2020, 19:21
Preview: Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Getafe welcome local rivals Atletico Madrid to the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Thursday evening for the penultimate match of their respective La Liga campaigns. Both capital outfits have been pushing for European qualification throughout the season, but vastly contrasting form since the restart has seen Getafe fall away and Atletico secure their top-four spot already.
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2 April 2020, 19:59
Everton 'lining up summer offer for Santiago Arias'
Everton are reportedly preparing a summer offer for Atletico Madrid defender Santiago Arias. The 28-year-old has only made 11 first-team appearances for Diego Simeone's side this season and has not been included in any of his team's last three La Liga squads. Arias has a contract at the Wanda Metropolitano until the summer of 2023, but there have been suggestions that he could seek pastures new ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.