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Courtois to stay at Atletico on loan this season

June 22, 2013

MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will remain at the Spanish club this season after Chelsea agreed to extend his loan deal for a third year.

The 21-year-old Belgian has played 98 games for Atletico in the past two seasons after he replaced David de Gea in goal.

Courtois helped Atletico win the Europa League in 2012 plus the Copa del Rey and European Super Cup last season.

He was statistically the best goalkeeper in the Spanish league last season as Atletico conceded a league-low 31 goals.

Atletico will play in the Champions League this season.

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