Atletico Madrid

  • Tiago signs new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid 3 days ago

    Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea. The 33-year-old originally turned down offers of a new contract at the Calderon and was widely reported to be set for a switch...
  • Chelsea confirm signing of defender Filipe Luis 6 days ago

    London: Chelsea have completed the signing of Brazilian defender Filipe Luis from La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on a three-year deal, the Premier League side said on Friday. The 28-year-old arrives at Stamford Bridge for a fee reported to be 20 million pounds ($34.24 million) as a replacement for Ashley Cole,...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Oblak from Benfica July 16, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid has bought Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Benfica with Thibaut Courtois' future likely at Chelsea. Atletico announced the transfer, depending on the standard medical, on Wednesday with the 21-year-old Oblak agreeing to a six-year deal. The 1.86-meter (6-foot-1) Oblak has similar features to Courtois, who helped Atletico...
  • Chelsea sign Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid July 16, 2014

    London: Chelsea says a deal has been struck with Atletico Madrid to sign defender Filipe Luis. The Premier League club says the transfer is dependent on the 28-year-old Luis agreeing personal terms. The Brazilian will be filling the void left by Ashley Cole, who was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge when his...
  • Mario Mandzukic signed by Atletico Madrid July 9, 2014

    Current La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have secured Bayern Munich's Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic. German newspaper Bild reported that the Madrid-based club paid 22 million euros for the 28-year-old, who signed a contract till 2019, reports EFE. Spanish AS newspaper reported that Mandzukic's agent was the link between Los Rojiblancos and the...
  • Chelsea sign Costa from Atletico Madrid July 1, 2014

    Chelsea have signed Spain World Cup striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Stamford Bridge club said in a statement on Tuesday. The transfer fee was not disclosed but Costa's buyout clause at Atletico was about 40 million euros ($54.56 million). Costa featured in Spain's failed campaign at the World Cup and...
  • Spain's Diego Costa sees his future at Chelsea June 20, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Defending champions Spain's early exit from the World Cup has left striker Diego Costa pondering a move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. The Brazilian-born Costa said that his future is at Chelsea, reports EFE. Costa's remarks came after the defending champions' 0-2 defeat by Chile in the World...
  • Atletico Madrid sign goalkeeper Miguel Moya from Getafe June 4, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid says goalkeeper Miguel Moya has agreed to a transfer from crosstown club Getafe. Moya's arrival could pave the way for the exit of Belgium goalie Thibaut Courtois, who has played at Atletico for the past three seasons on loan from Chelsea. Atletico say Moya has agreed to...
  • Spain's David Villa signs for MLS team New York City FC June 2, 2014

    Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for New York City FC on a three-year deal, the Major League Soccer team said on Monday. Villa, who helped Atletico Madrid win last season's Spanish league title, will join the new club who will begin playing in the MLS in 2015. The...
  • New York City FC to sign David Villa: reports May 29, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a three-year contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday. Villa will be transferred to NYCFC in the summer of 2014. Spanish radio station Cadena Cope said that the US club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City...
  • Atletico Madrid sign teenage Argentine forward Angel Correa May 28, 2014

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign teenage forward Angel Correa from San Lorenzo in his native Argentina on a five-year contract pending a medical. "Our club has reached agreement with San Lorenzo on the transfer of the young Argentine talent," Atletico said in a statement on their website late...
  • Real and Atletico face UEFA charges over European final May 28, 2014

    Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are facing disciplinary action over their behaviour during the Champions League final in Lisbon, UEFA said on Tuesday. Atletico coach Diego Simeone faces a hearing after he ran on to the pitch and was sent off by the referee near the end of extra time, the...
  • Real Madrid fans celebrate on night of contrasting emotions May 25, 2014

    Whoever won, Madrid was never going to miss out on a night of celebrations. Thousands of Real Madrid fans, chanting "champions!" and clad in their team's white colours, swarmed onto the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday minutes after their team beat cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of...
  • Ancelotti trumps Simeone to secure Real's 10th title May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid overcame Atletico in the Champions League final because coach Carlo Ancelotti was able to adjust his tactics and go on the attack in time to rescue the game while his opposite number Diego Simeone had no cards left to play Ancelotti fielded a cautious starting lineup at Lisbon's Stadium...
  • Real Madrid rally to snatch Champions League title from Atletico Madrid 4-1 May 25, 2014

    Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title. Real struck three times in the second period of extra time, through Gareth Bale's header in the 110th minute, Marcelo's shot in the...
  • As it happened: Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid, Champions League Final Live May 25, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in today's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo fit but Benzema, Pepe doubtful for Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo is fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid but forward Karim Benzema and centre back Pepe remain doubtful, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Ronaldo, who has a record 16 goals in the latest edition of Europe's elite club competition, has had a...
  • Atletico Madrid bid to outwit Real Madrid in Champions League final May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have a chance in Saturday's Champions League final not only to claim their debut European crown but to deny their loathed and vastly wealthier neighbours Real Madrid a record-extending 10th. Atletico have already outperformed this season in securing a remarkable La Liga triumph, shattering the domestic dominance of Real...
  • Atletico Madrid still waiting on Diego Costa, Arda Turan fitness May 24, 2014

    Atletico Madrid are still sweating on the fitness of Diego Costa and Arda Turan and a decision on whether they can play in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid has not yet been taken, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and playmaker Arda limped out of...
  • ISL: Sourav Ganguly set for football stint May 23, 2014

    The Kolkata franchise of the much-anticipated Indian Super League is co-owned by former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly. ...
  • Ronaldo, Bale fit as Real face Atletico in Champions League final May 23, 2014

    Rivals Atletico and Real will meet for the fifth time this season when they run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz in the Champions League final. ...
  • Diego Costa, Arda Turan back in training before Real showdown May 23, 2014

    Forward Diego Costa and playmaker Arda Turan were back in training with their Atletico Madrid team mates on Thursday, suggesting they will be fit for Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid. Costa, Atletico's top scorer, and Arda, a key component of the team's attacking play, limped out of last weekend's...
  • Factbox: Key Champions League final head-to-heads May 22, 2014

    Key head-to-heads in Saturday's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid. Real players listed first: Iker Casillas v Thibaut Courtois A clash of youth and experience. Courtois, 22, may be a more complete goalkeeper, with his extra height giving him an advantage with crosses, but 33-year-old Casillas has shown on...
  • Gritty Simeone forges winning mentality at Atletico May 22, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak. Prowling the touchline dressed all in black and with his hair slicked back, Simeone cultivated a kind of gangster look as he sought to unsettle Real...
  • Ronaldo confident of fitness, Costa seeks miracle ahead of Champions League final May 21, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is certain he will finally shake off his muscle problems and be able to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League football final on Saturday. Ronaldo again set the alarm bells ringing when he pulled up during his warm up ahead of the last Primera...
  • Diego Simeone won't rule Diego Costa out of Champions League final May 19, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says it's still too early to rule Diego Costa out of the Champions League final despite striker's chances of playing looking slim. Costa limped off early in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Barcelona that clinched Atletico's first Spanish league title in 18 years, and the club...
  • Atletico Madrid celebrate league title with parade May 19, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid celebrated their first Spanish league title in 18 years on Sunday when thousands of fans packed the streets of the Spanish capital. Atletico's players and coaching staff started the festivities on an open-top bus with "League Champions" written on the side, slowly making their way from Vicente Calderon...
  • Atletico Madrid success built on grit, unity and belief May 18, 2014

    If anyone had suggested before the start of the La Liga season that Atletico Madrid could pip vastly wealthier rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to the title they would have been dismissed as hopelessly naive. Predicting that Diego Simeone's side, who wrapped up their 10th domestic league title and their first...
  • Barcelona's winning era comes to an end May 18, 2014

    Barcelona: There was no denying that something bigger than Barcelona's Spanish league title defense came to an end on Saturday. Barcelona's 1-1 draw at home to new champion Atletico Madrid left it without a major title for the first time in six seasons. Barcelona's failed last stand brought a finish to the...