ATLETICO MADRID

  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi help Barcelona win, Atletico Madrid beat Elche Yesterday

    Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form as 10-man Barcelona won a one-sided La Liga derby against Espanyol 2-0 on Saturday while Antoine Griezmann's double helped Atletico Madrid beat Elche 3-0. Brazil's Neymar followed his two goals against Paris St Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday...
  • Diego Simeone proud after Atletico Madrid's painful defeat by Real 4 days ago

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was proud of his team and said they were exiting the Champions League with heads held high after elimination by holders Real Madrid on Wednesday. Javier Hernandez's strike two minutes from time in the quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu knocked out Atletico 1-0 on aggregate,...
  • Javier Hernandez goal puts Real Madrid into Champions League semis 4 days ago

    Madrid: A late goal by Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez gave Real Madrid a tense 1-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid and a place in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday. After the first leg of their quarterfinal had finished 0-0 last week, Hernandez missed three good chances to break the deadlock for...
  • Injury-hit Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid in Champions League 5 days ago

    Madrid: If beating Atletico Madrid wasn't hard enough for Real Madrid, the defending champions must now find a way to better their crosstown rivals in the Champions League without four of their most important players. A depleted Madrid hosts Atletico on Wednesday in the second leg of the quarterfinals. Their 0-0...
  • Karim Benzema out injured before Real Madrid's match against Atletico Madrid 6 days ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid will be without striker Karim Benzema for Wednesday's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid. The European champions said Benzema has "a sprain to the medial collateral ligament of his right knee." Madrid did not say how long it expects the France international to be out. Madrid was already preparing for...
  • Gareth Bale injures calf muscle, likely to miss Atletico Madrid match 1 week ago

    Madrid: Real Madrid says Gareth Bale has injured a calf muscle in his left leg and will likely miss Wednesday's match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals. Madrid says its medical team "diagnosed a muscle injury in the soleus muscle of the left leg." During Madrid's 3-1 win over Malaga...
  • La Liga: Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid grab big wins April 19, 2015

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up Luis Suarez's first-minute opener then notched his 400th goal for Barcelona in stoppage time to give the Spanish league leaders a hard-fought 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday. The 27-year-old Argentine is the all-time leading scorer for both Barcelona and the Spanish league. His 400th goal...
  • UEFA not taking action over Carvajal bite allegations April 15, 2015

    UEFA are not taking any action against Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal over allegations that he bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. European soccer's governing body said in a statement that proceedings had been opened against hosts Atletico over "blocked stairways" and a pitch invasion....
  • UEFA must act if Carvajal bite evidence conclusive, says Gabi April 15, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid captain Gabi has called on UEFA to act if there is evidence Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal bit Atletico forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg. Carvajal, who could in any case be sanctioned by European soccer's governing body over a punch he threw at...
  • Champions League: Pleased with my performance, says Jan Oblak April 15, 2015

    Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final to...
  • Ancelotti urges more consistency after Real Madrid held at Atletico Madrid April 15, 2015

    Holders Real Madrid will need to maintain their intensity for the whole of next week's return leg if they are to get past Atletico Madrid into the Champions League semi-finals, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Real dominated their city rivals in the first half of Tuesday's quarter-final, first leg at...
  • Madrid derby: Atletico hold Real to a goalless draw in Champions League April 15, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak produced a heroic performance to repel holders Real Madrid and help secure a 0-0 draw in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg at the Calderon on Tuesday. Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves against the team that beat Atletico in last season's final...
  • Past counts for nothing in Champions League quarter-final: Diego Simeone April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone doesn't expect anything that has happened in the past to have any relevance for the Champions League football quarter-final, which sees his side face city rivals Real Madrid for the seventh time this season. Atletico lost last season's Champions League final 1-4 after extra time...
  • La Liga: Valencia pushing Atletico hard in battle for third April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the fight for third place in La Liga when a 3-0 derby victory at home to Levante on Monday lifted the Singapore-owned club to within a point of the champions with seven games left. Paco Alcacer nodded Valencia in front from...
  • Madrid derby in quarters a re-run of last Champions League final April 14, 2015

    Madrid: Defending champions Real Madrid travel to last season's runners-up Atletico Madrid for the first leg of a Champions League quarter-final with more than a hint of revenge about it. Last year, Madrid lifted the silverware by beating an exhausted Atletico 4-1 after a very late Sergio Ramos goal extended the...
  • Gareth Bale fit for Real Madrid's Champions League clash at Atletico April 13, 2015

    Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is fit for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final showdown at Atletico Madrid after sitting out Saturday's La Liga win at home to Eibar, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Monday. There was a question mark over Bale's availability for the first-leg clash at the Calderon but Real's world...
  • Atletico Madrid match is balanced 50-50, says Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti April 13, 2015

    Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes that the results previous meetings between his side and city neighbours Atletico Madrid have no relevance over the outcome of the Champions League quarter-final between the two sides on Tuesday night. Real and Atletico will slug it out for the seventh time this season...
  • Mario Mandzukic fit for Real Madrid clash in Champions League April 12, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has recovered from a right foot injury in time for the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid. The Croatia international missed Atletico's last two Spanish league games. Atletico hosts their crosstown rival on Tuesday in the first leg of their final-eight tie, which will be...
  • Diego Simeone's knowledge of Atletico Madrid's weaknesses key: Fernando Torres April 12, 2015

    Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes coach Diego Simeone's clear understanding of the team's weaknesses has been the key to their success as they seek revenge against Real Madrid on Tuesday for last season's Champions League final defeat. With the determined Argentine at the helm, Atletico have belied their economic inferiority...
  • Valencia coach expects protracted Champions League fight April 8, 2015

    Madrid: The battle between Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla for a lucrative Champions League berth will go down thtoe wire, Valencia coach Nuno predicted on Wednesday as his side prepare for Thursday's La Liga match at Athletic Bilbao. Leaders Barcelona and second-placed Real Madrid look destined to finish in the...
  • Atletico Madrid hard on Sociedad's heels, Sevilla down Levante April 8, 2015

    Atletico Madrid made a typically aggressive start to lay the foundations for a 2-0 victory at home to mid-table Real Sociedad on Tuesday that lifted the champions to within two points of second-placed Real Madrid. Diego Simeone's men came roaring out of the blocks at the Calderon and, after Arda Turan...
  • Mario Mandzukic out of Atletico's game against Sociedad April 6, 2015

    Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has an ankle problem and will miss Tuesday's La Liga game at home to mid-table Real Sociedad, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday. Mandzukic made little impact for the champions in Saturday's 2-0 win at bottom side Cordoba before making way for Fernando Torres after just...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid leapfrog Valencia in battle for third April 5, 2015

    Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on Valencia in the battle for La Liga's third automatic Champions League berth when club top scorer Antoine Griezmann set them on the way to a 2-0 stroll at bottom side Cordoba on Saturday. The victory for the champions at Cordoba's El Arcangel stadium in...
  • Atletico coach Diego Simeone extends contract till 2020 March 24, 2015

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions by three years to 2020. The deal, announced on the Twitter feed of the champions, was widely expected although there was plenty of speculation a wealthy rival could try to lure Simeone away from the...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 2-0, stay in touch with top 3 in La Liga March 21, 2015

    Barcelona: Midfielder Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion set up two goals to help Atletico Madrid ease to a 2-0 win over crosstown rival Getafe and keep in touch with the top three teams in the Spanish league on Saturday. Atletico overwhelmed the visitors from the start at their Vicente Calderon Stadium with the...
  • Third-placed Valencia surge four points clear of Atletico Madrid March 21, 2015

    Resurgent Valencia turned up the heat on Atletico Madrid in the battle for third place in La Liga when Andre Gomes scored and then set up Paco Alcacer for their second goal in a 4-0 stroll at struggling Elche on Friday. Valencia leapfrogged Atletico into third last weekend with their fifth...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on penalties to reach Champions League quarters March 18, 2015

    Fernando Torres scored the decisive spot-kick as Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The match finished 1-1 on aggregate after extra time, with the home side avenging its 1-0 defeat in Germany in the first leg...
  • Champions League: Atletico struggling for goals before Leverkusen clash March 17, 2015

    Atletico Madrid will need to put an end to a recent goal drought if they are to have any chance of overturning a 1-0 deficit in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, second leg at home to Bayer Leverkusen. Atletico, last season's beaten finalists, have only scored once in their last four...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid's title defense hit by 0-0 draw at Espanyol March 14, 2015

    Atletico Madrid's dwindling hopes to defend the Spanish league title took another blow after a 0-0 draw at Espanyol on Saturday. Atletico dominated the match until defender Miranda earned a direct red card for smashing his arm into Abraham Gonzalez's head in first-half injury time. Espanyol controlled possession the rest of the...
  • Resurgent Valencia well placed to secure Europe return March 9, 2015

    Madrid: After failing to qualify for Europe last season, Valencia are heading into the final weeks of the La Liga campaign in a strong position to secure a lucrative berth in continental competition for next term. The recent takeover of the club by Singapore billionaire Peter Lim appears to have breathed...