Atletico Madrid

  • Chelsea have Champions League advantage, Simeone concedes 23-04-2014 10:23 AM

    Madrid: Chelsea have the upper hand ahead of next week's Champions League semi-final, second leg after holding Atletico Madrid to a frustrating 0-0 draw in Tuesday's first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Through to the last four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 40 years,...
  • Atletico Madrid held to a goalless draw at home by Chelsea in Champions League semis 23-04-2014 02:20 AM

    Madrid: Chelsea's defensive game plan proved too much for Atletico Madrid as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho's ultra-defensive tactics worked at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the early exit of goalkeeper Petr Cech to injury in...
  • Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o out of Atletico Madrid clash 22-04-2014 09:28 AM

    Chelsea forward Samuel Eto'o is out of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid because of injury. The Cameroon international has a "minor knee irritation", while Belgium winger Eden Hazard travelled with the rest of the squad to Spain despite missing the last two games with a calf...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final 22-04-2014 08:46 AM

    Madrid: Jose Mourinho finds himself in the Champions League semifinals again, although Atletico Madrid hope to make sure he fails to progress from this stage for the fourth season in a row. Mourinho's Chelsea play at Atletico's Vicente Calderon Stadium on Tuesday with their domestic title hopes floundering following a...
  • Atletico playmaker Arda Turan fit to face Chelsea in Champions League 20-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid playmaker Arda Turan has been declared fit to face Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg, the La Liga leaders said on Sunday. The Turkey international has not featured since picking up a groin injury in the quarter-final, first leg against Barcelona on April 1. A...
  • Barcelona lose Carles Puyol to injury for Athletic Bilbao game 19-04-2014 06:00 PM

    Barcelona's injury woes continue to mount as Carles Puyol has been ruled out of the match against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. The club said Puyol, who had just been cleared to play before the Copa del Rey final earlier this week, will be unavailable after his troublesome right knee acted...
  • Atletico Madrid close in on La Liga title with win over stubborn Elche 19-04-2014 08:13 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when a Miranda header and Diego Costa's late penalty secured an unconvincing 2-0 win for the leaders at home to Elche on Friday. David Villa had a penalty saved shortly after halftime at a raucous Calderon...
  • Future doesn't change with one defeat: Barcelona coach Martino 17-04-2014 08:56 PM

    FC Barcelona coach Tata Martino insisted on Thursday that his side's 1-2 defeat to Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday did not mean he would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Goals from Angel Di Maria and Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid...
  • ISL: Kolkata franchise pins hope on Atletico Madrid expertise 14-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Kolkata: Co-owner of Kolkata franchise, Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that Spanish side Atletico Madrid's keen interest in Indian Super League football tournament would be beneficial for the game in the country in long run. Atletico Madrid, on their website, have already announced the name of the Kolkata team as...
  • Diego Costa injured but Atletico extend lead in La Liga 14-04-2014 08:25 AM

    Barcelona: Diego Costa was carried off with a bloody leg after scoring Atletico Madrid's second goal in a 2-0 win at 10-man Getafe on Sunday, although the team said their star striker escaped without a serious injury. Atletico extended their Spanish league lead to three points with five rounds to...
  • Defiant Gerardo Martino needs to lift Barcelona for Cup final 13-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Barcelona's season is threatening to implode with Wednesday's King's Cup final against Real Madrid looming after a nightmare week when they were knocked out of Europe and lost 1-0 at lowly Granada in La Liga. Saturday's defeat at Granada means La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, who were also responsible for...
  • Costa back in Atletico squad for Getafe game 12-04-2014 06:55 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa has been given the all clear by medical staff and included in the squad for Sunday's game at Getafe after shaking off a thigh strain, the La Liga leaders said on Saturday. Brazil-born forward Costa missed Wednesday's Champions League quarterfinal, second leg win...
  • It must be hard to be Messi, says Barcelona coach 11-04-2014 06:42 PM

    Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has defended Lionel Messi following sharp criticism of the four-times World Player of the Year's limp performance in Wednesday's Champions League defeat at Atletico Madrid. Messi, who has excelled in so many past appearances in Europe's elite club competition, was strangely subdued during the 1-0 reverse...
  • Champions League semi-final: Real Madrid face Bayern, Atletico Madrid get Chelsea 11-04-2014 04:16 PM

    London: Holders Bayern Munich and nine-times winners Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League semi-finals this month, following Friday's draw in Nyon. In the other semi-final surprise Spanish league leaders Atletico Madrid, the only one of the last four not to have won the title, will be...
  • Atletico Madrid set for tricky trip to Getafe as La Liga battle intensifies 11-04-2014 10:10 AM

    Surprise La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid have little time to bask in the glory of Wednesday's Champions League win against Barcelona with a tricky trip across town to play relegation-threatened Getafe looming on Sunday. Atletico's stunning 1-0 success at the Calderon sealed a 2-1 aggregate success for Diego Simeone's outperforming...
  • Simeone's Atletico closing on greatest season 10-04-2014 01:27 PM

    A key player in the Atletico Madrid team that won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996 and now the club's inspirational coach, Diego Simeone has led his unfancied team to the brink of an even greater achievement. Atletico's stunning 1-0 home win over Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions...
  • Champions League: Simeone triumphs in tactical battle with Martino 10-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone got his tactics spot on in the battle with Barcelona counterpart and Argentine compatriot Gerardo Martino as his unfancied side dumped their wealthier rivals out of Europe on Wednesday. Barca were unable to cope with a fired-up Atletico in the opening 20 minutes of...
  • Koke's goal sends Atletico to Champions League semis at Barca's expense 10-04-2014 02:59 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival Barcelona on Wednesday as Koke's early goal guided his team to a 1-0 win and into the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate victory. Adrian Lopez filled in for injured striker Diego Costa and created the fifth-minute opener after...
  • Atletico eye Champions League semi-finals at Barca expense 09-04-2014 10:18 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid is on the cusp of reaching the semi-finals of Europe's top-tier competition for the first time in 40 years as they welcome Barcelona to Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday for the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. Atletico hold a narrow advantage after scoring an away...
  • Atletico Madrid success built on shaky economic foundations 08-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's emergence as a third force in Spain and contenders among Europe's elite rests on wobbly economic foundations and the edifice could come crashing down if they cannot sustain their remarkable run. The club's success is in large measure down to inspirational coach Diego Simeone, who since taking...
  • Atletico's Diego Costa in fitness battle to face Barcelona 08-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid hope to have talismanic striker Diego Costa back fit against Barcelona on Wednesday when the La Liga leaders bid to pull off another Spanish surprise by reaching the Champions League semi-finals. Spain's Costa has hit 33 goals for Diego Simeone's side in a remarkable season for Atletico,...
  • Atletico Madrid stay on course for surprise La Liga title 05-04-2014 10:41 PM

    Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course for a surprise La Liga title triumph when Raul Garcia's header secured a 1-0 win for the leaders at home to seventh-placed Villarreal on Saturday. Atletico were missing top scorer Diego Costa and playmaker Arda Turan through injury but dispatched Villarreal with an efficient,...
  • Injury-hit Atletico looking to squad players, says coach 04-04-2014 10:21 PM

    Atletico Madrid will need some of their second-choice players to step up in the remaining weeks of the season following injuries to top scorer Diego Costa and playmaker Arda Turan, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday. Atletico are the surprise leaders in La Liga with seven games left, a point...
  • Diego Costa injury not as bad as feared, Atletico say 03-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa has strained and not torn a thigh muscle, the La Liga club said on Wednesday, suggesting the Brazil-born forward will not be sidelined for as long as feared. Costa was forced off after 30 minutes of Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg at Barcelona,...
  • Atletico keeper Courtois to reveal future plans 'next week' 02-04-2014 08:45 PM

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Wednesday said he will make his future plans known in the next seven days. Courtois made his declaration on Spanish TV network Canal Plus following his side's 1-1 draw away to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in which...
  • Neymar rescues Barcelona from defeat against Atletico Madrid in Champions League 02-04-2014 03:09 AM

    Spain: An equaliser from Neymar saw Barcelona salvage a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after a stunning opener by substitute Diego Ribas in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Atletico's chances were dealt a major blow half an hour in when striker Diego Costa...
  • Barcelona coach praises Atletico Madrid 01-04-2014 02:05 PM

    Madrid: FC Barcelona coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino praised Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday night, hailing it to be "strong and confident domestically and in Europe". "The key to winning the game will be in matching the intensity they bring to the game. We have to...
  • Atletico striker Costa doubtful for Barcelona game 01-04-2014 09:18 AM

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Diego Costa could miss the Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona on Tuesday. Costa left Atletico's training at the Camp Nou on Monday with an apparent knock to his right leg, and Simeone told Spanish public broadcaster TVE after speaking to medical staff that...
  • Atletico Madrid, Barcelona renew rivalry in Champions League 01-04-2014 09:03 AM

    Madrid: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone clashed as rival players in their native Argentina and there will be no quarter given when they meet in the last eight of the Champions League on Tuesday. A callow Simeone was not yet 18 when he faced...
  • Powerful quarter-finals line-up in Champions League 31-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Manchester: Six past winners, three domestic league leaders and many of the world's best players take their places this week in one of the strongest quarter-final lineups in the 22-year history of the Champions League. There appears to be no weak link in the last eight, with Manchester United unlikely...