ATLETICO MADRID

  • Champions League: Atletico Madrid rout Malmo 5-0 3 days ago

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid overcame a sluggish start to score five second-half goals in a 5-0 rout of Malmo and move top of Group A in the Champions League on Wednesday. Atletico lacked accuracy in its first-half corners, something that visibly exasperated coach Diego Simeone after a chance went wide in the...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Espanyol, extend home unbeaten run 6 days ago

    Atletico Madrid brushed aside Espanyol 2-0 to extend their unbeaten home streak in the Spanish league to 24 games on Sunday, while Deportivo La Coruna beat Valencia 3-0 for its first defeat of the season. Atletico limited Espanyol to one shot on goal and earned 12 corners to just one for...
  • Koke aims to follow in Xavi's footsteps for new-look Spain October 9, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is part of a fresh generation of Spain players aiming to make an impact in Euro 2016 qualifying and says he would be happy if he achieves half the success of retired great Xavi. It is a new-look Spain that is bidding to win their third...
  • Atletico Madrid officials to watch 8-10 ISL matches October 8, 2014

    Kolkata: A team of Atletico Madrid officials will watch about eight to 10 matches of their ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata to scout talented Indian youngsters for a camp in Spain. An Atletico de Kolkata official on Wednesday said the team would identify about two-three Indian youngsters for the camp which...
  • Valencia denounce own fans after Atletico bus pelted October 5, 2014

    Valencia have denounced fans of the club who pelted the Atletico Madrid team bus with objects before Saturday's La Liga match at the Mestalla. Television footage showed objects which appeared to be cans of drink striking the Atletico bus as it arrived at the stadium before mounted police intervened to disperse...
  • La Liga: Easy win for Barcelona, Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia October 5, 2014

    Barcelona: Record-chasing Lionel Messi and Neymar scored as Spanish league leader Barcelona eased to a 2-0 win at nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Messi chipped goalkeeper Antonio "Tono" Rodriguez in the 35th minute for his 249th league goal, leaving him two behind the all-time scoring record held by Telmo Zarra since...
  • Valencia beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 for provisional lead October 4, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid failed to build on Wednesday's notable Champions League success against Juventus when they were beaten 3-1 at a resurgent Valencia in La Liga on Saturday. Valencia last won the Spanish league title in 2004 but have started their latest campaign in impressive form and made a thrilling start...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid eye league lead, Barcelona visit Rayo October 4, 2014

    In what is expected to be the most combative match of the weekend in the Spanish league, players are already trading barbs. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves set the tone by questioning Atletico Madrid's physical style of play, and Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion responded that he and his team-mates were used to such...
  • Atletico out to prove they have firepower to challenge in Europe October 1, 2014

    Atletico Madrid's Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season. Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent's elite club competition,...
  • Chelsea are equipped to win the Champions League, says Eden Hazard September 29, 2014

    After suffering the bitter taste of a semi-final defeat last season, Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Chelsea are equipped to win the Champions League this time around. Hazard, who joined the club shortly after Chelsea were crowned European champions in 2012, says the London club can go all the way again this...
  • La Liga: Malaga hold Barcelona to a goalless draw September 25, 2014

    Madrid: Lionel Messi failed to take his chances as Barcelona were held to a 0-0 draw by a disciplined and defensive Malaga side in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Messi missed two opportunities in the first half and never looked comfortable on the ball after the break. Barcelona lead the standings...
  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid need improvement before Almeria trip September 23, 2014

    When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King's Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the "mattress makers". Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to...
  • Atletico undone by inability to take chances Simeone September 17, 2014

    Madrid: Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 32 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday's Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone. Last year's runnersup to Manchester city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two firsthalf...
  • Olympiakos stun Atletico 32, Juventus beat Malmo in Champions League September 17, 2014

    Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League duck as he scored twice to lead Juventus to a hardfought 20 victory at home to Malmo in their opening Group A fixture on Tuesday. Juventus struggled at times before Tevez broke the deadlock in the 59th, following good interplay with Kwadwo Asamoah. It was...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid September 16, 2014

    Milan: Juventus are back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year's competition, and Atletico Madrid are back after nearly winning it all. Juventus will face Swedish club Malmo in Group A on Tuesday. Atletico, which lost to Real Madrid in extra time in last year's final but...
  • Real Madrid lose 12 against Atletico Madrid at home September 14, 2014

    Atletico Madrid won 21 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on Saturday to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival. Atletico struck first through Tiago Cardoso's header in the 10th minute, but otherwise Madrid dictated the first half...
  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo 'in optimal condition', says Ancelotti September 12, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has completely recovered from injury, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday, suggesting the World Player of the Year will feature in Saturday's La Liga clash against Atletico Madrid. Portugal forward Ronaldo was struggling with a knee injury at the end of last season and...
  • Atletico Madrid hang on to beat promoted Eibar 21 in La Liga August 31, 2014

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid held on to beat Eibar 21 on Saturday to record an unconvincing first win of the Spanish league season as the defending champions continue to struggle without suspended coach Diego Simeone. Atletico received the trophy as champions of last season before the match to the delight of the...
  • Atletico Madrid coach Simeone suspended for eight games August 26, 2014

    Spanish champion Atletico Madrid will have to find a way to win without their inspirational coach for the next month. The Spanish football federation suspended Atletico coach Diego Simeone for eight matches on Monday after he was sent off for a vehement protest that included tapping an assistant referee on...
  • Atletico's Diego Simeone handed eightmatch ban for Super Cup fracas August 25, 2014

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eightmatch touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid last Friday. The Argentine was sanctioned with four games for slapping the fourth official on the back of...
  • Atletico coach still believes league title defence impossible August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone saw his side beat Real Madrid 10 on Friday night to clinch the Spanish Supercup 21 on aggregate but reiterated a day later that it was impossible for his side to compete with their rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid over a full season. Mario...
  • Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid to lift Spanish Super Cup August 23, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Supercup 21 on aggregate following a 10 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the competition in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Friday night. Following a 11 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday night, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti made several changes to...
  • Atletico Madrid can't compete with Real Madrid, Barcelona: Coach August 22, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists that despite their winning success last season, it's impossible for the team to compete against economic powerhouses FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Last season saw Simeone lead Atletico to the BBVA Primera Liga title and to the final of the Champions League, where they...
  • Ronaldo fit for Real's Super Cup decider against Atletico August 21, 2014

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fit for Real Madrid's Spanish Super Cup second leg against Atletico Madrid on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday. The Portuguese went off as a precaution at half time during the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday suffering a hamstring strain during the 11...
  • Spanish league keeps growing star power August 20, 2014

    Two months after Spain's national team flopped at the World Cup, the country's domestic league is ready to shine with even more star power. Already boasting the sport's two biggest names in Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, the Spanish league got even richer in individual talent with the...
  • Champions Atletico Madrid aim to upstage La Liga big spenders again August 20, 2014

    While Real Madrid and Barcelona have once more spent vast sums to win back the La Liga crown, they are set to face dogged competition again from champions Atletico Madrid who have a side built on a fraction of the cost. Atletico became the first team since Valencia in 2004 to...
  • Rodriguez scores on debut as Real draw 11 with Atletico in Super Cup first leg August 20, 2014

    Madrid: James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 11 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu and found the back of the net in the...
  • Real Madrid aim high ahead of Super Cup clash with Atletico Madrid August 19, 2014

    European champions Real Madrid could be without the world's most expensive player in Welshman Gareth Bale and Portuguese defender Pepe when they meet city rivals and domestic champions Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Both players were unable to train on Friday when they nursed injuries...
  • Atletico Madrid sign defender Jesus Gamez from Malaga August 8, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish champion Atletico Madrid have reinforced their defense by signing right back Jesus Gamez from Malaga. The 29yearold Gamez will compete with Spanish international Juanfran Torres for playing time on the right side of Atletico's defense. Atletico did not release the financial details of the transfer. Gamez has been a regular starter...
  • Liverpool sign Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo August 6, 2014

    England: Liverpool have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Javier Manquillo on loan with a view to a permanent deal. The Anfield club announced the deal on Wednesday and Manquillo becomes manager Brendan Rodgers' seventh summer signing. Manquillo says "I'm very happy to have signed for a club like Liverpool. I...