Diego Simeone

  • La Liga: Atletico Madrid need improvement before Almeria trip 14 hours 12 minutes ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Champions League test for Juventus, Atletico Madrid 1 week ago

    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...
  • 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 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...
  • ISL Kolkata franchise to unveil team on July 7 June 22, 2014

    Kolkata: They were the first team to unveil Atletico de Kolkata among the eight ISL franchises, and now the newest city outfit is all set to announce the name of their marquee player and manager on July 7. The team partners Atletico Madrid are finalising the deal with a...
  • 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...
  • Gritty Simeone forges winning mentality at Atletico May 22, 2014

    Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a wellorganised and hardworking 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...
  • 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 11 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 opentop 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...
  • Believer Simeone never doubted Atletico's title win May 18, 2014

    Barcelona: The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 11 against Barcelona and claim a first La Liga title for 18 years, the Argentine said on Saturday. Barca needed to beat Atletico in a finalday showdown to...
  • Spanish title fight down to Atletico Madrid, Barcelona May 10, 2014

    Madrid: The Spanish league title race now looks like a twoway fight, with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona heading for a championship showdown in the last round if they both win this weekend. Real Madrid's 11 draw at Real Valladolid on Wednesday improved Atletico's chances of winning their first league title since...
  • La Liga: Atletico can seal title if Barcelona, Real Madrid slip up May 3, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid can crown a superb week and wrap up what would be a remarkable La Liga title triumph if they win at Levante on Sunday and Barcelona and Real Madrid lose at home to Getafe and Valencia. Diego Simeone's outperforming Atletico side set up a Champions League final clash...
  • Diego Simeone thanks mothers of his brave Atletico troops May 2, 2014

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone thanked his players' mothers for producing such gutsy sons after the La Liga leaders fought back to beat Chelsea 31 on Wednesday and secure their place in the Champions League final. After last week's semifinal, first leg at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid ended 00, Atletico...
  • Atletico, Real to meet in first onecity Champions League final May 1, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid's 31 Champions League win at Chelsea on Wednesday set up a clash with neighbours Real Madrid in the first European final between two clubs from the same city. Reaching the May 24 showpiece in Lisbon is a remarkable achievement for Diego Simeone's unfancied side, who will be chasing...
  • Chelsea have Champions League advantage, Simeone concedes April 23, 2014

    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, La...
  • Five potential replacements for David Moyes at Manchester United April 22, 2014

    David Moyes was on Tuesday sacked as the manager of Manchester United as a price for the club's sudden decline. Moyes' position had become untenable since Sunday, when United lost 2-0 to Everton in the Premier League to ensure England's biggest club over the last two decades will miss out on...
  • Atletico Madrid look to deny Chelsea, Mourinho final April 22, 2014

    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 2-1...
  • Diego Costa injured but Atletico extend lead in La Liga April 14, 2014

    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 play...
  • Costa back in Atletico squad for Getafe game April 12, 2014

    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 against...
  • Atletico Madrid set for tricky trip to Getafe as La Liga battle intensifies April 11, 2014

    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 side...
  • Simeone's Atletico closing on greatest season April 10, 2014

    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 League...
  • Champions League: Simeone triumphs in tactical battle with Martino April 10, 2014

    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 the...
  • Atletico Madrid success built on shaky economic foundations April 8, 2014

    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 charge...
  • Injury-hit Atletico looking to squad players, says coach April 4, 2014

    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 ahead...
  • Atletico striker Costa doubtful for Barcelona game April 1, 2014

    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 "if...
  • Atletico Madrid, Barcelona renew rivalry in Champions League April 1, 2014

    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 Martino,...