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Archives: atletico madrid

Antoine Griezmann Shines During Volatile Match At The New San Mames

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick and propelled Diego Simeone’s side to a 4-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao during a volatile match at the new San Mames on Sunday. Those who witnessed the La Liga contest will testify … Continue reading

Iker Casillas Sees Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich As Real Madrid’s Main Champions League Threats

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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During an interview with the Spanish publication AS, Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas said he feels his side’s main rivals in the Champions League are Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. Los Blancos head into Tuesday night’s encounter with Ludogorets at the … Continue reading

LFP President Threatens Points Deductions And Relegation For Clubs Refusing To Ban Ultras

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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LFP president Javier Tebas has taken a firm stance against violent fan groups in Spain by threatening to impose fines, points deductions and/or relegation to clubs who fail to ban ‘ultras’ from their stadiums. The head of the Spanish professional … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Expel ‘Frente Atletico’ From Vicente Calderon Following Fan’s Death

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Late Tuesday, Atletico Madrid announced that the ‘Frente Atletico’ have been expelled from the Vicente Calderon following the events on Sunday which led to the death of a 43-year-old Deportivo de la Coruna fan. The club released a statement on … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Believes Spain Should Emulate England And Stamp Out Hooliganism

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Speaking ahead of his side’s Copa del Rey tie with Cornella tomorrow, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has condemned the events which took place prior to the match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruna on Sunday. The Italian … Continue reading

Deportivo La Coruna Fan Dies Following Pre-Match Violence In Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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A 43-year-old Deportivo La Coruna supporter has died after being injured during violence between rival fans outside of Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) had attempted to suspend Sunday’s match between Atletico Madrid and Deportivo … Continue reading

Alessio Cerci Finding Out About Life At Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Midfielder Alessio Cerci has been finding life at Atletico Madrid difficult since he arrived in the Spanish capital from Torino in late August. The Italian came to La Liga with expectations of being a major component in Diego Simeone’s championship side. … Continue reading

Arsenal And Liverpool Among “Eligible” Teams For Rising Belgian Star Praet

Posted on by Chris Moore
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Anderlecht’s Dennis Praet is seen as one of the most promising young players in all of Europe. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder jumped onto the scene three years ago during the 2011 AEGON Future Cup in Amsterdam. The 2011 version of … Continue reading

Mexico’s Raul Jimenez Will Continue To Fight Until He Breaks Into Atletico Madrid’s Lineup

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Mexico international Raul Jimenez has been struggling to earn a place in Diego Simeone’s starting eleven at Atletico Madrid. The striker made a summertime switch from the Liga MX side, Club America, to the reigning Spanish champions for a reported fee … Continue reading

Ranking the 5 Best Defensive Partnerships In Europe

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The following defensive partnerships are based on current club form and collaborative performances over the past three seasons. Also taken into account is the overall strength of the leagues these defensive unions compete in, as well as any domestic and … Continue reading

Southampton Hoping To Secure Toby Alderweireld Beyond Initial Loan From Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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One of the many positive stories coming from Southampton’s strong start to this season’s Premier League campaign has been the play of defender Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian international was secured on-loan from defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on the … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid and a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Posted on by Andrew Tuft
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Diego Simeone predicted this season that rather than retain the title, Atletico Madrid would spend the year competing with Valencia and Sevilla for a UEFA Champions League place. And after the champions lost to then managerless Real Sociedad, it seems … Continue reading

Top 5 Clubs Most Likely to Win UEFA Champions League, According to Latest Odds

Posted on by Chris McFarland
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The 2014/2015 UEFA Champions League is halfway through the group stage and it is time to review the tournament to date. Are there any major surprises? What team is most likely to win the entire tournament? To find out the … Continue reading

Antoine Griezmann Hitting His Stride At Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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After a season which saw Atletico Madrid break Barcelona and Real Madrid’s stranglehold on the La Liga title, the alarms bells went off over the summer as Diego Simeone saw his two best players exit the Vicente Calderon to join Jose Mourinho’ side at … Continue reading

Diego Godin Calls For Transparency In LFP Awards After Atletico Madrid Players Are Shut Out

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin has called for more transparency in the LFP awards voting after he and his teammates were shut out of the La Liga honors on Monday night in the Spanish capital. Diego Simeone was named Best … Continue reading

Ronaldo Wins Three LFP Awards While Diego Simeone Named La Liga’s Best Manager

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was handed three LFP awards in the Spanish capital on Monday night. His club were also the big winners at the La Liga ceremony; taking home a total of six trophies. Ronaldo was named winner of the ‘Best Forward’, ‘Best … Continue reading

Spanish Clubs Continue To Show That La Liga Is More Than A ‘Two Team’ League

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into this weekend, the eyes of the football world will focus on the Santiago Bernabeu and this season’s version of ‘El Clasico’. La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated the Spanish landscape – winning 32 and 22 league … Continue reading

Copa Del Rey Fixtures Released; Possible Madrid Derby And El Clasico Loom

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The draw for the fourth round of the Copa del Rey has been made with the first legs set to be played on Wednesday December 3rd and the return fixture to be contested two weeks later on December 17th; except … Continue reading