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Archives: atletico madrid

Diego Simeone credits Fernando Torres for improving Atletico Madrid’s attack

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Fernando Torres by saying the striker’s presence has improved the performances of forwards Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic. Torres arrived in January and quickly settled back into his boyhood club, scoring a brace at … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke expected to return this weekend

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has resumed training and is set to return to Diego Simeone’s lineup this weekend against Sevilla. The 23-year-old’s last appearance was February 7th when he was substituted during the opening minutes of the Madrid derby after picking … Continue reading

Watch Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid match highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by PA Sport

Speaking ahead of his Champions League Round of 16 tie, Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said his side would have to play on another level to beat the reigning champions of Spain. But was confident his players would be able … Continue reading

Bayer Leverkusen coach says team must play on another level to beat Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Much has been made about Diego Simeone’s tactics since the Argentine took control of Atletico Madrid three years ago. The club’s playing style under Simeone has been called “barbaric” and “violent” by opposing fans and some members of the media. Regardless … Continue reading

Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid are prepared for their latest challenge

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid’s consistency and ability to accept new challenges will benefit the team during the knockout stages of the European tournament, speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League Round of 16 encounter against Bayer Leverkusen, Simeone has always preached to … Continue reading

Fernando Torres excited about Champions League debut for his boyhood club

Posted on by Peter Quinn

While Fernando Torres has previous UEFA Champions League experience with Liverpool and Chelsea – making 53 appearances between both Premier League sides - Wednesday night will be the first time the Spanish forward will step on the European stage as a … Continue reading

Rating three former Atletico Madrid strikers who play in the Premier League

Posted on by Olly Huddlestone

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid churn out the finest goal scorers in world soccer year after year. Ever since Fernando Torres captained the club in 2007, the standard of strikers being produced has been of the highest quality; far superior compared to other teams around the globe. Three of … Continue reading

Diego Simeone confirms contract renewal offer from Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Diego Simeone has confirmed that Atletico Madrid have begun negotiations to retain their manager past his current contract with the La Liga side, which is set to expire in June 2017. Although no agreement has been reached between the coach … Continue reading

Diego Simeone reiterates Atletico Madrid’s goal is Champions League qualification

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Following their 2-0 defeat to Celta Vigo last weekend, experts have all but written off any chance of Atletico Madrid retaining their La Liga title this season. The setback at the Balaidos left the reigning league champions seven points adrift … Continue reading

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a “violent” team and that the sport is not for “wimps.” The comments come during an … Continue reading

Diego Simeone admits starting Griezmann, Mandzukic and Torres was a mistake

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Diego Simeone has admitted that his decision to start the forward combination of Antoine Griezmann, Mario Mandzukic and Fernando Torres against Celta Vigo was a mistake. The Atletico Madrid manager was short on attacking threats for the La Liga contest due to an … Continue reading

Reasons why Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is the best in the world

Posted on by Saad Rashid

Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, and Carlo Ancelotti are considered to be some of the best managers in the world. At the Ballon D’or this year, Joachim Loew won the Coach of the Year Award after leading Germany to the World … Continue reading

Champions League preview, predicted lineups, TV schedule and predictions

Posted on by Matt Jones

The knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League typically churns out some of the most dramatic soccer matches of the entire campaign and we don’t have to wait long until the last-16 gets underway. This season’s competition is packed with … Continue reading

Rejuvenated Lionel Messi leading Barcelona’s title charge

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Since making his debut for Barcelona in October 2004, Lionel Messi has mesmerized fans across the globe with his unearthly skills on the pitch. His individual performances have earned him four World Player of the Year awards (Ballon d’Or); and … Continue reading

Torres, Griezmann and Mandzukic set to start for Atletico Madrid against Celta Vigo

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Due to injuries and suspension, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is set to start Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic together for the first time this season. Atletico will be lacking creativity tomorrow against Celta Vigo due to the … Continue reading

Mario Mandzukic fitting in perfectly at Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

After breaking Barcelona and Real Madrid’s stranglehold on the La Liga to win the league title last season, there was concern from officials at Atletico Madrid that their hard work could be undone by the departures of key personnel last summer. Standout … Continue reading

Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone have plenty in common, says Diego Costa

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Chelsea striker Diego Costa believes Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone “have plenty of things in common” when it comes to management. The former Atletico Madrid forward gave an interview to Sport Magazine where he discussed the similarities and differences between the … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid defender Miranda set to leave in the summer, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Brazilian defender Miranda will leave Atletico Madrid this summer, according to the Spanish publication Marca. In recent years, Miranda has formed one of the best centre-back partnerships in Europe alongside teammate Diego Godin. But the defender has slowly seen his playing … Continue reading