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Archives: atletico madrid

Atletico Madrid prepared to fight for Champions League lives against Bayer Leverkusen

Posted on by Peter Quinn

After suffering another setback in their La Liga title defense this weekend, Atletico Madrid are preparing to fight for their Champions League lives against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night. The reigning Spanish champions slipped to fourth place in La Liga … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid’s poor disciplinary record threatening their season

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid’s poor disciplinary record is threatening the club’s domestic and European title charge this season. Diego Simeone’s side have been labeled “violent” by sections of the media. However, while the team’s style of play might not be as visually … Continue reading

Fernando Torres not distracted by next week’s Champions League decider

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Club Atletico de Madrid v Barcelona - Copa del Rey Quarter-Final: Second Leg

Heading into this weekend’s La Liga fixtures, Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has reiterated he and his teammates are being constantly reminded of the importance of Saturday’s encounter with Espanyol, even though fans may have one eye on the club’s important Champions League … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid prepared to pay Diego Simeone more than its highest earning player

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid are prepared to make manager Diego Simeone the highest paid member of its squad, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca. Simeone is the hottest managerial property in world soccer, with the Argentine being heavily-linked with Manchester City, Paris … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid reject reports linking club to Edinson Cavani

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid have rejected reports linking the La Liga side with the summer signing of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to club sources. Earlier today, the French daily L’Equipe reported Atletico manager Diego Simeone had requested the club sign the Uruguayan … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid want to sign Edinson Cavani, says report

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has requested the signing of Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani as a stipulation for renewing his contract with the La Liga club, according to the French publication L’Equipe. L’Equipe goes on to claim Atletico defender … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid set to announce summer tour of China

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid are in the process of finalizing the details which will see the reigning champions of Spain embark on a brief summer tour of China this summer. The confirmed dates for the friendlies are: July 28, August 1 and … Continue reading

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
Netherlands v England - International Friendly

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