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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

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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

Diego Godin debuts face mask after suffering nasal fracture in Madrid derby

Posted on by Peter Quinn

The last time fans saw Diego Godin, the defender was celebrating Atletico Madrid’s 4-0 defeat of rivals Real Madrid with his teammates. The Uruguayan played the entire match, even though he took an elbow from midfielder Sami Khedira in the 8th … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid suffer injury blow as Koke ruled out for four weeks

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has been ruled out for four weeks after straining a hamstring muscle. The injury occurred in the opening minutes of his side’s 4-0 victory over Real Madrid on Saturday. Koke was attempting to get on the receiving end … Continue reading

Antoine Griezmann reveals why he snubbed Barcelona

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In an interview with French television, Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he turned down an offer from Barcelona earlier in his career. The January player of the month in La Liga told RTL that the Catalan club initially approached … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid’s emerging dominance is turning them into everyone’s second favorite team

Posted on by Matt Jones

There was an unmistakeable arrogance about Atletico Madrid as they took apart city rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday.  It wasn’t the kind of flash haughtiness that’s  associated with Los Blancos either. Instead, Diego Simeone’s side … Continue reading

Where to find Atletico Madrid-Real Madrid on US TV and Internet; 10am ET kickoff today

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s La Liga game between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is being televised live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld. After watching the derby between Arsenal and Spurs, why not watch the Madrid derby followed by the Merseyside derby … Continue reading

Diego Simeone opts for Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres in the Madrid derby

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will opt to start striker Mario Mandzukic over Fernando Torres for Saturday’s showdown with cross-city rivals, Real Madrid. The decision may come as a surprise to some since Torres scored twice against Real Madrid at … Continue reading

Real Madrid dealt second injury blow as Sergio Ramos ruled out for six weeks

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Real Madrid have been dealt a second injury blow within 48 hours. Defender Sergio Ramos has been ruled out for six weeks after tearing a hamstring in his left leg during Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla on Wednesday. The injury to … Continue reading

Real Madrid dealing with adversity heading into the Madrid derby

Posted on by Peter Quinn

For the most part it’s been pretty smooth sailing for Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti this season. The reigning Club World Cup and European champions ran riot over their opposition heading into the winter break, winning 22 straight matches in … Continue reading

Fernando Torres loan move to Atletico Madrid is the top January transfer deal, says UEFA poll

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Torres asked more than 50 million fans on social media to name who they thought had been the best signing of the January transfer window. Fans of Facebook and Twitter were invited to make their suggestions using #WinterTransferTop5. The winner, … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid could replace Arda Turan with Fenerbahce’s Alper Potuk

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid are reportedly monitoring Fenerbahce midfielder Alper Potuk, with the club seeing the young Turk as a potential replacement for Arda Turan. This week, Turan’s representative Ahmet Bulut informed the media that his client would leave the club at the end of the season for … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will leave at the end of the season, says agent

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will leave the Spanish champions at the end of the season, according to the player’s agent. With the Turkey international turning 28 last week, Turan’s representative Ahmet Bulut believes now is the time for his … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid consider reporting PSG to FIFA for contacting Diego Simeone

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Atletico Madrid are considering reporting Paris Saint-Germain to FIFA for contacting manager Diego Simeone regarding a possible switch to the French club. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico for just over three years, and during that time he has engineered one … Continue reading

Referee who showed Arda Turan a yellow card for boot throw suspended for two weeks

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The referee who showed Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan a yellow card for throwing his boot at a linesman during the Copa del Rey quarter-final on Wednesday has been suspended for two weeks. While Turan escaped further sanction from the … Continue reading

Arda Turan celebrates birthday with “boot cake” following dust up with linesman

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Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan celebrated his 28th birthday last night and was presented with a “boot cake” by family and friends. The celebratory dessert was decorated in the club’s colors and was an obvious reference to the controversial incident from Wednesday … Continue reading

Argentina’s Giovanni Simeone following in his father’s footsteps

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Argentina U-20 forward Giovanni ‘Cholito’ Simeone, son of Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, is proving to be a chip off the old block. The eldest Simeone made his name as a hard-nosed midfielder for numerous European clubs, as well as with … Continue reading