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Fernando Torres set to start for Atleti vs Barcelona with Mario Mandzukic on the bench

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Prior to today’s Copa del Rey quarter-final against Barcelona (4pm ET on beIN SPORTS in the USA), manager Diego Simeone had been reportedly been training his squad with an attacking trident formed by Fernando Torres, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandzukic. … Continue reading

Chinese businessman Wang Jianlin now owns 20% stake in Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

What has been rumored for the past few days has come to fruition. Chinese businessman Wang Jianlin, owner of the Dalian Wanda Group, now owns 20% of Atletico Madrid shares after investing a reported 45 million euros (£35 million) in … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Centre-Back Diego Godin Deserves More Credit

Posted on by Saad Rashid
Real Madrid v Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final

More than a few eyebrows were raised as David Luiz was selected at center-back as part of the FIFPro World XI at the Balon d’Or event last week. People were shocked to see Luiz ahead of better center-backs, including the … Continue reading

Diego Simeone Says He Will Stay At Atletico Madrid Provided The Club Keeps Growing

Posted on by Peter Quinn

During a recent interview with Radio America 1190, manager Diego Simeone was asked about the speculation concerning his future with Atletico Madrid. The Argentine boss is perhaps the hottest managerial property in world soccer and speculation has been that the 44-year-old could … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid & Elche vs Barcelona: Starting Lineups & TV Times

Posted on by Alex Muller

Starting lineups are in for Real Madrid versus Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Round of 16 Copa del Rey match with Atleti holding a 2-0 aggregate lead from the first leg on January 7. Starting lineups: Real … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: How to Watch the Copa del Rey Derby Online

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s Copa del Rey derby between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid promises to be a scintillating game featuring some of the best players in the world on one pitch — Ronaldo, Bale, Koke, Godin, Mandzukic, Modric and others. Programming note: If you … Continue reading

Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Preview: Giants Clash in Copa del Rey Second Leg

Posted on by Ben Weich

After their pride took a knock in their first-leg defeat, Copa del Rey holders Real Madrid look to overturn Atletico’s two goal lead to progress to the quarter-finals at home today at 1:55pm ET on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld (for … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Could Start Against Real Madrid As Illness Sidelines Mario Mandzukic

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic has been suffering from the flu and missed yesterday’s training session with the squad. That means manager Diego Simeone may choose to start Fernando Torres during today’s decisive leg in the Copa del Rey Round of 16 … Continue reading

Carlo Ancelotti Expects Intense Conclusion To The Latest Edition Of The Madrid Derby

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s Copa del Rey Round of 16 second leg against Atletico Madrid, manager Carlo Ancelotti gave his thoughts on what he expects to see from both sides in this latest – and crucial – version of the … Continue reading

Diego Simeone Believes Atletico Madrid Players Are ‘Not Afraid Of Death’

Posted on by Peter Quinn
Raul García of Atlético Madrid

During an interview with Spanish television, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone stated that he believes his team is “not afraid of death” and understands it has “worse players than other teams on paper.” The Argentinian boss is confident that this realization and lack of … Continue reading

Harry Kane And His Similarities to The Fernando Torres Career Path of Homegrown Talent

Posted on by Ryan Wrenn

45,000 people sat in the Estadio Vicente Calderon on the 4th of January awaiting the unveiling of Atlético Madrid’s latest acquisition. The day before, in that same stadium, some of those fans witnessed Atlético begin the new year in style, … Continue reading

Diego Simeone Should Ignore Temptation And Remain With Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Make no mistake about it, Diego ‘Cholo’ Simeone is the hottest property in management. What the Argentine has engineered at Atletico Madrid over the past three years is staggering and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Europe’s bigger clubs. Last summer, Manchester United inquired … Continue reading

Where to Find Atletico Madrid-Real Madrid On US TV and Internet; 3pm ET Kickoff Today

Posted on by Alex Muller

Today’s Copa del Rey game between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is being televised live and exclusively on beIN SPORTS and DishWorld. Fernando Torres will make his return to the Atleti team since leaving the club in 2007 after coach … Continue reading

Fernando Torres To Start Against Real Madrid In The Copa Del Rey

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone informed the media that he will start on-loan striker Fernando Torres against Real Madrid in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey Round of 16 first leg at the Vicente Calderon. While … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Passes Medical And Trains With Atletico Madrid Teammates

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Fernando Torres has passed his medical with Atletico Madrid and completed his first full training session with his new teammates. The on-loan striker from AC Milan took part in a solo training session late Tuesday afternoon, but today commenced work … Continue reading

Why Diego Simeone Will Get The Best Out Of Fernando Torres

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has led his club to numerous honors since he assumed control in December 2011. Over the course of three years, the 44-year-old Argentine has led Los Colchoneros to a Europa League title, UEFA Super Cup, … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Confirm The Return Of Fernando Torres

Posted on by Peter Quinn

Atletico Madrid have confirmed the return of striker Fernando Torres on-loan from AC Milan for the next 18 months. The club released a statement on its official website announcing details of the deal. The transfer will be completed in early … Continue reading

Fernando Torres To Sign Permanent Deal With AC Milan Before Joining Atletico Madrid

Posted on by Peter Quinn

In what has been a whirlwind 48 hours, Chelsea have announced that on-loan striker Fernando Torres will sign a permanent deal with AC Milan on January 5th. Upon the completion of that transfer, the 30-year-old will then be sent to … Continue reading