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Archives: Copa del Rey

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Diego Simeone credits Barcelona’s recent form to arrival of Luis Suarez

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone admitted it was his decision to play “with less ambition” during the second half of yesterday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon. The Argentine boss acknowledged that his side were second-best … Continue reading

How to watch Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona on US TV and Internet

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Barcelona plays Atletico Madrid today in the second leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final, holding a 1-0 aggregate lead from last Wednesday’s match. Kickoff time is 3pm ET/Noon PT, and this match — just like yesterday’s Chelsea-Liverpool game — promises to … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid attempt to reverse history against Barcelona

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid heads into the second leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Barcelona today trailing 1-0. Los Colchoneros have never beaten the Catalan club over a two-legged tie after losing the initial away match. The timing of tonight’s … Continue reading

Lionel Messi on fire since being benched against Real Sociedad

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Luis Enrique started an enormous storm when he decided to start Lionel Messi on the bench against Real Sociedad during Barcelona’s match following the winter break. The manager was already being questioned about his decision-making and tactics during the club’s … Continue reading

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid, Copa del Rey Quarter-Final 1st leg: TV times and open thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The stage is set for what could be a classic encounter between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final. This one promises to be a must-see match! Here’s today’s TV schedule for viewers/readers … Continue reading

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid: How to watch the Copa del Rey Quarter-Final on TV and online

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Today’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid promises to be a fascinating game in a match that could easily have been an amazing final. Whichever team emerges victorious from the two legs will become the favorites to win … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

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

Posted on by Alex Muller
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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

Top 5 Must-See Soccer Games On TV This Week

Posted on by Matt Jones
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New year, new you, but still loads and loads of great soccer. The dawn of a new year brings one of the most exciting weekends of the English football season—even if it is spread over five days this time round—as … Continue reading

Fernando Torres Passes Medical And Trains With Atletico Madrid Teammates

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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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