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Tag Archives: Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa Will Be Chelsea’s Catalyst And Premier League Box Office

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The worst kept secret this season has been Jose Mourinho and Chelsea’s pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s star striker Diego Costa. Reports have linked the Brazilian-born forward to the London club since before the January transfer window. The main reason Costa hasn’t … Continue reading

Diego Simeone’s ‘Philosophy’ Has Led Atletico Madrid To The Top Of La Liga

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has repeated time and time again that his team lives “game by game.” That has been the Argentine’s philosophy since he took over leadership of the club two years ago. Every day, Los Colchoneros train … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Versus Barcelona: The Stage Is Set For La Liga’s First Place Showdown

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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(For US viewers: Atletico Madrid v. Barcelona will be shown LIVE on Saturday, January 11th at 2pm EST on beINSPORT) For the first time in recent history, there’s a fixture on the La Liga schedule worth watching other than ‘El … Continue reading

Logic Dictates That Manchester United Will Not Add A ‘Marquee’ Signing In January

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The madness of the January transfer window is about to begin and clubs are already being linked with moves to improve their squads. Most experts would agree that Manchester United is the club that has the largest holes to fill. … Continue reading

Barcelona Head Into The Winter Break On Top Of La Liga, But By The Thinnest Of Margins

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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When the final whistle sounded at Vicente Calderón Stadium on Saturday, the celebrations spread throughout the crowd of 49,000 because for the first time in 55 weeks league-leading Barcelona had been knocked off the summit of La Liga by Atletico … Continue reading

Sulley Muntari’s Wish of Facing Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Will Be One He Regrets

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Make no mistake about it, Atletico Madrid are on the radar of every football expert in Europe and week after week they are picking up a sizeable following amongst the average fan. The club has been amassing trophies over the … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Have Broken Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Stranglehold On Spanish Football

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Over the past ten seasons, Barcelona and Real Madrid have finished first and second in La Liga eight times. During that time, only two clubs have been able to break through the Spanish giants’ dominance of the Primera Division: Valencia (who … Continue reading

Diego Simeone And Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed And Are Hungering For More

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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With their 4-0 home win over Austria Wien today and Zenit St. Petersburg’s 1-1 draw with Porto, Atletico Madrid is guaranteed to win Group G and has secured qualification to the Champions League Round of 16. Atleti have won all four … Continue reading

Atletico Madrid Continue To Succeed Despite Losing Star Players

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The summer transfer of Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco has been well documented. The world class striker was sold to the French club for £52.8 million ($85.4 million). Over the course of two seasons with the Spanish … Continue reading

David Silva and Sergio Aguero Are Hitting Their Stride for Manchester City

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into their Super Sunday match at Stamford Bridge, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are in good form and that usually bodes well for Manchester City. In the past, the Spanish midfielder and Argentine striker have combined to be a … Continue reading

Are the Fire Playoff Bound? Three Questions for Chicago

Posted on by Robert Hay

Chicago ended the year as potentially the best non-playoff team in MLS.  They caught “fire” and had a winning record for the final third of the season, almost stealing the tenth playoff spot from New York.  The same team that … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 23 Review: Manolo Preciado and Sporting Gijón Shock Barcelona

Posted on by Andy Pineda

There was a time on Saturday night when Lionel Messi actually became frustrated with himself and his teammates.  There was a time on Saturday night when Xavi Hernández could not find the killer pass through the hard-working, organized defense.  There … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 23: Feb. 12 – Feb. 14

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Round 23 of 38 might be a little too early to mention relegation six-pointers, but with teams twelfth to twentieth a within a slender five points of each other and the gap widening between these teams and the first eleven … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 22: Feb. 5 – Feb. 6

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Two of the most active clubs in the January transfer window meet together this weekend in an Andalucian derby at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán between Sevilla and Málaga.  Málaga and new owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani scoured the world … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 21 Review: Athletic Bilbao Fortifies Sixth Place in La Liga Over Atlético Madrid

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The headlines emanating from Bilbao have had little to do with Athletic’s white-hot form, as the rumors swirling around Fernando Llorente’s future destination have blanketed this historic club.  Tottenham Hotspur has been the main culprit of the Llorente saga, originally … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 21: Jan. 29 – Jan. 31

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Espanyol’s surprising start has not only stretched to this juncture of the season but has also improved from a club that only garnered points at home to a team that can win the tough matches away from home.  Impressively winning … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 20 Review: Real Madrid Struggles Yet Again and Wins Unconvincingly Yet Again

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Maybe Florentino Pérez might start to appreciate Gonzalo Higuaín now. The man that Pérez wanted to offload since he returned for his second stint as Real president sits in the stands because he is recovering from surgery that repaired a … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 20: Jan. 22 – Jan. 24

Posted on by Andy Pineda

La Liga officially begins the second half of its season this weekend, and FC Barcelona has continued its stellar form with a staggering fifty-two points out of a possible fifty-seven points, a Spanish record for the opening half of any … Continue reading