Old foes Chelsea and Leverkusen combine with new rivals in Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain in the group stage lottery. Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images It’s almost Champions League draw time! On Thursday evening, Atlético Madrid will find out their three group stage opponents in the 32-team competition. It’s always an exciting — if slightly nervy — … Continue reading Atlético in Pot 2 ahead of Champions League draw
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Cholo Simeone’s progressivism challenged in matchday one
Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Getafe were a difficult team to start the league season against. That said, Atlético’s coach can’t wait too long to build a more proactive side. João Félix. Marcos Llorente. Héctor Herrera. Ivan Šaponjić. Possibly Rodrigo Moreno. Atlético Madrid have spent over €240 million (U.S. $260 million) this summer on a … Continue reading Cholo Simeone’s progressivism challenged in matchday one
Atlético have a unique chance to analyze the 2018/19 squad
Diego Simeone has to be in reflection mode, particularly following Saturday’s loss at Athletic Bilbao.
Why Alvaro Morata has fit in well at Atlético
He was a Chelsea castoff after a five-goal return in the Premier League, but Morata has almost immediately impressed in Madrid. Why are Atlético Madrid and LaLiga so much more suitable for Álvaro Morata? Let’s start at the beginning of his second rojiblanco tenure — remember, he was an academy kid many years ago. Morata had a goal taken … Continue reading Why Alvaro Morata has fit in well at Atlético
Saúl Ñiguez’s move to the right wing has given Atleti new life
Atlético have found a new counterattacking edge, and with it scored victories over both Juventus and Villarreal.
3 keys to an Atlético Madrid victory over Juventus
This is how Atleti can secure an advantage over the Serie A titans. Juventus have touched down in Spain ahead of their visit to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The Feb. 19 meeting will be the teams’ first since the 2014/15 Champions League group stage, but plenty has changed … Continue reading 3 keys to an Atlético Madrid victory over Juventus
Koke, Saúl and Diego Godín could all return for the Madrid Derby
Saturday’s Madrid Derby may be Atlético Madrid’s most important match of the season to date. Atlético’s recent loss at Real Betis and Real Madrid’s run of four straight victories in LaLiga has los blancos just two points behind the mattress makers for second place. (Meanwhile, league leaders Barcelona have increased their margin to six points and face an easier fixture at 12th-place Athletic Bilbao.) … Continue reading Koke, Saúl and Diego Godín could all return for the Madrid Derby
How Alvaro Morata will fit into Atletico’s XI
The one-time academy player’s arrival has drawn mixed reviews and could have a knock-on effect on several players.
Simeone readies new XI for Sevilla trip
Antoine Griezmann could have a new partner at the point of attack. Diego Simeone is training a new 11 ahead of Atlético Madrid´s first match of 2019. Atlético will face Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday afternoon — and it looks like changes are afoot. Among the highlights — Juanfran will return to the lineup, replacing Santiago Arias … Continue reading Simeone readies new XI for Sevilla trip
Match Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs. Atletico
In the midst of a particularly tough stretch that includes seven fixtures over 21 days, Atletico must quickly look forward to an important Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund.