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

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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

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