Atlético 2014/15 fixtures announced

The schedule for our title defence has been released

Atlético celebrate the Spanish championship (pic: CNN)

Atlético celebrate the Spanish championship (pic: CNN)

The fixtures for the upcoming season have been announced, and Atleti will start the defence of their Spanish crown away to Rayo Vallecano, in a Madrid derby, on the weekend of the 24th August.

In the same fixture last season, Atleti ran out 4-2 winners with two goals from Arda Turan the stand-out moment.

This trip is followed by a home game against newly-promoted Seguna champions Eibar at the Vicente Calderón.

Then, after an international break of nearly two-weeks, the first headline match of Atleti’s season takes place in round 3 at the Bernabeu, where Atético take on Real Madrid for the first time as champions in nearly 20 years.

The same match last season ended in a rojiblanco win, the sole goal coming from Diego Costa. Atleti won’t be able to rely on their Brazilian-turned-Spanish striker this time though – and we will have to rely on the skill of others to hand them another derby-day victory.

The return leg takes place on the weekend of the 8th February 2015.

Our first match against Barcelona since the cup final at the Camp Nou takes place in round 8, on the weekend of the 19th October 2014.

This time, our last game of the season isn’t against Barca. Instead we face an away trip to Granada on the weekend of 24th May 2015.

We do, however, still have a home game against our Catalan rivals on round 37, just a week before the end of the season.

Other key matches include the return of Deportivo to the Calderón in round 13, and our first match against Barca won’t come until January next year.

Of course, the Spanish football federation can move these fixtures at any time, for TV rights, and because they feel like it.

The full list of fixtures can be found here.

First six games:
Rayo Vallecano (a)
Eibar (h)
Real Madrid (a)
Celta Vigo (h)
Almeria (a)
Sevilla (h)

What do you make of the start to our season?

 

 


  • Søló Cólchèñéró

    too hard to say we can win the title again this season unless we sign two more good strikers like Cerci & Pastore then we can think about winning la liga again and why not the CL as well…

  • Julian Øřigiñâl

    cerci and pastore are midfielders…we need torres and bacca for the third striker

  • Kris

    They’re both target strikers as well. We need 2nd strikers to provide balls for the main striker (Mandzukic).

  • I don’t know… at this time last preseason we were sure we would have another striker because Falcao was sold and we had a lot of money… I really think we’ll get 2 or 3 more players but I can’t forget last preseason. Lets trust and wait..

  • According to Spanish media “La Sexta” we have just acquired Griezmann for € 25 million. Not sure if we can trust it already but I a big fan of him.

  • Chewie

    Rumours, rumours. I also saw the Griezmann news, would be a tremendous deal. Also Sosa refused to return to Ukraine and is training with the team. There’s a possibility we will buy him for maybe half of the market price.

  • Kris

    Wow. Griezmann would be perfect. Damn.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    Sosa training with what team ? .. Atleti ?!
    He refused to return to Ukraine, but I believe he is in Argentina right now

  • Chewie
  • TommyNestor7

    Damn this is what I like to see… Atleti chasing great players, and finalasing deals within hours… Iam sick of news that associate our players with exit moves… Now we are fishing in the great blue ocean!! Indeed we lost some great players but f..k them we sign some awesome replacments! And now with Griezmann and Ansaldi (and maybe some more like Bakkali) deals almost done, I can say IAM SURE WE WILL BE STRONGER THIS YEAR!! ATLETI FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS

  • erikdatletico

    Keeping Sosa would be nice. Getting Chicharito too, would make Atleti a little the scary side.

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