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Atleti in command after first leg win

Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 4 Atlético

Atlético Madrid got their Champions League knock-out stage off to a flyer on Tuesday night, winning 4-2 away at Bayer Leverkusen with a vintage counter-attacking performance.

Goals from Saúl Ñíguez, Antoine Griezmann, a Kevin Gameiro penalty and Fernando Torres earned a hard fought victory in Germany, giving Cholo’s men a commanding lead ahead of the second leg.

Atleti training at BayArena

Champions League preview: Leverkusen vs. Atlético

After Gameiro’s spectacular Hat-Trick within five minutes (80′, 82′, 85′) on their last Liga match against Sporting de Gijón, Atleti faces pressure focusing back to the Champions League. This will be their first leg match at the Round of 16 this season, and the first match for the Champions since December. Atlético Madrid will travel and start the

Leno considers Rojiblancos as high quality players

Bernd Leno and Wendell Agree that Facing Atlético Will Be Complicated

Bernd Leno, goalkeeper, spoke to Arthur Guisasola of AS USA in Orlando, FL, about facing Atletico Madrid for the Champions League. AS USA: Bernd Leno: “Griezmann y Saúl están a un grandísimo nivel” Bernd Leno, analyzed the future duel against Atlético Madrid. Q: Two years ago, Atlético Madrid eliminated Bayer Leverkusen during penalties. How are

Bayer's Coach agrees that it will be a very difficult match

Schmidt and Kampl: “Atlético is stronger than the last time”

Back in January, Roger Schmidt and Kevin Kampl spoke to Arthur Guisasola of AS USA in Orlando, FL. Both had similar opinions on Simeone’s team this year.   AS USA: Schmidt: “El Atlético es más fuerte ahora que la última vez” Atlético de Madrid will face Bayer Leverkusen again in the Round of 16 of the UEFA

Gameiro into double figures for the season

La Liga: Sporting 1 – 4 Atlético

Three late goals from Kevin Gameiro earned Atlético Madrid a much needed 4-1 win over Sporting Gijón on Saturday evening, the Frenchman hitting a five minute hat-trick from the bench to clinch the victory.

Yannick Carrasco had opened the scoring for the visitors inside the first 20 seconds of the second half, but Sporting hit back instantly through Sergio Álvarez.

Last training session before going to Gijon

Match Preview: Atlético vs. Sporting de Gijon

This Saturday, Atlético de Madrid will face Sporting de Gijon in El Molinón, keeping their hopes high after last week’s exciting and tense fixture against Celta de Vigo in the Vicente Calderón. Kick-off is set for 13:00 CET. If the Rojiblancos win, they will be an inch closer to third place. Although, we have to

Schiappaccasse has been tipped for big things

What can we expect from Nicolás Schiappaccasse?

Amongst all the smoke about which 37 strikers we might sign and Griezmann joining 6 different teams in 3 different countries, one signing Atlético made last summer flew under the radar.

A young seventeen year old landed in Madrid-Barajas airport and signed his first European contract. Said signing was Uruguayan Nicolás Schiappacasse.

Calderón erupted as Atleti completed late comeback

La Liga: Atlético 3 – 2 Celta

Atlético had kept a clean sheet in their last four games at the Vicente Calderón, and had won 4-0 in the reverse fixture against Celta back in September, so the stats were in their favour.

With both teams being knocked out in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, the match was poised for goals, and that is exactly what happened.

Atleti looking for repeat of September's 4-0 win

Match preview: Atlético vs. Celta

Fresh off of a Copa del Rey semi-final tie which saw Atletico fall 3-2 in the aggregate to their Catalan rivals, Atletico’s 2016/17 campaign is at a crossroads.

On Sunday, the rojiblancos take on Celta Vigo needing a win to move back into the top four after Real Sociedad’s win on Friday night.

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Atlético expand franchise to Mexico

Atlético Madrid look to be extending its brand with a franchise in Mexico.

San Luis Potosí has been chosen by directors in Madrid as their next target, with Miguel Ángel Gil Marín reportedly travelling on Tuesday to close a deal in which the rojiblancos will acquire some 50% of the club.

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