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Griezmann could become second Atleti player ever to make the podium

Griezmann, Koke and Godín nominated for Ballon d’Or

Antoine Griezmann, Koke and Diego Godín have received nominations for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for 2016, it was revealed on Monday.

The Atlético Madrid trio are part of a 30-man shortlist, with the winner set to be announced by France Football magazine on December 13th.

N'Zonzi earns Sevilla's first win over Atleti in six years

N’Zonzi on target as Atlético lose to Sampaoli’s Sevilla

Atlético Madrid fell to their first defeat of the season on Sunday afternoon, Steven N’Zonzi’s second half goal enough for three points that puts Sevilla top of La Liga for the time being. It was a game very much influenced by the torrential rain in Andalusia, with the home side taking advantage of some slack Atleti

Big match in store at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán

Matchday LIVE: Sevilla vs. Atlético

Two of La Liga’s in form teams meet at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday afternoon, as Diego Simeone’s Atlético travel to face Jorge Sampoali’s Sevilla side in Andalusia.

Both teams have enjoyed impressive starts to the season, and know that three points will put them top of the table at least until Real Madrid play later tonight.

Atleti won 3-0 in the Pizjuán last season

Match preview: Sevilla vs. Atlético

Still undefeated in all competitions and off to their best start since the 2013-14 title-winning season, Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action at Sevilla on Sunday.

The red and whites will be looking for another win to maintain their place at the top of the table, but are in for a tough game against a side that are in good form under new manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Atleti move into pole position in Group D

Atlético grind out an important win away in Rostov

Atlético Madrid made it 3 from 3 on Wednesday night, winning 1-0 away in Rostov to consolidate top spot in Group D of the Champions League and move within just a point of qualification.

It was a professional performance from the rojiblancos, who dominated possession and won the match in the second half when the in-form Yannick Carrasco fired home from close range.

Rostov haven't lost at home since May 2015 (Wikipedia)

Matchday LIVE: Rostov vs. Atlético

Having won their opening two matches, Atlético Madrid can take a huge step towards qualification to the Champions League round of 16 with a win against Rostov in Russia tonight.

The hosts are playing against Spanish opposition for the first ever time, but despite being debutants in the tournament they are expected to provide a difficult, hostile test for Simeone’s men.

Rojiblancos train in feezing conditions in Rostov

Champions League Preview: Rostov vs. Atlético

Diego Simeone and Atlético Madrid are going to do something no North American sports team would want to amid the heightened political climate – play a game in the Russian Federation.

However, if an American side ever did make the trip to play in Putin’s backyard they’d have something in common with Atleti, it’d also be their first time ever playing a match in the city of Rostov-on-Don.

Atleti have been in fine goalscoring form this season

Atleti’s drubbing of Granada sends message to La Liga

When this stateside writer who keeps a keen eye on the Spanish Primera notices something that goes against the norm, he takes notice, savors it, and analyses it.

There have been a couple of occasions where LaLiga has truly gone above and beyond in the unpredictable department this campaign. Sometimes these instances are easily noticed, sometimes you have to dig deeper to find it’s true meaning.

Carrasco and Griezmann linked up to devastating effect

Carrasco hits a hat-trick as Atlético thrash Granada 7-1

It was a night to remember in the Vicente Calderón, as Atlético Madrid put seven goals past bottom side Granada to consolidate their position at the top of the La Liga table.

Yannick Carrasco hit a stunning hat-trick, before a double from substitute Nico Gaitán and late goals from Ángel Correa and Tiago secured a 7-1 triumph against the struggling side.

Club Atletico de Madrid v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16

Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Granada

It’s top vs. bottom in La Liga this evening, as Atlético Madrid welcome strugglers Granada to the Vicente Calderón in a game that is crucial to both teams for different reasons.

New manager Lucas Alcaraz faces a tough first match of what is his third spell in charge of the visiting side, who are still winless so far this season. Atleti know that nothing other than three points will keep them on top for another week.

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