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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 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.

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.

Filipe has enjoyed a spectacular start to the season

Player Of The Month – September

Atlético Madrid started the 2016/17 season slowly with two draws in their first two matches, but have since seen an upturn in form and now sit top of La Liga and their Champions League group.

Not everybody in the squad can claim to have performed right from the get go against Alavés back in August, but one player who has impressed all season long is Filipe Luís.

Gabi will lead Atleti out at La Peineta

Gabi renews Atlético contract until 2018

Atlético Madrid announced on Friday that Gabi Fernández has renewed his contract with the club and will remain in red and white until June 2018.

The captain’s original contract was due to run out next summer, but he has extended for another year and will walk team team out for the first game at La Peineta next season.

La Peineta is scheduled to open in time for the 2017/18 season

La Peineta: Your guide to Atlético’s new stadium

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Atlético Madrid are scheduled to move into La Peineta, their new 67,000 stadium in the east of the city, for the 2017/18 season.

With work on the new arena progressing rapidly, the time has almost come for the rojiblancos to make the long awaited move from the Vicente Calderón, which celebrated it’s 50th birthday earlier in the week.