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La Liga: Atlético 3 – 0 Valencia

Antoine Griezmann scored twice on the afternoon of his 100th Atlético appearance to earn a deserved 3-0 win over Valencia on Sunday.

Kevin Gameiro was also on target in a dominant performance from Cholo’s men, who move back up to fourth place above Real Sociedad with the three points.

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Exclusive: Gabi subject to mega offer from China

Atlético Madrid captain Gabi has received a substantial offer to go and play in China, AtléticoFans understands.

A source close to the site has told us that the 33 year-old is considering his options after the bid came in from an unnamed Chinese Super League club.

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.

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.

Atleti undone by poor first half performance

Copa del Rey: Atlético 1 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona drew first blood in the race for the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night, winning 2-1 against Atlético at the Vicente Calderón thanks to goals from Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi.

However, that doesn’t tell half the story, with an inspired second half performance from Atleti not enough to save the result despite Antoine Griezmann’s goal to reduce the arrears.

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Matchday LIVE: Atlético vs. Barcelona

It’s Copa del Rey semi-final night this evening, with reigning champions Barcelona making the trip to the capital for what should be a red-hot atmosphere at the Vicente Calderón.

With their struggles in the league, both teams are going all out for cup glory this year and have named strong line-ups for the clash.

Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match

La Liga: Alavés 0 – 0 Atlético

Like on the opening day of the season, Atlético Madrid were held to a draw by newly promoted Alavés on Saturday afternoon, neither side managing to make the breakthrough in Vitoria.

It was a forgettable match for rojiblanco fans, and despite their team being second best will feel they should’ve taken the three points after Nico Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match.

Atleti looking to get back to winning ways this afternoon

Matchday LIVE: Alavés vs. Atlético

In the midst of a busy Copa del Rey run, it’s back to La Liga today for Atlético Madrid as they take on fellow cup semi-finalists Alavés in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Atleti are without captain Gabi due to suspension, but despite the fixture congestion, Diego Simeone has opted to send out a full strength line-up for the visit.

Gameiro will want to make a mark against Alavés

Match preview: Alavés vs. Atlético

After their midweek Copa del Rey exploits, Atlético Madrid return to La Liga action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to face fellow semi-finalists Alavés.

The red and whites were surprisingly held by the newly promoted side on the opening day of the season, and will want to avoid a repeat performance this weekend.

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Atlético to meet Barcelona in Copa del Rey semi-final

Atlético Madrid will play against Barcelona in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, after the two teams were drawn against each other this afternoon.

The first leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón next Wednesday 1st February, with the return at the Camp Nou the following Tuesday 7th February.