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Soccer analyst who works for various outlets and is special to Covers topical, tactical, statistical, and features for this site and others. Twitter: @C_V_News Personal Website: Professional Email: [email protected]

Griezmann signed one year contract renewal on Tuesday

Analysing Griezmann comments, new deal, and Cholo

Atletico Madrid’s supposed 17/18 season kits have leaked, but we at Atlé still want to address Antoine Griezmann’s recent comments (or backtracking) and his new deal that extended from 2021 to 2022.

Rojiblancos unbeaten away from home since December

The Time Is Now: Atlético out for revenge against Real

Carlo Valladares insists that it is about revenge and he wants Atletico Madrid fans to embrace this European matchup for a fourth consecutive time.

Diego Simeone, the Argentine gaffer who has brought titles, hope, and who has broken LaLiga’s duopoly since being appointed in 2011, said the following after their 1-1 draw against Leicester.


Video: 5 takeaways from Atleti’s UCL win v Leverkusen

Atlético Madrid are now in to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after winning 4-2 on aggregate over Bayer Leverkusen in the Round of 16.

The second-leg finished in a 0-0 draw and now Diego Simeone’s men have put themselves in prime position to challenge further on the European front with their domestic campaign aspirations all but lost.

Video: 4 takeaways from Atlético’s win over Leverkusen

Atletico Madrid set themselves up for a good chance to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after they won 4-2 over Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie at the BayArena.

Watch the video below to see Carlo Valladares and Atletico Fans’ four takeaways from Tuesday’s win.

Torres has been in improved form lately

Three takeaways from Atlético’s 1-1 draw to Barcelona

In the end, inefficiency in front of goal, and one poor off-side decision cost Atlético Madrid a chance to come back from their 2-1 deficit heading into the second-leg of the Copa del Rey final at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Los rojiblancos ended up conceding one goal at the hands of Luis Suárez a couple of minutes before the half, an opening first stretch that saw the hosts struggle to impose their possession-based style and composure due to Atleti’s clever high-pressing and imaginative passing.

Griezmann will have a major part to play on Wednesday

Match preview: Atlético vs. Barcelona

When Real Madrid was eliminated by Celta Vigo in last week’s Copa del Rey tie, both Atlético Madrid and Barcelona fans rejoiced as their chances of winning the competition increased significantly.

Now they play each other for a place in the final, with the first leg taking place at the Vicente Calderón on Wednesday evening.

Grizi has a long list of potential suitors

What did Griezmann mean by ‘Esta es mi casa’ remark?

When Antoine Griezmann equalized for Atlético in the 80th minute at San Mamés on Sunday, he alleviated the worry of not coming away with any points against Athletic Bilbao.

The Frenchman put the cherry on top of his return to form and, although we didn’t realize it at the time, he may have given us a clue regarding his heart’s intentions.

Cholo hasn't had things all his own way this season

Why Simeone’s tactical tweaks will only benefit Atlético

Diego Simeone isn’t done tinkering. He’s gone the route I hoped for when I wrote a piece asking whether or not Atletico Madrid should continue their expansive play or revert back to ‘Cholismo.’

He’s staying the course with his experiment, for now, at least. Simeone has shown the footballing world that he is still learning what works and what doesn’t with the players at his disposal.

2016 was a memorable year for Atleti supporters

Video: Our top five Atlético Madrid matches of 2016

With 2017 right around the corner, we at have decided to run down our very own top five Atleti matches of 2016 for our readers.

There were plenty of ups and downs in this calendar year, but we decided to pick what we thought were the very best and most memorable games on the pitch. So sit back, relax and enjoy the video.

Much has been made of Simeone's tactical changes this season

Should Atlético stay on offense or revert to Cholismo?

With two wins in their last five La Liga matches, Atlético Madrid is in a period of tactical transition and have been underachieving given their off-season acquisitions.

The rojiblancos are coming off of a much-needed win against Osasuna, but much has changed since they were briefly top of the league earlier in the campaign.