All posts by Derek Maaijen

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Match preview: Getafe vs. Atlético

On Sunday night at 19.00 CET Atlético Madrid will look for their 7th consecutive league victory when they take on Getafe. Against their neighbours Atlético will have an opportunity to expand their lead over Barcelona to 4 points, after the Catalans lost in Granada on Saturday. Atlético will still be without Arda Turan, but they

Luis Aragones

Atlético Madrid legend Luis Aragonés passes away

On Saturday morning the terrible news reached us that Don Luis Aragonés has passed away at age 75 in a hospital in Madrid. The news that arguably the most important person in the history of Atlético Madrid has gone has come as a shock. Luis Aragonés made 372 appearances and scored 172 goals as a

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Diego returns, Óliver and Guilavogui leave on loan

After José Sosa’s arrival it appeared Diego Simeone had a full squad available to pursue three titles in the remainder of the 2013-2014 season. But on the final day of the January transfer window Atleti’s directors were still busy wheeling and dealing. At the end of the day, Atleti completed three temporary moves that sees

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Match Preview: Atlético vs. Barcelona

In any season, match ups against FC Barcelona would be highly anticipated by Atleti fans and perhaps a bunch of La Liga lovers. This time, however, the game against the Catalan giants is more than just another league fixture. The entire world will be watching as Atlético Madrid and Barcelona face off in what’s arguably

Sulley Muntari and Robinho

Be careful what you wish for, Muntari

Mark the 19th of February and the 11th of March in your calendar. That’s when Atlético Madrid take on AC Milan in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.

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Brazil in red and white

As an Atleti fan, it would be foolish not to live in the here and now, considering that, you know, we’re top of the league and all. But, still, we couldn’t help but get excited ahead of the 2014 World Cup after the draw for the tournament was performed in Bahia on Friday afternoon. My

Tomas Ujfalusi at Atletico Madrid

Tomas Ujfalusi announces retirement

A persistent knee injury has put an end to Tomas Ujfalusi’s long career, as the Czech defender today announced his retirement on Twitter. The 35-year old, who injured his knee playing for Galatasaray last season, signed a contract with Sparta Prague this season but ended his career on Monday without playing a game for his new team.

Thibaut Courtois wins Zamora award

Thibaut Courtois catches Zamora award

Not even Thibaut Courtois himself could have predicted his loan spell at Atlético Madrid would be as successful as it has been. On Sunday, the 21-year-old added another prize to his cabinet after receiving the Trofeo Zamora for his performances last season. Courtois was handed the Zamora award after allowing only 29 goals in last

OFFICIAL: Koke, Manquillo, & Óliver extend ’til 2018

Just as delightful as signing new players is the news that the club has managed to hang on to all the players Diego Simeone is counting on. Earlier today, Juanfran told This is Atleti host Ricardo Menéndez that Atlético’s best signing of the summer was holding on to Adrián, who was on the verge of

OFFICIAL: Atlético sign Alderweireld & Guilavogui

On the final day of the transfer window Atlético Madrid announced the signings of Toby Alderweireld and Josuha Guilavogui. The Belgian arrived in Madrid on Sunday to undergo a medical, while Guilavogui went through the procedures a day later. Atleti waited until Monday to officially announce the duo, who will be presented once they return