All posts by Ali Farid

Midfield has caused selection issues for Simeone this year

What is Atlético’s optimum midfield combination?

Diego Simeone’s men have been below par recently; some would argue that they have been below par since the beginning of the season.

It is clear that Simeone opted for a change in philosophy due to the fact that Atleti are now considered one of the big boys in Europe, and are immediate contenders for any title they participate in.

Gameiro rues one of many missed chances

What’s wrong with Atlético’s strikeforce?

Atlético Madrid’s form in front of goal, this season, has been worrisome to say the least. In the first of a three part series, we take a look at just what has been going wrong recently.

The team managed to find the net a disconcerting number of times, only 34 goals in 19 games so far in La Liga. This meant we only managed ≈2.0 (1.8) goals/game, which might sound good but in reality isn’t.

Simeone knows three points are vital

Match preview: Atlético vs. Sevilla

Diego Simeone’s men welcome Sevilla to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday afternoon, and Atleti will be playing with one objective in mind – the 3 points.

Kick-off is set for 16:00 CET.

Óliver Torres has had chances to shine this season

Óliver Torres should stay and fight at Atlético

A lot of debate has surfaced about Óliver Torres over the past couple of weeks. Most of it criticises the performance of the Spaniard, and claim how he does not have what it takes to cement a place on the bench, let alone the starting eleven.

It is normal to have doubts when a player is not performing as you would expect, but to completely rule him out?