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The San Siro, venue for the 2016 Champions League final

Champions League final ticket news and events

In just under three weeks time, Atlético Madrid will enter the pitch at the San Siro to take on Real Madrid in a rematch of the 2014 Champions League final.

The club has been given a measly 19,550 tickets for the final by UEFA, which has kept 32,000 for itself. 6,000 they sold back in March when nobody knew who would be in the final, and the remaining 26,000 will go to UEFA’s sponsors. That’s just over 6,000 more to sponsors than either Real or Atleti.

Thomás sealed the win in the Calderón.

Match preview: Levante vs Atlético

Three finals remain for Atleti. Two in La Liga and then there is that small match up in Milan. First, all three title contenders will play simultaneously at 17:00 CEST this Sunday afternoon.

Real Madrid play at home to Valencia who they have not beaten in the Bernabeu in four years. Barcelona is engaged in a derby in which Espanyol will hope to ruin Barca’s hopes and Atleti face their bogey team.

Valerón played for Atleti for two seasons

Ex-Atlético Juan Carlos Valerón announces retirement

Spain and ex-Atleti player Juan Carlos ‘El Flaco’ (The Thin One) Valerón has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season aged 41.

Here at we want to commemorate a stunning career dedicated to hard work and dedications to the clubs he has graced.

Picture credit: Marca - Juan Aguado

Frente’s #NuncaDejesDeCreer campaign goes viral

We all know that Atlético fans are the best fans in the world, and we have no better opportunity to prove it than on Wednesday against Barcelona, in our crucial Champions League tie.

When the two teams met in the Calderón at this stage of the Champions League in 2014 the fans were remarkable. Who will ever forget the stunning mosaic created which echoed Luis Aragones’ iconic “Ganar y ganar y ganar” phrase.

The sign that Real Madrid fans held aloft in the 4-1 win over Atleti in 2011

A worthy rival for a decent derby

We have achieved what a lot of Atlético fans could only dream of before that 2013 Copa Del Rey Final. We are feared by Real. Really feared. Which makes one wonder are Real the new ‘noisy neighbours’?