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Atleti won 3-0 in the Pizjuán last season

Match preview: Sevilla vs. Atlético

Still undefeated in all competitions and off to their best start since the 2013-14 title-winning season, Atlético Madrid are back in La Liga action at Sevilla on Sunday.

The red and whites will be looking for another win to maintain their place at the top of the table, but are in for a tough game against a side that are in good form under new manager Jorge Sampaoli.

Koke will be looking to continue his good form against Granada

Match preview: Atlético vs. Granada

Sitting on top of the table after the international break, Atlético Madrid return to action on Saturday with a home clash against Granada at the Vicente Calderón.

The red and whites have had two weeks to enjoy their lead in La Liga, and will be looking for three points to kick start an important run of matches in both domestic and continental competition.

Carrasco scored against Valencia home and away last season

Match preview: Valencia vs. Atlético

After handing Bayern Munich their first defeat of the season, Atlético roll on to Valencia this Sunday, undefeated in their first eight matches and standing at third in La Liga.

The hosts are currently in between managers after the sacking of Pako Ayesteran, with match delegate Voro in charge tomorrow before newly appointed Cesare Prandelli takes charge on Monday.

Griezmann was on target against Depor last season

Match preview: Atlético vs. Deportivo

Fresh off of a 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday night, Atlético Madrid returns to the Vicente Calderón on Sunday afternoon for a match up with lowly Deportivo La Coruña.

The hosts can go up to third in the table with a win against the Galicians, with reports suggesting that we can expect rotations to the team in the midst of our hectic early season schedule.

Griezmann struck late to win last season's corresponding fixture

Match preview: Atlético vs. Sporting Gijón

Atletico return to La Liga action on Saturday afternoon, facing a high-flying Sporting Gijón side that currently sits third in the table after the first three games.

The red and whites will be looking to build on last week’s impressive win at Celta, but will have to be patient against a team that caused them a lot of problems last season.

Griezmann was on target at Balaídos last season

Match preview: Celta Vigo vs. Atlético

Having started the season with two disappointing draws, Atlético will be looking to get off the mark in La Liga on Saturday against a Celta side also desperate for their first win of the campaign. The rojiblancos have faced a lot of scrutiny for their performances against Alavés and Leganés, and can’t afford to lose

Carrasco on the ball in friendly at Leganés last year

Match preview: Leganés vs. Atlético

After conceding a draw in the final minutes against Alavés last week, Atlético Madrid have their first away test on Saturday night against newly-promoted Leganés in the outskirts of Madrid.

The home side are debutants this season in La Liga, meaning Cholo’s men will be the first ever top flight visitors to the Municipal de Butarque after their away win at Celta Vigo on the opening weekend.

Atleti have been hard at work preparing for the new season

Match preview: Atlético Madrid vs. Alavés

It may seem like the 2015-16 season just ended, but Atlético is back at it again. They will welcome newly promoted side Alavés to the Calderón on Sunday at 22:15 CET.

The red and whites had a productive preseason, finishing with 4 wins, a draw and a defeat, but the slate is wiped clean before the first match and it’s hard to know what to expect from Simeone’s men.

Champions League: It's Zidane vs. Simeone

Attack versus defence in the Champions League final

After a one year absence, Atlético is back in the Champions League final. They are facing a familiar foe in Real Madrid, whom they lost to in the 2014 final just two years ago. The two teams have played ten times since then, resulting in five wins, one loss, and four draws for Atleti.

Lucas impressed in both legs against Barcelona

With Godin out, Lucas and Giménez must take charge

Atlético has played 51 games this season which means injury and fatigue are necessary evils in the 2015-16 campaign. Nearly every player has sat out at least one game, but the latest knock may be the biggest for Atléti. Diego Godin showed signs of first injuring his thigh against Barcelona and aggravated the injury more