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Atletico coach Diego Simeone

Match preview: Sant Andreu vs Atlético

Atlético commence their Copa del Rey title defence this Saturday, with Barcelona-based outfit Sant Andreu the host for the incumbent champions’ opening game. Kick off is scheduled for 16:00 GMT.

Atleti vs. Elche (1973-74)  (

Match preview: Elche vs. Atlético

After a long, midweek trip to Zenit, Atlético once again travel east to meet an opponent. This time, their destination is a little closer to home: Elche. Kick-off at the Estadio Martínez Valero is set for 16:00 CET this Saturday.

Atleti eliminated Getafe from  the Copa in January  (EFE)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Getafe

After the welcome respite of an international break, Atlético resume their season with a derby at home against sixth-placed Getafe, another team enjoying a fine start to their current campaign. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is scheduled for 22:00 CET on Saturday.

Costa scored a brace in Vienna (AP)

Match preview: Atlético vs Austria Wien

Atlético could seal qualification for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League when they receive Austria Wien tomorrow. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is scheduled for 20:45 CET on Wednesday. A victory would place the leaders of Group G beyond the reach of the Austrians, as well as one of Zenit and Porto — perhaps even

Filipe will be available despite seeing red Thursday  (

Match preview: Atlético vs Athletic

After nabbing three points on the road midweek, Atlético receive Athletic, as they seek to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 17:00 CET on Sunday. Though Atlético weren’t at their best by any measure, they delivered a spirited performance to win at Granada on Wednesday. Two penalties,

Costa looks to add to his goal total (Reuters)

Match preview: Atlético vs Betis

Back from a productive midweek trip to Austria Wien, Atlético welcome Betis, as they look to keep pace with their rivals in La Liga. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 21:00 CET*, on Sunday. Last week, the Colchoneros saw their historic winning streak come to an end with a narrow defeat away to

Atleti visit Espanyol on Saturday (FIFA)

Match preview: Espanyol vs Atlético

Atlético journey east to face Espanyol on Saturday, with kick-off at the Cornellà-El Prat set for 22:00 CET. The Rojiblancos are currently enjoying their best ever start to a season. They’ve won all of their eight matches in La Liga and they only trail leaders Barcelona on account of an inferior goal difference. Though his

Adrián will miss out on the chance to become  Celta's recurring nightmare  (

Match preview: Atlético vs Celta

Before yet another international break starts, Atlético receive struggling Celta on the eighth match day of La Liga. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 12:00 CET on Sunday.

Rojiblanso boss Simeone praises  Porto in pre-clash presser  (

Champions League preview: Porto vs Atlético

No time to linger over the sweet taste of another derby victory. Only three days after conquering Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, Atlético travel to Portugal to face F.C. Porto on the second match day of the Champions League group stage.

Diego Costa fights off Real Madrid (Helios de la Rubia)

Match preview: Real Madrid vs Atlético

When Atlético defeated Real Madrid to claim the Copa del Rey last May, they ended a barren fourteen-year, twenty-five game spell without victory against their rivals. They will certainly be looking to make it two-for-two at the Bernabeu on Satuday night at 22:00 CET.