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Match preview: Real Valladolid vs Atlético

Atlético are on the road this Saturday to face Real Valladolid on the fifth match day of the season. Kick-off at the José Zorrilla is scheduled for 22:00 CET. The Rojiblancos have so far enjoyed a perfect start to La Liga, with four victories in four games, and they hit the ground running in the Champions League with a victory over Zenit on Wednesday.

Match preview: Atlético vs Almería

After an eventful two-week break, Atlético return to action on Saturday against newly-promoted Almería, with kick-off at the Vicente Calderón set for 16:00 CET on Saturday. Atlético have enjoyed a perfect start to their La Liga campaign so far, with a haul of nine points from their opening three matches, and they impressed with a strong showing in the Supercopa.

Match preview: Real Sociedad vs Atlético

Fresh off their first “defeat” of the season, a draw at Camp Nou with which they lost the Supercopa to Barcelona on away goals, an in-form Atlético square up to Real Sociedad this Sunday at Anoeta. Proceedings in San Sebastián will get underway at 19:00 CET. For the Rojiblancos, Sunday’s game provides a good opportunity

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Match preview: Atlético vs Rayo

Between the two legs of the Supercopa against Barcelona, Atlético face their Madrid neighbors, Rayo, on Sunday at the Vicente Calderón. Kick-off will be at 19:00 CET. This fixture, the Rojiblancos’ first home game of La Liga, comes after an impressive away victory over Sevilla last Sunday, and a dominant midweek display against Barça that

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Match preview: Sevilla vs Atlético

With what is without a doubt the most exciting fixture of the weekend, Atlético will commence their 2013-14 La Liga campaign away against Sevilla. However, thanks to La Liga’s mystifying scheduling, the Rojiblancos will kick off their first game at 23:00 CET on Sunday. The reigning Copa del Rey champions go into this thrilling season

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Rubén Pérez loaned out, Pulido joins Real Madrid

Atlético have agreed to loan out midfielder Rubén Pérez to newly promoted Elche for next season. This will be the fourth consecutive year out on loan for the 24-year-old canterano. Rubén Pérez previously spent time at Deportivo, Getafe and Betis. He made his single first-team appearance for Atlético as a substitute against Getafe in 2010.

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Léo Baptistão presented as new player of Atlético

Atlético unveiled their summer signing Léo Baptistão on Friday during the Volkswagen Race Tour at the Circuito del Jarama in Madrid. In attendance were club president Enrique Cerezo, sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero and club legend Luís Pereira. “Today is an important day for me. I’m very excited to have signed for Atlético Madrid.

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The buzz: Otamendi in? Mendes snares Óliver?

In their search for a player to bolster manager Simeone’s defensive options, Atlético have set their eyes on Porto’s Nicolás Otamendi, according to AS. The 25-year-old Argentine defender is particularly appealing, because he can play both at centre back and at right back, and he possesses an Italian passport. Otamendi, who is represented by “super-agent”

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Courtois: “I’m also playing at Atlético next season”

Thibaut Courtois has confirmed he will remain on loan at Atlético for another year. In a press conference on Saturday, while on duty with the Belgian national team, he told the gathered Belgian media: “I’m also playing at Atlético Madrid next season.” The 21-year-old explained the rationale behind his decision, saying that “if the Devils

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The buzz: Toulalan & Diego on their way to Atlético?

According to various media, Atlético could soon announce their third signing of the summer, Málaga midfielder Jérémy Toulalan. The Frenchman, who’ll turn 30 in September, has been pursued for months by the Rojiblancos, who are keen to exploit his current club’s precarious financial situation. A three-year contract with Toulalan has reportedly already been agreed, as