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Metropolitano faces a race against time to be ready for 2017/18

Further doubts cast over Atlético’s new stadium plans

The Independent has carried out an investigation in Atlético Madrid’s new Wanda Metropilitano stadium, bringing up worrying news for rojiblanco fans.

They say Atleti may have to sell some of their prized assets to pay back a debt to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, in order to speed up construction in time for the next season to the tune of some €160m.

Eibar stand in the way of Atleti and a semi-final place

Atlético to face Eibar in Copa del Rey quarter-final

Atlético Madrid have been drawn to play against Eibar in the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey.

The first leg will take place at the Vicente Calderón next week, with the return at the Estadio Municipal de Ipurúa the following Wednesday 25th January.

2016 was a memorable year for Atleti supporters

Video: Our top five Atlético Madrid matches of 2016

With 2017 right around the corner, we at AtleticoFans.com have decided to run down our very own top five Atleti matches of 2016 for our readers.

There were plenty of ups and downs in this calendar year, but we decided to pick what we thought were the very best and most memorable games on the pitch. So sit back, relax and enjoy the video.

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Atlético to play Las Palmas in Copa del Rey last 16

Atlético Madrid have been drawn to play against UD Las Palmas in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey.

The rojiblancos will travel to Gran Canaria for their first match of 2017 on January 3/4 for the away leg, with the return at the Vicente Calderón a week later.

Oblak set to miss a large chunk of Atlético's season

Oblak set for long spell out as injury crisis hits Atlético

If a demoralising 3-0 defeat wasn’t enough, Atlético Madrid will be without goalkeeper Jan Oblak for up to 4 months after he dislocated his shoulder against Villarreal on Monday night.

José María Giménez is also injured after limping out of training this morning with a foot problem, and will along with Tiago will undergo further testing to determine the severity of his injury.

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Atlético to play Leverkusen in the Champions League

Atlético Madrid will face Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Champions League last 16, having been drawn to play the German side in Nyon today.

It will be a rematch of the 2014/15 round of 16 clash, when Atleti scraped through on penalties after a nervy two-legged affair.

The new stadium

Atlético reveal new crest and stadium name

Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will be the name of Atlético Madrid’s new stadium, the club announced at an event at the Vicente Calderón on Friday lunchtime.

Built on the site of the old La Peineta site – originally an athletics stadium meant to host the Olympic games – the Metropolitano is scheduled to open for the start of the 2017-18 season.

The Belgian was in scintillating form throughout October

Player Of The Month – October

With six goals and two assists in just five matches and a string of influential performances, there really was only one choice for Atlético Madrid’s October Player of the Month award.

Yannick Carrasco has taken his game to a new level this season, and is the runaway winner of our latest prize for the red and whites’ top performer over the last calendar month.

Griezmann could become second Atleti player ever to make the podium

Griezmann, Koke and Godín nominated for Ballon d’Or

Antoine Griezmann, Koke and Diego Godín have received nominations for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for 2016, it was revealed on Monday.

The Atlético Madrid trio are part of a 30-man shortlist, with the winner set to be announced by France Football magazine on December 13th.

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.