Match Previews

Rojiblancos train in feezing conditions in Rostov

Champions League Preview: Rostov vs. Atlético

Diego Simeone and Atlético Madrid are going to do something no North American sports team would want to amid the heightened political climate – play a game in the Russian Federation.

However, if an American side ever did make the trip to play in Putin’s backyard they’d have something in common with Atleti, it’d also be their first time ever playing a match in the city of Rostov-on-Don.

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.

Torres set to start against Bayern

Match preview: Atlético vs. Bayern

Atletico Madrid take on Bayern Munich on Wednesday and will be looking to see how much their 15/16 UCL semi-final opponents have changed under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Bayern, on the other hand, is looking for revenge just five months after the Spanish side eliminated them on away goals from the prestigious European competition.

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.

Referees took centre stage in last season's meetings between the two clubs

Match preview: Barcelona vs. Atlético

We may only be a few weeks in, but Atlético Madrid play a match that could go a long way towards shaping their season away to Barcelona on Wednesday night.

Having started slowly, the rojiblancos cannot afford to lose any more ground at the top of La Liga and will make the trip in search of their first win at the Camp Nou since 2006.

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.

Atleti will be looking to improve on their stalemate in Eindhoven last year

Match preview: PSV Eindhoven vs. Atlético

Come Tuesday, Atlético Madrid will embark on their journey to yet another Champions League final as they travel to PSV Stadion, where hosts PSV will be looking for revenge after they were defeated in the Round of 16 last year.

Both clubs couldn’t muster up a single goal across both legs and the Dutch side was defeated 8-7 on penalties. However, Diego Simeone has insisted that this year’s Group D match will be different.

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.