Match Reports

Club Atletico de Madrid v Valencia CF - La Liga

La Liga: Atlético 3 – 0 Valencia

Antoine Griezmann scored twice on the afternoon of his 100th Atlético appearance to earn a deserved 3-0 win over Valencia on Sunday.

Kevin Gameiro was also on target in a dominant performance from Cholo’s men, who move back up to fourth place above Real Sociedad with the three points.

Atleti in command after first leg win

Champions League: Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 4 Atlético

Atlético Madrid got their Champions League knock-out stage off to a flyer on Tuesday night, winning 4-2 away at Bayer Leverkusen with a vintage counter-attacking performance.

Goals from Saúl Ñíguez, Antoine Griezmann, a Kevin Gameiro penalty and Fernando Torres earned a hard fought victory in Germany, giving Cholo’s men a commanding lead ahead of the second leg.

Gameiro into double figures for the season

La Liga: Sporting 1 – 4 Atlético

Three late goals from Kevin Gameiro earned Atlético Madrid a much needed 4-1 win over Sporting Gijón on Saturday evening, the Frenchman hitting a five minute hat-trick from the bench to clinch the victory.

Yannick Carrasco had opened the scoring for the visitors inside the first 20 seconds of the second half, but Sporting hit back instantly through Sergio Álvarez.

Calderón erupted as Atleti completed late comeback

La Liga: Atlético 3 – 2 Celta

Atlético had kept a clean sheet in their last four games at the Vicente Calderón, and had won 4-0 in the reverse fixture against Celta back in September, so the stats were in their favour.

With both teams being knocked out in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey, the match was poised for goals, and that is exactly what happened.

Gameiro missed a second half penalty

Copa del Rey: Barcelona 1 – 1 Atlético

Atlético Madrid came within touching distance of the Copa deal Rey final at the Camp Nou on Tuesday night, but ultimately came up short in a controversial encounter.

Kevin Gameiro’s goal was only enough to secure a 1-1 draw on the night, after he had earlier missed a penalty and compatriot Antoine Griezmann had a goal wrongly chalked out for offside.


La Liga: Atlético 2 – 0 Leganés

Atlético Madrid returned to winning ways on Saturday evening with a 2-0 win over neighbours Leganés, with two goals from Fernando Torres enough for all three points.

The red and whites had not won in four coming into the match, but can take confidence from the victory ahead of Tuesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final second leg away at Barcelona.

Atleti undone by poor first half performance

Copa del Rey: Atlético 1 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona drew first blood in the race for the Copa del Rey final on Wednesday night, winning 2-1 against Atlético at the Vicente Calderón thanks to goals from Luis Suárez and Lionel Messi.

However, that doesn’t tell half the story, with an inspired second half performance from Atleti not enough to save the result despite Antoine Griezmann’s goal to reduce the arrears.

Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match

La Liga: Alavés 0 – 0 Atlético

Like on the opening day of the season, Atlético Madrid were held to a draw by newly promoted Alavés on Saturday afternoon, neither side managing to make the breakthrough in Vitoria.

It was a forgettable match for rojiblanco fans, and despite their team being second best will feel they should’ve taken the three points after Nico Gaitán missed a golden chance to win the match.

Pedro León was a menace to the Atleti defence

Copa del Rey: Eibar 2 – 2 Atlético

As expected, Atlético Madrid qualified for the Copa del Rey semi-finals on Wednesday after a 2-2 draw at Eibar, goals from José Giménez and Juanfran ensuring a 5-2 aggregate win.

Simeone decided to rotate after winning the first leg 3-0 a week ago, but despite the passage, he will be disappointed by some of his team’s defending as they let in two cheap goals before equalising late on.

Griezmann was involved throughout the match

La Liga: Athletic 2 – 2 Atlético

Antoine Griezmann saved a point at San Mamés for Atlético Madrid on Sunday afternoon, firing home a stunning equaliser in a tight 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao.

The home side turned the match on it’s head after falling behind early on to Koke’s cross that went straight in, but were denied the win by Atleti’s mercurial Frenchman ten minutes from time.