Atlético were able to best Elche 2-0 after a fiercely contested first half in which the scrappy hosts matched Simeone’s men in guts and intensity at the Estadio Martínez Valero. Second half goals by the Colchoneros’ dynamic duo of Koke and Diego Costa were enough to put out Fran Escribá’s charges’ fire.
Atlético pounded Getafe into submission on Saturday with a performance that bordered on downright cruelty. The 7-0 annihilation was the worst loss in los Azulones‘ history. The scoreboard also happened to mirror Atleti’s record at ‘Cholo Castle’ this season, with Simeone’s men picking up their seventh home win on the trot.
Atlético hit the road again to face fourth in La Liga Villarreal, back from relegation just one year later and looking as lean and mean as in the old days when they gained the ‘Yellow Submarine’ nickname.
Adrián can’t catch a break. Well, perhaps break isn’t the appropriate word to use at the moment. The 25-year-old suffered a cheekbone fracture in the second half of Atlético’s 3-1 home victory over Champions League opponents Zenit Saint Petersburg on Wednesday that is expected to keep him out of action for three weeks.
After shaking hands on a €60m deal for Radamel Falcao, AS Monaco and Atlético Madrid might be back doing business together. It appears the nouveau riche are keen to reunite the duo that won Atleti the Europa League in 2012, as they have reportedly made an offer for Adrián López. According to AS, Monaco has
Atlético forward Adrián’s drastic decline of form in the 2012/13 season following a dazzling first year in red and white apparently hasn’t impacted his market value too much. According to AS, reports coming out of Italy suggest AS Roma have their sights set on snapping up the Asturian. The Giallorossi are said to be ready
A little over a week after one of the most memorable seasons in Atlético history, the man behind it all took a look back while on vacation in his native Argentina. Diego Simeone spoke to Barcelona-based paper Mundo Deportivo on Sunday, insisting that the keys to a successful season will be to keep the core
Barcelona had an easy night, as all the new champions needed to do was wait for a sloppy suicide. Leading up to the match, feelings were mixed after Atleti’s successful Galician away tour that collected the four points necessary to secure the third and final UEFA Champions League spot so crucial to the club’s financial
Europe take heed! Atlético will be bumping shoulder-to-shoulder with the continent’s finest next season, having clinched direct qualification into the Champions League group stage for 2013/14 with their 3-1 win over Celta on Wednesday. In their typical away game fashion, Atleti had spent most of the first half in Vigo feeling out their severely-threatened-with-relegation opponents
Atlético were held to a scoreless draw against Deportivo in a useless game that nonetheless offered the capital club a very useful point. It’s interesting how expectations can change so quickly. Had fourth place been secured by Atleti in previous campaigns, as was the case to virtually no fanfare Saturday night, celebrations alongside Neptuno would