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Thibaut Courtois and Radamel Falcao

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 32

Atlético rained on Sevilla’s parade on Sunday, defeating their opponents on the final day of the Andalusian capital’s April Fair and snapping their six-game win streak at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. With both sides fittingly looking hungover as the merry-making and festivities came to a close in Seville, Atleti made the most of their only

Filipe Luis against Getafe

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 30

Atlético managed to take home a point despite finishing with nine players on the field in Getafe on Sunday. The scoreless bout will lend a lot of credence to the theory that there’s a lack of motivation in Rojiblanco land. There was always going to be some concern about Atleti’s ability to create chances coming

Atleti win 20th straight game at 'Cholo Castle'

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 22

Sunday night’s 1-0 victory over Betis will go down as the night Diego Simeone unleashed ‘the Beast’. After failing to capitalise on a very lively start, Atleti’s play drifted into a state of tedium. Starting strikers Radamel Falcao and Adrián were finding it very difficult to get meaningfully involved in the game. The Asturian was

Koke celebrates wondergoal with Adrián and Costa

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 20

Atlético swept aside Levante at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday, but a Falcao injury that may keep ‘El Tigre’ sidelined for up to three weeks cast a dark cloud over the victory. Despite the grim news, there was still plenty to smile about in Colchonero land. The triumph over Juan Ignacio Martínez’ men was the

Atletico Madrid players celebrate goal against Levante

La Liga: Atlético 2 – 0 Levante

Atlético Madrid got their 12th consecutive home win at the Vicente Calderón in La Liga. The Colchoneros dominated the game against Levante from start to finish and, despite there being few opportunities, comfortably won by a two-goal margin. The goals were scored by Adrián and Koke, while the defence kept another clean sheet. The only

atletico coach diego simeone shouts instructions at players in copa del rey match against getafe

Simeone: “We played the game we had to”

After his men saw off Getafe on Thursday to book their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, Atlético coach Diego Simeone claimed the dull 0-0 tie was just what the team wanted. “We played the game we had to, defending the shutout from the 3-0 at the Calderón,” ‘El Cholo’ told reporters

atletico madrid standouts raul and koke in mallorca

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Without three of their kings on El Día de los Reyes, Atlético were forced to overcome a bit of adversity in Palma. Nonetheless, they dominated proceedings on Sunday and were unlucky to only come away with a point in the 1-1 draw at Mallorca’s Iberostar Stadium. Missing best creator Arda Turan, most lethal goalscoring threat

godin lifts an ecstatic adrian who scored the match winner against celta vigo on friday

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 17

With a spectacular goal by Adrián under the Friday night lights of the Vicente Calderón, Atlético avoided a bitter end to an incredible year. A very bright start for Los Rojiblancos made it seem as if it would only be a matter of time before the floodgates would open and we’d see a spectacle very

Atletico Madrid players celebrate a goal against Celta de Vigo

La Liga: Atlético 1 – 0 Celta

Atlético Madrid maintained their perfect home record in La Liga and ended what has been a fantastic 2012 with a victory over Celta de Vigo. The Rojiblancos long struggled to break down their opponent’s defence, until an unstoppable strike by substitute Adrián brought down the Galicians. The visitors, who have taken just three points from


The red and white aftermath: Match Day 15

Atlético kept their perfect home record intact by taking out all their anger from their impotent derby performance of a week ago on a very poor Deportivo, absolutely destroying a side that had already arrived in Madrid in tatters. 6-0 was the final scoreline on Sunday–the type usually displayed on the scoreboards at the Bernabéu