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Emotional Antonio López bids Atlético farewell

In an act that took place at the Atlético Madrid museum located within the Vicente Calderón, Colchonero captain Antonio López gave a teary-eyed farewell speech, as it has been confirmed he will not be returning to his lifetime club following the summer break. Surrounded by Atleti’s impressive collection of silverware – including the three cups

atletico visit narino presidential palace on wednesday to meet colombian president juan manuel santos

President Santos proudly welcomes Atlético

Hours before Wednesday’s friendly between Atlético and Millonarios kicked off in Bogotá, a Rojiblanco contingent composed of natives Radamel Falcao and Luis Amaranto Perea, Atleti coach Diego Simeone, captain Antonio López, club president Enrique Cerezo and general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín were welcomed to the Casa de Nariño presidential palace by Colombian President Juan


The red and white aftermath: Week 38

Though Atlético finished the season strongly, going unbeaten in their final nine games in all competitions including Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal and Thursday’s Europa League title-hoisting triumph over Athletic Bilbao, the mood in Rojiblanco land was tepid at best, as most of us felt we should have been celebrating our return to the Champions

atletico players lift perea and antonio lopez' shirts in a tribute to the captains

The red and white aftermath: Week 37

Atlético’s first comeback win of the season in La Liga, a 2-1 triumph over direct rivals Málaga, offered los Colchoneros’ Champions League aspirations just enough oxygen to ensure they arrive into next Sunday with a pulse, albeit a very faint one. A summer of torment awaits us should we fail to land the fourth place

atletico madrid strikers falcao and pedro celebrate the colombian's last second equaliser

The red and white aftermath: Week 35

Though Radamel Falcao’s last second equaliser against Betis helped Atlético salvage a point on Sunday, it did little to ease the pain of a fan base that had watched their Champions League dreams fizzle out in a matter of seconds just moments earlier. For a few weeks there, los Colchoneros – along with supporters –

atletico madrid striker radamel falcao gestures at a small section of the vicente calderon that jeered him during the match against granada

The red and white aftermath: Week 26

Atlético got the job done against Granada on Sunday, picking up the critical three points in play simply by going through the motions at the Vicente Calderón. The end result seemed to be a foregone conclusion in the days and hours leading up to the clash, but the league rules mandate that 22 players must

atletico winger pizzi helps full back silvio stretch out

Arda, Tiago & Sílvio keep Diego company in the clinic

Atlético’s official website confirmed on Tuesday that Arda Turan, Tiago and Sílvio will all be unavailable for our upcoming match against Besiktas. The trio join Diego and team captain Antonio López on the Rojiblanco injury list. Tiago, who traveled to Portugal on Tuesday to await the birth of his child, is suffering from a hamstring

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Diego out for a month

With a critical stretch of matches on the horizon, Atlético will have to make do without their chief playmaker Diego. Atleti’s official website confirmed on Monday that the Brazilian midfielder, who had to be helped off the Molinón pitch by members of the team’s medical staff on Sunday, suffered a “ruptured right quadriceps” that will


Atlético Madrid transfer rumours – January 2012

Spanish football clubs open their stores and get creative with their bank accounts as the January transfer window has opened. Teams can use the entire month to sign and register new players for the second half of the season. Day-by-day we’ll keep you up to date on the latest juicy transfer rumours.

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Injury round-up: Tiago and Sílvio go down

While Atlético were just able to hang on for Sunday’s 3-2 win over Levante, the victory came at the expense of Portuguese duo Tiago and Sílvio. Tiago was handed a start at the last minute only because Gabi was a late scratch with a stomach flu, but the former Juventus man came up limp just