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Just another meltdown

While Atlético’s capacity to defy logic should never be underestimated, the events that took place at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum late Sunday evening were simply mind-blowing. Atleti inexplicably blew a 1-0 lead and the advantage of having one more man than opponents Getafe for most of the encounter. The team lacked cohesion, intensity and guts.

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Injury round-up: Turan and López sustain knocks

UPDATE: Eduardo Salvio has reportedly been added to Atlético’s injury list. After the conclusion of all international action over the FIFA break, it appeared as if Atlético players had made it through unscathed. But, Arda Turan suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Turkey and may be out for two weeks. Antonio López, who stayed behind in Madrid, also succumbed to injury.

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The captains speak

Following Thursday morning’s practice session, Atleti’s four captains appointed for the current campaign, Antonio López, Luis Perea, Álvaro Domínguez and Gabi, sat down for a press conference which took place on Atlético C’s match field at the Majadahonda training facilities.

Atlético captain Antonio Lopéz (MARCA)

Antonio López out for 2 to 4 weeks

Atlético captain Antonio Lopez will miss at least two weeks of action after suffering a right knee sprain during Sunday’s clash in Pamplona. The veteran left-back underwent an MRI Tuesday afternoon that confirmed he sustained a grade I-II MCL sprain. Reports in the Spanish media suggest ‘El Capi’ could even be out for up to four weeks.


Tiago and others to leave in the summer?

MARCA is reporting that Atlético will part ways with Portugese midfielder Tiago at the end of the season. On loan from Juventus since January 2010, the former Chelsea man has reportedly failed to impress and no effort will be made to retain him. According to other news sources, Raul Garcia and Antonio Lopez are set to follow Tiago out of the club.

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Atlético finally stop the bleeding

With a solid though at times nerve-racking victory over Real Zaragoza at La Romareda, Atlético finally managed to stop the bleeding as they picked up just their second win of 2011. The triumph was Atleti’s fourth on the road this season, two more than last year’s away victory total.


Is Quique losing command of the squad?

Atlético announced yesterday that manager Quique Sanchez Flores will remain with the club until the end of the current campaign. But reports in the Spanish media have suggested that Quique has his mind set on leaving after this season no matter where the team finishes in the Liga classification. Will the players still be motivated in spite of talks of the coach’s summer exit?

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Build-up to a miracle?

Atlético finally got their first win of 2011 after five tries to close out the halfway point in sixth place, besting their point total from a year ago by seven. Manager Quique Sanchez Flores shook up the line-up ahead of the clash following a set of sub-par performances by his squad and the untimely injury to Sergio Agüero.

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Monday morning hangover

Atlético inched closer to the targeted Champions League spots with a strong showing en route to a 3-0 away victory over Málaga. While we at AtléticoFans are thrilled with the weekend’s result, there are still some points that we would like to mull over before diving into the new week.

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Quique: “We never lost faith”

When Kun scored the second goal to complete the unlikely comeback against Real Sociedad, Atlético manager Quique Sánchez Flores could hardly contain his euphoria. The cameras focussed in on our tactician who was running down the sideline beaming with delight. After the match, Quique told reporters that he was “very happy with the win because we never lost faith.”