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Club Atletico de Madrid v Juventus - UEFA Champions League

It’s time to reward our Turkish wizard

Atlético Madrid made a big statement of intent earlier in the week with the announcement of Diego Simeone’s contract renewal, which keeps the Argentine at the Vicente Calderón for another five years.

However, the next step now must be securing the futures of some of those who have helped bring him so much success over the last three years or so – in particular cult hero Arda Turan.

Arda celebrates his winner vs. Juventus

Player Of The Month – October

Despite a disappointing defeat at Valencia in the first league match of the month, Atleti enjoyed a successful October with 4 wins from 5, and made good progress in our Champions League group which we now sit top of. There were a few strong contenders for the best player award, including top scorer Mario Mandžukić

Falcao sent Villarreal out the top flight 2 seasons ago  (Getty)

Match preview: Villarreal vs. Atlético

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.

Frente Atletico at Vicente Calderon

La Liga: Atlético 1 – 2 Barcelona

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

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Arda hints at summer exit

The merry-making and good cheer of a holiday season in which Atlético, unlike years past, are flying high in the Primera División has taken a hit with reports that playmaker Arda Turan, a fan favourite, wants to leave los Rojiblancos at the end of the season. Speaking to CNN Turk, Spanish paper Marca reports, Arda

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Arda: “Our opponents must watch out for us”

Atlético midfielder Arda Turan, who leads the squad in assists this season with five, gave a press conference following Thursday morning’s training session. The former Galatasaray captain, who joined Atleti this past summer, feels the team has improved under new coach Diego Simeone. “We have a lot of quality and defensively, we are playing better,”

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Simeone unplugged

Atlético coach Diego Simeone gave a long-winded press conference on Wednesday, going over a number of interesting topics and revealing some of his ideas for the club he recently signed a year and a half contract with. Simeone explained his controversial decision to bench Arda Turan last Saturday, and shed some light on his decision-making

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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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Falcao came, saw and conquered Bolivia

Nine Atlético players were called up for their national teams as World Cup qualifying started in South America, while in Europe the final group phase games were played for the upcoming European Championships in 2012. Falcao grabbed all the headlines after scoring a last-second match-winner for his native Colombia in Bolivia.

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Turan: “Atlético can compete with anyone”

Atlético midfielder Arda Turan gave a press conference Monday morning following the team’s training session. Turan communicated by way of a translator, his close friend Ata who accompanied him to Madrid. “I feel very happy here and never thought that I would adapt so quickly to Spanish football,” he said.