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Atleti look to extend their stay in  the King's Cup with another win 

Match preview: Athletic vs. Atlético

Atlético’s defence of the Copa del Rey final is becoming more and more of a possibility, and we are now just one match away from a possible semi-final next week against last year’s runners-up Real Madrid.

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Match preview: Atlético vs Athletic

After nabbing three points on the road midweek, Atlético receive Athletic, as they seek to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 17:00 CET on Sunday. Though Atlético weren’t at their best by any measure, they delivered a spirited performance to win at Granada on Wednesday. Two penalties,

Falcao celebrating a goal

La Liga: Atlético 4 – 0 Athletic

Radamel Falcao picked up right where he left off last season for Atlético Madrid, hitting his third hat-trick in red and white as Athletic Bilbao were put to the sword in the Vicente Calderón Monday night. Tiago’s late thunderbolt put the gloss on an excellent all-round performance from the home side, a 4-0 win the

Adrián in pursuit of Iker Muniain

Match preview: Atlético vs. Athletic

Atlético Madrid return to the Vicente Calderón on Monday evening, and will be looking for their first La Liga win of the season against an Athletic Bilbao side out to avenge their Europa League defeat back in May. Our triumph in Bucharest means we play the Super Cup just four days after taking on Los

Atletico champions of the Europa League

Europa League: Atlético 3 – 0 Athletic

Atlético Madrid won the UEFA Europa League for the second time in three years this evening with a fantastic 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. On the back of 11 successive wins in the competition, Diego Simeone’s team went into the final as slight favourites, but had a tough task on their hands against the team

Falcao holds off the challenge of Aurtenetxe

Match preview: Atlético vs. Athletic

It’s been a long, difficult season, but the moment Colchoneros around the world have been waiting for is finally upon us. Atlético are currently in the Romanian capital of Bucharest preparing for Wednesday’s Europa League final, where they will meet La Liga rivals Athletic Bilbao. Having overcome Fulham to win the competition in 2010, the

Falcao celebrates against Athletic

La Liga: Atlético 2 – 1 Athletic

Radamel Falcao was the hero on Wednesday night for Atlético Madrid, as the Rojiblancos edged European rivals Athletic Bilbao in a thrilling encounter at the Vicente Calderón. Victory was the only option for Diego Simeone’s side after Sunday’s disappointing slumber at Mallorca, and the players duly responded with a memorable performance. Our opponents arrived in

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Match preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Atlético

With their winless run now standing at an alarming six matches, Atlético head north for a clash with unpredictable Athletic Bilbao in the San Mamés on Thursday. Our visits to the Basque country last year proved to be highly successful, and at 22:00 CET tomorrow evening Gregorio Manzano and his team will be doing all they can to ensure that theme continues.


AtléticoFans Match of the Season 2010/11

Atlético’s 2010/11 season has been described by many as a campaign of disappointment, with few highs but so many lows. But forget the four derby defeats against Real, or the 4-1 humiliation on that Monday night at Hércules. It’s time to look back at the five best performances we’ve seen from Atlético Madrid this season! With important wins against Athletic, Villarreal and Inter Milan, which game tops our list?

atletico madrid defender luis amaranto perea is shown a ridiculous red card for a non-existent foul on Athletic Bilbao forward fernando llorente

Lost in no man’s land

With the defeat to los Leones, we close out the first month of the new decade with a mere 4 out of a possible 15 points from league matches. Drifting away and lost in no man’s land in the classification table, it’s time for Atlético to re-draw its objective for the 2010-11 campaign, as Champions League play is now but a fairy tale.