Atlético put together a hairy-chested, stomp-your-foot-on-the-ground-and-punch-a-Madridista-in-the-face comeback performance in Bilbao on Saturday to earn their fifth straight league win. Stunned by an unexpected Athletic goal in the sixth minute — the first goal they had conceded in five La Liga matches — Diego Simeone’s hombres recovered quickly and went on to conquer the new San Mamés for the second time this season.
Atlético return to the San Mamés on Saturday (20:00 CET), where they handed Athletic Bilbao their first defeat at their new ground earlier this year in Copa del Rey action. Los Rojiblancos will be fighting to hold on to the top spot on the table, while the hosts — in addition to seeking vengeance — look to stave off competition for the last Champions League place.
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.
Coming off of their disappointing draw at home against Sevilla, which saw them miss out on a precious chance to take over the top spot of La Liga, Atlético must shift gears when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderón on Thursday. The first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-finals matchup gets underway at 21:00 CET.
Atlético soundly defeated Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, shutting out their Basque foes 2-0 for their sixth straight win at the Vicente Calderón. Defended by 52,000 strong for this ‘Fan Club Day’ encounter, ‘Cholo Castle’ remains unconquered in the 2013/14 campaign.
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,
Ouch. Athletic Bilbao socked Atlético in the gut on Sunday with a spirited second half effort and, just like that, los Rojiblancos’ seven game unbeaten streak was snapped. The 3-0 drubbing left Atleti fans feeling visceral pain for the first time in a while, the agony having increased with each blow dealt by los Leones
Atlético Madrid’s struggles in away games continued on Sunday night as the Colchoneros lost 3-0 against Athletic Club. The goals in San Mamés were scored by Mikel San José, Markel Susaeta and Óscar de Marcos. Atleti were outclassed on all parts of the pitch and the score would have been much higher if it hadn’t
Atlético Madrid travel to Bilbao on Sunday to take on Athletic Club in round 21 of La Liga. The match in San Mamés kicks off at 21:00 CET. The battle between the Rojiblanco brothers sees two teams with different ambitions. The Madrilenians are looking to keep up with Barcelona and stay ahead of Real Madrid,
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