Atlético Madrid have qualified for the quarter finals of the Europa League after the team cruised to a 3-0 victory. Over two legs we beat Besiktas 6-1 on aggregate. On Friday we’ll be one of the eight remaining teams at the draw in Nyon, where we’ll find out who we face next on our European
A resounding 3-1 victory in the first leg of Atlético’s Europa League round of 16 match-up with Beşiktaş in Madrid sees Diego Simeone’s men with one foot through the door to the quarter-finals of the UEFA tournament, but they have one last stop to make on Thursday night (21:05 CET) before they get there. Los
With a fantastic performance in the first half, Atlético already seem to have sealed their passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. At the Vicente Calderón we beat Besiktas 3-1 with two goals by Salvio and another from Adrián. Diego Simeone had to do without seven absentees and lined up without any surprises in
The big games keep on coming for Atlético Madrid, and on Thursday the Vicente Calderón welcomes back an old friend as Beşiktaş make the trip to the Spanish capital. Former favourite Simão’s return is the main talking point ahead of a game that the Rojiblancos’ will have to play using a considerably weakened squad, deprived
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
Former Atlético captain Simão Sabrosa spoke to Spanish radio station Onda Cero Monday night as he gets set for what will surely be an emotional return to the Vicente Calderón. On Thursday, the 32-year-old’s Besiktas side will visit Madrid for their Europa League round of 16 first leg clash against Atleti, an event the former
On the last day of the transfer window, youngsters Borja González and Leandro Cabrera were loaned out to Real Murcia and Numancia, respectively. At Atlético, the chances of being handed playing time were slim for the duo, who will now likely see plenty of action in la Liga Adelante.
It was at home. It was Quique Sanchez Flores’ last match at the Vicente Calderón. It was against an already relegated and severely banged-up Hércules side. But…it wasn’t easy. In the end, a spectacular volley by Jose Antonio Reyes sealed Atlético’s spot in next season’s edition of the Europa League–los Rojiblancos’ fifth consecutive qualification for UEFA club competition.
Atlético directors Enrique Cerezo and Miguel Ángel Gil Marín found themselves very busy in Turkey on Friday, as they looked to take care of a number of business transactions in Istanbul. Reports in the Turkish media confirm they are, in fact, negotiating the sale of Diego Forlán to Besiktas, the purchase of Arda Turan from Galatasaray and a sponsorship deal for next season with Turkish Airlines.