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Atleti's tribute to Luis Aragonés before kickoff  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 22

In one of the most enchanting nights at the Vicente Calderón in recent memory, Atlético soared to the top of the league table for the first time in 18 years by handily defeating Real Sociedad 4-0. Los Colchoneros honoured the glory days of their past by paying tribute to a fallen idol who fully embodied the spirit of the club’s halcyon days.

Three players called up to Spanish national team

For years, Atlético Madrid fans witnessed how the Spanish national team experienced its glory years, winning cup after cup, and becoming the first country ever to win three major tournaments consecutively, without a Rojiblanco player present. Some fans might have even started to wonder whether former Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque was ignoring the


The red and white aftermath: Match Day 31

Atlético pummelled a feeble Granada side at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday in a clash that served as a fun lesson in counting for the roughly 10,000 children in attendance at the Rojiblanco stronghold. It was one for each finger at Cholo Castle, with Atleti hitting their relegation-threatened opponents for five goals. The emphatic victory,


The red and white aftermath: Match Day 27

Well, it had to end some time. Atlético’s perfect record at the Vicente Caldéron was unceremoniously broken up by Real Sociedad, who also snapped our nine-game home shutout streak in league play with a controversial second half goal on Sunday. Diego Simeone’s men, who heavily out-shot their foes on the night, were exasperatingly inaccurate with

Diego Costa and Jeremy Toulalan

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 26

Atlético’s trip to Málaga was a continuation of Diego Simeone’s managerial debut at La Rosaleda roughly 14 months ago, that encounter also finishing in a 0-0 tie just like on Sunday. Despite having duked it out in Sevilla on Wednesday at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán and playing in enemy territory again this weekend, Atleti took

Atletico Madrid beat Real Valladolid

La Liga: Valladolid 0 – 3 Atlético

After failing to win in any of their lasts eight games on the road, Atlético Madrid finally got back on track with an impressive 3-0 victory over Real Valladolid. At the José Zorrilla Stadium, the Rojiblancos took an early lead through top scorer Falcao. The home side never posed a threat and conceded goals by

Mario Suarez debuts for the Spain national team

Atléticos around the world: Mario debuts, Falcao rests

Atlético’s eight first team internationals will be returning from midweek national team duties for the club’s upcoming clash in Vallecas against Rayo on Sunday. The major headline in Rojiblanco land this FIFA round was that midfielder and Atleti academy product Mario Suárez made his debut with the Spanish national team’s senior side, after having played

Concerns about Atlético's away form are growing

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 21

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

godin lifts an ecstatic adrian who scored the match winner against celta vigo on friday

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 17

With a spectacular goal by Adrián under the Friday night lights of the Vicente Calderón, Atlético avoided a bitter end to an incredible year. A very bright start for Los Rojiblancos made it seem as if it would only be a matter of time before the floodgates would open and we’d see a spectacle very

atletico players thank fans for pre-game tribute for match against Osasuna

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 9

25 of 27 points! Atlético spoil their supporters with another victory — their 12th straight — sweeping aside lowly Osasuna 3-1 at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday to remain level with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish table. The clash started off pretty much the way the ‘Cholo Effect’ has allowed us to expect