All posts tagged "champions league"

Saúl and Giménez celebrate against Eibar

Saúl and Giménez taking lead roles for youthful Atleti

When Atlético Madrid beat Eibar 3-1 this past Saturday, they did so with the average age in the starting XI being roughly 23 years-old.

Although Fernando Torres’ 100th career goal stole the headlines on the day, the game solidified the fact that José Giménez and Saúl Ñíguez are showing fans of los Rojiblancos that the future’s looking bright.

Rojiblancos prepare for Olympiacos visit

Match preview: Atlético vs. Olympiacos

Atlético Madrid can book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday as they welcome Greek champions Olympiacos to the Vicente Calderón. The Colchoneros will be looking to avenge the defeat they suffered in Athens back in September, and can even make sure of top spot should Juventus fail to win in Malmö.

New faces starting to find their flow (Guardian)

Further success on the horizon for red and whites?

Following the exit of several star names over the summer, much has been made of Atlético in particular in front of goal this season, with many quick to judge our new signings and point the finger at the team’s apparent inability to score and make chances from open play. Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrián

Malmö next test for Atleti (ESPN)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Malmö

The Champions League returns on Wednesday, and Atlético can take a big step in their quest to qualify for the last 16 by beating outsiders Malmö in the Vicente Calderón.

With all teams in Group A level on three points after the first couple of match days, neither side can really afford to slip up in the first of a two week double header between the Spanish and Swedish champions.

Paul Pogba and Carlos Tevez

Match preview: Atlético vs. Juventus

Atletico Madrid are desperate to atone for losing their initial Champions League group stage game against Olympiakos when they take on Italian champions Juventus at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday night. Juventus began their Champions League run with a 2 nil home win against Swedish side Malmo FF at home. The Italians have started the

Atlético train in Athens

Champions League preview: Olympiacos vs. Atlético

Fresh off of a terrific 2-1 derby win at the weekend, Atlético Madrid begin their 2014/15 Champions League campaign on Tuesday night with a tough trip to Group A rivals Olympiacos.

Diego Simeone will again be absent from the touchline as he serves a one-match European ban, but can expect a hostile reception for his team against the current champions of Greece.

This one's for all the marbles (AP)

Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid

After visiting Neptune for the sixth time since Diego Forlán’s extra-time match-winner against Fulham in 2010 and receiving the god’s blessing, los Rojiblancos are ready to face off against rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League Final. Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz is set to host the biggest derbi madrileño of all time this Saturday at 20:45 CET.

Atleti were this close to the league title on Sunday (AS)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 37

For those of you Colchoneros still alive to read this, let’s revisit Atlético’s agonising 1-1 tie versus Málaga. How close were Diego Simeone’s men from achieving eternal glory on Sunday? A Willy Caballero fingernail close.

fernando torres atletico chelsea

Champions League preview: Chelsea vs. Atletico

Atletico Madrid go into Wednesday night’s match with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge knowing that a single goal could be enough to take them to their first top-tier European Cup final in 40 years. The second leg of the semi-final kicks off at 20:45 CET at Stamford Bridge, which has been something of a fortress in recent seasons for Jose Mourinho and his men.

Torres hasn't been enjoying his Chelsea time (Getty)

Champions League preview: Atlético vs. Chelsea

Time after time this season, Atlético Madrid have put in historic performances and continued to prove people wrong. If they want to make this season truly memorable, that cannot stop now. Desperate for success both domestically and in Europe, the red and whites play their first Champions League semi-final in forty years on Tuesday night,