All posts tagged "copa del rey"

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.

Two-goal win or penalties the only options for Atleti (Eurosport)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Barcelona

It’s make or break for Atlético on Wednesday evening, with comeback the only option against an in-form Barcelona side.

The colchoneros need to overturn last week’s 1-0 defeat in the Calderón, or face crashing out of the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage. Kick-off in the Spanish capital is set for 21:00 CET.

Koke in line for deeper midfield role (fcbarcelona.com)

Match preview: Barcelona vs. Atlético

Ten days on from our league defeat, Atlético return to the Camp Nou on Wednesday looking for revenge against a rejuvenated Barcelona side.

Having knocked out Real Madrid, many see ourselves and the Blaugrana as favourites to win the Copa del Rey, but only one can make it to the semi-final.

Torres likely to start from the bench (Getty)

Match preview: Real Madrid vs. Atlético

On the back of defeat to Barcelona at the weekend, Atlético Madrid now face another difficult task in securing Copa del Rey qualification at the Santiago Bernabéu on Thursday evening.

Despite winning 2-0 in last week’s first leg, maximum concentration will be required from Simeone and his team to prevent rivals Real Madrid from pulling off would would be a famous derby comeback.

Torres in his penultimate derby match of first Atleti spell (DigiSport)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

Having closed the gap domestically over the weekend, Atlético are preparing for the first of a Copa del Rey double header against rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.

With Fernando Torres now available and set to start, the colchoneros will look to avenge last year’s semi-final defeat and reclaim the trophy they won so memorably in 2013.

Lucas in line for home debut (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com)

Match preview: Atlético vs. L’Hospitalet

Atlético Madrid go into the second leg of their Copa del Rey last 32 tie with L’Hospitalet in a commanding position, and will be aiming to finish the tie in a professional manner when the Catalan side visit the Vicente Calderón on Thursday.

Goals from Antoine Griezmann, Gabi and Cristian Rodríguez sealed a 3-0 first leg win two weeks ago, meaning Diego Simeone can afford again to give some of his fringe players a chance and allow others a much needed rest.

Raúl Jiménez and Cerci to start up top (colchonero.com)

Match preview: L’Hospitalet vs. Atlético

Copa del Rey action returns for La Liga clubs this week, and Atlético Madrid will be start the mission to regain the title they won in such memorable fashion at the Bernabéu back in 2012/13.

The rojiblancos have been handed the toughest draw possible with Real Madrid and Barcelona both in our path to the final, but will first have to overcome the challenge of Catalan outfit L’Hospitalet on Wednesday evening.

Atleti face steep uphill battle against Real  (Fox Sports)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

Having had such a great season up until this point, it will be a little strange to see a depleted and confidence-shot Atlético take to the field against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, although there is still a cup-final place up for grabs. On the back of two defeats, missing key players and 3-0 down from the first leg, the odds could not be stacked any further against the Rojiblancos, but not for one moment will they be taking this game likely. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 21:00 CET.

Can Atleti make it 3 wins in a row at the Bernabéu? (Daily Mail)

Match preview: Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid

Three days after moving top of La Liga, Atlético can go a step further on Wednesday night as they look to secure their place in a second successive Copa del Rey final. Kick-off at the Bernabéu is set for 20:00 CET.

Atleti look to extend their stay in  the King's Cup with another win 
 (mundodeportivo.com)

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.