Atlético were unable to hold onto victory after a spirited comeback effort against Real Madrid that had all the electricity of a heavyweight prize fight. Los Rojiblancos went down first and quickly on Sunday, but sprung back up to deliver a pair of mighty blows of their own. Atleti had their archrivals’ backs firmly pressed against the ropes, but let them evade the fatal blow and salvage a point with a late equaliser.
Atlético will seek to keep their unbeaten record at home intact in La Liga play when they host Real Madrid on Sunday. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón — where attendance is expected to top off — is set for 17:00 CET.
Atlético will travel to their city neighbours in Vallecas this Sunday for their return match, set for 19:00 CET.
While it was by no means a dominant performance, Atlético hung on to defeat Osasuna 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón Tuesday night, successfully remaining flawless in La Liga ahead of Saturday’s return to the Bernabéu. Although the end result was the same, the path to the three points against los Rojillos was markedly different from Atleti’s win at Valladolid this past Saturday.
On Friday night, the city of Madrid will come to a standstill as the Spanish capital’s two most decorated clubs do battle in the Santiago Bernabéu. For Atlético Madrid, the season hinges on this one match, as they try and do what has proved impossible for 14 years and overcome eternal rivals Real Madrid in
My esteemed colleague Derek Maaijen poignantly expressed the sentiment in Rojiblanco land in his post-game not-a-match-report immediately following Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid. Hours removed from that chapter of this never-ending story, and the frustration lingers. The Madrid derby has long since been a matchup that defies logic. A victory to the home
My superiors at AtléticoFans requested of me to find a Madridista willing to offer his opinion on Saturday’s derby at the Vicente Calderón. While walking through the park, I witnessed a man making fun of a little boy for wearing a Falcao Atlético Madrid shirt: “Enjoy that jersey little loser! The ‘White Tiger’ is one of
The much-awaited Derbi Madrileño between the Spanish capital’s two biggest clubs gets underway on Saturday when Atlético Madrid head out to the Santiago Bernabéu to face off against Real Madrid. The clash kicks-off at 22:00 CET. “Madrid is only red and white,” read an enormous banner displayed by Atlético supporters just outside los Rojiblancos’ training
AtléticoFans writers Derek Maaijen and Martin Rosenow were lucky enough to witness Atleti’s 4-0 thrashing of Sevilla in the flesh Sunday night. Derek had previously attended three matches at the Vicente Calderón, while Martin was in Madrid for the very first time ever. Martin went to our midweek Europa League match against Hapoel Tel Aviv with
All the build-up, hope and excitement ahead of the derby, or business as usual for the Rojiblanco faithful, was all for naught as Atlético fell to their league-leading neighbours by an unjust 4-1 scoreline for the second time this season. Los Blancos’ doomsday-machine-like-deadly attack, led by an inspired Cristiano Ronaldo, spoiled a majestic evening at