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Match preview: Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Atlético can redeem themselves with their fans for every slip-up of the season by defeating bitter rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday’s derby at the Vicente Calderón. Close to 2,000 minutes of football between the two sides have elapsed since los Colchoneros last tasted victory against los

Salvio and Gabi celebrate with Adrián (AP)

Atlético can draw inspiration from derby start

With only a match left to play after 13 rounds of La Liga, Atlético find themselves in the no-man’s land they’ve become accustomed to dwelling in the past couple of seasons. In 2010/11 Atleti finished in seventh, a slight improvement on their ninth place finish from the year before. Our current campaign is a week-to-week

José Antonio Reyes and Cristiano Ronaldo  (

Match preview: Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid

It’s the weekend that Atlético supporters all over the globe look forward to, and indeed dread in equal measure. On Saturday, the Rojiblancos make the short journey north in search of their first derbi win in 12 years. Awaiting us are a Real Madrid side fresh off the back of their 13th consecutive win. Kick-off

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Falcao striving to recover in time for derby

Atlético striker Radamel Falcao was sent back to Madrid early after picking up a muscle injury in training with the Colombian national team in Barranquilla last Wednesday. The knock prevented the 25-year-old from playing important World Cup qualifying matches against Venezuela and Argentina in his home country. ‘El Tigre’ is shooting for a recovery in


La Liga: Atlético 1 – 2 Real Madrid

Atlético are still waiting for their first win over Real Madrid this century, after losing a hard-fought game 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón on Saturday evening. Two first half goals from Benzema and Özil set Real on their way to their fourth win over Atleti this season and, despite a late Agüero goal, picked up all three points on a tense night in Madrid.

Atletico forward Adrian Escudero versus Real Madrid

Match preview: Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid

The fourth Madrid derby of the season between the Spanish capital’s most storied sides will take place Saturday evening at the Vicente Calderón, when Atlético host cross-town rivals Real Madrid. It will be Atleti’s last chance this season of breaking the over-a-decade-long drought against our bitter foes.

Atletico madrid defenders alvaro dominguez and filipe luis defend real madrid's cristiano ronaldo

Match preview: Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid

Atlético host Real Madrid at the Vicente Calerón on Thursday evening in the second leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final. Los Blancos hold a significant 3-1 advantage coming into the clash, but a 55,000 strong Rojiblanco stadium will hope to be the shot-in-the-arm that boosts the side over their eternal rivals. All the supporters expect in return is for their players to give their all on the pitch.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea attempts a save of Sergio Ramos header that ended up a goal for Real Madrid

The endless white spell

We’ll have to wait another week to break the 11-year hex against our eternal rivals Real Madrid. Forlán’s early opening strike transported us into a seven minute dream state that allowed us to muse about finally ending the curse against los Merengues, but Sergio Ramos’ goal snapped us out of our short-lived trance.

Sergio Aguero struggles with Ricardo Carvalho in derby encounter

Match preview: Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid

Real Madrid await Atlético at the Bernabéu for the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final showdown between the two Liga clubs on Thursday night. A deeply wounded Atleti must pick up the pieces and regroup following a catastrophic loss in Alicante on Monday as they make their way into enemy territory for the second Madrid derby of the season.