15 home games into the present La Liga campaign, and Atlético remain unvanquished at the Vicente Calderón. Espanyol, the latest visitors to ‘Cholo Castle’, certainly put up a fight, but los Rojiblancos were able to gut out the result for their third straight triumph in all competitions.
After over an hour of mostly dispirited play by Atlético in Vigo, the men in and red and white sparked back to life to abruptly terminate their foes 2-0. The game against Celta started off eerily similar to Atleti’s previous two trips in league play–the squad looked all too comfortable letting their opponents dictate play while hardly offering much of a threat in attack of their own.
Huh? What the hell was that? For the second straight league match away from home, Atlético resembled the version of themselves spearheaded by Gregorio Manzano before Diego Simeone came to the rescue.
So much for a crisis. It took all of four minutes on Saturday for Atlético to puncture a pair of mortal wounds into Valladolid at the Vicente Calderón. Los Rojiblancos then sat back and watched as their opponents bled out for most of the evening before delivering the final death blow–thereby snapping an ugly streak of three goalless losses.
Despite their clear superiority for most of the afternoon, Atlético struggled to dispose of Celta Vigo at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday.
Ultimately, a Diego Costa brace was enough to extend the club’s record league start to eight straight wins.
Atlético boss Diego Pablo Simeone has finally voiced his exasperation after weeks of inaction by the club’s front office with regard to bringing in quality Champions League reinforcements for the upcoming season. “If we can’t improve the squad, then everything we have worked for until now will be very difficult to improve,” Simeone told Fox
What can be better than an undefeated season for Atlético fans? How about the return of beloved former Colchonero Diego, now back at Wolfsburg following a majestic year on loan at the Vicente Calderón? Well, if Punto Pelota co-host José María ‘Petón’ Martín’s claims are to be believed, the Rojiblanco faithful’s frustrated dream of this
At a press conference in Germany on Friday, Brazilian playmaker Diego announced he will remain with the club that owns his rights: Wolfsburg. “I will stay at Wolfsburg,” Diego said at a press conference on Friday. “I am very happy here and I will give my all for this team. I thank Magath for his
While the Rojiblanco faithful, believers and non-believers alike, go to sleep every night praying to their respective gods that Diego will come back to command our midfield this upcoming season, news of his filing a claim against Atlético for not paying him €59,000 after having paid him the entirety of his €5 million in wages
Amid conflicting reports across the globe regarding Diego Ribas‘ future, the Brazilian playmaker took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that his “professional relationship” with Atlético had ended, before thanking his club of the past season and its fans. “Today, my professional relationship with Atlético has ended, but my relationship of love and affection with