Is he in or is he out? That’s the question Atlético supporters have been posing since the final whistle blew at the end of the season with regard to unanimous fan favourite and playmaker Diego. With the midfielder’s one-year loan from Wolfsburg having expired, his future has been the subject of rampant speculation throughout the
Though Atlético finished the season strongly, going unbeaten in their final nine games in all competitions including Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal and Thursday’s Europa League title-hoisting triumph over Athletic Bilbao, the mood in Rojiblanco land was tepid at best, as most of us felt we should have been celebrating our return to the Champions
Atlético have reportedly contacted former Rojiblanco and current Schalke midfielder José Manuel Jurado, who the club are apparently interested in bringing back to the Vicente Calderón. Spanish paper AS claims Jurado intends to leave the German outfit this summer, though his contract runs through June of 2014. The 25-year-old, who left Atleti for the Bundesliga
Though Radamel Falcao’s last second equaliser against Betis helped Atlético salvage a point on Sunday, it did little to ease the pain of a fan base that had watched their Champions League dreams fizzle out in a matter of seconds just moments earlier. For a few weeks there, los Colchoneros – along with supporters –
Atlético, rather surprisingly given their tendency to zone out in La Liga following midweek Europa League play, put on a vigorous display against Espanyol to keep the party alive on the way to their third consecutive victory. Sunday’s match, sandwiched between our semi-final fixtures versus Valencia, was more of the same razzle-dazzle carried over from
We have at least seven more games to play this campaign, but Atlético have already started planning for next season. If our finances allow it, then we’ll surely look at the transfer market for reinforcements this summer. According to AS one of the targets we have identified is Miguel Pérez Cuesta, better known as Michu.
Atlético followed-up on their midweek Europa League success with another treat for those fortunate souls in attendance at the Vicente Calderón. Sunday’s visitors met the same fate as the previous opponents that showed up to our stadium in bright yellow kits: a 3-0 thrashing. Though Getafe came out of the gates swinging, a fluky Eduardo
After an equal first half Atlético brushed aside Getafe with a strong second half performance. We beat our neighbours 3-0 with goals by Salvio, Diego Ribas and Falcao. According to Diego Simeone, Atleti’s tight schedule is no excuse not to give our all, but the coach did decide to rest some of his key players.
A late Diego Godín blunder only served to mask what had been an unbearable 93 minutes against Real Zaragoza prior to the Uruguayan central defender’s costly mistake, which helped our opponents spin a dull affair into a miraculous triumph. Atlético failed to show up at La Romareda, which has been the case for los Colchoneros
Diego Simeone’s men spent Wednesday night in seventh place after outlasting fellow Europa League-title and Champions League berth contenders Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderón. Atlético can still be bumped down to eighth if Espanyol secure a draw or win at Betis on Thursday, but few in Rojiblanco land will be upset at that prospect