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Diego in, Salvio and Domínguez out?

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

Adrian opens the scoring for Spain

Atleti trio make Spain bow

Adrián was on target and Juanfran and Álvaro Domínguez also represented the Spanish national team for the first time on Saturday evening, as La Roja ran out 2-0 winners against Serbia in St. Gallen. The Rojiblanco trio all made a good impression ahead of manager Vicente Del Bosque’s announcement of the definitive list of 23 players

Atletico Madrid trio Juanfran, Alvaro Dominguez and Adrian called up by Spain

Atleti trio called up by Del Bosque

Just hours after landing in Colombia Álvaro Domínguez, Juanfran and Adrián López woke up to some wonderful news. They got to travel all the way back over the Atlantic for another 14 hour flight. The trio were called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for friendlies against Serbia and South Korea on 26 and

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The red and white aftermath: Week 36

As if it wasn’t punishment enough to have to watch an insipid Atlético for 90 minutes only for them to epically collapse and allow their opponents to score an outright stupid goal in the dying minutes of the match, thereby bungling the clearest path to Champions League qualification for next season, the Rojiblanco faithful also

atletico madrid fiasco in zaragoza

The red and white aftermath: Week 29

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


Residual anger in Rojiblanco land

The passing hours following Atlético’s 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Sunday have done little to diminish the Rojiblanco faithful’s disappointment, frustration and outright indignation with regard to referee Perez Lasa and crew’s controversial officiating performance at the Vicente Calderón. The Spanish press helped fan the flames, with both MARCA and AS, in their Monday morning

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Domínguez prepares for start against Racing

Though Álvaro Domínguez appeared in the fold for Atlético’s match in Málaga, the 22-year-old has since been supplanted by Miranda in the centre of the Rojiblanco defence. Fans expected Álvaro to return and partner up with Diego Godín the following week when we visited Anoeta, but Simeone opted for keeping Godín and Miranda together, sending the Atleti youth product to the bench, where he has resided since.

Falcao congratulated by Adrián (AS)

Europa League: Atlético 3 – 1 Rennes

Atlético Madrid beat Stade Rennes 3-1 to take the top spot in Group I of the Europa League. Only a man and his dog, and no, I’m not referring to Gregorio Manzano and Mario Suárez, turned up at the Vicente Calderón on Thursday night. In all seriousness, attendance was estimated by Cuatro broadcasters at only

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La Liga: Getafe 3 – 2 Atlético

Atlético Madrid suffered a 3-2 defeat to Getafe on Sunday night. Referee Pérez Lasa had a huge influence on the outcome of the game and awarded two penalties, but that shouldn’t hide the fact that Atlético again disappointed with an uninspiring performance. Paulo Assunção was a late scratch from the squad list and with Mario

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La Liga: Atlético 3 – 1 Real Zaragoza

On the day for the fans, Atlético secured a 2-0 victory over Real Zaragoza. With the pressure piling on Gregorio Manzano, the team desperately needed a positive result. Goals by Adrián and Álvaro Domínguez in the first half separated the sides and made for our first win in eight games.