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Captain Gabi at Neptuno Fountain

Three years of memorable moments – the pictures!

AtléticoFans.com turns three years old this week, and as a birthday celebration, we’re bringing you a series of articles remembering 3 great goals, games and moments that we’ve had the joy of covering over the last 36 months. You’ve already seen the three of the best Atlético Madrid goals from the last three years, now

Atletico Madrid lose to Rubin Kazan in Europa League

Europa League: Rubin Kazan 0 – 1 Atlético

Atlético Madrid won’t make another run for the Europa League title. On Thursday, the holders of Europe’s second best cup competition were knocked out despite beating Rubin in an away game. On a cold night in Russia the crowd wasn’t exactly warming to this clash between Rubin Kazan and the reigning champions of the Europa

Seven canteranos called-up for Rubin clash

Match preview: Rubin Kazan vs. Atlético

Second in La Liga, reigning champions and bookmakers’ favourites to win the Europa League, Atlético Madrid’s hopes of success in the competition they’ve won twice in the last three years hang on by a thread going into Thursday’s clash with Rubin Kazan. Last week, the Russians became the first team to get out of the

Rubin Kazan midfielder Pablo Orbaiz scores against Atletico Madrid

Europa League: Atlético 0 – 2 Rubin Kazan

Rubin Kazan have ended Atlético’s streak of 20 consecutive victories at the Vicente Calderón and are on the edge of knocking the reigning champions out of the Europa League. The Russians took advantage of poor defending by Atleti to score early on and held on admirably during the course of the second half despite being

Rubin players celebrate

Match preview: Atlético vs. Rubin Kazan

After its winter hibernation, Thursday brings the return of the Europa League to the Spanish capital, with Atleti looking to defend the title they’ve won twice in the last three years. First up on the Road to Amsterdam is Russian outfit Rubin Kazan, who will be looking to do what no team has done this

Rubin Kazan won the Russian Cup for the first time in may

Europa League draw pits Atlético against Rubin Kazan

Thursday’s much-awaited Europa League draw for the round of 32 fixtures paired Atlético against Russian Premier League outfit Rubin Kazan. The first leg of the knockout match-up will take place at the Vicente Calderón on Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February, but we doubt there will be little romancing between these two sides. The second

Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia against Viktoria Plzen

Europa League: Viktoria Plzeň 1 – 0 Atlético

Just like the previous time Atlético lost in the league, a defeat was followed by another loss in the Europa League some days later. On Thursday night, Atlético wasn’t able to bounce back from the disappointing derby defeat and fell to Viktoria Plzeň, who overtook Atlético to take the top spot in Group B of

Atleti looking to return to winning ways

Match preview: Viktoria Plzeň vs. Atlético

After derby defeat, Atleti now travel to the Czech Republic to tie up the formalities of the Europa League group stage and looking to claim top spot against fellow qualifiers Viktoria Plzeň. Simeone has again rested the star names for the trip, in what will reportedly be the last time we see the second string

Atletico Madrid midfielder Emre Belozoglu against Hapoel Tel Aviv

Europa League: Atlético 1 – 0 Hapoel

Atlético Madrid have qualified for the next round of the Europa League courtesy of an early strike by Raúl García. On a chilly November night at the Vicente Calderón the midfielder scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Hapoel Tel Aviv. There was little at stake on Thursday night, which actually made for

Cebolla in the reverse fixture

Match preview: Atlético vs. Hapoel Tel-Aviv

Qualification to the last 32 of the Europa League can be sealed on Thursday night, as Atlético host the group’s bottom side Hapoel Tel-Aviv at the Vicente Calderón. Despite defeat at Académica on the last matchday, Diego Simeone has again decided to rotate his squad for the visit of the Israeli outfit, with Sunday’s clash