All posts tagged "falcao"

Diego Simeone against Barcelona

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 36

Atlético will hope they used up the very last bit of their allotted bad luck for the season on Sunday, as los Rojiblancos were unfortunate to fall to the newly-crowned champions of La Liga. An own goal by captain Gabi handed Barcelona a, perhaps, undeserved 2-1 comeback victory. The stronger side for the vast majority of

Frente Atletico at Vicente Calderon

La Liga: Atlético 1 – 2 Barcelona

Barcelona had an easy night, as all the new champions needed to do was wait for a sloppy suicide. Leading up to the match, feelings were mixed after Atleti’s successful Galician away tour that  collected the four points necessary to secure the third and final UEFA Champions League spot so crucial to the club’s financial

Radamel Falcao

Falcao to Monaco claim gains more traction

Thursday’s reports claiming Atlético striker Radamel Falcao had agreed a move to Ligue 1-bound outfit Monaco completely caught the football world off guard, and was immediately written off as tabloid fodder by many. But a member of ‘El Tigre’s’ social circle told us Falcao had confirmed to him he would be leaving this summer, though

Radamel Falcao

Falcao off to Monaco?

UPDATE: A member of Falcao’s social circle has told us that he spoke to ‘El Tigre’ on Thursday, and that the striker told him that he will be sold by Atleti for sure, that he will not be staying at Atleti, but that his destination remains unknown. LaSexta reports that Atlético striker Radamel Falcao will ply his

Juanfran Torres of Atletico Madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 35

Europe take heed! Atlético will be bumping shoulder-to-shoulder with the continent’s finest next season, having clinched direct qualification into the Champions League group stage for 2013/14 with their 3-1 win over Celta on Wednesday. In their typical away game fashion, Atleti had spent most of the first half in Vigo feeling out their severely-threatened-with-relegation opponents

Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 34

Atlético were held to a scoreless draw against Deportivo in a useless game that nonetheless offered the capital club a very useful point. It’s interesting how expectations can change so quickly. Had fourth place been secured by Atleti in previous campaigns, as was the case to virtually no fanfare Saturday night, celebrations alongside Neptuno would

Real Madrid sacked Cholo Castle on Saturday  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 33

My esteemed colleague Derek Maaijen poignantly expressed the sentiment in Rojiblanco land in his post-game not-a-match-report immediately following Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to Real Madrid. Hours removed from that chapter of this never-ending story, and the frustration lingers. The Madrid derby has long since been a matchup that defies logic. A victory to the home

Angel Di Maria scores against Atletico Madrid

La Liga: Atlético 1 – 2 Real Madrid

This here is supposed to be a match report, but screw it. Atleti blew the best chance we’ve had in the past 14 years, the best chance we might ever get, to finally beat Real Madrid. Atleti celebrated their 110th anniversary and had greatly anticipated what is Atlético’s most important day of any season, but

Thibaut Courtois and Radamel Falcao

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 32

Atlético rained on Sevilla’s parade on Sunday, defeating their opponents on the final day of the Andalusian capital’s April Fair and snapping their six-game win streak at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. With both sides fittingly looking hungover as the merry-making and festivities came to a close in Seville, Atleti made the most of their only

Falcao in training at the Vicente Calderón

The buzz: Falcao to stay? Diego to return?

Atlético forward Falcao dismissed recent reports of an imminent €55 million transfer to Manchester United on Tuesday. “I really don’t know where this information comes from,” the striker told Colombian radio station RCN. ‘El Tigre also spoke about the media, Atlético, the Colombian national team and on becoming a father. On his relationship with the media “I