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Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa vs Numancia

Diego Costa leads Atleti to victory over Numancia

Atleti ended their first game of the preseason with victory and a trophy, in a 4-2 win over Numancia on Sunday. Cholo Simeone fielded the strongest line-up possible for the opening half. Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Demichelis, Filipe, Gabi, Mario, Koke, Arda, Adrián and Diego Costa played a 4-4-2 formation, with Arda and Koke on the

Oliver Torres in Atletico Madrid friendly

Friendly: Singapore XI 0 – 2 Atlético

Two days after the celebration of our massive Copa del Rey win over los Blancos, the team took a 14-hour flight to Singapore to play a friendly against the national ‘Dream Team’ in the Peter Lim Charity Cup. The team did some sightseeing in the days before the match and trained at the local Jalan Besar

Oliver Torres and Samu Villa

Atleti ease to 3-0 friendly win over Azerbaijan XI

It went a little under the radar following last weekend’s events, but Atlético are in Azerbaijan at the moment on a promotional trip. They strolled to a friendly success against an All Star XI on Tuesday evening. The Eastern European country have sponsored our shirts since December and have hosted the first team squad in


Atlético & Saprissa play to scoreless draw

Atlético rewarded their handful of fans in Europe that had fired up their computers in the wee hours of the morning to catch their beloved in action with a yawn-inducing 0-0 draw. The friendly against Costa Rican capital outfit Saprissa got underway at 4:00 CET, and the lively atmosphere at the local side’s stadium did

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Atlético storm back after early slip-up in Colombia

Atlético kept their Colombian form intact after struggling early on at a largely empty Atanasio Girardot Stadium in Medellín, coming back against local side Nacional in Wednesday night’s 2-1 friendly victory. After about two minutes of play, Sílvio failed on the coverage of Nacional striker John Freddy Pajoy, who fooled Atleti goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo into

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Atlético to head back to the Americas

Atlético have confirmed that they will be crossing the Atlantic once again for two friendlies, having completed a post-season tour in Colombia just this past May. This time, they will lock horns with Atlético Nacional of Medellín in a return to the land of Rojiblanco star Radamel Falcao on the 1st of August, and with

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Atlético schedule second friendly in Colombia

Colombian Atléticos have been blessed with a second friendly to take place in the land of Radamel Falcao and Luis Amaranto Perea. A month ago, Atleti announced they would fly to South America at the end of the season to face off against Bogotá-based Millonarios, Falcao’s youth team in Colombia, on the 16th of May.


Atlético to play friendly in Colombia in May

Colombian and Spanish media reports have confirmed that Atlético will be heading to Colombia to take on capital side Millonarios FC on the 16th of May at Bogotá’s El Campín Stadium. Atleti striker and former Millos youth academy member Radamel Falcao will serve as the ambassador of the friendly match. On Friday, los Colchoneros are

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Atlético in Cairo for money-spinning friendly

It may have gone unnoticed by some in the midst of our worrisome recent form, but Atlético are currently in Egypt to play a celebratory friendly on Thursday against Cairo-based side Zamalek. Kick-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM local time in the Cairo International Stadium, or 19:00 CET. The Rojiblancos are set to rake in

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Match preview: Atlético Madrid vs. CD Toledo

Atlético officials graciously accepted third division squad CD Toledo’s request for a friendly, to be played today at 21:00 CET, in a match that will take place while our la Liga campaign is already underway. Manager Quique Sánchez Flores plans on resting most of his key starters and will give several backup players an opportunity to get some playing time in. Mario Suárez and Diego Costa will almost certainly make it into this evening’s starting XI.