While eternal rivals Real Madrid were en route to a second straight loss in less than a week at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Atlético had to sweat one out themselves at home against Granada Wednesday night. Los Rojiblancos made their fans wait until just past the hour mark before they could erupt in celebration.
Atlético Madrid moved top of La Liga on Sunday following rivals Real’s clasico defeat to Barcelona, although if you ask manager Diego Simeone, the only important game is the next one. Partido a partido. That game happens to be this Wednesday evening as Granada visit the Calderón, and despite Simeone’s insistence on only focusing short term, it could serve as a good chance to rest players ahead of a busy end of season schedule.
Kick-off in the capital is set for 22:00 CET.
They say winning games when you don’t play well is the mark of a true champion, and that can certainly be said about Atlético Madrid’s 2-1 win against Granada last night. On a far from ideal playing surface at Los Cármenes, where passes went astray, attacks repeatedly broke down and several balls were lost, Diego Simeone’s team still managed to grind out three points and move back within a point of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Atlético Madrid will be looking to keep in touch with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Thursday night, as they make the trip south for a Halloween clash against Granada. The red and whites’ impressive away form was ended last time out by Espanyol, so Simeone and his team will be looking to get back on track on the road at Los Cármenes.
The stage was set for a perfect afternoon and Atlético Madrid duly delivered. The kick off was relatively early, the sun was shining brightly and over 9,800 kids were in attendance in a packed Vicente Calderón on the Día del Niño (Kid’s Day). Atleti had organised their annual day for young fans as we hosted
Following two successive draws and just one win in six games, Atlético will be looking for a much needed three points at home to Granada on Sunday. With a tough run of fixtures coming up, a win would go a long way towards securing our place in the Champions League for next season. Kick-off in
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Atlético dodged a couple of bullets in Granada, sneaking away from Andalusia with three points and clinging on to their La Liga title-winning pipe dream. As much as Atleti talk about respecting their opponents and insist on taking the domestic competition one-match at a time, it did seem like our Colchoneros may have underestimated their
In what was one of Atlético’s poorest performances of the season, the Rojiblancos showed true grit by grinding out a victory against Granada. For most of the game the Andalusians were the better side, but Arda Turan’s goal after an hour of play decided the match in Atleti’s favour. Atleti weren’t themselves in the first
Atlético hope to avoid the so-called ‘FIFA Virus’ when they head south into Andalusia to take on Granada at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes. Kick-off on Sunday is set for 19:45 CET. Following their 2-0 win last weekend over Getafe at the Vicente Calderón, 11 Rojiblancos joined their respective national teams for the latest