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Saúl and Giménez celebrate against Eibar

Saúl and Giménez taking lead roles for youthful Atleti

When Atlético Madrid beat Eibar 3-1 this past Saturday, they did so with the average age in the starting XI being roughly 23 years-old.

Although Fernando Torres’ 100th career goal stole the headlines on the day, the game solidified the fact that José Giménez and Saúl Ñíguez are showing fans of los Rojiblancos that the future’s looking bright.

Juanfran sets up Raúl García vs. Olympiacos (ESPN)

Player of the Month – November

With five wins from six matches, there was no shortage of candidates for the AtléticoFans Player of the Month award for November. Diego Godín, Koke and Arda Turan have already taken home the prize this season, but this time round we felt the need to commend one of the more unsung heroes of the team.

The aforementioned trio were all had a good month, but for us, it’s right-back Juanfran who was November’s top man.

Godín heads Atlético into the history books (REUTERS)

The red and white aftermath: ‘Campeones’ Edition

Believe, for this is real. Atlético Madrid are the crowned champions of Spain, having toppled super-powers Real Madrid and Barcelona over the course of a 38-game season. With the mantra of “one match at a time”, Diego Simeone’s men have achieved the unimaginable.

Koke heads in match-winner at the San Mamés  (AS)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 31

Atlético put together a hairy-chested, stomp-your-foot-on-the-ground-and-punch-a-Madridista-in-the-face comeback performance in Bilbao on Saturday to earn their fifth straight league win. Stunned by an unexpected Athletic goal in the sixth minute — the first goal they had conceded in five La Liga matches — Diego Simeone’s hombres recovered quickly and went on to conquer the new San Mamés for the second time this season.

Gabi rocked the house with his blast  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 26

Atlético were unable to hold onto victory after a spirited comeback effort against Real Madrid that had all the electricity of a heavyweight prize fight. Los Rojiblancos went down first and quickly on Sunday, but sprung back up to deliver a pair of mighty blows of their own. Atleti had their archrivals’ backs firmly pressed against the ropes, but let them evade the fatal blow and salvage a point with a late equaliser.

3rd straight draw this season against the Culés  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 19

The stalemate continued between La Liga’s two giants when the first half of the campaign came to a close for the sides on Saturday. Atlético and Barcelona played to a second straight 0-0 draw, with the third version of the great battle of styles this season taking place at the Vicente Calderón.

Juanfran cleared to face Barcelona  (

Juanfran available for Barça clash

Juanfran Torres will be able to play against FC Barcelona this upcoming Saturday after his booking in Málaga was dismissed. Last week, the full-back saw his fifth yellow card for “knocking down an opposition player in the dispute of the ball”, according to the referee’s official report.

Koke celebrates match-winner  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Atlético grinded out a narrow 1-0 road victory over Málaga on Saturday to briefly take over the top spot in La Liga. For a while, it appeared as if recent history would repeat itself. Los Rojiblancos’ previous two visits to La Rosaleda had both ended in scoreless draws, so when the 70th minute mark was

Goalscorers on the night Costa and Godín celebrate  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 17

Atlético capped off the best year in club history with yet another triumph at the unconquerable Vicente Calderón, though this 3-2 win came after a vigorously-contested battle against Levante. If ever there was a match to exemplify the era of ‘Cholo’, Sunday night’s was not it. Well, at least, not the beginning of it.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 16

Atlético fooled around with Valencia in the opening half of Sunday’s encounter, waiting until after the break to land all the heavy blows in another knockout performance at the Vicente Calderón that ended in a 3-0 rout. Valencia came into the match having scored in their previous 26 league games, but Atleti completely snuffed out their attack on the night.