Atlético pounded Getafe into submission on Saturday with a performance that bordered on downright cruelty. The 7-0 annihilation was the worst loss in los Azulones‘ history. The scoreboard also happened to mirror Atleti’s record at ‘Cholo Castle’ this season, with Simeone’s men picking up their seventh home win on the trot.
It was always going to be a tall order to come out of the Madrigal with the three points on Sunday. Without several key starters and visiting one of the league’s top clubs, Atlético were lucky to even come away with anything at all against a very strong Villarreal side. Given the circumstances and the opponent, a 1-1 draw is by no means a huge disappointment.
Despite their clear superiority for most of the afternoon, Atlético struggled to dispose of Celta Vigo at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday.
Ultimately, a Diego Costa brace was enough to extend the club’s record league start to eight straight wins.
While it was by no means a dominant performance, Atlético hung on to defeat Osasuna 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón Tuesday night, successfully remaining flawless in La Liga ahead of Saturday’s return to the Bernabéu. Although the end result was the same, the path to the three points against los Rojillos was markedly different from Atleti’s win at Valladolid this past Saturday.
Sunday’s scoreless draw against a last-place Mallorca side with one foot down the chute to Segunda made it clear that Atlético had already accomplished all of their pre-season objectives before kick-off. Following direct qualification to the Champions League group stage and a Copa del Rey title and simultaneous snapping of a 14-year derby winless streak,
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
Atlético will lament missing out on the chance to move back into second in the league standings on Sunday after a troubling performance at the Vicente Calderón against a depleted Valencia outfit. With a goal apiece in under seven minutes of play, the match was setting up to be a classic slugfest typical of engagements
Atlético bounced back big from last weekend’s defeat to La Real with a 2-0 shutout on the road at Osasuna on Sunday. Los Rojiblancos (or Negrazulirojos) came out to the pitch of the Reyno de Navarra clad in the whimsical colour scheme of some creature out of a tropical rainforest: black top, blue shorts and
Well, it had to end some time. Atlético’s perfect record at the Vicente Caldéron was unceremoniously broken up by Real Sociedad, who also snapped our nine-game home shutout streak in league play with a controversial second half goal on Sunday. Diego Simeone’s men, who heavily out-shot their foes on the night, were exasperatingly inaccurate with
Atlético kept their perfect home record intact by taking out all their anger from their impotent derby performance of a week ago on a very poor Deportivo, absolutely destroying a side that had already arrived in Madrid in tatters. 6-0 was the final scoreline on Sunday–the type usually displayed on the scoreboards at the Bernabéu