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atletico players thank fans for pre-game tribute for match against Osasuna

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 9

25 of 27 points! Atlético spoil their supporters with another victory — their 12th straight — sweeping aside lowly Osasuna 3-1 at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday to remain level with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish table. The clash started off pretty much the way the ‘Cholo Effect’ has allowed us to expect

atletico madrid victory over espanyol arda koke raul celebrate

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 6

And breathe Colchoneros! Three more points in the bag and Atlético hold on to second place for at least another week after coming out of the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat triumphantly for the first time in their five trips to the Barcelona-based ground. Los Rojiblancos have put their supporters through what feels like a season’s worth

atletico madrid forward diego costa against rayo on sunday

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 4

After having their way with Rayo Vallecano for a large part of the first 82 minutes of Sunday’s encounter – hitting their neighbours with four goals before an hour of play had elapsed and seemingly cruising to a comfortable victory – Atlético decided to put their fans through the torture chamber in a thrillingly bizarre

atletico madrid striker radamel falcao scores against Athletic

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 2

It was one of those magical 4-0 nights at the Vicente Calderón. A tiger was on the prowl, out to prove – yet again – that his bite was mightier than that of his feline cousins. Mario Suárez returned to the starting line-up (perhaps earning the nod by visiting ‘El Cholo’s’ barber before the clash


Juanfran set to miss league opener with knee injury

The injury bug struck Atlético early this year as starting right-back Juanfran is expected to miss up to three weeks following a right knee sprain suffered while playing a friendly with the Spanish national team in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 27-year-old began the day with good news having been handed a rare start with

Adrian opens the scoring for Spain

Atleti trio make Spain bow

Adrián was on target and Juanfran and Álvaro Domínguez also represented the Spanish national team for the first time on Saturday evening, as La Roja ran out 2-0 winners against Serbia in St. Gallen. The Rojiblanco trio all made a good impression ahead of manager Vicente Del Bosque’s announcement of the definitive list of 23 players

Atletico Madrid trio Juanfran, Alvaro Dominguez and Adrian called up by Spain

Atleti trio called up by Del Bosque

Just hours after landing in Colombia Álvaro Domínguez, Juanfran and Adrián López woke up to some wonderful news. They got to travel all the way back over the Atlantic for another 14 hour flight. The trio were called up by Spain coach Vicente del Bosque for friendlies against Serbia and South Korea on 26 and


Juanfran makes the most out of opportunity

Surely, at the start of the season, there were times when Juanfran was beating himself up over having left Osasuna a year and a half ago to join Atleti. The winger had gone from being a crucial member of the Rojillo side, to ending up as a bench warmer at Atlético. After some early opportunities

atletico midfielder arda turan scores off a bicycle kick against espanyol

The red and white aftermath: Week 34

Atlético, rather surprisingly given their tendency to zone out in La Liga following midweek Europa League play, put on a vigorous display against Espanyol to keep the party alive on the way to their third consecutive victory. Sunday’s match, sandwiched between our semi-final fixtures versus Valencia, was more of the same razzle-dazzle carried over from

falcao celebrates match winning goal against rayo vallecano

The red and white aftermath: Week 33

The farther we drift away from the possibility of taking part in Champions League football next season, the more our league campaign seems to diminish in relevance. Though billed as a final by Atlético players and the media alike ahead of the clash, the game in Vallecas had all the thrill and excitement of a