All posts tagged "la liga"

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.

New faces starting to find their flow (Guardian)

Further success on the horizon for red and whites?

Following the exit of several star names over the summer, much has been made of Atlético in particular in front of goal this season, with many quick to judge our new signings and point the finger at the team’s apparent inability to score and make chances from open play. Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrián

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.

Win or tie at Camp Nou lands Atleti the title (AP)

Match preview: Barcelona vs. Atlético

Los Rojiblancos have one more chance to secure the elusive league title in their last stand against Barcelona on Saturday. The title-deciding clash of the season is set to kick-off at 18:00 CET, and Atleti need either a tie or a win to hoist the Primera División trophy for the first time since 1996.

Atleti's 9-game win streak snapped at Levante  (clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 36

Ups…and downs. They are a part of life and, more importantly, they are a part of being an Atlético fan. Los Rojiblancos were riding a tidal wave of momentum heading into their encounter at the Ciutat de València on Sunday, but they were abruptly stymied by an early mishap, some outrageous goalkeeping by Keylor Navas and a suspiciously motivated home side, eventually falling by a score of 2-0.

Costa elche

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 34

Win, win, win and – if necessary – win again. That is what Atlético have to do if they are to claim their first La Liga title in 18 years this season. The team know that three more victories are needed from their last 4 games to secure top spot, although as usual, the only game that matters right now is the next one.

Godín wins over the fans  with an opening goal and a point to the crest  (clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 33

With Barcelona surprisingly beaten at Granada the previous evening, Atlético took the chance to go three points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday with a deserved win at local rivals Getafe.

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.

Atleti lost to Espanyol 1-0 in Barcelona in October  (zimbio.com)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Espanyol

Freshly qualified Champions League quarter-finalists Atlético will seek revenge against one of only three clubs to defeat them in La Liga this season when they host Espanyol on Saturday. Proceedings at the Vicente Calderón get underway at 22:00 CET.

Not exactly Aranzubía's night (AS)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 23

Atlético suffered only their second loss of the present league campaign in Almería on Saturday, but it just so happened to be their second loss in the same week. Much has and will continue to be made about referee Fernando Teixeira Vitienes’ atrocious officiating on the evening, and rightfully so, but Atleti have overcome adverse or blown calls all season long. Not on this accursed night, though.