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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.

Costa slips past Mathieu (Eurosport)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Valencia

Atlético jump back into the fray of La Liga on Sunday after a two-week break from league play, taking on ninth-place Valencia at the Vicente Calderón. Diego Simeone’s men will aim to keep their, what many would say are far-fetched, title-hopes alive when the clash against Los Che gets underway at 21:00 CET.

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Match preview: Elche vs. Atlético

After a long, midweek trip to Zenit, Atlético once again travel east to meet an opponent. This time, their destination is a little closer to home: Elche. Kick-off at the Estadio Martínez Valero is set for 16:00 CET this Saturday.

Atleti eliminated Getafe from  the Copa in January  (EFE)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Getafe

After the welcome respite of an international break, Atlético resume their season with a derby at home against sixth-placed Getafe, another team enjoying a fine start to their current campaign. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is scheduled for 22:00 CET on Saturday.

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Match preview: Atlético vs Athletic

After nabbing three points on the road midweek, Atlético receive Athletic, as they seek to keep the pressure on leaders Barcelona. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 17:00 CET on Sunday. Though Atlético weren’t at their best by any measure, they delivered a spirited performance to win at Granada on Wednesday. Two penalties,

Costa looks to add to his goal total (Reuters)

Match preview: Atlético vs Betis

Back from a productive midweek trip to Austria Wien, Atlético welcome Betis, as they look to keep pace with their rivals in La Liga. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 21:00 CET*, on Sunday. Last week, the Colchoneros saw their historic winning streak come to an end with a narrow defeat away to

Adrián will miss out on the chance to become  Celta's recurring nightmare  (

Match preview: Atlético vs Celta

Before yet another international break starts, Atlético receive struggling Celta on the eighth match day of La Liga. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 12:00 CET on Sunday.

Diego Costa fights off Real Madrid (Helios de la Rubia)

Match preview: Real Madrid vs Atlético

When Atlético defeated Real Madrid to claim the Copa del Rey last May, they ended a barren fourteen-year, twenty-five game spell without victory against their rivals. They will certainly be looking to make it two-for-two at the Bernabeu on Satuday night at 22:00 CET.

Léo Baptistão

Match preview: Atlético vs Rayo

Between the two legs of the Supercopa against Barcelona, Atlético face their Madrid neighbors, Rayo, on Sunday at the Vicente Calderón. Kick-off will be at 19:00 CET. This fixture, the Rojiblancos’ first home game of La Liga, comes after an impressive away victory over Sevilla last Sunday, and a dominant midweek display against Barça that

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Match preview: Sevilla vs Atlético

With what is without a doubt the most exciting fixture of the weekend, Atlético will commence their 2013-14 La Liga campaign away against Sevilla. However, thanks to La Liga’s mystifying scheduling, the Rojiblancos will kick off their first game at 23:00 CET on Sunday. The reigning Copa del Rey champions go into this thrilling season