Léo Baptistão had to be carried off the pitch at Atleti’s training facilities on a stretcher this Wednesday, as he badly injured his ankle during the training session while attempting to dribble youth talent goalkeeper Bono. Because of how badly the player seemed to be hurt, x-ray scans were taken immediately to rule out a more serious injury. The final diagnosis: a second degree ankle sprain.
Atleti ended their first game of the preseason with victory and a trophy, in a 4-2 win over Numancia on Sunday. Cholo Simeone fielded the strongest line-up possible for the opening half. Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Demichelis, Filipe, Gabi, Mario, Koke, Arda, Adrián and Diego Costa played a 4-4-2 formation, with Arda and Koke on the
Atlético unveiled their summer signing Léo Baptistão on Friday during the Volkswagen Race Tour at the Circuito del Jarama in Madrid. In attendance were club president Enrique Cerezo, sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero and club legend Luís Pereira. “Today is an important day for me. I’m very excited to have signed for Atlético Madrid.
After months of rumours and speculation and only days after the departure of Falcao, Atlético have announced the signing of Léo Baptistão from Rayo Vallecano. The talented Brazilian forward, who turns 21 in August, has signed a five-year contract with the Rojiblancos, who have reportedly paid a €7 million transfer fee. Because he also holds an Italian