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,
Atlético Madrid and Real Mallorca shared the points in the penultimate round of the 2012-2013 La Liga campaign. In Los Rojiblancos’ final home game of the season, captain Gabi presented the Copa del Rey trophy to the home crowd. On their way onto the pitch, the team was welcomed by a guard of honour from
Without Arda Turan, Miranda and Radamel Falcao, the trio was suspended, Atlético dropped two points on their away trip to Mallorca. The Rojiblancos seemed to get off the island with a scrappy win, but conceded a late goal after unfortunate defending by Filipe Luís. Atlético had taken the lead through Raúl García, who was on
Atlético hope to continue building on their resoundingly successful work in 2012 as their first match of the New Year gets underway at Mallorca on Sunday (21:00 CET). Suspensions to three critical players in Falcao, Arda and Miranda will make the task against the Balearic outfit a challenging one for Diego Simeone’s men though. Adrián,
Atlético suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Real Mallorca on Sunday afternoon. After a dreadful first half and a disastrous start to the second, Atleti woke up too late to recover from the damage. Simeone lined up with the formation we’ve seen in recent games. The only change to the 11 players that
Atlético find themselves in the Balearic Islands at present, where they arrived on Friday a day after sailing through to the Europa League quarter-finals by convincingly dispatching their Turkish foes Beşiktaş in Istanbul. While surely los Colchoneros would love to be on vacation at the oft-described Spanish paradise right about now, the reality is they
Arda and Sílvio were back. Atlético were at home. It was against Mallorca. All Atleti had to do was show up right? Wrong. With two more points down the drain, six points out of the Champions League zone and riding a six-game winless streak, where do Atlético go from here?
Atlético Madrid continued their poor start to the season with a 1-1 draw against Real Mallorca. Even more worrying than the disappointing result was the home team’s uninspiring performance and inability to create goalscoring opportunities.
When they host Mallorca at the Vicente Calderón Sunday, Atlético will look to unleash their tiger claws as opposed to the kitten paws they’ve been wielding about the past couple of weeks. Gregorio Manzano’s men come into this encounter following back-to-back scoreless ties in league play, and on the back of another punchless mid-week performance away at Udinese that ended in a stunning 2-0 loss.
Atlético de Madrid’s disappointing season came to an end on Saturday evening, along with Quique Sanchez Flores’ reign at the club, with a 4-3 away win at Real Mallorca. Sergio Agüero bagged a hat-trick, but other results didn’t go in los Colchoneros favour, meaning that the club will have to book their passage to the Europa League next season via a play-off.