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.
Atlético managed to take home a point despite finishing with nine players on the field in Getafe on Sunday. The scoreless bout will lend a lot of credence to the theory that there’s a lack of motivation in Rojiblanco land. There was always going to be some concern about Atleti’s ability to create chances coming
Atlético’s eight first team internationals will be returning from midweek national team duties for the club’s upcoming clash in Vallecas against Rayo on Sunday. The major headline in Rojiblanco land this FIFA round was that midfielder and Atleti academy product Mario Suárez made his debut with the Spanish national team’s senior side, after having played
Following a pair of uninspiring affairs to welcome the New Year, a back-to-full-strength Atlético got off to a sparkling start at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday night when they took on a very tame Real Zaragoza side. Only an unusually imprecise Falcao prevented this match from ending in a blowout. The 2-0 final score belied
Atlético Madrid were invited by Fuenlabrada for the inaugural match of their Fernando Torres Stadium, named after the Premier League superstar who grew up in the Madrid suburb. Atlético beat Fuenlabrada by three goals, but the biggest news of the night was the return of Sergio Asenjo and the debut of Portuguese signing Pizzi.
Wonder boy Sergio Aguero’s first ever hat-trick at Atlético helped the club snap a streak of four straight losses in Mallorca, but it wasn’t enough to sidestep the two preliminary rounds of the Europa League as los Rojiblancos finish a disappointing 2010-11 season in seventh place. “It was a bittersweet victory as we were unable to avoid the preliminaries,” said David de Gea afterwards.
Atlético resorted to their old ways yet again by turning in back-to-back stinkers in just a span of four days, with losses to Málaga and Racing Santander. Though los Rojiblancos still have a solid chance of securing a Europa League berth for next season, they felt it necessary to put their fans through the torture chamber one last time for the final stage of the current campaign.
For a brief spell Atlético looked like a decent team tonight, but during the other 70 minutes they were lacklustre and without the fight expected of them for qualification into the Europa League next season. Racing deservedly kept the three points at El Sardinero with their 2-1 triumph. Mario put us in front early with a wonderful blast, but Racing rallied back with goals from Kennedy and Rosenberg.
Sergio Agüero, Diego Forlán and Tomas Ujfalusi all set up accounts prior to the start of the season, mostly to communicate with their fans and post pictures as they’re en route to away games. But since Juanfran’s arrival, Twitter has become the perfect place for supporters to listen in to conversations between Atlético players.
Atlético continued their steady climb up the Primera División ladder on Sunday with an all-around dominant showing over freefalling visitors Real Sociedad. The lively 3-0 victory was los Colchoneros’ second win in a row, and they now trail 5th place by a single point ahead of next weekend’s clash against Espanyol.