Protests against the directors earlier in the afternoon seemed to be the main talking point among Colchonero fans, but the Atlético players turned their focus to the pitch and delivered an amazing performance to beat Real Sociedad 3-0 at home on Sunday evening. Goals from Filipe, Mario Suárez and Sergio Agüero brought Atleti a deserved victory.
Striker Sergio Aguero suffered a grade I left hamstring injury in the Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid. The 22-year-old is expected to be out for the next two weeks as he recovers from the strain. He will miss important ties against Mallorca, Real Madrid and Sporting Gijón.
We’ll have to wait another week to break the 11-year hex against our eternal rivals Real Madrid. Forlán’s early opening strike transported us into a seven minute dream state that allowed us to muse about finally ending the curse against los Merengues, but Sergio Ramos’ goal snapped us out of our short-lived trance.
Atlético midfielder Mario Suárez has been a hot topic among Atleti fans of late, ever since his surprise inclusion in the starting XI for the derby. After garnering widespread praise for his performance against Osasuna this past weekend, the 23-year old began to draw national attention and gave a broad-ranging interview to El Mundo Deportivo this week.
Quique surprisingly dropped Assunção for Mario Suárez in the derby against Real Madrid, arguably our biggest game of the season. The change came as a shock to the fans, as it was only the second time Mario appeared from the start in a league match. Mario’s latest performance has us eager to see more of the canterano, but Assunção has proven to be a valuable part of our team. Who do you think will and should line up in midfield?
This week Tiago Mendes arrived in Madrid to complete Atlético’s set up, but now Quique Sánchez Flores might have too many players too pick from. With the arrival of Tiago there are now six central midfielders at the coach’ disposal, while only two spots are available.We take a look at the players that are nominated to leave.