All posts tagged "miranda"

Saúl and Giménez celebrate against Eibar

Saúl and Giménez taking lead roles for youthful Atleti

When Atlético Madrid beat Eibar 3-1 this past Saturday, they did so with the average age in the starting XI being roughly 23 years-old.

Although Fernando Torres’ 100th career goal stole the headlines on the day, the game solidified the fact that José Giménez and Saúl Ñíguez are showing fans of los Rojiblancos that the future’s looking bright.

Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda

Miranda listening to transfer offers

In what has already been a disappointing couple of weeks with regards to players leaving the Vicente Calderon, it looks as if it could get worse. Miranda has confirmed to Brazilian radio that he is in talks to leave Atletico Madrid, where he enjoyed a fantastic season.

Godín heads Atlético into the history books (REUTERS)

The red and white aftermath: ‘Campeones’ Edition

Believe, for this is real. Atlético Madrid are the crowned champions of Spain, having toppled super-powers Real Madrid and Barcelona over the course of a 38-game season. With the mantra of “one match at a time”, Diego Simeone’s men have achieved the unimaginable.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 34

Win, win, win and – if necessary – win again. That is what Atlético have to do if they are to claim their first La Liga title in 18 years this season. The team know that three more victories are needed from their last 4 games to secure top spot, although as usual, the only game that matters right now is the next one.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 27

After over an hour of mostly dispirited play by Atlético in Vigo, the men in and red and white sparked back to life to abruptly terminate their foes 2-0. The game against Celta started off eerily similar to Atleti’s previous two trips in league play–the squad looked all too comfortable letting their opponents dictate play while hardly offering much of a threat in attack of their own.

Facepalmingly bad display by Atleti in Pamplona  (ESPNFC)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 25

Huh? What the hell was that? For the second straight league match away from home, Atlético resembled the version of themselves spearheaded by Gregorio Manzano before Diego Simeone came to the rescue.

Atleti's tribute to Luis Aragonés before kickoff  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 22

In one of the most enchanting nights at the Vicente Calderón in recent memory, Atlético soared to the top of the league table for the first time in 18 years by handily defeating Real Sociedad 4-0. Los Colchoneros honoured the glory days of their past by paying tribute to a fallen idol who fully embodied the spirit of the club’s halcyon days.

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Match Preview: Atlético vs. Sevilla

Atlético will kick off the second half of the season tomorrow and hope to continue their unbeaten streak in a tough game against Sevilla. The last few weeks have been busy for Cholo’s men with mid-week Copa clashes against Valencia and the joint league leaders Barcelona. The players’ physical abilities will be tested tomorrow at

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Atlético grinded out a narrow 1-0 road victory over Málaga on Saturday to briefly take over the top spot in La Liga. For a while, it appeared as if recent history would repeat itself. Los Rojiblancos’ previous two visits to La Rosaleda had both ended in scoreless draws, so when the 70th minute mark was

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 16

Atlético fooled around with Valencia in the opening half of Sunday’s encounter, waiting until after the break to land all the heavy blows in another knockout performance at the Vicente Calderón that ended in a 3-0 rout. Valencia came into the match having scored in their previous 26 league games, but Atleti completely snuffed out their attack on the night.