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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 10

There was no let up in Atlético’s 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday night. Literally from start to finish, the struggling Verdiblancos found themselves picking the ball out of their own net. The Rojiblanco faithful were treated to a delightful spectacle that began with the fastest goal in club history scored by Óliver Torres–the player that sparked the most pre-game buzz given his inclusion in the starting line-up in replacement of the ailing Arda Turan.

Copa del Rey celebrations

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid 1 – 2 Atlético

La Décima! Atlético claimed their tenth Copa del Rey title on Friday with a heroic 1-2 victory over their rivals Madrid in an eventful derby final. They did their fans proud; it was only the Colchoneros whose songs could be heard throughout the night. The Rojiblancos’ cathartic triumph over the Merengues was their first of

Juanfran Torres of Atletico Madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 35

Europe take heed! Atlético will be bumping shoulder-to-shoulder with the continent’s finest next season, having clinched direct qualification into the Champions League group stage for 2013/14 with their 3-1 win over Celta on Wednesday. In their typical away game fashion, Atleti had spent most of the first half in Vigo feeling out their severely-threatened-with-relegation opponents


Atlético in the future perfect

“The future perfect is a verb form or construction used to describe an event that is expected or planned to happen before a time of reference in the future, such as will have finished in the English sentence “I will have finished by tomorrow.” It is a grammatical combination of the future tense, or other

Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda

Miranda signs extension, Courtois to follow?

Atlético Madrid defender João Miranda has signed a new 3-year deal with the Rojiblancos. The 28-year old’s previous deal was set to expire in the summer of 2014 and with his impressive performances this season Atleti were keen to extend the contract of their starting centre back. Since joining Atleti on a free transfer in

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 25

Atlético picked up their 14th straight win and eighth consecutive shutout at the Vicente Calderón in league play with their hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Espanyol on Sunday. With 56 points in the bag in the present campaign and 13 games left on the calendar, Atleti have already equalled their points haul from last season. After

atletico madrid standouts raul and koke in mallorca

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Without three of their kings on El Día de los Reyes, Atlético were forced to overcome a bit of adversity in Palma. Nonetheless, they dominated proceedings on Sunday and were unlucky to only come away with a point in the 1-1 draw at Mallorca’s Iberostar Stadium. Missing best creator Arda Turan, most lethal goalscoring threat

godin lifts an ecstatic adrian who scored the match winner against celta vigo on friday

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 17

With a spectacular goal by Adrián under the Friday night lights of the Vicente Calderón, Atlético avoided a bitter end to an incredible year. A very bright start for Los Rojiblancos made it seem as if it would only be a matter of time before the floodgates would open and we’d see a spectacle very

rayo attacker leo is said to be close to signing with atletico

Let the rumours begin!

As the winter transfer window approaches, the rumour factory is churning out the goodies seemingly by the hour. The latest reports in the Spanish press suggest that young Rayo Vallecano starlet Leo Baptistão is on the verge of signing with Atlético, though the Brazilian would be expected to finish out the season with our Vallecas-based

atletico madrid coach diego simeone in derby versus real madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 14

Will the nightmare ever end? Atlético suffered their ninth loss in a row to their arch-nemesis Real Madrid on Saturday. At this point, and perhaps possibly for some time now, the feelings between the two capital sides simply can’t be mutual. Los Blancos have helped themselves to all 21 of the last 21 points up