Atlético were able to best Elche 2-0 after a fiercely contested first half in which the scrappy hosts matched Simeone’s men in guts and intensity at the Estadio Martínez Valero. Second half goals by the Colchoneros’ dynamic duo of Koke and Diego Costa were enough to put out Fran Escribá’s charges’ fire.
Atlético pounded Getafe into submission on Saturday with a performance that bordered on downright cruelty. The 7-0 annihilation was the worst loss in los Azulones‘ history. The scoreboard also happened to mirror Atleti’s record at ‘Cholo Castle’ this season, with Simeone’s men picking up their seventh home win on the trot.
The red and white outlaws held the Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla hostage Saturday night, making their way out of town with a 2-0 victory. The win also makes it a perfect 15 out of a possible 15 points in Primera action so far this campaign. Nothing can stop Cholo’s gang, despite their worst first half of football thus far this season.
Atlético were held to a scoreless draw against Deportivo in a useless game that nonetheless offered the capital club a very useful point. It’s interesting how expectations can change so quickly. Had fourth place been secured by Atleti in previous campaigns, as was the case to virtually no fanfare Saturday night, celebrations alongside Neptuno would
Ouch. Athletic Bilbao socked Atlético in the gut on Sunday with a spirited second half effort and, just like that, los Rojiblancos’ seven game unbeaten streak was snapped. The 3-0 drubbing left Atleti fans feeling visceral pain for the first time in a while, the agony having increased with each blow dealt by los Leones
25 of 27 points! Atlético spoil their supporters with another victory — their 12th straight — sweeping aside lowly Osasuna 3-1 at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday to remain level with Barcelona at the top of the Spanish table. The clash started off pretty much the way the ‘Cholo Effect’ has allowed us to expect