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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 2

Atlético delivered an impeccable performance in Sunday’s 5-0 obliteration of Rayo Vallecano at the Vicente Calderón. In their home opener in league play, los Colchoneros were out to prove ‘Cholo Castle’ remains the scariest place to visit in La Liga, haunted by a ‘Beast’ that calls the Rojiblanco fortress home, and protected by the world’s

Léo Baptistão

Match preview: Atlético vs Rayo

Between the two legs of the Supercopa against Barcelona, Atlético face their Madrid neighbors, Rayo, on Sunday at the Vicente Calderón. Kick-off will be at 19:00 CET. This fixture, the Rojiblancos’ first home game of La Liga, comes after an impressive away victory over Sevilla last Sunday, and a dominant midweek display against Barça that

Leo baptistao presented as atletico madrid player

Léo Baptistão presented as new player of Atlético

Atlético unveiled their summer signing Léo Baptistão on Friday during the Volkswagen Race Tour at the Circuito del Jarama in Madrid. In attendance were club president Enrique Cerezo, sporting director José Luis Pérez Caminero and club legend Luís Pereira. “Today is an important day for me. I’m very excited to have signed for Atlético Madrid.

Léo Baptistão (MARCA)

OFFICIAL: Atlético sign forward Léo Baptistão

After months of rumours and speculation and only days after the departure of Falcao, Atlético have announced the signing of Léo Baptistão from Rayo Vallecano. The talented Brazilian forward, who turns 21 in August, has signed a five-year contract with the Rojiblancos, who have reportedly paid a €7 million transfer fee. Because he also holds an Italian

Rayo Vallecano winger lass Bangoura scores against Atletico Madrid

La Liga: Rayo 2 – 1 Atlético

Atlético Madrid’s woes away from the Vicente Calderón continued as the team again failed to pick up any points on the road. Even a short trip to the Estadio de Vallecas was too far from home for Simeone’s men, who lost 2-1 against city rivals Rayo Vallecano. The goals were scored by Lass Bangoura, who

Radamel Falcao and Arribas

Match preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Atlético

On Sunday, Atlético will visit cross-town outfit Rayo Vallecano, with whom los Colchoneros have a very neighourbly relationship with. It’s hard to call the Community of Madrid-based sides rivals, as the two have conducted quite a bit of business of mutual benefit with each other in recent times. Nonetheless, that didn’t prevent the State Commission


Léo Baptistão headlines busy rumour day for Atlético

20-year-old Rayo Vallecano striker Léo Baptistão will reportedly join Atlético at the end of the current season, COPE reports. The Spanish radio station claims the gifted young attacker, who will cost Atleti €6 million, will sign a four-year deal with los Colchoneros. As we reported in early December, Rayo conditioned the agreement on allowing Léo

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 forward diego costa against rayo on sunday

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 4

After having their way with Rayo Vallecano for a large part of the first 82 minutes of Sunday’s encounter – hitting their neighbours with four goals before an hour of play had elapsed and seemingly cruising to a comfortable victory – Atlético decided to put their fans through the torture chamber in a thrillingly bizarre