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We can expect both Gareth Bale and Ronaldo on Saturday

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

The attention of Madrid again turns to the Vicente Calderón on Saturday afternoon, as Real Madrid travel the short distance to take on Atlético in this season’s sixth derbi madrileño. Atleti are unbeaten in the five games so far this season, and go into the league encounter knowing that a win is crucial if they are going to mount a serious title defence this season.

Kick-off in the capital is at 16:00 CET.

Torres likely to start from the bench (Getty)

Match preview: Real Madrid vs. Atlético

On the back of defeat to Barcelona at the weekend, Atlético Madrid now face another difficult task in securing Copa del Rey qualification at the Santiago Bernabéu on Thursday evening.

Despite winning 2-0 in last week’s first leg, maximum concentration will be required from Simeone and his team to prevent rivals Real Madrid from pulling off would would be a famous derby comeback.

Torres in his penultimate derby match of first Atleti spell (DigiSport)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

Having closed the gap domestically over the weekend, Atlético are preparing for the first of a Copa del Rey double header against rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday.

With Fernando Torres now available and set to start, the colchoneros will look to avenge last year’s semi-final defeat and reclaim the trophy they won so memorably in 2013.

New faces starting to find their flow (Guardian)

Further success on the horizon for red and whites?

Following the exit of several star names over the summer, much has been made of Atlético in particular in front of goal this season, with many quick to judge our new signings and point the finger at the team’s apparent inability to score and make chances from open play. Diego Costa, David Villa and Adrián

Godín rises highest (Getty Images)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Real Madrid

A late equaliser to silence the Bernabéu means it’s advantage Atlético ahead of Friday’s Spanish Super Cup second leg, as Diego Simeone’s side take a vital away goal into the traditional start of season clash.

Training for the new squad (pic: Marca)

How will a season of change affect Atlético?

The transfer window is often a period of unease for Atlético fans. Much has been made of our activity over the summer, in particular concerning players exiting the club, as we pay the inevitable price for our own success last year. We evaluate the possibilities for Atleti in 2014/15, and also take a look at how we are shaping up compared to our domestic and European rivals.

This one's for all the marbles (AP)

Champions League Final: Real Madrid vs. Atlético Madrid

After visiting Neptune for the sixth time since Diego Forlán’s extra-time match-winner against Fulham in 2010 and receiving the god’s blessing, los Rojiblancos are ready to face off against rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League Final. Lisbon’s Estadio da Luz is set to host the biggest derbi madrileño of all time this Saturday at 20:45 CET.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 36

Ups…and downs. They are a part of life and, more importantly, they are a part of being an Atlético fan. Los Rojiblancos were riding a tidal wave of momentum heading into their encounter at the Ciutat de València on Sunday, but they were abruptly stymied by an early mishap, some outrageous goalkeeping by Keylor Navas and a suspiciously motivated home side, eventually falling by a score of 2-0.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 30

While eternal rivals Real Madrid were en route to a second straight loss in less than a week at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Atlético had to sweat one out themselves at home against Granada Wednesday night. Los Rojiblancos made their fans wait until just past the hour mark before they could erupt in celebration.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 26

Atlético were unable to hold onto victory after a spirited comeback effort against Real Madrid that had all the electricity of a heavyweight prize fight. Los Rojiblancos went down first and quickly on Sunday, but sprung back up to deliver a pair of mighty blows of their own. Atleti had their archrivals’ backs firmly pressed against the ropes, but let them evade the fatal blow and salvage a point with a late equaliser.