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.
Atlético will seek to keep their unbeaten record at home intact in La Liga play when they host Real Madrid on Sunday. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón — where attendance is expected to top off — is set for 17:00 CET.
Having had such a great season up until this point, it will be a little strange to see a depleted and confidence-shot Atlético take to the field against Real Madrid on Tuesday night, although there is still a cup-final place up for grabs. On the back of two defeats, missing key players and 3-0 down from the first leg, the odds could not be stacked any further against the Rojiblancos, but not for one moment will they be taking this game likely. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is set for 21:00 CET.
Three days after moving top of La Liga, Atlético can go a step further on Wednesday night as they look to secure their place in a second successive Copa del Rey final. Kick-off at the Bernabéu is set for 20:00 CET.
What can we say? You wait 14 years to win a derby, and suddenly two come along in four months. Both at the Bernabéu. On Saturday night, Atlético move five points clear of their local rivals at the top of La Liga.
When Atlético defeated Real Madrid to claim the Copa del Rey last May, they ended a barren fourteen-year, twenty-five game spell without victory against their rivals. They will certainly be looking to make it two-for-two at the Bernabeu on Satuday night at 22:00 CET.
While it was by no means a dominant performance, Atlético hung on to defeat Osasuna 2-1 at the Vicente Calderón Tuesday night, successfully remaining flawless in La Liga ahead of Saturday’s return to the Bernabéu. Although the end result was the same, the path to the three points against los Rojillos was markedly different from Atleti’s win at Valladolid this past Saturday.
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
On Friday night, the city of Madrid will come to a standstill as the Spanish capital’s two most decorated clubs do battle in the Santiago Bernabéu. For Atlético Madrid, the season hinges on this one match, as they try and do what has proved impossible for 14 years and overcome eternal rivals Real Madrid in
Atlético will hope they used up the very last bit of their allotted bad luck for the season on Sunday, as los Rojiblancos were unfortunate to fall to the newly-crowned champions of La Liga. An own goal by captain Gabi handed Barcelona a, perhaps, undeserved 2-1 comeback victory. The stronger side for the vast majority of