Atlético Madrid have given up the fight for a Champions League spot after dropping two points against Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderón. After an uninspiring first half – the 45 minutes could be videotaped and used to cure severe cases of insomnia – Atleti managed to take the lead in the second half. A
Radamel Falcao’s last gasp equaliser at Betis on Sunday just about ensured Atlético still have an outside chance of making the top four, but victory is a must in the re-arranged week 20 fixture against Real Sociedad on Wednesday evening. Kick-off in the Vicente Calderón is set for an early Madrid Bank Holiday time of
It took nine tries, but for the first time this season Atlético Madrid have finally taken their first three points away from home. For the third consecutive game we shut out our opponents. And after a great team performance and a hat-trick by Falcao, we beat Real Sociedad at Anoeta. Diego Simeone decided not to
We want to believe in you Mr. Simeone. We want to believe your hiring wasn’t just a transparent ploy to appease us, the disgruntled fans, fed up with the butchering of our beloved club by its crooked captors. We want to believe that despite the dysfunctional management up top and regardless of the reasons why
Atlético end the first half of the season this weekend with a re-arranged trip to the Basque Country, where awaiting us will be an unpredictable Real Sociedad. Originally scheduled for the opening day back in August, the game will kick-off at 20:00 CET in the Anoeta Stadium on Saturday. Now two games into Diego Simeone’s
Atlético fans will have to wait at least one more week before they can watch their club kick off the 2011/12 league campaign. The AFE and the LFP failed to reach an agreement Friday in their dispute over unpaid players’ wages, so all week one matches have been cancelled as the players will proceed with their planned strike.
Atlético’s 2010/11 season has been described by many as a campaign of disappointment, with few highs but so many lows. But forget the four derby defeats against Real, or the 4-1 humiliation on that Monday night at Hércules. It’s time to look back at the five best performances we’ve seen from Atlético Madrid this season! With important wins against Athletic, Villarreal and Inter Milan, which game tops our list?
Atlético continued their steady climb up the Primera División ladder on Sunday with an all-around dominant showing over freefalling visitors Real Sociedad. The lively 3-0 victory was los Colchoneros’ second win in a row, and they now trail 5th place by a single point ahead of next weekend’s clash against Espanyol.
Protests against the directors earlier in the afternoon seemed to be the main talking point among Colchonero fans, but the Atlético players turned their focus to the pitch and delivered an amazing performance to beat Real Sociedad 3-0 at home on Sunday evening. Goals from Filipe, Mario Suárez and Sergio Agüero brought Atleti a deserved victory.
Atlético host Real Sociedad on Sunday night in the 31st round of la Liga. Earlier this season we beat the Txuri-urdin in a spectacular 4-2 win in Anoeta, with goals by Agüero, Forlán and Simão. El Kun returns from suspension and speculation mounts over his strike partner. Our Uruguayan World Cup star or last week’s hat-trick hero?