Atlético Madrid have taken the first step towards the final of the Copa del Rey. As with previous matches between these two teams, the battle between Atlético and Sevilla was heated, rough and controversial. After a spectacular 90 minutes Atleti lead the tie 2-1 after both teams scored goals from the spot kick. Álvaro Negredo
It’s been a memorable season so far, but ultimately, however well you play, it’s what you have to show for it that counts most to people in the long run. On Thursday, Atlético Madrid can take a big step in their hopes of winnin this year’s Copa del Rey, with Sevilla visiting the Calderón for
AtléticoFans writers Derek Maaijen and Martin Rosenow were lucky enough to witness Atleti’s 4-0 thrashing of Sevilla in the flesh Sunday night. Derek had previously attended three matches at the Vicente Calderón, while Martin was in Madrid for the very first time ever. Martin went to our midweek Europa League match against Hapoel Tel Aviv with
Fresh from a rampant derby win last week, Sevilla are in town on Sunday to present Atlético with another testing encounter in the Vicente Calderón. Míchel’s side have been in inconsistent form but will come into the game full of confidence, and nobody more so than ex-rojiblanco José Antonio Reyes. Kick-off in the Spanish capital is set for 19:00 CET.
Atlético Madrid dominated in Sevilla for 45 minutes, but had to settle for a point after Los Nervionenses fought back in the second half in a match that ended level at 1-1. Both coaches were missing key players, but there were no surprises in Simeone’s line-up. Domínguez replaced the suspended Godín, while Koke and Salvio
Atlético make their way to Sevilla for one of the tougher fixtures of the season, and will do so without the presence of most of the members of the Rojiblanco fantastic four. Diego, Falcao and Arda will all watch the match, which gets underway on Saturday at 22:00 CET, from their couches in Madrid. The
Spain’s worst kept secret has finally been made public. On Thursday, the transfer of José Antonio Reyes from Atletico Madrid to Sevilla was announced by the Andalusian club. Reyes will sign a contract for three and a half years at the club where he left exactly eight years ago. Back then, Sevilla sold their young star for £17 million (€20m). Now, the 28-year-old only cost them €3.5 million to re-acquire.
On the 45th anniversary of the Vicente Calderón’s inauguration, Atlético were unable to get one past Sevilla goalkeeper Javi Varas. The match ended in an exasperating 0-0 draw, thwarting all plans of a celebration.
Atlético Madrid were held to a goalless draw by fellow Champions League contenders Sevilla. There were plenty of chances for either side to score in the Vicente Calderón on Sunday night, but both goalkeepers managed to keep a clean sheet by making numerous impressive saves.
Atlético host progressively-more-bitter rivals Sevilla at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday at 18:00 CET, just days after a mediocre showing in midweek Europa League action. Up for grabs are three crucial points in a match that can be deemed a ‘six-pointer’ given the likely implications the result will have in determining who ends up with a ticket to Champions League play at the end of the season.