The domestic season is coming to an end, and while Barcelona could wrap up the La Liga title next week, there are still other battles to be fought with four matches left to play. Atlético need a miracle if they are to qualify for the Champions League. Villarreal would have to lose three of their
Saturday night’s draw at the Calderón once again proved that supporting Atlético is not for the weak of heart. In fact, the club’s membership fee comes with the added expense of 3-5 years of supporter life expectancy. The atmosphere at the jam-packed Rojiblanco stadium was electric and both sides came ready to rumble. Check out our notes and quotes from the clash.
Just like two weeks ago against Valencia, Atlético again dominated a match but found their opponents to be more prolific. If Atlético, and especially Agüero, had shown more precision in front of goal, we would have beaten Sevilla tonight. With this 2-2 draw we remain without a home win since January 17.
Atlético host Sevilla on Saturday night in what is sure to be a heated encounter. In the last few years the rivalry between the clubs and its fans has lit up with agressive displays both on and off the pitch. Atleti are looking to continue their winning ways after finally breaking their duck with a 1-0 win away over Zaragoza last time out.
Tonight a crippled Atlético team suffered a 3-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Sánchez Pizjuán, with goals by Álvaro Negredo, Diego Perotti, Frédéric Kanouté and Diego Costa. Hopefully we’ll be able to welcome back Diego Godín and Kun Agüero when we take on Getafe in two weeks time, because we seem incredibly vulnerable when some of our starters are missing.
Tomorrow at 16.00 UTC+1, Atlético play against Sevilla in the sixth round of la Liga. The last time the two teams met was in the Copa del Rey final last May, which Sevilla won 2-0 at the Camp Nou in Barcelona. Since then there have been some changes to both teams’ personnel. Sevilla sold Squillaci
The sanctionary committee of the Spanish Football Federation has suspended José Antonio Reyes for one match, the minimal punishment in la Liga for a direct red card. The Andalusian was sent off in Sunday’s match against Real Zaragoza. Reyes clashed into defender Matteo Contini and was given his marching orders by referee Muñiz Fernández.
In between the current and the next international break, Atlético play two Europa League matches, and we face almost all of our direct rivals in the next six la Liga matches. While the media and some of the optimistic fans among us have been talking up our title chances, the coming period will show us where we’re really at. We take a look ahead.
Atlético will face off against Catalan side RCD Espanyol today, in the final of the 56th edition of the Carranza Trophy at 22:15 (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). The Rojiblancos defeated hosts Cádiz on Friday evening 1-1, and went through 6-5 on penalties. Espanyol fended off current holders Sevilla last night. The game ended 1-1, but Espanyol went through 4-1 in the shootout.
Atlético takes part in the prestigious Ramón de Carranza Trophy as its most successful participant, having won the event a record eight times. The rojiblancos will kickoff against organisers and Segunda División B side Cádiz CF today at 22:00 (GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour). Filipe Luis and Sergio Agüero have both been included in Quique’s squad for the game.