With a fantastic performance in the first half, Atlético already seem to have sealed their passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. At the Vicente Calderón we beat Besiktas 3-1 with two goals by Salvio and another from Adrián. Diego Simeone had to do without seven absentees and lined up without any surprises in
Former Atlético captain Simão Sabrosa spoke to Spanish radio station Onda Cero Monday night as he gets set for what will surely be an emotional return to the Vicente Calderón. On Thursday, the 32-year-old’s Besiktas side will visit Madrid for their Europa League round of 16 first leg clash against Atleti, an event the former
On Tuesday Atlético officially announced one of Spain’s worst kept secrets, the departure of Jesús “Suso” García Pítarch. The 48-year old sporting director replaced Toni Muñoz in 2006 after having worked at Valencia for four years.
Although heavily criticised for some of his signings, García Pítarch did help build a squad that twice qualified for the Champions League and won two European titles in 2010. We take a look at his top 5 signings.
Atlético president Enrique Cerezo and General Director Miguel Ángel Gil went on the Cadena SER radio programme “El Larguero” yesterday, in a bid to clarify the state of their relationship. Rumours in the Spanish media earlier this week suggested that there was a “complete rupture” between the pair and that they were not on speaking terms.
In England clubs were spending big on the last day of the transfer window, but in Spain only six transfers were made. Although there were rumours of late offers totalling up to €109m, Atlético had it’s business done long before deadline day. In January six changes were made to our first team, with four players leaving and two coming in.
Following the injury to left-back Nacho Monreal, Osasuna president Patxi Izco called Atlético to inform that Juanfran would not be sold during the winter transfer window. Rojiblanco officials are now racing to find an alternative option to replace the void left by Simao Sabrosa, who leaves to join Besiktas in the new year.
On the verge of completing his switch to Turkish side Besiktas, Simao Sabrosa bid farewell to his club of three and a half years and to all of its supporters. The Atlético captain, winger and set-piece specialist was very emotional when he appeared alongside club president Enrique Cerezo at today’s press conference.
Following yesterday’s victory over Espanyol that included Simao’s emotional farewell to the Colchonero faithful, Atlético head into the Christmas break rehabilitated having quickly amassed a four game unbeaten streak that included three shutouts. But will a return to action in 2011 without Simao on the squad spoil all the fun?
An embarrassing performance by the referee made for a spectacular match in a flooded Vicente Calderón tonight. We hosted Espanyol in the first leg of our Copa del Rey encounter and took a narrow, but ultimately deserved, win over the team that beat us 3-2 not too long ago.
Atlético inched closer to the targeted Champions League spots with a strong showing en route to a 3-0 away victory over Málaga. While we at AtléticoFans are thrilled with the weekend’s result, there are still some points that we would like to mull over before diving into the new week.