Expectations were sky high for Atlético after successive home wins against Celtic and Racing, and they did not disappoint in this evening’s meeting with Sporting Gijón. It was a night to savour in the Vicente Calderón as record signing Radamel Falcao added to his hat-trick at the weekend with a further two goals, and many will argue that he should have had another treble if not for referee Iturralde González.
Atlético welcome Sporting Gijón to the Vicente Calderón on Wednesday in a midweek round of La Liga action. Los Rojiblancos have shown rare consistency, solid defending and offensive prowess in the first weeks of their 2011/12 campaign. Are we in store for another classic letdown, or is Gregorio Manzano’s Atlético the real deal?
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?
Tonight we started off the second round of la Liga on the wrong foot with a 1-0 defeat to Sporting Gijón. A goal by David Barral after a disastrous defensive mishap between Perea and Raúl García was more than enough for the home side to secure the victory.
Atlético head into Asturias to face off against fellow rojiblanco side Sporting Gijón on Sunday evening at the Estadio El Molinón. The teams last met in the season opener at the Vicente Calderón, a 4-0 rout by Atleti just days after our Super Cup triumph over Inter Milan that had us all living in a fool’s paradise.