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Atletico Madrid celebrate Tiago's goal against Real Zaragoza

La Liga: Atlético 2 – 0 Real Zaragoza

Atlético Madrid have concluded the first round of the 2012-2013 Liga BBVA season with a 2-0 victory over Real Zaragoza. The win not only increases our lead over Real Madrid to 7 points, but our total of 44 points from the first 19 games also marks the best opening half of a season in the

atletico madrid standouts raul and koke in mallorca

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Without three of their kings on El Día de los Reyes, Atlético were forced to overcome a bit of adversity in Palma. Nonetheless, they dominated proceedings on Sunday and were unlucky to only come away with a point in the 1-1 draw at Mallorca’s Iberostar Stadium. Missing best creator Arda Turan, most lethal goalscoring threat

atletico players celebrate goal against valladolid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 5

In a performance that could be broken up and described in parts by using some of the poetic names on Valladolid’s squad (Sereno, Bueno, Guerra, Valiente, or Serene, Good, War, Brave), Atlético were able to nurse their 2-0 half-time lead en route to their third consecutive league victory and fifth straight win in all competitions.

atletico madrid striker radamel falcao scores against Athletic

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 2

It was one of those magical 4-0 nights at the Vicente Calderón. A tiger was on the prowl, out to prove – yet again – that his bite was mightier than that of his feline cousins. Mario Suárez returned to the starting line-up (perhaps earning the nod by visiting ‘El Cholo’s’ barber before the clash

atletico madrid fiasco in zaragoza

The red and white aftermath: Week 29

A late Diego Godín blunder only served to mask what had been an unbearable 93 minutes against Real Zaragoza prior to the Uruguayan central defender’s costly mistake, which helped our opponents spin a dull affair into a miraculous triumph. Atlético failed to show up at La Romareda, which has been the case for los Colchoneros

atleticos arda takes on athletic's oscar de marcos

The red and white aftermath: Week 28

Diego Simeone’s men spent Wednesday night in seventh place after outlasting fellow Europa League-title and Champions League berth contenders Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderón. Atlético can still be bumped down to eighth if Espanyol secure a draw or win at Betis on Thursday, but few in Rojiblanco land will be upset at that prospect

mallorca mascot jokes around with fran merida

The red and white aftermath: Week 27

Atlético’s 2-1 loss to Mallorca on Sunday improved from what was looking like a major catastrophe to ending in a major downer, as we failed to capitalise on opportunities to turn the match on its head. A tedious first 45 minutes of play that felt like a continuation of last weekend’s performance against Granada showed

atletico madrid striker radamel falcao gestures at a small section of the vicente calderon that jeered him during the match against granada

The red and white aftermath: Week 26

Atlético got the job done against Granada on Sunday, picking up the critical three points in play simply by going through the motions at the Vicente Calderón. The end result seemed to be a foregone conclusion in the days and hours leading up to the clash, but the league rules mandate that 22 players must

atletico winger pizzi helps full back silvio stretch out

Arda, Tiago & Sílvio keep Diego company in the clinic

Atlético’s official website confirmed on Tuesday that Arda Turan, Tiago and Sílvio will all be unavailable for our upcoming match against Besiktas. The trio join Diego and team captain Antonio López on the Rojiblanco injury list. Tiago, who traveled to Portugal on Tuesday to await the birth of his child, is suffering from a hamstring


Residual anger in Rojiblanco land

The passing hours following Atlético’s 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Sunday have done little to diminish the Rojiblanco faithful’s disappointment, frustration and outright indignation with regard to referee Perez Lasa and crew’s controversial officiating performance at the Vicente Calderón. The Spanish press helped fan the flames, with both MARCA and AS, in their Monday morning