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atletico madrid forward adrian outruns valencia defender ricardo costa

Match preview: Valencia vs. Atlético

On Saturday, high-flying Atlético will look to prove that their almost perfect start to the 2012/13 campaign is no fluke when they head out to the Mestalla to take on their hosts Valencia. The battle between the long-standing direct rivals begins at 22:00 CET. Coming into the weekend on the back of their 13th win


Atlético duo acknowledge Bilbao threat

Two of Atlético’s heroes of the semi-final, Adrián and Thibaut Courtois, acknowledge that defeating Athletic Bilbao in next month’s Europa League final will be a tough ask. Speaking to after the second leg of the tie against Valencia, Adrián said, “Athletic have so many qualities and play very well. They are formidable opponents. They are

'El Cholo' on the sidelines at the Mestalla (EFE)

Simeone: “I’m delighted for all Atlético fans”

Atlético coach Diego Simeone, fresh after having led los Colchoneros to the final of the Europa League with their 11th straight victory in the UEFA tournament, spoke proudly of the squad following their 1-0 shutout of Valencia at the Mestalla on Thursday. “I am very happy, mainly for the players, who have made an enormous

Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez skips past Valencia defender Jordi Alba

Europa League: Valencia 0 – 1 Atlético

On its 109th birthday, Atlético Madrid qualified for the Europa League final for the second time in three years. On Wednesday the 9th of May, we will travel to Bucarest to take on our Basque brothers from Athletic Club. Atleti struggled at the Mestalla on Thursday night, but the tightly contested match was decided by


Match preview: Valencia vs. Atlético

Atlético will be protecting a 4-2 lead when they square off against Valencia at the Mestalla Thursday evening in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final matchup. Kick off, on a day which just so happens to be Atlético’s 109th anniversary, is set for 21:05 CET. Should they hold off their foes, Atleti will

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao scores twice against Valencia in the Europa League

Europa League: Atlético 4 – 2 Valencia

On Thursday night the spectators at the Vicente Calderón witnessed a historic night, as Atlético have taken a big step towards the final of the Europa League. Domestic rivals Valencia were beaten in spectacular manner, but keep perspective because of two goals at the end of both halves: 4-2. Atlético, without the suspended Diego Godín,

Tiago holds off Soldado

Match preview: Atlético vs. Valencia

The games are coming thick and fast for Atlético Madrid at the moment, and on Thursday night we play our biggest of the season so far, hosting Valencia in a Europa League semi-final. Kick-off in what will be an electric Vicente Calderón is set for 21:05 CET. After seeing off AZ Alkmaar in the last

atletico striker radamel falcao celebrates after scoring against rayo vallecano

Falcao: “I want to leave a mark at Atlético”

Atlético striker Radamel Falcao made an appearance on Radio MARCA’s ‘Intermedio’ programme on Tuesday, where he spoke about his future in red and white and his hopes of still qualifying for Champions League this season. The 26-year-old wants to prove his Colombian countrymen wrong for doubting Atlético and for slamming him for his choice to

Falcao's best chance was blocked at the goal line  (Getty)

Delayed gratification

All the chips were falling perfectly into place for Atlético to do what just weeks ago seemed inconceivable: move into the top four spots of the Primera División table. Levante drew level with Racing at home while Espanyol smashed home a late equaliser against Athletic Bilbao, which meant that if Atleti could take all three

A physical game at the Vicente Calderón(AS)

La Liga: Atlético 0 – 0 Valencia

Atlético went at Valencia at the Vicente Calderón, but were shut out the entire 90 minutes. Los Che didn’t score either as we collected Simeone’s fifth clean sheet and a 0-0 draw. The match became a tough battle but without a winner. Good football didn’t seem a priority to either coach, who instructed their teams