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Atlético confirm Cani loan deal

Atlético Madrid have today confirmed the signing of Villarreal midfielder Cani on loan for the remainder of the season. The 33 year-old playmaker joins after eight years with the Yellow Submarine, and will be at the Vicente Calderón until June 30th.

Raúl García the hero of Saturday's victory  (

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 32

Score, and hang on for dear life! This has apparently been Atlético’s game plan in their last three home games, all of which they have won by the same 1-0 margin. After getting off to a great start against Villarreal on Saturday, opening up the scoring within the first 15 minutes of action, los Rojiblancos spent most of their time warding off the Yellow Submarine.

Villa set to lead the attack in Costa's absence (Getty)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Villarreal

In a league fixture sandwiched between a Champions League quarter-final match-up with Barcelona, Atlético welcome Villarreal to the Vicente Calderón. Saturday’s clash against the Yellow Submarine gets underway at 16:00 CET.

Villarreal and Atleti gave each other a hand  (Eurosport)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 13

It was always going to be a tall order to come out of the Madrigal with the three points on Sunday. Without several key starters and visiting one of the league’s top clubs, Atlético were lucky to even come away with anything at all against a very strong Villarreal side. Given the circumstances and the opponent, a 1-1 draw is by no means a huge disappointment.

Falcao sent Villarreal out the top flight 2 seasons ago  (Getty)

Match preview: Villarreal vs. Atlético

Atlético hit the road again to face fourth in La Liga Villarreal, back from relegation just one year later and looking as lean and mean as in the old days when they gained the ‘Yellow Submarine’ nickname.


The red and white aftermath: Week 38

Though Atlético finished the season strongly, going unbeaten in their final nine games in all competitions including Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Villarreal and Thursday’s Europa League title-hoisting triumph over Athletic Bilbao, the mood in Rojiblanco land was tepid at best, as most of us felt we should have been celebrating our return to the Champions

Villarreal players pasillo atletico madrid

La Liga: Villarreal 0 – 1 Atlético

Atlético Madrid have concluded the 2011/12 La Liga season with a 1-0 win away at Villarreal. A late goal sent the home team down to the Segunda División, while it leaves Atleti in 5th place. The Rojiblancos had hoped to beat Málaga to a Champions League spot, but our rivals didn’t slip up and claimed

Atletico Madrid playmaker Diego Ribas against Villarreal

Match preview: Villarreal vs. Atlético

After our midweek heroics and ensuing festivities, one would almost forget Atlético has one more game to play this season. The Rojiblancos take on Villarreal in a game that decides in which competitions the two team will be playing next year. Atlético must win to have a chance of qualifying for the next edition of

Dream debut for Simeone at the Calderón  (

‘El Cholo’ rocks the house

Atlético Madrid turned in just the performance supporters have long been yearning for on Sunday, dominating proceedings at the Vicente Calderón from start to finish against a harmless Villarreal side. Diego Simeone’s homecoming really couldn’t have gone any better for him, and while we’re only two games into El Cholo’s tenure, it does seem like

Simeone at the Madrigal in August of 2004 (AFP)

Match preview: Atlético vs. Villarreal

Sunday’s noon match at the Vicente Calderón pits Atlético legends against each other, as Diego Pablo Simeone’s Atleti host José Francisco Molina’s Villarreal. The clash marks both men’s return to the iconic Rojiblanco stadium 16 years after they took part in the mythical 1995/96 Doblete-winning season together, arguably the club’s most glorious campaign. “I feel