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Match Preview: Atlético vs. Sevilla

Atlético will kick off the second half of the season tomorrow and hope to continue their unbeaten streak in a tough game against Sevilla. The last few weeks have been busy for Cholo’s men with mid-week Copa clashes against Valencia and the joint league leaders Barcelona. The players’ physical abilities will be tested tomorrow at

Atleti looking to change out back-ups?

Although Argentine centre back Martín Demichelis was on the bench Wednesday night for the return leg of the Spanish Super Cup, reports have arisen that a deal has been struck between Atlético and Manchester City. The Premier League outfit is believed to be willing to pay around five million euros for the defender, who came

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OFFICIAL: Diego Costa renews contract until 2018

This morning the club announced through their website that a new agreement has been reached with Diego Costa. Our controversial forward has signed until June 2018. A few years ago, a new contract like this could very well indicate that the player was one foot out the door — remember one Kun Aguero? — but

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Friendly: Singapore XI 0 – 2 Atlético

Two days after the celebration of our massive Copa del Rey win over los Blancos, the team took a 14-hour flight to Singapore to play a friendly against the national ‘Dream Team’ in the Peter Lim Charity Cup. The team did some sightseeing in the days before the match and trained at the local Jalan Besar

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Courtois: “I’ve become stronger”

Thibaut Courtois returned to Genk, Belgium to celebrate Christmas with his family. But that’s not all he did in the few days off he got from Atletico. On the 26th, the young goalie travelled to London for a series of physical evaluation tests at Chelsea’s training ground.

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Courtois: “Barça play football from another planet”

Thibaut Courtois gave an interview to the Belgian national TV on Sunday. The 19-year-old goalkeeper has earned a spot in Atlético’s starting XI and received a lot of praise after conceding just one goal in six appearances. But against Barcelona the shotstopper had a horrible experience, as he and his team-mates received a 5-0 thumping

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Gabi: “This is the best Atlético I’ve experienced”

On Wednesday, Spanish paper El Mundo Deportivo published an exclusive interview with Gabi, who spoke about the changes at the club as well as his responsibility as one of the team’s vice-captains, before shedding some light on Atlético’s objectives this season.

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Courtois: “I hope to keep it up”

Last week we announced Thibaut Courtois’ move to Madrid and on Tuesday at 1PM the Belgian goalkeeper was officially presented at the Vicente Calderón with legendary former Atlético goalkeeper Pepe Navarro and Clemente Villaverde at his side. When asked about his competition with Joel and Asenjo, he replied with confidence: “They are two great goalkeepers, and that’s what important for a big club as Atlético Madrid.”

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Courtois: “I could go to Atlético”

On Saturday, Chelsea announced the €9 million transfer of Thibaut Courtois, who has already passed his medical and signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. In London, the 19-year old faces stiff competition from Petr Cech, which is why the Blues are looking to send him on loan. Atleti is among the youngster’s possible destinations.