Atletico Madrid

Ronaldo taunts Atletico Madrid: ‘I have five Champions Leagues and Atletico has zero’

21/02/2019

The FC crew answer your tweets on the repercussions if Juventus are knocked out of the UCL by Atleti, the video replays used by VAR and more. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano […]

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Alvaro Morata on Real Madrid past Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone

21/02/2019

Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an […]

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Atletico Madrid ready to suffer in Turin in return leg against Juventus – Diego Simeone

21/02/2019

Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his team had “shown their balls” in beating Juventus 2-0 in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16 first leg, while predicting they would still have to suffer in the return […]

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Atletico spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Madrid Juve’s UCL hopes

21/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ MADRID — “I’ve got five Champions Leagues, you have none,” was Cristiano Ronaldo’s icy response […]

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Wild Champions League Wednesday The VAR effect vintage Atletico fortunate Man City

21/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes Manchester City showed another facet of their game by coming from behind in a gritty contest against Schalke. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw […]

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Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus – Football Match Report – February 20, 2019

20/02/2019

Late goals by central defenders Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 victory over Juventus in their Champions League round-of-32 first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano, amid more video assistant referee (VAR) controversy. The tie saw losers of four of the past five finals face off, with both sides renowned for their […]

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Juve's Khedira out for a month due to heart condition

20/02/2019

Atletico Madrid Juventus BT Sport 3 12:00 PM UTC Leg 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats Feb 20 (Reuters) – Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on […]

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Atletico boss Simeone explains explicit gesture It took balls to include Costa, Morata

20/02/2019

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe credits Atletico Madrid for showing their mental strength by overcoming the reversed decisions made by VAR. Following Atletico Madrid’s opener, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared ‘flustered and rattled.’ Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said it “took balls” for him to include Diego Costa […]

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Atletico’s Morata on Real Madrid past: ‘Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.’

20/02/2019

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but “not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.” Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood […]

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Juventus’ twin towers of Ronaldo, Mandzukic to provide a unique test for Atletico’s stingy defence

19/02/2019

With two aerial specialists in Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus are a bit of a throwback and present a unique challenge to any defence. It might not provide the most enthralling technical football of the Champions League round of 16, but there’s something wonderfully intriguing about the tie between Atletico Madrid and Juventus, the […]

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Marcelo lurches from one disaster to another while Diego Simeone’s renewal doesn’t sit well

19/02/2019

It’s been a week of new beginnings in La Liga or at least, a week of new opportunities. One was merited, one is doubtful and one disastrous. The three characters on stage are Ernesto Valverde, Diego Simeone and Marcelo, so let’s start with the disastrous and build from there. Even though it’s the decision that, […]

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Rayo Vallecano vs. Atletico Madrid – Football Match Report – February 16, 2019

16/02/2019

Antoine Griezmann’s deflected volley earned Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win at Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Saturday, ending a run of two consecutive defeats for Diego Simeone’s side. Atletico, who welcomed Diego Costa back from a two-month injury layoff as substitute in the 60th minute, struggled in the derby clash against 18th place Rayo. […]

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Atletico Madrid ‘warrior’ Costa compatible with new arrival Morata – Simeone

15/02/2019

Diego Costa is set to return for Atletico Madrid at the weekend after more than two months on the sidelines. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has welcomed back “warrior” Diego Costa after the striker was cleared to play on Friday after more than two months out with a foot injury, giving his stumbling side a […]

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Atletico cut ties with youth academy founder after allegation of abuse of minors

14/02/2019

Atletico Madrid have severed ties with former academy director Manuel Brinas. Atletico Madrid have relieved youth academy founder Manuel Brinas of his duties after he allegedly abused minors in a school in Madrid prior to joining the club. In an interview with El Pais, the 88-year-old said earlier this week that he had sexually abused […]

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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone signs new contract until 2022

14/02/2019

Former Atletico Madrid ball boy Alvaro Morata is excited to live a childhood dream after joining the club on an 18-month loan deal from Chelsea despite having played at Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has signed a new contract at the club until 2022. Simeone’s previous deal ran until June 30, 2020 and […]

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Atletico Madrid’s Lucas to miss Juventus game with knee injury

13/02/2019

Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid overcame Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano to go second in the La Liga table. Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez is set to miss next week’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg at home to Juventus, although striker Diego Costa and centre-back Stefan Savic may return. Lucas, 22, took a bang […]

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ESPN FC writers 2018 19 Champions League round of 16 predictions

11/02/2019

France legend Frank Leboeuf joins ESPN FC to talk the ramifications for PSG should they fail to progress in the Champions League for yet another season. Bayern Munich great Bastian Schweinsteiger throws his support behind Niko Kovac and tells ESPN FC they can get back to the Champions League final this season. Which eight clubs […]

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By the numbers – Chelsea suffer biggest defeat since 1991, Sergio Aguero levels with Alan Shearer

11/02/2019

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 to climb up to second in La Liga, and are now — aided by Barcelona’s 0-0 draw at Athletic Bilbao — just six points off the top. Juventus beat Sassuolo 3-0 — Cristiano Ronaldo with a goal and an assist — to go nine points clear of second-placed Napoli. […]

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Why Atletico Simeone should be worried by how they lost the Madrid derby

10/02/2019

Atletico were out-fought, out-thought and out-played by their Madrid rivals, and it’s a defeat that will linger for Simeone & Co. The biggest conclusion from Saturday’s 3-1 win isn’t that Madrid are back in the title race, that Diego Godin’s final La Liga battle with los Blancos finished in a miserable way for such a […]

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Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid – Football Match Report – February 9, 2019

09/02/2019

Real Madrid won their derby encounter at Atletico to move into second in La Liga. Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Real Madrid leapfrogged 10-man Atletico Madrid into second place in La Liga thanks to a 3-1 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday. Real took the lead on 15 minutes thanks to Casemiro’s opener but parity did […]

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