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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Sevilla - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - January 12, 2021 Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Atletico's Saul opens up on confidence crisis after dip in form

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 07:40 PM IST
An Atletico academy graduate, Saul developed into one of the team's most important players and a regular Spain international
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Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

Atlético extends Liga lead after Real Madrid draws at Elche

By Press Trust of India | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The Uruguay striker used a powerful and precise header to send Yannick Carrasco’s lob from a free kick into the lower corner of Getafe’s net in the 20th minute on Wednesday. It was Suárez’s eighth goal in the league this season since leaving Barcelona for one of its top rivals.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi.(REUTERS)

Barcelona loses at Cadiz; Real Madrid wins, Atlético top

By Associated Press | MADRID
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Real Madrid edged Sevilla 1-0 Saturday for its first win after three straight league setbacks, while Atlético beat Valladolid 2-0 to win its seventh straight league game and Barcelona lost 2-1 at promoted Cádiz to stay far from the top.
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi takes a free kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.(AP)
Barcelona's Lionel Messi takes a free kick during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.(AP)

Atlético in pole position after beating Barça, Madrid slip

By Associated Press | BARCELONA, Spain
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Under coach Diego Simeone, Atlético knew what it was like to beat Barcelona in the Champions League and Copa del Rey, but it had been denied a victory over Lionel Messi’s side in the domestic league in 20 consecutive attempts.
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Luis Suarez of Barcelona.(Getty Images)
Luis Suarez of Barcelona.(Getty Images)

Atlético tries to grab opportunity to sign Luis Suárez

By Associated Press | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:37 PM IST
Then Luis Suárez suddenly became available, and Atlético didn’t waste any time going after the talented striker who thrived with Barcelona but was not wanted by incoming coach Ronald Koeman.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts.(REUTERS)

Atlético coach Diego Simeone has the coronavirus

By Press Trust of India | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 09:51 AM IST
The Spanish league stopped play from March until June because of the pandemic. The top flight managed to finish the season in July without any major infections.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - July 11, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Javier Barbancho(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - July 11, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa reacts, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Javier Barbancho(REUTERS)

Diego Costa strike guarantees Atletico top-four finish

By Reuters | MADRID
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Costa scored the only goal of the game with a scuffed header in the 74th minute, although Atletico had to wait several minutes for the referee to determine whether the ball had then hit his arm or shoulder on its way into the net.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Mallorca - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - July 3, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Mallorca - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - July 3, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)

Morata double leads Atletico to 3-0 win over Mallorca in Liga

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:12 AM IST
Morata earned a penalty when he was pulled down by Aleksandar Sedlar in the area. Goalkeeper Manuel Reina blocked his strike, but a video review helped the referee order a redo of the spot kick after Sedlar entered the area too early. Morata stepped back up and on a second try rifled the ball into the top corner in the 29th minute.
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Atletico Madrid's Vitolo celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Vitolo celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)(REUTERS)

Atlético honors virus victims, beats Valladolid to go 3rd

By Associated Press | Barcelona
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 08:13 AM IST
Atlético used the occasion of its first match at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in more than three months to pay tribute to its former coach Radomir Antic, three former players, and a 14-year-old youth player who died during the pandemic.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Osasuna v Atletico Madrid - El Sadar Stadium, Pamplona, Spain - June 17, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Vincent West(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Osasuna v Atletico Madrid - El Sadar Stadium, Pamplona, Spain - June 17, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Vincent West(REUTERS)

La Liga: Atletico Madrid blitz Osasuna to boost top-four ambitions

By Reuters | PAMPLONA
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 08:19 AM IST
Atletico had a subdued return to action after Spanish football’s three-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic by drawing 1-1 at Athletic Bilbao.
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Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente celebrates scoring their first goal with Alvaro Morata and Sime Vrsaljko.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente celebrates scoring their first goal with Alvaro Morata and Sime Vrsaljko.(REUTERS)

Champions League: Liverpool sunk by Atletico Madrid extra-time triple

By Reuters | Liverpool
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Premier League leaders Liverpool enjoyed the greater possession, created more chances, drew a series of saves from Atletico keeper Jan Oblak and scored through Georginino Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.
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Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Villarreal - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - February 23, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix shoots at goal REUTERS/Susana Vera(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Villarreal - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - February 23, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix shoots at goal REUTERS/Susana Vera(REUTERS)

La Liga: Joao Felix back with a bang as Atletico Madrid brush aside Villarreal

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 04:06 AM IST
Felix came off the bench at the Wanda Metropolitano after almost a month out with an ankle problem and the 20-year-old looked refreshed as he drove in Atletico’s third in an impressive 3-1 victory.
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp(REUTERS)

‘Welcome to Anfield’: Klopp warns Atletico

By AFP | London
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 12:18 PM IST
Saul Niguez’s early strike inflicted just Liverpool’s second defeat of the season in all competitions with a senior team.
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File image of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco at Atletico Madrid. 's celebrates after scoring his third goal.(REUTERS)
File image of Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco at Atletico Madrid. 's celebrates after scoring his third goal.(REUTERS)

Yannick Carrasco returns to Atletico on loan from Dalian Yifang

By Reuters | MADRID
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Carrasco, 26, moved to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang in February 2018 and has not played a competitive game since the championship finished on Dec. 1 of last year.
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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, right, stands with Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane.(AP)
Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, right, stands with Real Madrid's head coach Zinedine Zidane.(AP)

Zinedine Zidane, Diego Simeone improving with age as Madrid teams prepare for Saudi showpiece

By Agence France-Presse | Jeddah
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Zinedine Zidane, who returned to Real last season, told a press conference for Sunday’s match that he considers himself a “better” coach than he was during his first term.
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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane(REUTERS)

Barcelona and Real Madrid lead in Spain at winter break despite flaws

By AP | Barcelona
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 12:12 PM IST
Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will head into 2020 with a two-point advantage over second-place Madrid after completing 18 of 38 rounds.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone(REUTERS)

Scrutiny on Diego Simeone as change turns to stagnation at Atletico Madrid

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 09:08 AM IST
A 1-0 defeat at home to Barcelona this month crushed Atletico’s chances of rejoining La Liga’s title race before a draw away at Villarreal on Friday might have made it impossible for another year.
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Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, Koke and teammates look dejected after the match.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Jan Oblak, Koke and teammates look dejected after the match.(REUTERS)

Atletico Madrid seek quick fix at Villarreal in transitional season

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 04:50 PM IST
The match would be taking place in Miami had the league got its way but after losing a legal battle last month, the teams will be meeting on the shores of Spain’s east coast rather than the sunshine state.
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo holds the ball.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo holds the ball.(REUTERS)

‘Ronaldo always knows how to create problems for his opponents,’ Diego Simeone hails Cristiano before Juventus-Atletico clash

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 06:40 PM IST
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will be vary of the threat provided by Ronaldo when the two side meet again on Wednesday. Simeone admitted that Ronaldo is an amazing player but refused to keep his focus only on Ronaldo.
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Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates.(REUTERS)

Costa left out as Morata on target again in Atletico Madrid victory

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:49 PM IST
Morata had been the one to sit on the bench against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday but his winning goal as a substitute earned him a start against Bilbao and the Spaniard delivered again.
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Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata and Hector Herrera celebrate after the match(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata and Hector Herrera celebrate after the match(REUTERS)

Morata makes his point by scoring winner for Atletico

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Morata, dropped after missing chances in Atletico’s draw with Valencia in La Liga on Saturday, played as if he had a point to prove in a match-winning cameo at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - September 28, 2019 Real Madrid's Raphael Varane in action with Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - September 28, 2019 Real Madrid's Raphael Varane in action with Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Real Madrid hold off Atletico in tight derby to grab top spot in La Liga

By Press Trust of India | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 01:36 PM IST
Unbeaten Real are a point ahead of promoted Granada and Atletico Madrid after Diego Simeone’s side failed to break down their well-drilled local rivals
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Despite losing core, smart buys helped Atletico rebuild, end transfers in the black(REUTERS)
Despite losing core, smart buys helped Atletico rebuild, end transfers in the black(REUTERS)

How European football’s moneyball swung

By Bhargab Sarmah | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
At least in the transfer business, Atletico have outdone Spain’s Big 2. Both Barca and Real had problem areas that needed to be addressed urgently. However, both have underwhelmed.
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Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, Koke and Kieran Trippier during the warm up.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, Koke and Kieran Trippier during the warm up.(REUTERS)

Felix on target as Atletico Madrid beat Eibar to go five points clear of Barcelona

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 02:30 AM IST
Thomas Partey’s 90th-minute winner at the Wanda Metropolitano means Atletico have won all of their opening three La Liga games and move five points clear of Barcelona.
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Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata has a penalty saved by Getafe's David Soria.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata has a penalty saved by Getafe's David Soria.(REUTERS)

Alvaro Morata helps Atletico Madrid get off to winning start in La Liga

By Reuters | Madrid
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Atletico’s 126-million-euro signing Joao Felix thrilled the crowd with a superb run in the second half which led to him winning a penalty but Morata’s spot-kick was saved by Getafe’s David Soria.
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File image of Joao Felix(USA TODAY Sports)
File image of Joao Felix(USA TODAY Sports)

Fearless teenager Felix leads charge of refreshed Atletico

By Reuters | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2019 06:53 PM IST
Atletico won five out of six of their pre-season games, hammering Real Madrid 7-3 and beating Juventus 2-1 with eye-catching displays from 19-year-old Felix
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Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)(AP)
Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann answers a question during a press conference in Tokyo Monday, July 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)(AP)

Griezmann says heart with Barca after ugly Atletico exit

By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Griezmann voiced his appreciation for his time at Atletico and his strong relationship with their coach, Diego Simeone. But the Frenchman said he was now committed to Barca.
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Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann reacts during the Spanish League.(AFP)
Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann reacts during the Spanish League.(AFP)

Griezmann whistled as Atletico Madrid come back to draw with Levante

By Agence France-Presse | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 11:37 PM IST
Griezmann received whistles at the City of Valencia Stadium from the visiting fans, who were also heard chanting “out, out, out” before goals from Sergio Camello and Rodrigo ensured Atletico at least ended the season with a draw.
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Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann(REUTERS)

‘I have taken the decision to leave Atletico’ - Griezmann

By AFP | Madrid
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 09:02 AM IST
The 28-year-old Griezmann has a contract until 2023 with Atletico, but has a buy out clause of 120million euros ($134million) and has been the target of several approaches from La Liga rivals Barcelona.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts.(REUTERS)
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone reacts.(REUTERS)

Diego Costa suspension harsh, still has a future at Atletico - Simeone

By AFP | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2019 05:49 PM IST
The punishment means Costa will not play again this season as Atletico have seven games left in La Liga, having been knocked out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey.
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