The first 16 games of the new UEFA Champions League campaign take place on Tuesday and Wednesday; and we take a look at some of the big games this week. Tuesday: Napoli v Liverpool Liverpool are still glowing after June’s UEFA Champions League final win, but will be reminded just how fragile their campaign was [...]
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In terms of the number of titles, Atlético Madrid are the third most successful club in Spanish football, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona. Atlético have won La Liga on 10 occasions, including a league and cup double in 1996; the Copa del Rey on 10 occasions; two Supercopas de España and one Copa Eva Duarte; in Europe, they won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962, were runners-up in 1963 and 1986, were Champions League runners-up in 1974, 2014 and 2016, won the Europa League in 2010, 2012 and 2018, and won the UEFA Super Cup in 2010 and 2012, as well as the 1974 Intercontinental Cup.
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La Liga has made a lot of headlines this summer, and many for the wrong reason. The main talking points have been Atletico Madrid and Barcelona’s legal dispute over Antoine Griezmann’s transfer, Eden Hazard’s eventual move to Real Madrid, Nabil Fekir’s shock decision to join Real Betis and Valencia managing to keep hold of their [...]
Atletico Madrid begins its 2019-20 La Liga campaign with a home match against Getafe and conclude the season by hosting Real Sociedad. Atletico Madrid will have an early showdown with Real Madrid as it takes on its rival in the second month of the 2019-20 La Liga campaign. Diego Simeone’s side has finished behind Barcelona [...]
Just when you thought the drama over Antoine Griezmann’s transfer to Barcelona, La Liga president Javier Tebas says that Atletico Madrid have asked The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to block the striker’s registration at Barcelona. Barcelona completed the signing of the French forward when they triggered his €120m release clause earlier this month, but [...]
Bayern Munich’s date with Real Madrid headlines the International Champions Cup’s U.S. schedule, but there are a number on interesting matches set to take place stateside this summer. The European giants will meet at NRG Stadium in Houston as they gear up for another lengthy season in multiple competitions. Robert Lewandowski, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric, [...]
Diego Simeone has eased fears in the red side of Madrid by announcing that he is staying at Atletico Madrid. With a number of leading managers changing jobs this summer, speculation had grown that Simeone might seek a new challenge after eight seasons with Atletico. But the Argentine appears to have the appetite to take [...]
Antoine Griezmann has announced his departure from Atletico Madrid with his anticipated move to Barcelona expected to be completed in the next week. Reports this week suggested Barcelona had triggered the Frenchman’s €125 million release clause after he informed the club about his desire to join the La Liga champions. Griezmann, who snubbed the option [...]
Atlético Madrid will be the opponent for the best-of-MLS team at this year’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando. The Spanish club, coached by Diego Simeone, features several big names including Antoine Griezmann, Jan Oblak, Diego Costa, Álvaro Morata, Thomas Lemar, Koke and Saúl Ñíguez. Atletico Madrid continues the trend of a major European club coming [...]
Barcelona are ready to reignite their interest in forward Antoine Girezmann this summer. The international rejected the Catalan giants last summer having agreed a £260,000-a-week contract to play at the Nou Camp. Griezmann’s £200million release clause is set to drop to £129m on July 1 and Ernesto Valverde’s side are looking to take advantage. The [...]
Antoine Griezmann has reportedly started to regret his decision to turn down Barcelona in the summer and is hoping he can secure a move to the Nou Camp come the end of the season. The French forward was strongly linked with the Catalan club but would go on to announce he was committing himself to [...]