Arsenal and Chelsea will fancy their chances of progressing in the Europa League after being drawn against Bate Borisov and Malmö respectively in the last-32 of the competition, while Celtic face a tricky tie with Valencia. Unai Emery’s side must make the trip to Belarus to face Bate – who finished as runners-up in Chelsea’s [...]
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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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Saul Niguez scored a sensational volley to help earn Atletico Madrid a 4-2 UEFA Super Cup triumph in extra time against city rivals Real Madrid. Diego Costa’s wonderful goal after 49 seconds, the fastest goal in Super Cup history, got Atletico off to a flyer in Tallinn on Wednesday. But Karim Benzema headed in Gareth [...]
Atletico Madrid will begin their new La Liga season away to Valencia in a tough opening test for Diego Simeone and his side. Los Colchoneros are once again out to disrupt Barcelona and Real Madrid’s duopoly of Spanish football. In 13 years of La Liga action, they have been the only side to buck that [...]
Antoine Griezmann has rejected an £87million move to Barcelona and committed his future to Atletico Madrid. The player revealed the snub to Barca in a bizarre documentary entitled ‘The Decision’ aired on a pay-to-view channel in Spain. He claimed he had decided to stay after winning the Europa League with Atletico Madrid but then almost [...]
Antoine Griezmann has ‘informed close friends’ that he intends to remain at Atletico Madrid despite being courted by La Liga champions Barcelona. Griezmann, who is away with the France squad preparing for the World Cup, has decided not to force through a move to the Nou Camp, according to ABC. Barca have long been linked [...]
Atletico Madrid have offered Antoine Griezmann around €10 million more than Barcelona in a last-ditch bid to keep him at the club. The 27-year-old France international meets up with his French team-mates on Wednesday with his future still — publicly at least — undecided. Barcelona are sure a deal that has been in place since [...]
After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday’s Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon. Atletico lost in extra time to Real Madrid in the Champions League final of 2014, having been seconds away from victory in 90 minutes, and then lost [...]
Madrid is the football capital of the universe again and to say that the ‘Madrilenos’ are pleased about that would be an understatement. The talk over the beer and tortilla in Madrid over the weekend was not just of the two finals to be played this month, but of the European Super cup final to [...]
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has received a four-match Uefa ban and will be absent from the touchline when his side face Marseille in the Europa League final on 16 May. Simeone was found guilty of insulting a match official during the first leg of Atletico’s semi-final at Arsenal. The 48-year-old was sent to the [...]
Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal can complete mission impossible in Madrid next week despite leaving themselves with an uphill struggle to reach the Europa League final. Alexandre Lacazette’s opener put Arsenal on course for a vital win only for a comedy of defensive errors to allow Antoine Griezmann to fire home a late equaliser, and crucially [...]