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Can Rodri lead Atletico to Diego Simeone's first La Liga win over Barca
15:00 Saturday 24th November 2018

Entering the weekend, La Liga was a tight affair, the top four teams separated by a solitary point. Two of the four go head-to-head on Saturday. Reigning champions, Barcelona invade the capital to take on Atletico Madrid. It's not El Clasico…

Spain
What do Atletico Madrid have in Gelson Martins?
09:00 Thursday 27th September 2018

On 25 July, Atletico Madrid signed Gelson Martins from Sporting CP on a five-year deal. A free transfer, the 23-year-old, along with other players, had terminated his contract with the Portuguese club following a training ground attack from…

Spain
Atletico Madrid early season struggle: Time to panic?
08:00 Tuesday 18th September 2018

For the third time already this season, Atletico Madrid dropped La Liga points. Diego Simeone's side were forced to share the spoils with Eibar on Saturday. Just five points from a possible dozen, Los Rojiblancos are off to their worst…

Spain
Diego Simeone building a fortress at Atletico Madrid
08:00 Saturday 21st July 2018

La Liga has historically been more about the two powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona, but Atletico Madrid rarely fall far behind. Los Rojiblancos have always sought to make their presence felt. Since Diego Simeone took over as manager in…

Spain
Transfer Analysis: Atletico Madrid's latest signing, Thomas Lemar
17:00 Thursday 28th June 2018

Atletico Madrid has reached an agreement with Monaco to sign Thomas Lemar. The move is still subject to a medical. Having reportedly been targeted by many European clubs, notably Arsenal and Liverpool, the France international has agreed…

Premier League
Arsenal and Unai Emery: A union borne from acceptance
08:00 Wednesday 30th May 2018

Just when Mikel Arteta looked set for Arsenal's top job, the North London club pulled the rug from under everyone.  For the majority, Unai Emery's appointment appears the safe choice. The Arsenal board is desperate to avoid a similar…

Football
Is hiring a one-club manager a mistake?
12:00 Saturday 26th May 2018

Sean Dyche, Eddie Howe, Diego Simeone. The trio are prime examples of managers who are linked with vacancies when they arise [Dyche to Everton, Howe to Arsenal, Simeone to Chelsea] because they have carved out a reputation at one…

Italy
Giovanni Simeone: Son of Diego lighting up Florence with goals
13:00 Tuesday 8th May 2018

When Juventus eventually win their seventh successive Serie A title, they must send out an emissary to personally thank Fiorentina. Particularly, Giovanni Simeone. It was Simeone Junior who put a spanner in Napoli’s wheel in the race…

Europa League
Atletico Madrid(1) vs Arsenal(1): second leg preview
11:00 Thursday 3rd May 2018

Arsene Wenger’s last ever European home game as Arsenal manager didn’t have a fairy-tale ending. The Frencham was let down during the 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. Centre-back Laurent Koscielny gifted Antoine Griezmann…

Europa League
Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Pardon our French
09:00 Friday 27th April 2018

The match between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid was nothing less than a battle between Arsenal's offensive manoeuvring and Atleti's defensive resilience. The visitors were down a warrior after ten minutes. Sime Vrsaljko got his marching…

Premier League
Why Diego Simeone is ideal to take charge at Arsenal
13:30 Thursday 26th April 2018

With Arsenal having decided that the sun has set on Arsene Wenger’s time at the club, the hunt is now on for his replacement. Those in charge at the Emirates have a gargantuan task on their hands to find Wenger's successor. They will…

Spain
4 Players to watch in the Madrid Derby
11:00 Sunday 8th April 2018

It is a derby weekend in Europe. In the weekend's final chapter, Real Madrid host Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu. The reverse fixture at the Wanda Metropolitano ended goalless. Barcelona are closing on the title. This match, then,…

Spain
Is the La Liga title race officially over?
09:30 Friday 9th March 2018

Considering the manner in which Barcelona were duly dispatched in the season’s Spanish Super Cup curtain-raiser against Real Madrid, few pundits would have thought the Catalan side could have streaked clear in the race for this season’s…

Spain
Atleti's Antoine Griezmann back to predatory best
11:00 Thursday 1st March 2018

It’s becoming pretty much impossible to stop Antoine Griezmann these days. He only has seven goals in his last two matches. Fresh from last weekend's hat-trick against Sevilla, the Frenchman struck all four goals in Atletico…

Spain
Atletico Madrid well placed to challenge with praiseworthy efficiency
09:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

As the La Liga season approaches the final stage, Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid is steadily finding its feet in the La Liga title race. Following a disappointing goalless draw home to sub-par Real Madrid in November Los Colchoneros…

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