The triumphant return of Rodrigo is an indication of the growing strength of the Atlético Madrid academy, which is typically given little attention compared to those of rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona. Atlético are reported to have paid around €20 million to bring Rodrigo back to the capital, the midfielder having developed into a Spain [...]
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This was supposed to be the summer when had to watch unveiled as new No 7 (they were keeping the shirt number for him especially) and maybe see Jan Oblak swan off to too. Instead Griezmann stayed and so did Oblak despite Chelsea’s willingness to pay his buy-out clause. And not only was Diego Simeone [...]
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak ‘rejected the chance to join Chelsea after the club met his €100m) release clause’. The Blues’ attempt came before turning to Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, but the 25-year-old opted to stay in Spain to play Champions League football, according to The Times. It has reported that the Slovenia international’s wages [...]
The UEFA Super Cup will have an unusually local feel in 2018 as European champions Real Madrid take on city rivals Atlético Madrid in Tallinn in the first one-city meeting in the competition’s history. Real Madrid became the first club to claim three successive UEFA Champions League titles in 2017/18, and the first team to [...]
While the white half of Madrid that has been once again grabbing all the headlines this summer, the red half of Madrid has been quietly preparing themselves for the Madrid derby and the UEFA Super Cup in less than 10 days. On Monday Atletico welcomed back Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez. There arrival comes a [...]
Thomas Lemar has been unveiled as an Atletico Madrid player after official confirmation of his £52million transfer from AS Monaco. The versatile, World Cup-winning France midfielder was presented by his new club on Monday afternoon in the auditorium of Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano home. ‘I’m very happy to be here. I really want to meet all [...]
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 [...]
The 2018-19 La Liga fixtures were announced on Tuesday, with Atletico Madrid, who finished third last season, travelling to fourth-placed Valencia in the pick of the opening day’s games. Champions Barcelona will host Basque outfit Alaves, while Real Madrid have a home tie against Getafe when the season kicks off on the weekend of August [...]
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 [...]
Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish European Super Cup on August 15 in Tallinn, Estonia. Atleti’s 3-0 victory over Olympique Marseille in the Europa League Final was followed by Madrid beating Liverpool 3-0 to lift the Champions League. The match will be played at Tallinn’s LilleKule Arena, marking the first [...]