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Madrid Derby

Real Madrid were torn apart by their fierce rivals in New York as Atletico Madrid put on a seven-goal masterclass as the two sides met in the International Champions Cup. The La Liga rivals both put out strong sides at the MetLife Stadium with bragging rights very much high on the priority list for the [...]

Atletico Request Clarification on VAR Use

Atletico Madrid released a statement in the aftermath of Saturday’s Madrid derby calling for LaLiga to explain under which circumstances VAR can be used. Diego Simeone’s men took a point from the Bernabeu following a scoreless draw with Real Madrid, but felt aggrieved on a number of occasions due to a number of infractions committed [...]

Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui believes his team must stay positive despite the frustrations of not being able to beat rivals Atletico in a goalless draw at the Bernabeu. Earlier in the day, Barcelona – who were stunned at Leganes on Wednesday – could only muster a 1-1 draw at home against Athletic Bilbao, which [...]

Madrid Derby Ends Scoreless

There are probably no better goalkeepers in the world at the moment and Thibaut Courtois and Jan Oblak, at least, will be happy with a Madrid derby that ended goal-less. Courtois kept out his former team Atletico Madrid saving from both Diego Costa and Antoine Griezmann in the first half. And Oblak – the man [...]

Diego Simeone hailed Atletico Madrid’s ‘excellent’ squad depth after watching his side finally beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 in a European final. “The substitutions were very good, they gave us extra energy and legs, Correa, Thomas and Vitolo. During an extraordinary night for Costa, they gave us extra strength,” said the Coach after Wednesday’s [...]

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 [...]

Brilliant Ronaldo Rules Madrid Derby

Cristiano Ronaldo is going to win Real Madrid the Champions League again. And he is going to win himself another Ballon d’Or. The Real Madrid striker is in arguably the best form of his career after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against city rivals Atletico Madrid. In his last three Champions League [...]

Victory in the Champions League final on Saturday could rest on how well either Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid defends, but both have a much different approach to that particular area of the game. There is no better defence in Europe than that of Atleti, who only conceded 18 league goals in this campaign while [...]

Two very different midfield styles will be on display in Saturday’s Champions League final in Milan but the midfield battle will be key to where the game is won or lost. Real Madrid boast a finely tuned midfield, while Atletico Madrid are more renowned for their heart and physicality in the centre of the pitch.Real [...]

Real Madrid supporters used to drape a huge banner behind the south goal at the Bernabeu to ridicule their city neighbours ahead of Madrid derbies. It read: ‘Wanted: respectable rival for a decent derby’. Atletico were on a 13-year run of never having beaten Real at the time. Those were the dark days before the [...]