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All Even In Madrid Derby

A late Luciano Vietto goal earned Atletico Madrid a point in a Madrid derby that failed to live up to its billing. But Real has to thank goalkeeper Keylor Navas for even that point and he saved Los Blancos from defeat by stopping a penalty shot and making some superb saves in the last minutes, [...]

Real Madrid will be without James Rodriguez for Sunday’s derby with Atletico Madrid, but Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale are available. Marca had reported this week that James was recovering from his thigh injury ahead of schedule and would be back for the derby, but he was absent from the team’s final training session ahead [...]

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid battled, literally,to a 0-0 first-leg draw at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday. This was not a match for the uncommitted. Every ball and challenge was heavily contested in a game that threatened to boil over at times, but never did. The visitors had by far the better of the chances, [...]

Atleti rout Real in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid were in dreamland as they destroyed rivals Real Madrid with a thumping 4-0 win, which blew the Spanish La Liga title race wide open. Tiago Mendes opened the scoring for the champions at a raucous Vicente Calderon after 13 minutes and substitute Saul Niguez doubled the lead with an acrobatic goal just moments [...]

Will Ronaldo Miss Madrid Derby?

When Cristiano Ronaldo was sent-off on Saturday the common belief was that the Real Madrid star would get a three match ban for violent conduct, which would see him miss the upcoming games against Real Sociedad, Sevilla and Atlético Ronaldo completely lost the plot on Saturday against Córdoba when with the score level at 1-1 [...]

Fernando Torres could make his second debut for Atletico Madrid against city rivals Real Madrid on Jan. 7 should he complete his move from AC Milan. Torres is set to return to his boyhood club in the winter transfer window, with forward Alessio Cerci moving in the other direction. Widespread reports emerged in Spain, Italy [...]

Barça Stay Top While Atletico Win Derby

Two stunning pieces of skill by Lionel Messi and two languid finishes from substitute Neymar saw Barcelona beat a resilient Athletic Bilbao side 2-0 to pick up a third consecutive win and stay top of the Primera Division on a night that saw rivals Real Madrid beaten by defending champions Atletico. Ernesto Valverde’s side had [...]

Atletico Madrid Wins Spanish Super Cup

Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their UEFA Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate. The hosts made the best possible start as Mario Mandzukic volleyed home the winner from Antoine Griezmann’s [...]

Real Madrid’s Italian manager refused to reveal his line-up for tomorrow’s first leg against Atleti, but did confirm that Iker Casillas will start in goal for the European Champions. Will Casillas start? And in the league? Iker will play. He’s training and has the confidence of everyone. After that we’ll see. Could the goalkeeper change [...]

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have an early season chance to avenge their defeat to Real Madrid in May’s UEFA Champions League final in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday. Despite having arguably Atletico’s best ever season, Diego Simeone’s men have still suffered from the departure of a number of key [...]