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Category: Atlético Madrid

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Atlético Madrid investigate after former youth coach admits sexual abuse

• Manuel Briñas admits offences while he was working at school• No accusations made by players against former coach, now 88Atlético Madrid have severed their relationship with the man who ran their youth system for 20 years and launched an investigatio…

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Gareth Bale goal seals victory for Real Madrid over Atlético in derby

There are worse places to bring up your century, but then Gareth Bale has a habit of stepping up on the biggest stages. Scorer of arguably the best European Cup final goal ever, arguably the best Copa del Rey final goal ever, scorer of the winner in tw…

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European round-up: Marco Reus stars as Borussia Dortmund thrash Hannover 96

• Bundesliga leaders score five to go nine points clear• Antoine Griezmann scores as Atlético Madrid beat GetafeBorussia Dortmund stretched their lead in the Bundesliga over defending champions Bayern Munich to nine points after hammering Hannover 96 5…

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Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata closes in on Atlético Madrid loan

• La Liga club have £48.5m option on striker at end of the season• Gonzalo Higuaín’s move to Chelsea nears completionÁlvaro Morata’s underwhelming 18-month stint with Chelsea appears to be drawing to a close with the Spain forward set to move to Atléti…

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Football transfer rumours: Morata to Atlético? Wilson to Chelsea for £50m?

Today’s fluff wants to go out with a bangThe hum around Álvaro Morata continues. With Chelsea keen to bolster their forward line, Maurizio Sarri is said to be ready to cast Morata off into the Spanish sunset, with Atlético Madrid joining Sevilla in the…

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Ten top January transfer targets: from De Jong to Almirón and Lozano

Tanguy Ndombele and Nicolas Pépé have caught English eyes, while Lucas Hernández is the window’s hottest propertyCurrent club Atlético Madrid. Estimated value £72.3m Continue reading…

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Champions League: last 16 draw – live!

Draw starts at 11am GMT | How far will the 16 teams go?Sign up now for The Fiver, our free football emailFeel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.29am GMT Over on Uefa, they have managed to ask dozens of famous players at Champions League cl…

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Champions League: how far will the 16 teams go in the knockout stages?

Will PSG finally make the last four? Will Liverpool win away from Anfield? Will Lyon win another game? By Ben McAleer and Josh Wright for WhoScoredAjax have qualified for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in 13 years and almost di…

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Champions League last-16 draw: who’s hot, who’s not and who can play who

• Manchester City, Barça, Real and Bayern among top seeds• Liverpool, Spurs and United face daunting prospectsThe Premier League will supply a quarter of the teams in the Champions League last-16 draw, which will take place at 11am on Monday. Teams fro…

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Champions League: Inter denied by PSV, Dortmund snatch top spot from Atlético

• Agonising 1-1 draw means Inter finish third in Group B• Dortmund beat Monaco, Atlético Madrid held by BruggeInternazionale failed to get the win that would have seen them into the Champions League last 16, drawing 1-1 with PSV Eindhoven on a fraught …

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Ousmane Dembélé: the disconnected kid with a knack for vital goals | Sid Lowe

The 21-year-old has appeared disengaged and immature at Barça – but he has a habit of scoring when it mattersBy night, he plays video games and eats junk food; by day, he rides to the rescue, saving the same men who have been trying to save him from hi…

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Ousmane Dembélé’s last-gasp goal saves draw for Barcelona at Atlético Madrid

Ousmane Dembélé’s 90th-minute strike rescued Barcelona a point at Atlético Madrid in a 1-1 draw that kept the Catalans top of La Liga. The France winger came on as a substitute and drove in a low shot that deflected past Jan Oblak.Diego Costa’s 77th-mi…

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Atlético Madrid v Barcelona: La Liga – live!

Updates as La Liga champions meet the third-placed challengersLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail James here | Tweet @piercy360 7.03pm GMT There are many things wrong with the modern game – as Der Spiegel have so glo…

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Claudio Ranieri’s journey to Fulham and back to the Premier League – video profile

Fulham have appointed Claudio Ranieri as manager in a bid to end an alarming run of form that has seen the club take five points from 12 matches this season.Best known for leading Leicester City to their first ever Premier League title, Ranieri ha…

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Six teams, 11 hours, nine goals, and the ghost haunting a Saturday in Madrid

Barcelona finally shrugged off the ghost of Butarque but Atlético and Real had their own battles as La Liga’s threads all came together in Madrid“The Ghost of Butarque: that’s a good name for a novel,” Ernesto Valverde said. It was coming up to midnigh…

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Six teams, 11 hours, nine goals, and the ghost haunting a Saturday in Madrid

Barcelona finally shrugged off the ghost of Butarque but Atlético and Real had their own battles as La Liga’s threads all came together in Madrid“The Ghost of Butarque: that’s a good name for a novel,” Ernesto Valverde said. It was coming up to midnigh…

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Barcelona’s late comeback denies Rayo, Bayern Munich held by Freiburg

• Barcelona 2-1 down before Dembélé and Suárez goals• Dortmund extend Bundesliga lead with Wolfsburg winBarcelona stunned Rayo Vallecano with two late goals to come from behind and win 3-2, extending their La Liga lead in dramatic fashion.The Spanish c…

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La Liga: boring, uncompetitive and all that. Hang on … | Sid Lowe

Just seven weeks in, no one is winless in Spain and no one is unbeaten either. Is this season competitive rather than cheap?On Saturday afternoon, leaders Barcelona only managed a 1-1 home draw against 15th-placed Athletic Club Bilbao and had to come f…

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Gareth Bale injured as Real and Atlético play out Madrid derby stalemate

For all the talent on the pitch, in the end it was the men wearing gloves who decided the derby. For the sixth successive year, Atlético Madrid left the Santiago Bernabéu unbeaten in the league. Jan Oblak and Thibaut Courtois departed undefeated too: t…

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‘We’ll be up for the fight,’ says Real’s Julen Lopetegui before Atlético game

• Real Madrid looking to bounce back after Sevilla defeat• Marcelo and Isco missing for European championsJulen Lopetegui has said Real Madrid will be “up for the fight” when they take on city rivals Atlético in La Liga on Saturday. Real suffered a hum…