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Category: Atlético Madrid

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European roundup: Rennes shock PSG, Trippier impresses for Atlético

Niang and Del Castillo score in Rennes comeback winTrippier sets up winner in opening day victoryParis Saint-Germain suffered an early first defeat of the new Ligue 1 campaign after Rennes came from behind to win 2-1 at Roazhon Park.Edinson Cavani had …

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La Liga’s big clubs have different outlooks after summer of spending

Barcelona are fighting to maintain supremacy, Atlético have a new identity and Real Madrid’s rebuild is under threatSometimes being the best isn’t good enough and this time being second best might not be either. Being third definitely isn’t. A week ago…

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‘That’s not normal in a boy his age’ – the journey that made Rodri the perfect Guardiola player | Sid Lowe

The comparisons with Sergio Busquets are everywhere but the player who astonished his under-12 coach with in-depth tactical discussions could become even betterLet’s get this out the way, shall we? Sergio Busquets. There, that’s that done. In a world w…

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‘A beautiful stage closes’: Diego Forlán retires after 21-year playing career

‘What I lived in these 21 years … I have no words’Luis Suárez pays tribute to Uruguay teammateThe former Manchester United and Uruguay forward Diego Forlán has announced his retirement. The 40-year-old, who also played for Villarreal, Atlético Madrid…

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Toni Duggan signs for Atlético Madrid after leaving Barcelona

England forward joins Spanish champions on two-year contractDuggan enjoyed hostile atmosphere at Atlético last seasonThe England forward Toni Duggan has signed for Atlético Madrid Women, two months after she praised their fans for booing and abusing he…

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Diego Costa scores four and is sent off as Atlético thrash Real Madrid in friendly

Real Madrid 3-7 Atlético MadridHeavy defeat adds to Zidane’s pre-season concernsDiego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atlético Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in their International Champions Cup friendly in New Jersey.Dani Carvajal was dis…

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Diego Costa scores four and is sent off as Atlético thrash Real Madrid in friendly

Real Madrid 3-7 Atlético MadridHeavy defeat adds to Zidane’s pre-season concernsDiego Costa scored four goals and was sent off as Atlético Madrid thrashed Real Madrid 7-3 in their International Champions Cup friendly in New Jersey.Dani Carvajal was dis…

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The day Kieran Trippier met the fitness coach who strikes terror into players | Sid Lowe

The England full-back will be working with Oscar Ortega, the Atlético Madrid coach who makes players run until they vomitOscar Ortega has a reputation for being a bit of a sadist. Nicknamed El Profe, the teacher, he is part man, part myth, mixing fear,…

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‘Amazing feeling’ to play abroad: Kieran Trippier on Atlético Madrid move – video

Kieran Trippier has  joined Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth at least £20m.The England full-back, who made over 100 appearances during a four-season stint at the north London club, has signed a three-year contract a…

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Atlético Madrid confirm signing of Kieran Trippier from Tottenham

• Defender signs three-year-deal at Wanda Metropolitano• He leaves Spurs after four years in north LondonKieran Trippier has completed one of the more eye-catching transfers of the summer to date after joining Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in …

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Atlético Madrid confirm signing of Kieran Trippier from Tottenham

• Defender signs three-year-deal at Wanda Metropolitano• He leaves Spurs after four years in north LondonKieran Trippier has completed one of the more eye-catching transfers of the summer to date after joining Atlético Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in …

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Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier set for Atlético Madrid medical £20m fee agreed

• England defender due for medical in Spanish capital• Trippier excused from flight to Singapore for pre-season tourKieran Trippier is on the brink of sealing a move to Atlético Madrid in a deal worth £20m plus add-ons and he has been given permission …

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Antoine Griezmann’s move to Barcelona was a year in the making

Atlético Madrid are not happy, even with €120m, and there are doubts that the Frenchman will fit in with Messi and SuárezThe moment of Antoine Griezmann’s departure to Barcelona was broadcast live on television, 393 days after the Frenchman announced h…

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Barcelona sign Antoine Griezmann and make buyout clause €800m

Spanish champions met France forward’s buyout clause28-year-old will sign five-year-contract at BarcelonaAntoine Griezmann has joined Barcelona from Atlético Madrid after the Catalan club announced they had paid his €120m buyout fee. Related: Barcelona…

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Atlético Madrid’s João Félix unfazed by Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons – video

Atlético Madrid’s new record signing João Félix has vowed not to be weighed down by the impact compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo made in the city as he attempts to follow in his footsteps. The 19-year-old Portugal forward was unveiled at a press conference …

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Atlético Madrid open disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann

• France forward fails to show up for pre-season training• Atlético are demanding Barcelona pay €120m fee up frontAtlético Madrid have opened disciplinary proceedings against Antoine Griezmann that could result in a fine after he failed to turn up for …

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Atlético Madrid accuse Barcelona and Griezmann of agreeing deal in March

Atlético hit out at ‘disrespect’ shown by club and playerFrench forward ordered to report for pre-season trainingAtlético Madrid have accused Antoine Griezmann and Barcelona of showing them a lack of respect by agreeing a move in March. The La Liga sid…

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The big gamble: does €126m João Félix spell end of Atlético’s Cholismo era?

The 19-year-old playmaker is replacing Griezmann and Diego Simeone admits this is one of his ‘most difficult projects’Two days after Antoine Griezmann announced he was leaving Atlético Madrid, delivering the message in a video filmed on a mobile phone …

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Atlético Madrid sign teenager João Felix from Benfica for €126m fee

• Nineteen-year-old signs on seven-year contract • Arrival expected to hasten exit of Antoine GriezmannAtlético Madrid have signed 19-year-old striker João Felix from Benfica for €126m (£112.9m), making him the fourth most expensive player of all time….

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Manchester City pay £62.8m release clause for Atlético Madrid’s Rodri

• Spanish midfielder is set to become City’s record signing• Guardiola also targeting centre-back after Kompany’s exitRodri is poised to sign for Manchester City after Atlético Madrid announced that the Premier League champions have met the Spain inter…