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Category: Atlético Madrid

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Marseille into semi-finals after five-star comeback against Leipzig

• Salzburg also overturn first-leg deficit to knock out Lazio• Favourites Atletico Madrid through despite defeat in LisbonMarseille advanced to the Europa League semi-finals after overturning a first-leg deficit to defeat RB Leipzig 5-3 on aggregate.Le…

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Fernando Torres will leave Atlético at end of season ‘to step aside for others’

• ‘It’s difficult to say goodbye for second time; I wanted to retire here’• ‘I am in good shape and I will look elsewhere for games’The Atlético Madrid forward Fernando Torres plans to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of the season t…

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Madrid derby drawn as Real and Atlético finish with a goal apiece

“Neither of us can compete to win the league,” the Atlético Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, said. If it was true before the game when he said it, it is even more true after it. A 1-1 draw, secured with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Greizman…

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Real Madrid v Atlético Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the Madrid derby (KO 3.15pm BST)Zidane insists Real Madrid’s derby with Atlético still mattersEmail or tweet Nick your thoughts 3.07pm BST And if we’re talking goals … anyone fancy another showstopper from Cristiano Ronaldo? It wasn…

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Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid’s derby with Atlético still matters | Sid Lowe

Diego Simeone’s side retain faint hopes of winning La Liga but both teams seem more concerned with European ambitions when they meet at the BernabéuOn the eve of the Madrid derby Zinedine Zidane was asked to whom the game mattered more. “Both,” he said…

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Game over in La Liga: Atlético’s title hopes fade in league that stands still | Sid Lowe

Atlético’s 2-1 defeat at Villarreal means Barcelona are likely to be crowned champions of a league in which the same old faces have occupied the same old places for quite some timeAnd so it ends? If, that is, it hadn’t already – and if it ever really s…

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Europa League quarter-finals draw – live!

Updates from the last eight draw, which starts at 12pm GMTWenger will talk to Welbeck if forward dived against MilanEmail Simon | or tweet @Simon_Burnton 12.04pm GMT “Uefa Europa League is really competitive and umpredictable, everyone has a chance to …

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Europa League roundup: Atlético Madrid cruise into quarter-finals

• Fernando Torres scores twice in 5-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow• Borussia Dortmund head to RB Salzburg in one of later gamesAtlético Madrid forward Fernando Torres scored twice as his side steamrolled Lokomotiv Moscow 5-1 in freezing conditions to stroll…

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Europa League roundup: Atlético cruise but Dortmund stunned by Salzburg

• Saúl Ñiguez, Diego Costa and Koke score as Atléti beat Lokomotiv 3-0• Valon Berisha double sends Salzburg to victory in DortmundSaúl Ñiguez’s stunning solo strike, inspired Atlético Madrid to a deserved 3-0 win against Lokomotiv Moscow.The midfielder…

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Lionel Messi the difference but Barcelona’s teamwork key to beating Atlético | Sid Lowe

A Lionel Messi free-kick won the match for Barcelona but their teamwork and sacrifice is what saw them past Atlético MadridDiego Simeone was sitting under the main stand at Europe’s largest stadium but for a moment, he was back in a playground 10,000km…

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Lionel Messi’s free-kick sends Barcelona eight points clear of Atlético Madrid

Lionel Messi’s 600th goal carried Barcelona closer to the league title, his eighth at the club. As the ball hit the net, the Camp Nou chanted his name. It was early still and there would be nervous moments to overcome, Atlético Madrid refusing to relin…

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Barcelona v Atlético Madrid: La Liga – live!

Live updates from the 3.15pm GMT kick-offKeep up with all Sunday’s live scoresEmail Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 2.58pm GMT Obviously, you can contact me in the usual places, with the details being at the top of the page. You can ask me about the lovely s…

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The chaos of Diego Costa rules for Atlético Madrid in rout of Sevilla | Sid Lowe

In the blink of an eye, Costa had been and gone, a hurricane tearing though Sevilla, its impact likely to be lastingDiego Costa shot up the left, bundled Gabriel Mercado to the floor, pushed Clement Lenglet into Éver Banega and then bulldozed into the …

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European roundup: Neymar injured and Griezmann scores Atlético hat-trick

• Neymar taken off on stretcher against Marseille• Milan beat Roma 2-0 with impressive showNeymar was carried off on a stretcher in Paris St Germain’s Ligue 1 game against Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night. The world’s most expensive pl…

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Alavés are performing another miracle with salvation in sight | Sid Lowe

It took until the sixth game for Alavés to win and by then two coaches had gone. Now survival in La Liga is within reachIn the words of one player, Abelardo Fernández is “an ordinary bloke” but he is doing extraordinary things, from revolution at the M…

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European round-up: Suárez, Messi score late to save Barcelona against Alavés

• Philippe Coutinho makes first start for Barcelona in 2-1 win• Dries Mertens scores twice in Napoli’s 3-1 defeat of BolognaLionel Messi scored a spectacular free-kick to give Barcelona a come-from-behind 2-1 win over struggling Alavés, keeping the Cat…

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Football transfer rumours: Swansea in for Atlético’s Gameiro and Gaitán?

Today’s whispers are feeling brand newThe Mill has always been a fan of footballers who smoke. We can still clearly remember the thrill of seeing Sinisa Mihajlovic sparking up around the back of Selhurst Park after playing for Internazionale in a frien…

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Shoots, scores, leaves: Diego Costa sent off on La Liga return for Atlético Madrid

• Striker sent off after jumping into stands to celebrate goal• Had been booked six minutes earlier for elbowing opponentDiego Costa enjoyed an eventful return to La Liga action for Atlético Madrid as he was dismissed for a second bookable offence afte…

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Diego Costa back in the old routine with a debut goal for Atlético Madrid

The former Chelsea striker was back among old friends and duly scored in the Copa del Rey last-16 game against Lleida EsportiuDiego Costa had been back for only five minutes when he scored his first Atlético Madrid goal in three and a half years but no…

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Atlético Madrid report Barcelona to Fifa over Antoine Griezmann approach

• Barça reported to have already held talks with France forward’s entourage• Griezmann has a €100m (£88.4m) release clauseAtlético Madrid have reported Barcelona to Fifa for making an illegal approach for France striker Antoine Griezmann.Griezmann, wh…