Simeone concerned Atletico are slipping back into old habits after 'losing a half' in Eibar defeat

Simeone concerned Atletico are slipping back into old habits after ‘losing a half’ in Eibar defeat

Both the Atleti boss and key man Saul Niguez were disappointed with their performance in a limp defeat which left them eight points adrift of the top Diego Simeone accused Atletico Madrid of effectively conceding the first half in their 2-0 loss to Eibar on Saturday. Atleti suffered only their third La Liga defeat of … Read more…

‘Courtois is the best in the world’ - Real president Perez praises goalkeeper after Super Cup win

‘Courtois is the best in the world’ – Real president Perez praises goalkeeper after Super Cup win

The Real Madrid shot-stopper saved a penalty as his side clinched a Spanish Super Cup win over rivals Atletico Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is the ‘best in the world’ after helping his side win the Spanish Super Cup. Madrid claimed the trophy for an 11th time thanks to a 4-1 … Read more…

Valverde admits talk of Barcelona sacking 'inevitable' after Supercopa loss

Valverde admits talk of Barcelona sacking ‘inevitable’ after Supercopa loss

The 55-year-old finds himself under pressure at Camp Nou again, after seeing his side throw away a 2-1 lead in the Supercopa semi-final Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde says he isn’t feeling the pressure of mounting speculation about his future at the club. He saw his side beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid on Thursday night, with … Read more…

'Big deal' Messi will draw Supercopa crowds – Pizzi

‘Big deal’ Messi will draw Supercopa crowds – Pizzi

Ticket sales for the Supercopa de Espana are said to have been poor, but Juan Antonio Pizzi believes the Argentine will bring in the crowds Lionel Messi will draw the crowds in their droves despite fears over ticket sales for the Supercopa de Espana in Saudi Arabia, insists Juan Antonio Pizzi. Reports suggest a fraction … Read more…

Atletico ready to offload Lemar but Arsenal not an option for France winger

Atletico ready to offload Lemar but Arsenal not an option for France winger

The Liga side are willing to let the 24-year-old leave, with Tottenham having been linked with a loan move in the January transfer window Atletico Madrid will listen to offers for Thomas Lemar in the January transfer window although Arsenal are not currently in the market for the France international. The Gunners have been linked … Read more…

'Cavani would be a spectacular signing for Atletico' - Forlan backs PSG star to complete La Liga transfer

‘Cavani would be a spectacular signing for Atletico’ – Forlan backs PSG star to complete La Liga transfer

A former Rojiblancos forward thinks that a fellow Uruguayan could help Diego Simeone’s side achieve their goals in the second half of the season Edinson Cavani and Atletico Madrid “would suit each other very well”, according to Diego Forlan, who backs the Paris Saint-Germain striker to complete a move to Wanda Metropolitano next year. Cavani … Read more…

'We may never see a player like Messi again' - Griezmann amazed by Barcelona superstar

‘We may never see a player like Messi again’ – Griezmann amazed by Barcelona superstar

Questions have been asked about the relationship between the two star forwards, but the Frenchman was full of praise for this legendary team-mate Antoine Griezmann has described his superstar Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi as a player of a quality ‘we may never see again’. The French attacker linked up with Messi and Barca in the … Read more…

'I did not join Barcelona to win titles' - Griezmann reveals reasons for leaving Atletico

‘I did not join Barcelona to win titles’ – Griezmann reveals reasons for leaving Atletico

The French attacker says he didn’t move clubs for success, but to try a different way of playing football Antoine Griezmann insists he did not leave Atletico for success at Barcelona, revealing it was for stylistic reasons as his former club is capable of winning silverware also. The 28-year-old headed to the Blaugrana after they … Read more…

Felix: When I signed for Atletico I thought, 'Wow, I cost €126m!'

Felix: When I signed for Atletico I thought, ‘Wow, I cost €126m!’

The Portuguese sensation, crowned this year’s European Golden Boy, is yet to get his career in Spain off the ground following his huge summer move Atletico Madrid starlet Joao Felix says he is no longer feeling the pressure of his €126 million (£113m/$142m) price tag as he settles into life in La Liga. The Portuguese … Read more…

When are the Champions League & Europa League knockout matches?

When are the Champions League & Europa League knockout matches?

Here’s all you need to know about when the UCL and UEL knockout matches will be played following the results of the draws on December 16 The Champions League and Europa League group stages have come to a close, with some of Europe’s powerhouses fighting it out to be crowned continental champions. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, … Read more…