Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid are in danger of securing a place in the round of 16 as far as this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage campaign is concerned afterthe defeat to Club Brugge on Tuesday. The 2-0 defeat at the hands of Club Bruggeleft Atletico Madrid with a win and two defeats in Group B.
Belgian champions Club Brugge have surprised a lot of football fans with their sensational form in Group B. They have three wins from three games thereby establishing a six-point lead over the other teams in the group. FC Porto, Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen are all on three points after three games each. Read More
Immediate past Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid will start their latest league campaign in the top flight at the home of city rivals Getafe. The target for Atletico Madrid is to wrestle the title from city rivals Real Madrid who are also the reigning European champions. It must be pointed out that Atletico Madrid are third favourites for the La Liga title this season behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and his players have been given a tricky fixture to start the new season. The two Madrid-based teams will meet on Monday. Read More
A recent report from Estadio Deportivo has offered an in-depth update on the future of Giovani Lo Celso. The playmaker has returned to north London this summer after his relatively successful loan spell at Villarreal. Spurs, though, are not too keen on retaining his services and are willing to move him on for a fee of €30 million.
Villarreal have attempted to sign Lo Celso on a permanent deal. But the operation has been made far too complicated due to the club’s poor economic situation, which might make it difficult for them to match Spurs’ price tag, even though the player himself is determined to continue at Villarreal. In addition to the Yellow Submarines, another club in contention to sign Lo Celso this summer are Atletico Madrid. The 2020/21 Spanish champions have been offered the opportunity to sign the Argentine, presumably for a fee of €30 million. Although there has not been any particular progress in the deal, the club rate the player highly. Read More
French World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid ahead of the new season according to club president Enrique Cerezo. As reported by Spanish newspaper Marca, Cerezo said Griezmann is one of top three to four players on the European football stage and that the Frenchman would be staying in Madrid following his two-year loan move from Spanish La Liga rivals Barcelona last summer.
Griezmann signed for Barcelona from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. Barcelona paid around €120m to sign Griezmann from the Spanish capital club. He returned to Atletico Madrid on a two-year loan deal at the end of the transfer window last summer. Atletico Madrid president Cerezo expects Griezmann to stay at the club for the second year of the two-year loan spell before a purchase option is activated next summer. Read More
According to reports from various sources, Spanish La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid are reportedly on the hunt to find a replacement for their manager Diego Simeone. This comes as a really huge surprise because the club are not one to be linked to changing managers. It is also the first time in over ten years that they will be found in the news that they are looking for a successor for their long-serving manager. Simeone is hardly under pressure at Atletico Madrid as their manager but it is starting to look like even he is not immune to being sacked. The news reports come as a result if the fact that the Rojiblancos are currently in a poor run of form and that is why the pressure has started mounting on him.
Fir a team that were crowned as the Spanish La Liga champions last season, Atletico Madrid have failed to live up to expectations during the current campaign and they are finding it challenging to keep up with current league leaders and fierce rivals Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid are flying high in the league this season and are looking like the unrivaled champions come the end of the season. It is not clear yet how Diego Simeone is finding it hard to pull his players together and give them the same motivation they had last season that propelled them to winning the League title but it looks as if time is no longer on his side and that he needs to act quickly. Read More
Newcastle United are on the verge of making their first post-takeover signing with Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier. The Magpies are set to be closing in on a move for the England international who was seriously linked with a move to Manchester United at the start of the season.
Atletico Madrid right-back Trippier has been unsettled in Spain for sometime and he had been holding out for a Premier League return until now. He has been linked with a £30m move to Newcastle United via TalkSPORT and the Northern Echo, but the report from the Daily Mail claimed that the Magpies would be paying less than the stated transfer fee for the Atletico Madrid player. Read More
The Spanish La Liga season may not be as interesting to watch now that Lionel Messi has left to join French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, but it could still be competitive as the two Madrid teams; Real and Atletico are looking all set to rival Barcelona to theeague title. Atletico Madrid are the current holders of the Spanish League title and of course, they will try to win it again as they look to take advantage of the fact that Messi is no longer at Barcelona, while also trying to feast on the fact that Real Madrid will need a little more time to gel as a team under their new manager Carlo Ancelotti who returned to the club to take charge following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.
Ancelotti left his role as Everton manager when the opportunity to manage Madrid again arose and he revealed that he wants to try and guide Madrid to the league title this season. Ancelotti did admit that it would not be an easy feat but insisted that he would love to believe in the players currently at his disposal as they have the quality to win any title this current campaign. Read More
Spanish La Liga giants Atlético Madrid have continued to show that they mean business this summer after completing yet another signing of the transfer window. The Spanish La Liga title holders look like they are ready to defend their league crown next season and also want to fight for other major trophies next season as they have continued to show just how active they are to run transfer deals during the summer transfer market. After already signing Rodrigo de Paul this summer from the Italian Serie A, they have now completed the signing of Brazilian player Marcos Paulo from Brazilian Serie A side Fluminense.
The Spanish club did well enough to secure the league title last season but they look to not be interested in relaxing and have instead been working round the clock to make sure that they sign more players that will even further strengthen the squad. Diego Simone wants to get his transfer businesses done as quickly as possible so he can have all his players available for their pre-season tour as they look to prepare for the next season. Read More
Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has continued to be a strong transfer candidate for English Premier League giants Manchester United and the Red Devils have recently approached the Spanish La Liga Champions about the possibility of signing their number one shot-stopper in the summer. United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær has continued to be skeptical about his current options in goal, David De Gea and Dean Henderson as they have fallen short of his expectations based on their performances this season.
The manager rotated the two goalkeepers as Henderson became the first choice in Premier League matches while De Gea was selected to maintain his position between the sticks in their UEFA Europa League campaign. But it looks like he wants to bring a new face in the goalkeeping department as he continues to put the pieces together in building a team that will compete for titles next season. Read More