All posts tagged "Atletico Madrid"

  • Road to Cardiff: Last and Curious 8

    To celebrate the cinematic release of “Fast and Furious 8” and the return of the UEFA Champions League to television screens next week Richard Lewis reviews the “Last and Curious 8” left in this season’s competition. The elite...

    • Posted April 7, 2017
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  • MOTD: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (5-3 pens)

    “La Undecima” wasn’t quite as glorious as La Decima.  Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the eleventh time after an epic final victory over Atletico Madrid, defeating their cross-town rivals in a dramatic penalty shoot-out...

    • Posted May 29, 2016
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  • MOTD: Bayern Munich 2-1 Atletico Madrid (2-2 agg)

    Only Atletico Madrid could have held on.  Diego Simeone’s men were out-shot thirty-three to seven, out-possessed 73% to 27% and defeated 2-1 by Bayern Munich, yet still managed to secure their second berth in the Champions League...

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • MOTD: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Bayern Munich

    Saul Niguez’s wonder-strike put Atletico Madrid in the driver’s seat in a tight Champions League semifinal tie against Bayern Munich and took Diego Simeone’s men within ninety minutes of their second European final in three years. It...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • MOTD: Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid

    The enigma of Fernando Torres lives on. For so long, he has been vying to get a breakthrough goal in the Champions League to translate his good run of form in La Liga into Europe. Finally, he...

    • Posted April 5, 2016
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  • Yannick Ferreira Carrasco gallops into Atletico Madrid’s starting eleven

    The temperature was rising at the Vicente Calderon, the fervor of the night had reached its peak. And so the chase began. Darting between a hungry pack of defenders, slaloming down the wing with a graceful elegance...

    • Posted January 30, 2016
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  • FIFA transfer bans put Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in limbo

    FIFA have handed Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid a body blow with a potential two-year transfer ban for breaching its rules on registering overseas players under the age of eighteen. Assuming Barcelona beat relegation embattled Sporting Gijon...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • MOTD: Real Madrid 1-0 Atletico Madrid (1-0 agg)

    Nothing has come easy for Javier Hernandez at Real Madrid, so naturally, neither did his first Champions League goal for the club. He only appeared as a replacement for the unavailable Karim Benzema, and was caught up...

    • Posted April 22, 2015
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  • MOTD: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid

    Emotions were running so high that Mario Mandzukic would probably have taken off with a needle dangling from his head from the Atletico Madrid medical team had his services been urgently required while he was off receiving...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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  • MOTD: Atletico Madrid 2-3 Barcelona (2-4 agg)

    Atletico Madrid’s shirt sponsor is fitting: Azerbaijan – The Land of Fire.  Vincente Calderon was tonight the stadium of fire.  Nine yellows, two reds, and multiple skirmishes in the club’s Copa Del Rey semi-final against Barcelona. By the eighty-fourth minute...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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