All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Atletico Madrid’

La Liga Returns This Weekend: Will It Be Business As Usual?

The first week of the La Liga season kicks off Saturday, and yet it feels as if the 2013-14 season has only just ended. In a surprising turn of events, neither Real Madrid CF or FC Barcelona was awarded the league trophy at the end of it all. Atlético Madrid was the third horse in the race that won it …

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Atletico Madrid Star Suarez Suffers Head Injury

Last season, La Liga participants Atletico Madrid surprised many when they were able to defeat crosstown rivals Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League championship. One of the key components on that championship team was midfielder Mario Suarez, known for his ability to hold the center line and stop offensive attacks. Following a friendly against Wolfsburg in Germany yesterday, …

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Real Madrid Celebrates “La Decima”

Real Madrid made history on Saturday when they beat local rival Atlético Madrid 4-1 in extra time to claim the Champions League title. To be fair to Atlético, it was a scoreline that heavily favored Real Madrid, perhaps suggesting a level of dominance that simply did not occur for most of the game. For the full 90 minutes of the …

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Atlético Madrid: Fairy Tale Ends With “La Decima”

Atlético Madrid and local rival Real Madrid both made history on Saturday simply by stepping onto the same pitch. It was not the first time that rivals from the same country faced each other. However, the Champions League final in Lisbon, Portugal marked the first a derby involving rivals from the same city had been played at this final stage…and …

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Champions League Final: A Tale Of One City

This weekend the rivalry between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid will come to a head when the two teams meet in the Champions League final. The event goes down in Lisbon, Portugal on May 25th, but the results could have far reaching implications for both teams. For many years, Real Madrid has been the dominant football team in Madrid, Spain. …

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Champions League Final: Who Gets A Double?

Even as Atlético Madrid celebrates their first league title since the 1970s, there is little doubt that the current La Liga champions have an eye firmly fixed on May 24th. If they don’t, they probably should. That’s the date that they will face local rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final. The game will be played in Lisbon, Portugal. …

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FC Barcelona Blows League Title In Final Game

Well, that’s that! La Liga is over and a champion other than Real Madrid or FC Barcelona has been crowned for the FIRST time in ten years! Atlético Madrid never really had to do much…other than not lose away to Barcelona on the last day of the Spanish football season. No pressure. In seasons past, holding their own against Barça …

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La Liga Title Race: Will Be Settled On Final Day

The final day of the La Liga season is set to be a nail-biter. Atlético Madrid failed to seal the deal on Sunday which means that the La Liga title is still up for grabs. What makes this even more exciting is that the title will be decided DIRECTLY between Atlético and FC Barcelona. The two teams will meet next …

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La Liga: How Will The Season End?

This past La Liga season has been the most interesting that many football fans have witnessed in a long time. That’s because we’ve FINALLY been gifted a true competition at the top of the Spanish league’s table rather than the usual “two horse race”. Though Atlético Madrid leads the league with 88 points, they have to win their next two …

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Chelsea FC Loses To Dominant Atlético Madrid

After upsetting the long undefeated Liverpool FC over the weekend, many British media publications lined up to declare Jose Mourinho a genius and hail the Chelsea FC tactics at Anfield as the “death of possessive football”. Wise observers have always known that possessing the ball means nothing if you do nothing with it going forward. Despite this, it seemed to …

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La Liga Title Race: Atletico Four Points Clear

La Liga had long been called a “two horse race”, meaning that only two teams out of the entire league were typically in the running for the title. In fact, until this season, all the drama of La Liga centered on the rivalry between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona. Then something happened that few could have predicted: Atlético Madrid …

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Chelsea FC And Atlético Madrid Draw In First Leg

For those expecting an exciting blow out between Chelsea FC and Atlético Madrid, they were no doubt disappointed at the 0-0 result at Estadio Vicente Calderon. However, an event-less meeting it was not. The first half saw goalkeeper Petr Cech escorted from the field following what could be a serious injury. During an early opportunity for the Atlético team to …

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