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  Atletico Madrid’s Copa del Rey hopes have been snuffed out in a fiery encounter at the Estadio Calderon. The first half of the second leg would be the main talking point and perhaps one of the best halves played in football in Spain this year. The first leg at the Camp Nou ended in a 1-0 victory for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid. The lone goal came from a penalty from one Lionel Messi, fortunate too since the Atleti goalkeeper […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 30 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Chelsea continue to show their run of dominance in the English Premier League this following weekend after defeating Swansea City 5-0 in Wales. This week in Spaniards abroad we will continue to praise two “blue” Spaniards and give accolades to the young man who was once considered to Lionel Messi’s replacement at Barcelona. Much to the chagrin of many “furia roja” fans Diego Costa still provides the goods for his club as opposed to his newly adopted country. Jose […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 23 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Atletico Madrid Wednesday go back into the frying pan at the Camp Nou to take on Barcelona in the Quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. The previous occasion this new year Atletico Madrid traveled to Barcelona for the league and the Colchoneros were defeated 3-1. Barcelona’s attacking triumvirate of Messi, Suarez and Neymar each tallied a goal pass Moya and the Colchoneros to take home all three points back on the eleventh of January. Hopefully this time around Atletico […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 21 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Last year when the Derbi Madrileno was played in the Copa del Rey tie Real Madrid emerged the victor and with some ease too defeating the Colchoneros 5-0 on aggregate. This time in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey los Rojiblancos exacted a sort of revenge that could be best described by a Guy Ritchie character from his film “Snatch.” Alan Ford’s character “Brick Top”  had a  very popular monologue, “do you know what Nemesis means? A […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 16 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Atletico Madrid continued their recent dominance over city rivals Real Madrid by knocking the defending champions out of the Copa Del Rey. Diego Simeone again got the better of Carlo Ancelotti as Fernando Torres scored a brace at the Bernabeu to give his team a 2-2 draw on the night (winning 4-2 on aggregate). Ancelotti demanded that the Madridistas created a hostile atmosphere for the game, it was created, helped by the presentation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Ballon d’Or, but the […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Jan - 16 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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Fernando Torres returned to the place where it all started, but El Nino’s return was overshadowed by Diego Simeone’s wizadry as Atleti defeated Real Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey last 16 clash. Both goals came in the second half as Raul Garcia scored from the spot and later Jose Gimenez’ header doubled the lead from a corner kick. Both managers decided to make notable changes to their starting lineup, Simeone left out Koke, Arda Turan, Miranda […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Jan - 9 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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    There is another Derbi upon us and it could not have come in the most fascinating times. The Derbi Madrileno is around the corner and it is in the Copa del Rey on this occasion. Tomorrow’s match will be at the Vicente Calderon and it will be the first time the Merengues will face Atletico Madrid in their home stadium. The last three meetings of these two rivals from Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 6 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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The prodigal son, Fernando Torres, has returned to Madrid and the club from which he grew up following and playing at, Atletico Madrid. Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid in July of 2007 for Liverpool FC. When El Nino was at the Rojiblancos back from 2001 through to 2007 he tallied 82 goals for Atleti in 214 appearances. Much like the biblical story the prodigal son, when Torres left Spain for England in the summer of 2007 he brought his fantastic […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jan - 6 - 2015 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Spanish football has had highs and ultimate lows in 2014. Now that 2015 is on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back on the five best moments in the Spanish football year for 2014.   Atletico Madrid becoming La Liga Champions Diego Simeone pulled off a footballing miracle, managing to topple the big two, therefore leading Atletico to their 10th La Liga crown. Not only that, they were the first team outwith Barcelona to win the title […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Dec - 31 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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The three remaining La Liga sides found out their fate in the last-16 draw for the Champions League on Monday afternoon. To be fair, all three will be reasonably confident of making the last eight, as the league will be hoping for maximum exposure and a repeat of the all-Spanish final in Lisbon in May. The first tie will be a repeat of last season, as Real Madrid will take on Roberto Di Matteo’s Schalke side. Ancelotti’s men will be […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Dec - 16 - 2014 2 Comments READ FULL POST
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