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Atletico Madrid extend contract of goalkeeper Oblak
Atletico Madrid extend contract of goalkeeper Oblak

Jan Oblak in action against BarcelonaSpanish football club Atletico Madrid has announced the contract extension of Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak until the end of June 2021.The 23-year-old joined Atletico in the summer of 2014 with a deal until June 2015 and had to await his turn before becoming first choice keeper for coach Diego Simeone. However, he got his chance after Miguel Angel Moya damaged his thigh playing against Bayer Leverkusen in the

Feb 10 2016
Gerard Pique trolls Real Madrid while trolling Spanish radio station on Twitter
Gerard Pique trolls Real Madrid while trolling Spanish radio station on Twitter

Gerard Pique is at it again; makes fun of Real Madrid on TwitterBarcelona defender Gerard Pique is known for being very active on social media and regularly interacts with his followers. After seeing the official Twitter account of Spanish radio station Cadena Cope tweet something about Fernando Torres’ 100th goal for Atletico Madrid, Pique couldn’t hold back and indulged in some hilarious banter, making fun of the Cadena Co

Feb 10 2016
10 players who won league titles in successive years in different leagues
10 players who won league titles in successive years in different leagues

Winning the league title in any country is a huge achievement for any player because of the increased competition in the leagues across Europe. Many players have been lucky enough to play for top teams across different leagues and win league titles with more than one of those teams. Take for example the case of Arjen Robben who has won league titles in Netherlands, England, Spain and Germany. However, one thing Robben hasn’t been able to ac

Feb 10 2016
5 underdog league triumphs to inspire Leicester City
5 underdog league triumphs to inspire Leicester City

The duo leading the Leicester City charge - Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez.   Football is the most romantic of games. Or, at least it was. Nowadays, a lot of people grumble about rich clubs paying exorbitant transfer fees and obscene salaries in order to secure championships, and build dynasties. But, through all the grumbling, football always provides us with moments to remind us why we love this game so. This year, it’s the impr

Feb 10 2016
5 European teams who are going through a mid-season slump
5 European teams who are going through a mid-season slump

We are in February and the race for the title in the major leagues across Europe is heating up. In the Premier League, Leicester and Tottenham are defying the odds by occupying the first two places.The Serie A is becoming a two-way battle between Napoli and Juventus with the difference between them only being a point.  Barcelona are slowly pulling away at the top of La Liga but the Madrid clubs aren’t too far behind. But there are sev

5 football clubs which have the best scouting networks
5 football clubs which have the best scouting networks

We have all been there. Having requested a scout report, received it, trawled through player statistics and triple-checked the money’s available, you’ve launched a bid for your favourite world class individual. Now that you’ve attracted him to your mediocre, second-tier club, you realise that this is Football Manager, the game, and not reality by any means. Comparatively, the real world of football scouting requires a great dea

Feb 9 2016
Atletico Madrid storm back to defeat Eibar 3-1 in La Liga
Atletico Madrid storm back to defeat Eibar 3-1 in La Liga

Torres scored his 100th goal for Atletico Madid against EibarMadrid, Feb 7 (IANS) Atletico Madrid played a lacklustre first half but stormed back in the second to cruise past Eibar 3-1 in La Liga.The turning point at Vicente Calderon Stadium here on Saturday came in the 46th minute when Eibar midfielder Sergi Enrich scored. But Atletico then took charge of the match and completely dominated the contest from that point onwards, reports Efe.At

Feb 7 2016
Who received Fernando Torres' shirt after he scored his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid?
Who received Fernando Torres' shirt after he scored his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid?

Fernando Torres celebrates his 100th goal for Atletico Madrid with Angel Manuel Brinas – the man who discovered him 21 years agoOn Saturday, Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Eibar 3-1 to stay in the La Liga title race for the time being. Torres has been aching to reach the landmark ever since he scored his 99th goal back in September 2015. That goal was also against Eibar. El Nino, as he is fondly called, did not star

Feb 7 2016
Fernando Torres grabs 100th Atletico Madrid goal in win over Eibar
Fernando Torres grabs 100th Atletico Madrid goal in win over Eibar

Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres celebrates his goal against Eibar (REUTERS/Javier Barbancho) MADRID Substitute Fernando Torres scored his 100th Atletico Madrid goal as they rallied from 1-0 down to beat visiting Eibar 3-1 and go level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Saturday. Two headed goals from corner kicks seven minutes apart by central defenders Jose Maria Gimenez and Saul put Atletico on track after Keko had given Eibar t

Feb 7 2016
European round up: Liverpool, Bayern Munich held, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid win
European round up: Liverpool, Bayern Munich held, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid win

Jermain Defoe (R) celebrates scoring the equaliser against LiverpoolLiverpool 2 – 2 SunderlandGoals from Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead over Premier League strugglers, Sunderland but an inspired second half thanks to goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe had the Kop biting their nails as Liverpool's defense failed to withstand yet another mediocre attack. Firmino continued his fine form in front

Feb 6 2016
La Liga: Atletico Madrid to host Eibar on Feb 6; Barcelona meet Levante on Feb 7
La Liga: Atletico Madrid to host Eibar on Feb 6; Barcelona meet Levante on Feb 7

Atletico lost to Barcelona 2-1 in their last game.Atletico Madrid have the chance to temporarily draw level on points with league leaders FC Barcelona when they entertain Eibar on Saturday afternoon at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid.The fact that Barcelona and Real Madrid don't play until Sunday lunchtime gives Atletico the opportunity to bounce back from their defeat in the Camp Nou Stadium a week ago, although that game has given Atle

Feb 6 2016
Atletico Madrid confirm they are willing to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea
Atletico Madrid confirm they are willing to re-sign Diego Costa from Chelsea

Is Diego Costa on his way to La Liga?Liga BBVA giants, Atletico Madrid, have confirmed that they're interested in taking Chelsea striker Diego Costa back to the club if the chance presents itself. The Brazilian-born Spanish international has been a hit for the Londoners helping them win the Premier League title last year. Costa left Atletico in the summer of 2014 to join Jose Mourinho's Chelsea but his former President, Enrique Cerez

Feb 5 2016
5 players who surprised everyone by moving to the Chinese Super League
5 players who surprised everyone by moving to the Chinese Super League

The Chinese Super League has recently been a big attraction to several players in Europe. The teams in the two tiers of Chinese football have spent a combined amount of €200 million in the January transfer window alone, making them the biggest spenders in Asia. It is a big surprise to see players who have played in the top tiers of European football make a move to China but, in this day and age, money and wages are becoming a hard offe

Feb 4 2016
Arda Turan speaks about working with Barcelona Manager Luis Enrique
Arda Turan speaks about working with Barcelona Manager Luis Enrique

Turan is enjoying life at BarcelonaArda Turan has said he can relate to his new manager Luis Enrique in an interview on a Spanish Radio programme Tu Diràs. The midfielder said Luis Enrique has added something extra Barcelona didn’t have in previous seasons.The Turkish international stated, “I can really relate to him. He’s intense and aggressive.”. Arda Turan was known to be a fiery midfielder in his Atletico days a

Feb 4 2016
Jackson Martinez completes record transfer to Chinese Super League from Atletico Madrid
Jackson Martinez completes record transfer to Chinese Super League from Atletico Madrid

Jackson Martinez – The most expensive signing in Asian footballColumbian striker, Jackson Martinez has completed his move to Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande from Atletico Madrid. The player is the latest in a series of high-profile transfers to the country. The move is worth a reported fee of €42 million, the highest of the January transfer window. The transfer also broke the record for most expensive signing by a Ch

Feb 3 2016
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