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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

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
Atletico Madrid's Augusto Fernandez set to miss 45 days of action through injury
Atletico Madrid's Augusto Fernandez set to miss 45 days of action through injury

Augusto joined the Rojiblancos in the winter transfer windowSpanish football club Atletico Madrid has confirmed that Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernandez is suffering from a "partial tear" to a ligament in his left knee."The medical tests confirm that Augusto suffered a partial tear of the lateral internal ligament in his left knee," Atletico said in a statement on Sunday.This kind of injury generally requires about a month-

Feb 1 2016
Transfer news and rumours: 31 January 2016
Transfer news and rumours: 31 January 2016

It is transfer deadline day in some leagues today and clubs are still scrambling to make some much-needed signings before the January transfer window closes for good. As is often the case, most deals take place on the final day as buying clubs haggle to bring down the player's price while selling clubs call the shots by holding out for as much as possible. We look at all the possible deals that could take place and those that may have to wai

Jan 31 2016
La Liga soccer standings; Barcelona sit atop 3 points clear of Atletico Madrid
La Liga soccer standings; Barcelona sit atop 3 points clear of Atletico Madrid

Barcelona comfortably sit atop the points table.Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Saturday's games (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.Barcelona 21 16 3 2 54 17 51Atletico Madrid 22 15 3 4 31 10 48Real Madrid 21 13 5 3 58 20 44Villarreal 22 13 5 4 29 18 44Athletic Bilbao 22 10 4 8 33 30 34Celta Vigo 21 10 4 7 32 33 34Eibar 22 9 6 7 35 28 33Sevilla 21 9 6 6 28

Jan 31 2016
Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings
Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings

Felipe Luis' red card in the first half summed up his season so farAtletico Madrid traveled to Camp Nou to face Barcelona in a La Liga tie which would potentially decide the title this season. Atletico had to record a win to put pressure on Barca, who have a game in hand, at a ground where the Rojiblancos secured the title two seasons ago. However, Barcelona have not lost against Atletico in their last nine league outings, and Diego Simeone&r

Jan 31 2016
Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid : Five Talking Points
Barcelona 2-1 Atletico Madrid : Five Talking Points

Messi and uarez get the job done as Barcelona stroll to yet another win It was business as usual for Barcelona as they beat a 9-men Atletico Madrid 2-1 at the Camp Nou to go 3 points clear at the top. Koke slotted home a cool finish in the 10th minute to give the visitors a shock lead, but the holders responded brilliantly as Messi and Suarez struck to put the hosts in the lead. Just minutes later, more pressure mounted on Rojiblancos as

Jan 31 2016
La Liga Preview: Real Madrid have no option other than to win
La Liga Preview: Real Madrid have no option other than to win

Real Madrid’s Portugese forward Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a La Liga game.Real Madrid will kick off their home game against Espanyol here on Sunday knowing that they have little option other than to win if they want to keep their dream of the La Liga title alive.Espanyol have traditionally been easy prey at the Santiago Bernabeu with the Barcelona-based club tending to put up much less resistance to Real Madrid than against their ci

Jan 30 2016
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