Round Of 16 Champions League Tie Ends In Sorry Display Of Penalties

After 120 full minutes at the Vicente Calderón in Madrid, the round of 16 Champions League tie between Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen was level 1-1 on aggregate. Time for some penalties! » 3/17/15 8:09pm 3/17/15 8:09pm

Atlético Destroyed Real Madrid, Proving Their Continued Greatness

November 29, 2010 remains infamous for all who remember what took place in the soccer world that day. The date itself probably doesn't ring a bell, but if I showed you a picture of an elated, triumphant Gerard Piqué stabbing the air with his raised hand, each of his digits spread wide, it'd probably come to you. If… » 2/09/15 10:21am 2/09/15 10:21am

Atletico Go 2-0 Up On Real Madrid With This Bicycle Kick

"Magic! Gahhh! Genius! Magisterial goal of the highest order. A beautiful setup again, there is nothing capricious about it! This midfield is being ravaged, torn apart like confetti!" » 2/07/15 10:30am 2/07/15 10:30am

How Atlético Will Rely On Their New-Look Attack To Beat Real Madrid

Here we stand, on the eve of what will be the sixth Madrid derby of the season, and it's still a little weird acknowledging that perennial little brother Atlético Madrid should be considered favorites. After their devastating late defeat in last year's Champions League final, Atléti have beaten Real three times and… » 2/06/15 4:55pm 2/06/15 4:55pm

Atlético-Barcelona Game Goes Insane When Player Throws Shoe At Ref

Non-stop action from kickoff, an opening-minute goal from the all-of-the-sudden rejuvenated Fernando Torres, a dubious penalty call, two more incidents that could've easily led to pens, and five total goals made for a bonkers first half in today's Atlético Madrid-Barcelona Copa del Rey match. Then Gabi got himself… » 1/28/15 5:05pm 1/28/15 5:05pm

Fernando Torres, Missing For Four Years, Found Scoring Goals In Madrid

Hey, who's this new "Fernando Torres" guy, and what did you do with the one we've come to know and loathe? Also: hey, there you are Fernando! Where have you been hiding all these years? » 1/28/15 3:29pm 1/28/15 3:29pm

Fernando Torres Scores First Goal Back With Atlético Against Real Madrid

Hey, maybe this whole homecoming thing is going to work out, afterall! This is the exact kind of goal Torres has made his once-proud name so infamous, one where he had ample time to size up a fairly easy shot, and instead of scuffing it into an ad board, he spanked it home. » 1/15/15 2:25pm 1/15/15 2:25pm

Barcelona Respond To Chaos With Best Win Of The Year

In the picture above, which captures a scene from Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Atlético Madrid last night, you can see Barcelona's entire season. It shows Luis Suárez, Neymar, and Lionel Messi—the three players whose individual brilliance has kept the team in the hunt for all the major trophies despite the turmoil » 1/12/15 3:13pm 1/12/15 3:13pm

Neymar Bloodied By Atlético Madrid Boot

José Giménez's studs left a hole in Barcelona superstar Neymar's ankle today, forcing the Brazilian striker off the pitch for a spell as medical personnel worked to stanch the bleeding. Neymar eventually returned, though only to miss what should have been an easy headed goal. » 1/11/15 3:44pm 1/11/15 3:44pm

Fernando Torres Set To Rejoin Boyhood Club Atlético Madrid

Just when it was looking like no one wanted to host the once great Fernando Torres's final years in the sport, the club that gave him his start, Atlético Madrid, has come in to rescue him. As the headline from Madrid sports daily AS reads, El Niño—the kid—returns as a man. » 12/26/14 11:04am 12/26/14 11:04am

New Footage Of Spanish Hooligan Brawl Shows Murdered Man Thrown In River

The 200-person battle between Atlético Madrid and Deportivo La Coruña ultras that resulted in one death has understandably been a huge story in Spain. We now have additional footage of the event. Above is video of the murdered Depor fan as he is thrown into the Manzanares River. » 12/02/14 12:56pm 12/02/14 12:56pm

Massive Soccer Hooligan Brawl Leaves One Man Beaten, Thrown Into River

Earlier this morning, Atlético Madrid and Deportivo la Coruña were set to do battle in Madrid. But before the match kicked off, some 200 or so rival fans decided to stage an actual fight, which resulted in knife wounds, head injuries, and one man suffering a heart attack before getting thrown into a river. » 11/30/14 9:03am 11/30/14 9:03am

Stay In Your Goal, Goalie

Atlético Madrid goalie Miguel Ángel Moyà gets a little carried away with his creep toward the far post, not believing that there's a scoring chance to be had. But he was not counting on the combination of Pablo Hernández's left heel and imagination. That's a beaut, right there. » 9/20/14 2:49pm 9/20/14 2:49pm

Atlético Madrid Prove La Liga Is Still A Three-Team Title Fight

Heading into the weekend, the seventh Madrid derby of 2014 was the biggest match on the slate, just like it was the best match of the preseason during the Spanish Supercup, and just like it was the biggest match in the entire sport during the Champions League final a few months earlier. This one didn't quite match… » 9/15/14 2:50pm 9/15/14 2:50pm

Ain't No Liga Like The One I Got: Your 2014-15 La Liga Preview

Here we are. The La Liga season has just started up, and now we get to watch the league with the world's three best players, its two best teams, and the saddest hodgepodge of patsies since Enter the Dragon. In spite of these financial realities, Spain managed to produce Europe's wildest title race last season, as… » 8/25/14 4:12pm 8/25/14 4:12pm

Real Madrid Win Champions League After Atlético Finally Run Out Of Gas

Atlético Madrid—at least the unrelenting, ever-charging, indefatigable version that has taken Madrid, Spain, Europe, and the entire soccer-loving world by storm this season—outclassed, out-ran, and out-fought Real Madrid en route to a 1-0 Champions League win on Saturday. Unfortunately, that iteration of Atlético only… » 5/26/14 1:57pm 5/26/14 1:57pm

Three Extra-Time Goals Give Real Madrid Champions League Title

After Sergio Ramos scored in stoppage time with a 93rd-minute equalizer to keep Real Madrid alive in the Champions League final, Real Madrid struck three times in the second half of extra time to blow out Atletico Madrid. » 5/24/14 5:41pm 5/24/14 5:41pm

Atlético Madrid's Diego Simeone Is The World's Dopest Manager

Atlético Madrid and Barcelona are set to play the biggest league game in the history of the world today. Most of the cast in this production are well known—Barça are still Barça, though by all accounts their manager is not long for this city; we've touched on Atléti's players before—but the total badassery of the… » 5/17/14 10:00am 5/17/14 10:00am

Greatest Ever La Liga Season Gets The Barça-Atlético Final It Deserves

The stage is set. As our search for the rightful champion of La Liga enters its final act, the protagonists make their way to center stage, swaying, stumbling, and trying to keep their feet about them to avoid face-planting into the orchestra pit like the third title aspirant, Real Madrid. The curtains will soon raise… » 5/08/14 1:40pm 5/08/14 1:40pm

Getafe Fan Successfully Stops Penalty Kick With Bare Ass Defense

Diego Costa failed to put his side up 2-0 at Getafe today when an Azulones supporter bared his ass in an attempt to distract the Atletico Madrid superstar during his penalty kick attempt. » 4/13/14 3:56pm 4/13/14 3:56pm