Articles tagged 'atletico madrid'

Atleti edge Leverkusen on penalties 18 March 2015 LONDON - Atletico Madrid beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on penalties to progress to the Champions League last eight after winning their last-16 second-leg tie 1-0. The Spanish champions had trailed 1-0 from the first encounter, only for Mario Suarez’s 27th-minute strike to take the game into extra ...
Ancelotti's future under spotlight 24 May 2014 LONDON - Sometimes, when distracted by that comically rogue eyebrow or the smirk that accompanies his dry sense of humour, it is all too easy to forget Carlo Ancelotti's pedigree. Paul Clement had a reminder earlier this week. The Italian noticed his assistant at Real Madrid was experiencing a...
Costa baying for Barca blood 17 May 2014 LONDON - Atletico Madrid top scorer Diego Costa was back in training with his teammates on Thursday and looks likely to be fit for today's La Liga showdown at Barcelona.The Brazil-born Spain forward, who has 27 goals in La Liga and eight in the Champions League this term, missed Sunday's 1-1 draw...
Chelsea now have the advantage - Simeone 23 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea have the upper hand ahead of next week's Champions League semifinal, second leg after holding Atletico Madrid to a frustrating 0-0 draw in Tuesday's first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Through to the last four of Europe's elite club competition for the first time in ...
Thrilling road to Lisbon 12 April 2014 JOHANNESBURG - It has been an enthralling road to Lisbon in the European Champions League with only the cream of the crop heading into the last four. You don’t reach the penultimate stage of the world’s biggest club competition unless you have the pedigree and stamina to withstand the pressure...
Courtois to play against Blues 11 April 2014 LONDON - Chelsea have been drawn to face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals, having been told by Uefa that a clause requiring the Spaniards to fork out up to €6m for the goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to play against his parent club is "null, void and unenforceable". Unlike in th...
Neymar rescues Barca 2 April 2014 LONDON - An exquisite goal from Neymar rescued a 1-1 draw for Barcelona after substitute Diego had given Liga rivals Atletico Madrid the lead in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. A stunning 35-metre strike from Diego put Atletico in the driving seat after 56 minu...
Martino, Simeone renew rivalry 1 April 2014 LONDON - Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino and his Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone clashed as rival players in their native Argentina and there will be no quarter given when they meet in the last eight of the Champions League tonight. A callow Simeone was not yet 18 when he faced Marti...
Bayern oust Arsenal, Atletico cruise 12 March 2014 LONDON - Holders Bayern Munich booked their place in the Champions League's quarter-finals, despite Arsenal earning a 1-1 draw in Bavaria in Tuesday's last 16, second-leg clash. A second-half Bastian Schweinsteiger goal gave Bayern a brief lead before Arsenal's Lukas Podolski equalised with a ...
Barca, Atletico stumble 21 October 2013 MADRID - Barcelona and Atletico Madrid dropped their first points of the season on Saturday, missing the chance to equal the record for the best-ever La Liga start. Champions Barca, who visit AC Milan in the Champions League tomorrow, were held 0-0 at Osasuna. It was the first time they fai...