There will be a strange atmosphere at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday. Atletico Madrid will finally get their hands on the league trophy they won in May at the Camp Nou.
Why Saturday? Well, that is because Spanish football's head honcho, Angel Maria Villar, chose the final day of last season to be otherwise occupied "travelling," and therefore unable to attend the game and present the league winners with their prize. The mind boggles.
Some who played no part in last season's outstanding ach...
The Champions League draw has been finalised. Here's a preview for Group A:
1. Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid (Soccer Power Index (SPI) chance to advance: 83.9 percent)
Atletico were finalists in last season's Champions League, and it might have been thought of as a last great act for a team that reached a miraculous peak. Atletico followed the path of many other surprise sides in being picked apart in the offseason, as so many of their ...
New Atletico Madrid striker Raul Jimenez insists he feels no pressure in attempting to make up for the loss of Diego Costa.
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Jimenez was brought in from Club America this summer following the departure of Costa to Chelsea.
Costa played a pivotal role in helping Atletico secure the Liga title last season, and coach Diego Simeone feels Jimenez is now the closest player to the Spain international that he has at his disposal.
"It's not pressure. It's...