Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his return to the squad after missing the final part of ...

PSG coach: Signing Griezmann is “not realistic”

Soccer 05/17/19, 09:08

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a "realistic" goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.The France striker announced this week he is leaving Atletico Madrid but has yet to reveal where he's going.With Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Edinson ...

Griezmann tells Atletico Madrid he is leaving the club

Sports 05/14/19, 15:51

Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid.The France forward says he has decided not to stay for a sixth season with the Spanish club.He says in a video released by Atletico on Tuesday he wants "to face other challenges."Griezmann did not give any hints about his future but has been widely ...

England, France win big; Portugal held as Euro defense opens

Sports 03/22/19, 19:03

Big wins for France and England. Not even a goal for Portugal.Even with Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Portugal side for the first time since last year's World Cup, the European champions could only begin their title defense with a 0-0 home draw against Ukraine.The goals were flowing elsewhere on ...

France opens Euro 2020 qualifying with 4-1 win at Moldova

Soccer 03/22/19, 17:30

World Cup winner France started its European Championship qualifying campaign with a 4-1 victory over Moldova on Friday.Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Olivier Giroud scored inside 13 first-half minutes and Kylian Mbappe added the fourth goal late in the second half of the Group H encounter.Vladimir Ambros netted a consolation ...

Doubts about Simeone surface after defensive tactics fail

Soccer 03/13/19, 10:50

For quite a while now, Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been able to count on some of the best players in the world.Stars like Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin have stayed with the club despite big offers from rivals, and Diego Costa and Alvaro Morata have been added.The financial ...

Real Madrid wins Madrid derby and rises back to 2nd

Soccer 02/09/19, 12:43

In a derby marked by video review, Real Madrid defeated Atletico Madrid 3-1 on Saturday to overcome the city rival in the Spanish league standings and return to second place for the first time since September.An overhead kick by Casemiro, a penalty kick converted by Sergio Ramos, and a second-half ...

Atletico eliminated by Girona in last 16 of Copa del Rey

Sports 01/16/19, 17:15

Antoine Griezmann's late goal couldn't save Atletico Madrid as its defense faltered in a surprising elimination to Girona in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Atletico's usually stout defense struggled in a 3-3 draw and allowed an 88th-minute equalizer that kept Diego Simeone's team from reaching ...

Griezmann standing in way of Barcelona’s title march

Soccer 01/14/19, 00:17

Antoine Griezmann is almost single-handedly keeping Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league title race.With the league at its halfway point, Griezmann is challenging Barcelona's Lionel Messi for the status of most valuable player for their clubs.While Messi is beyond doubt the top player in Spain — and more — Atletico ...

Griezmann penalty gives Atletico 1-0 win over Espanyol

Soccer 12/22/18, 12:27

Antoine Griezmann scored a second-half penalty to help Atletico Madrid eke out a 1-0 win at home over Espanyol, lifting Diego Simeone's team level on points with Barcelona atop the Spanish league on Saturday.Griezmann fired in the spot kick in the 56th minute after Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion was fouled by ...

Griezmann nets 2, Atletico wins to pull level with Barcelona

Soccer 12/15/18, 14:45

Antoine Griezmann scored twice after setting up an opening goal to earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Valladolid, lifting Atletico Madrid level on points with Spanish league leader Barcelona on Saturday.The win was Atletico's first away from home in La Liga in nearly three months.Meanwhile, Luka Modric presented his Ballon ...

Atletico finishes CL group 2nd after 0-0 draw at Club Brugge

Soccer 12/11/18, 17:30

Atletico Madrid finished its Champions League group in second place after being held to a disappointing 0-0 draw at Belgian side Club Brugge on Tuesday.Atletico entered the match leading Group A, but its stumble combined with Dortmund Borussia's 2-0 victory at Monaco gave the German club the top spot.Brugge defender ...

Atletico defeats Monaco 2-0, advances in Champions League

Soccer 11/28/18, 15:05

There was no letdown this time. Atletico Madrid is back in the knockout stage of the Champions League.A year after a disappointing elimination in the group stage of the tournament, Atletico secured its spot in the next round by defeating Monaco 2-0 on Wednesday.Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann scores his side's ...

Champs League: Barca through, Griezmann scores, Monaco out

Sports 11/06/18, 19:32

With voting for the 2018 Ballon d'Or closing this week, Antoine Griezmann boosted his chances of lifting the most prestigious individual trophy in soccer with an inspired display and a goal in his 50th Champions League game on Tuesday.Griezmann helped Atletico Madrid bounce back from a heavy loss to Borussia ...

Champions League: Atletico wins to join Dortmund at the top

Soccer 11/06/18, 18:03

Atletico Madrid rebounded from a heavy loss to Borussia Dortmund with a convincing 2-0 win over the German team on Tuesday, a result that left both teams tied atop Group A in the Champions League.Atletico Saul Niguez, second left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Group A Champions ...

Germany’s struggles continue with loss to France

Soccer 10/16/18, 18:33

Germany is looking at another early tournament exit after France handed Joachim Loew's struggling team its latest defeat on Tuesday — showing that the balance of power in European soccer hasn't shifted much since the World Cup.World champion France came from behind to win 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League ...

Griezmann scores both goals as France beats Germany 2-1

Soccer 10/16/18, 17:15

Antoine Griezmann got the better of goalkeeper Manuel Neuer once again, scoring both goals as France rallied to beat Germany 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday.Midfielder Toni Kroos gave Germany the lead from the penalty spot after 14 minutes and the visitors had chances to go further ahead ...

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa out with left leg injury

Soccer 10/05/18, 13:15

Atletico Madrid says striker Diego Costa has been sidelined because of a left thigh muscle injury.Atletico say tests on Friday confirmed an unspecified injury that forced Costa on Wednesday to be substituted in the second half of the 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League.The club did not ...

Griezmann fantastic leads Atletico Madrid to 3-1 win over Club Brugge

Soccer 10/03/18, 17:01

Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half — including the 8,000th Champions League goal — to lead Atletico Madrid to a hard-fought 3-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.Griezmann opened the scoring in the first half then netted the winner midway through the second after ...

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