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 ...

Defender Godin leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of season

Soccer 05/07/19, 14:45

Uruguay defender Diego Godin is leaving Atletico Madrid after this season.Godin announced Tuesday he will not renew his contract with the Spanish club after failing to reach a deal.The 33-year-old defender is reportedly negotiating a move to Inter Milan.Godin couldn't hold back tears as he made the announcement in a ...

Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:30

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.Costa was shown a red card in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday, a result that practically ended the team's ...

Costa yet to deliver in return to Atletico Madrid

Soccer 04/11/19, 05:42

Diego Costa was so furious that it was hard to keep him away from the referee.His teammates tried to contain him. Even his opponents had to intervene.Costa was shown a red card in the 28th minute of a 2-0 loss against Barcelona on Saturday that practically ended Atletico Madrid's hopes ...

Ronaldo charged by UEFA for gesture mocking Simeone

Sports 03/18/19, 06:23

UEFA has charged Cristiano Ronaldo for a provocative gesture mocking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after Juventus eliminated the Spanish club from the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the charge of "improper conduct" on Thursday.Simeone was fined 20,000 euros ($22,700) by UEFA for making an obscene gesture ...

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 ...

UEFA fines Atletico coach Diego Simeone for obscene gesture

Sports 03/07/19, 09:22

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been fined but avoided a ban after making an obscene gesture during a Champions League match against Juventus.UEFA says Simeone has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,500) for improper conduct.Atletico beat Juventus 2-0 in Madrid last month. The return game in Turin is on Tuesday.Simeone ...

UEFA charges Atletico coach Simeone for obscene gesture

Sports 02/25/19, 12:12

UEFA has charged Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone with improper conduct for an obscene gesture after his team scored against Juventus in the Champions League.After Atletico defender Jose Maria Gimenez scored the first goal late in a 2-0 win on Wednesday, Simeone turned to his team's fans and made the ...

Atletico’s Costa not fit for 90 minutes against Juventus

Soccer 02/19/19, 14:53

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says Diego Costa is not fit to play the entire match against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.Costa returned to action last weekend after being sidelined for nearly two months because of a foot injury that required surgery. He came off the bench in ...

Atletico extends coach Simeone’s contract until 2022

Soccer 02/14/19, 11:21

Atletico Madrid says it has extended the contract of coach Diego Simeone until 2022.Simeone's current contract was set to expire at the end of next season.Financial details of the new deal were not disclosed.The 48-year-old Argentine coach played for Atletico as a defensive midfielder in the 1990s.He took over as ...

Diego Costa in scoring slump before Atletico hosts Barcelona

Soccer 11/22/18, 08:10

With his imposing frame, aggressive attitude and talent for scoring difficult goals, Diego Costa has rightfully earned his reputation as a terror for defenders.But that status is in serious danger after a scoring drought in the Spanish league that dates back to February.The 30-year-old Costa hasn't scored in nine appearances ...

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 ...

Wounded Atletico hosts Dortmund for Champions League rematch

Soccer 11/05/18, 07:23

Less than two weeks after its biggest loss under coach Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid will get a chance to make amends.The Spanish team will host Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the Champions League, 13 days after the Bundesliga leaders beat Atletico 4-0 in Germany.Dortmund is unbeaten in 15 competitive games ...

Revitalized Dortmund brings excitement back to Bundesliga

Soccer 10/29/18, 01:36

A draw with Hertha Berlin may have come at just the right time for Borussia Dortmund.The team had failed to score four or more goals in only one of its previous six games — a 3-0 win over Monaco — and had taken a three-point lead in the Bundesliga after ...

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 ...

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