Simeone backs Costa after striker misses Atletico practice

Soccer 04/19/19, 10:03

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has come out in support of Diego Costa after the Spain striker reportedly refused to practice with the rest of the team.Simeone said Costa's absence on Thursday was a situation that was handled internally and that the player was back with the squad on Friday. ...

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 ...

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $22K by UEFA for obscene gesture

Sports 03/21/19, 10:07

Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found the Juventus star guilty of improper conduct.Ronaldo was fined the same sum imposed on Atletico coach Diego Simeone for the same ...

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 ...

Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

Soccer 03/14/19, 08:57

Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.Ronaldo captured the attention of the soccer world on Tuesday when he scored a hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid and into the Champions League quarterfinals.Not to be outdone, ...

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 ...

Morata scores 2 to keep Atletico in touch with Barcelona

Sports 03/03/19, 16:04

Alvaro Morata is starting to show why Diego Simeone wanted him.Morata scored twice to give 10-man Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday and keep alive its hopes of fighting Barcelona for the Spanish league title.Atletico's third league win in a row kept it seven points behind ...

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 ...

Ronaldo’s opponents triumphant in his return to Madrid

Soccer 02/21/19, 10:49

In Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Madrid, it was his opponents that turned out to be triumphant.Juventus not only lost on the field against Atletico Madrid, but the club also took a hit on the Italian Stock Exchange with its share price dropping more than 9 percent on Thursday morning.That same ...

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 ...

Unconvincing debut for Morata as Atletico beaten by Betis

Soccer 02/03/19, 12:57

Alvaro Morata had an unconvincing debut as Atletico Madrid lost 1-0 at Real Betis on Sunday to miss its chance to move closer to Spanish league leader Barcelona.Atletico could have gone within three points of Barcelona — after the Catalan club was held by Valencia to a 2-2 draw at ...

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 ...

Atletico starts 2019 with big goals and bigger concerns

Soccer 01/03/19, 09:54

It's probably now or maybe never for Atletico Madrid.The Spanish club will start 2019 under the highest expectations since coach Diego Simeone transformed the team from a chronic underachiever into a perennial title contender.Atletico has one date circled on the calendar: June 1, when its home stadium hosts the Champions ...

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 ...

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, Barcelona, Sevilla power through in Copa

Soccer 12/05/18, 18:10

Atletico Madrid was so poor in the first half against fourth-division visitor Sant Andreu that a shock Copa del Rey elimination wasn't a far-fetched possibility on Wednesday.But three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second period guided Atletico's second-string team to a 4-0 victory at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.Barcelona ...

Barcelona scores late, frustrates Atletico Madrid again

Soccer 11/24/18, 18:34

Another late goal for Barcelona, another disappointing draw for Atletico Madrid.For the second consecutive year, Atletico wasn't able to hold on to its lead against Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, missing another chance to end its winless streak against the Catalan club in the Spanish league.Ousmane Dembele's 90th-minute goal gave ...

Late goal extends Barca’s unbeaten streak against Atletico

Soccer 11/24/18, 17:24

Ousmane Dembele scored a late equalizer for Barcelona to draw with Atletico Madrid 1-1 on Saturday, extending its unbeaten run against the Madrid club to 17 Spanish league matches.The result also kept Barcelona in the lead, one point in front of Atletico.Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele, front, celebrates with Lionel Messi after ...

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