La Liga News 

Argentine Manager of the Year Nelson Vivas joins Atletico Madrid

Nelson Vivas has joined Atletico Madrid’s coaching staff after being named Argentine Manager of the Year this season. The former Arsenal defender won the coveted award after being in charge of Estudiantes, whilst he has enjoyed spells with Quilmes and Defensa y Jusitica also in his homeland. The 48-year-old tactician will replace Tiago as part of Diego Simeone’s coaching staff, with the Portuguese coach moving on elsewhere. Vivas may not be the only new face at Atletico next season as Rodrigo of Valencia has been linked with a move. The…

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Atletico Madrid Global Match Centre News 

“Atletico are one of Europe’s best”: Trio react to Europa League victory

Victory over Marseille in Lyon with a convincing 3-0 win completed the turnaround after a mixed European campaign in 2017/18 ended with a third European title in eight years for Atletico Madrid. It marked a stark contrast with the reaction to drawing with Qarabag, effectively eliminating the Rojiblancos from the Champions League, which was always going to be disappointing, but few expected the shocking comments made by Atletico Madrid captain Gabia at the time. “The Europa League? I’ll tell you that right now it’s a piece of s**t,” he said…

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Diego Simeone La Liga News 

Diego Simeone offered to double his pay by moving to PSG

According to Diego Simeone’s girlfriend Carla Pereyra, Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain offered to double his wages to entice him to come to France. However, the Argentinian manager is fond of Spain and would prefer to remain coaching in La Liga. Speaking with Informalia, Pereyra said, “Diego has received very big offers. “Paris Saint Germain wanted to pay him double what he is on at Atletico, but we want to live here. I like Spain and so does Diego.” The French team has since appointed former Borussia Dortmund chief Thomas Tuchel as…

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La Liga News 

Jose Maria Gimenez suffers injury to add to Simeone’s woes

Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez has returned from international duty to recover from an injury picked up against Wales on Monday. The Uruguayan central defender was hauled off after just eight minutes in the China Cup final after suffering a collision with Andy King. Initial reports had claimed that Gimenez could have broken his left ankle, but further tests have confirmed that not to be the case and he will now recover from the knock in Madrid. The news comes after Diego Simeone lost Jan Oblak, who also suffered…

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Diego Simeone Europa La Liga News 

Simeone anticipates missing injured full-back duo against Villarreal

Lokomotiv Moscow were decisively beaten 1-5 by visitors Atletico Madrid on Thursday, meaning‎ Los Colchoneros advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League by 1-8 on aggregate. Commenting on the performance, in particular of Fernando Torres and the quality of his shot, Simeone said, “[Torres’] stats are the same as his colleagues, “[He is] committed, involved, always wanting the good of the group. “He played very well, he safely converted the penalty and did well for the second goal. His attitude is what has always marked him out. “That, he…

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La Liga News 

Simeone wants further improvement, despite 3-0 Celta victory

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone wants further improvement side, despite seeing them beat Celta Vigo 3-0 at the weekend. Atleti got back to winning ways as they brushed aside a lacklustre Celta Vigo to keep the gap to La Liga leaders Barca to eight points after goals from Griezmann, Vitolo and Angel Correa. It has now been seven games in all competitions since the Wanda Metropolitano last saw their side concede and the victory maintains the seven point lead over third place rivals Real Madrid. Simeone was left ruing his side after…

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La Liga News 

Simeone ‘proud’ of players ahead of Lokomotiv Moscow tie

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has said he remains proud of his players ahead of the Europa League tie with Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday evening. The Wanda Metropolitano side approach the fixture against the Russian side having lost 1-0 to Barcelona and seen their title hopes take a huge dent and potentially prioritise a run in the Europa League. Lionel Messi’s sole free-kick was enough for Barca to win the tie, which leaves Atleti sitting eight points off the league leaders. Having entered the Europa League through Champions League elimination,…

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La Liga News 

Simeone heaps praise on Griezmann after four-goals against Leganes

Diego Simeone has heaped praise on Antoine Griezmann after he scored four goals against Leganes on Wednesday evening. Griezmann became the third player (after Sergio Aguero and Fernando Torres) this century to reach 100 goals for Atletico Madrid in the side’s victory over Leganes at the Wanda Metropolitano this evening. The Frenchman notched his second hat trick in a row on a day where rumours of a completed move to Barcelona were plastered all over social media. “He has played at this level at other stages in previous seasons,” Simeone…

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Fernando Torres Gossip 

Fernando Torres set for Asian swansong?

With news that Yannick Carrasco is set to complete a move to the Chinese Super League over the weekend, it is reported that teammate Fernando Torres may also be set for a move to the Far East. According to Cadena COPE journalist Antonio Ruiz, Atletico Madrid is interested in including Torres in the deal that will see Carrasco move to Dalian Yifang for €30 million. The 33-year-old has been competing for game time against Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro throughout the season. With the other three continuing to…

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Diego Simeone La Liga News 

Simeone plays down lack of penalties claim

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has played down the fact his side have received no penalties this season. Despite the win over Athletic Club, controversy struck when the referee missed a clear foul from Unai Nunez on Diego Costa, seeing Atleti fail to win a penalty, something they have not had – all season. “I don’t like talking about this as the more it is mentioned, it will become worse of the officials,” Simeone told reporters after the game. “They will arrive at our games thinking about that stat, with…

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