Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez Show Their Class in UCL Encounter against Atletico

In simple terms, Leicester City’s 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final wasn’t enough for them. That’s because they lost the first leg 1-0, meaning that the Spanish side won 2-1 on aggregate and now progress to the final four of Europe’s biggest club tournament. Yet there was […]

Guardiola Tries to Capitalise on Wingers in Loss against Compact Atletico

Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich arrived in Spain, to face Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, with a gameplan. According to veteran right-back Philipp Lahm, the aim was to withstand the early pressure that Diego Simeone’s men would undoubtedly apply. They wanted to get through that initial barrage of pressing […]

Why Antoine Griezmann’s Contribution To Atletico Madrid Extends Far Beyond Just Goals

“He is a unique player with incredible efficiency. And when the ball comes to him in moments like that we just know it’s going in.” These were the words of Atletico Madrid midfielder, Saul Niguez, on Antoine Griezmann, following yet another decisive goal from the Frenchman in Atleti’s 2-1 triumph over Athletic Bilbao that propelled […]

Analysis: Three Key Things from Barcelona’s 2-1 Win over Atletico Madrid

Following on from the international break, Atletico Madrid played host to Barcelona to punctuate Week 3 of the La Liga season. The first half proved to be something of an endurance test for Luis Enrique’s men, and after going behind early in the second half, it looked as though Diego Simeone’s Atletico might be able […]