Tag Archives: Simeone

Papi Messi sinks Atlético

Leo Messi celebrated the birth of his second son by coming off the bench to score Barça’s winner in a deserved 1-2 victory over Atlético Madrid. There was a big surprise an hour before kick-off when the teamsheets appeared with … Continue reading

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Ter Stegen set for league debut at Atlético

Barça return to action after the international break with the always tough trip to face Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Caldrerón (Saturday 8.30 pm). Luis Enrique is without the injured Dani Alves and the suspended Gerard Piqué, and his plans … Continue reading

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Suárez fit as Barça look to clinch La Liga at the Calderón

Barça take on Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón tomorrow (Sunday 7 pm) hoping to sew up La Liga 2014/15 with a week to spare. A win will confirm Barça’s 23rd Spanish league title while the celebrations will … Continue reading

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Neymar on the counter sees off Atlético

Barça reached the Copa del Rey semi-finals tonight with a splendid 2-3 victory over Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón stadium. All the goals came in a thrilling first half with Fernando Torres cancelling out Leo Messi’s first leg goal … Continue reading

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Preview: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid (game 38 liga 2013/14)

The 2013/14 Liga reaches its climax tomorrow evening when Barça take on Atlético Madrid in a 90-minute title-decider at Camp Nou (Saturday 6 pm). A win for Barça will take us above Atlético on head-to-head goal difference and see us claim … Continue reading

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Match Report: Atlético Madrid 1 FC Barcelona 0 (Atlético win 2-1 on aggregate)

It wasn’t to be. After reaching the Champions League for six successive seasons Barça crashed out at the quarter-final stage tonight to Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid. Following last week’s 1-1 draw in the first leg at Camp Nou Barça needed … Continue reading

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Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg preview: Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona

If you are not excited by tomorrow night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Atlético Madrid and Barça you should probably call the doctor. Two sides with contrasting styles, that have been unable to defeat the other in four previous … Continue reading

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Champions League Match Report: FC Barcelona 1 Atlético Madrid 1

It seems nothing can separate Barça and Atlético Madrid. Four meetings this season and four draws, the latest a high-paced battle in the Champions League quarter-final first leg at Camp Nou tonight that ended 1-1. Diego Ribas surprised José Manuel … Continue reading

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Champions League Quarter-Final 1st leg Preview: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

A thrilling battle for the 2013/14 Liga is put to the side tomorrow evening when Barça receive Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid at Camp Nou in the Champions League quarter-final first leg. Tata Martino has named a 22-man squad for the … Continue reading

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Preview: Atlético Madrid vs FC Barcelona (game 19 liga 2013/14)

Atlético Madrid versus Barça has been one of the most eagerly-awaited fixtures of La Liga in recent seasons but tomorrow’s head-to-head battle at the Vicente Calderón takes on new heights of importance with the two teams level on 49 points … Continue reading

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