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How Atletico managed to reach the top despite MSN’s dominance

Diego Simeone - The manager who has managed to produce the maximum of results under the minimalist availability of resources is again looking strong in presenting ‘The Mattress Makers’, one of the serious title contenders in Spain. The Argentine has been...

Leaders Barca held in derby stalemate by Espanyol

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both hit the woodwork as Barcelona were held 0-0 by Espanyol on Saturday in a hard-fought derby that left Atletico Madrid poised to go top of La Liga in...

Celta and Villarreal disturbing La Liga order

MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla and Valencia were expected to challenge La Liga heavyweights Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid this season but it is surprise packages Celta Vigo and Villarreal who are hot on their heels. Fourth-placed Celta stayed two...

Real hit 10 past nine-man Rayo, Atletico lose

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid closed to within two points of La Liga leaders Barcelona after demolishing nine-man Rayo Vallecano 10-2 on Sunday while Atletico Madrid missed a chance to seize top spot outright by losing 1-0 at Malaga. Gareth...

Partey time as Atletico advance to last 16

By Tim Hanlon (Reuters) - Thomas Partey scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid as they reached the last 16 of the King’s Cup with a 1-0 home victory over third-tier Reus on Thursday that secured a 3-1 aggregate success. It...

Praise will not go to our heads, says Atletico coach Simeone

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid's players will not allow praise to go to their heads even though they are level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga, coach Diego Simeone said on Wednesday. “When people talk well...
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Atletico Madrid draw level with leaders Barca, Real lose

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid turned up the heat on champions Barcelona when they fought back to secure a 2-1 win at home to Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Sunday as Real Madrid slipped off the pace with...

Preview: Efficient Atletico ‘getting under people’s skin’

MADRID (Reuters) - If Atletico Madrid's 2013 King's Cup triumph was a shock and their 2013-14 La Liga title a surprise, few would raise an eyebrow if Diego Simeone's ruthlessly efficient side were to win another major trophy. Atletico have...