Just earning two points from the first two League games of the new 2016-17 season was surely not the start Atletico Madrid were after. Newly promoted clubs Deportivo Alavés and Deportivo Leganés held the side from the Capital in a 1-1 and 0-0 draw respectively. After the second frustrating draw, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann said that they should prepare for a relegation dogfight if they continue their current form. Although it’s just the start of a very long season, the Atletico players and supporters are hoping to get back to winning ways as soon as club football resumes after the international break.
Atletico Madrid play Celta Vigo away on 10th September, which won’t be an easy fixture at all. But they have made a few impressive signings in the summer that could bring their La Liga campaign back on the right track and challenge their Castilian and Catalonian rivals. Let’s take a look at how Los Rojiblancos fare in their summer dealings.