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European roundup-Real Madrid humbled in derby but Chelsea on fire
Real Madrid's early-season woes deepened when they were beaten 2-1 at home by champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Stuttering Real Madrid lost in the derby as La Liga titleholders Atletico Madrid gained a modicum of revenge for their Champions League final defeat while Manchester United are up and running even if Paris St Germain are yet to hit their stride.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Chelsea star will never be forgotten at Atletico, claims replacement
Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois became one of three players to trade Atletico Madrid for Chelsea this summer, and his replacement Miguel Angel Moya has paid his tributes for this contributions. The 22-year-old shot-stopper spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid and became a key player in helping transform the club's fortunates.
Pivotal Factors That Will Decide Champions League Group A
The Champions League group stage gets underway this week, as 32 teams set off on the long road toward next June's final in Berlin. The usual suspects will have strong ambitions of following in Real Madrid's footsteps and becoming champions of Europe, but there are bound to be a number of surprises and upsets along the way - there always are.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Atletico win Madrid derby
Atletico Madrid took all Real Madrid had to throw at them as they won 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Saturday night. Last season's surprise champions weathered a first-half storm after Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty cancelled out Tiago's opener, and their resolve was worth it as they won the contest with a winner in the 76th minute.
Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid: Score, Grades and Reaction from La Liga Game
Real have for too long looked frail when defending set pieces, and it proved their Achilles' heel on 10 minutes. The home side had plenty of players in the box, and Tiago was well marked, but Real simply failed to challenge him at a corner, and he nodded the ball home at the near post.
Liga - Simeone: It is hard to keep up with Real and Barca
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has said his side are third favourites behind Real Madrid and Barcelona in the title race. The champions travel to Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu today and rather than point to his side's title victory last year as a reason Atletico should be favourites for the League, Simeone argued that the tight race points to how strong their rivals are.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Latest Chelsea news: Mou on Ronaldo, Courtois, Costa in contention
All the latest Chelsea news including Jose Mourinho's reaction to link to Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Courtois extends and Swansea City preview. The Spanish goal-scorer, who Chelsea paid Atletico Madrid 32 million for earlier in the summer, has taken little time to adjust to Premier League football as he has made an instant impact.
Atletico know how to beat Real Madrid now, taunts Raul Garcia
The Rojiblancos star suggests that Carlo Ancelotti's side no longer have the upper hand on the Vicente Calderon club and played down the exit of key player this summer Atletico Madrid midfielder Raul Garcia believes that the club know how to conquer Real Madrid now ahead of Saturday's derby. The reigning Spanish champions were in the shadows of their local rivals for over a decade but lifted La Liga last season to prevent the title from ending up at either Barcelona or the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time in a decade.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Thibaut Courtois has been Chelsea's number one at the start of the new season
The 22-year-old spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid after joining the Blues from Genk in his native Belgium in July 2011. But Courtois returned to Stamford Bridge this season and started the first three matches of the Barclays Premier League season ahead of Petr Cech before being rewarded with a new deal.
Who will win the Madrid derby?
Carlo Ancelotti and his men will be gunning for revenge when they take on the reigning champions at the weekend following their Supercopa defeat earlier this summer Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid on Saturday in what is already the third Madrid derby of the 2014-15 campaign. The Champions League holders had to settle for a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana on August 19, before they were beaten 1-0 in the return at the Vicente Calderon three days later following Mario Mandzukic's early goal.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Filipe Luis not missed, hints Atletico star
Joao Miranda has been impressed with Atletico Madrid's new signings after Diego Costa and Filipe Luis moved to Chelsea this summer. Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda believes that his side have coped with the losses of new Chelsea stars Diego Costa and Filipe Luis.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Mario Suarez: Di Maria and Alonso sales have not weakened Real Madrid
The Atletico Madrid midfielder says that the new Bayern Munich signing is "the benchmark" in his position but has no doubts over the strength of Carlo Ancelotti's side Atletico Madrid star Mario Suarez insists that rivals Real Madrid remain as dangerous as ever despite the sales of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso . Having Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez in big-money deals, the European champions sanctioned the respective departures of Di Maria and Alonso to Manchester United and Bayern Munich during the transfer window.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Courtois is ready to commit
A five-year deal is on the table at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho looking to secure the services of his new first-choice goalkeeper for the foreseeable future. Courtois has had to be patient in his efforts to earn recognition in England, with the past three seasons spent on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Grading Atletico Madrid's Transfer-Window Signings
For a club that is perpetually forced to sell its finest players, Atletico Madrid continue to perform extremely well in the transfer market. Having masterminded his team's surge past Barcelona and Real Madrid last season, Diego Simeone has opted for a blend of promising talents and seasoned campaigners this summer, recognising that both raw brilliance and hardened experience will be needed to sustain his team's excellence.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Chelsea to hand Thibaut Courtois huge new contract after he takes No1 keeper role from legend Cech
The Belgian international who spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid as he waited his turn could almost treble his current 30,000-a-week wages Belgian keeper Courtois had stalled on discussions about a new deal until he knew he would get the nod over Blues legend Petr Cech for this season.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
The Daily Star
Atletico closing in on Mamunul?
Bangladesh skipper Mamunul Islam may become the first Bangladeshi footballer to have a stint with Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League , a franchise-based football league, scheduled to be held from October to December this year in India.
Cech refuses to rule out Chelsea exit
The Blues stopper has hinted that could end his 10-year stay at Stamford Bridge after being dislodged from Jose Mourinho's starting squad by Thibaut Courtois Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Stamford Bridge after being displaced by Thibaut Courtois .
Sun Aug 31, 2014
Atletico agree Cerci deal
The 27-year-old Cerci, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal, will pen a three-year contract with Atletico, pending a successful medical.
Official: Atletico Madrid set to secure Cerci signing
The Italy international has agreed a three-year deal with the reigning Primera Division champions after Torino accepted an offer believed to be worth a 16 million Atletico Madrid have reached a deal with Torino to sign Italy forward Alessio Cerci .
Official: Atletico Madrid set to secure Cerci signing
The Italy international has agreed a three-year deal with the Liga champions after Torino accepted an offer believed to be worth a 16 million Atletico Madrid have reached a deal with Torino to sign Italy forward Alessio Cerci .