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Posts tagged Atleti

Oct 25 '12

three things from european week.

one. ¡Joooooaaaaaaquiiiin!

Since Saturday he has missed two penalties. One at 1-1 against Real Valladolid and one at 0-0 against AC Milan. In the same period he’s also scored two winners as Malaga racked up 2-1 and 1-0 wins respectively. That’s character.

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Oct 20 '12

the futbolgrande flutter

After the international lull we’re back into La Liga action. Do you know what that means? It means we are back with another flutter. A futbolgrande flutter.

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Oct 8 '12

five things from la liga: week seven

one: As expected, Messi v Ronaldo. It was billed as the most political clàsico since 1975. It once again turned into a duel between the world’s two best players. First Ronaldo drew blood, then Messi levelled. Then Messi, exquisitely, curled home a free kick before Ronaldo took his turn to level the scores. Two all. It was also noted that for what we have come to expect from a clàsico- controversy- there was little of, and what we have come to have expect from Barca- high pressing- there was also less of. Eight points the gap.

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Oct 5 '12

futbolgrande flutter: week seven…

Following a successful start to our futbolgrande flutter last week, we thought we’d give it another go. So here it is:

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Oct 1 '12

five things from la liga: week six

one: Tito’s perfect start continues in Seville. Six wins from six and eighteen points see Barcelona propped familiarly at the top of La Liga. Their latest win was the most dramatic, and in turn it ended Sevilla’s unbeaten start. The home side led 2-0 but a Fabregas brace, some Medel madness and a late Villa winner span the game right round. It keeps the Catalan club eight points clear of Real Madrid who smashed Depor 5-1 which included a Cristiano treble.

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Sep 26 '12
Atletico scored more than three goals for the fifth time in their last six games as they left Seville with maximum points tonight.

Real Betis twice led before the major turning point at the beginning of the second half. Damien Perquis’ foul on Falcao led to a red card and a penalty which the Colombian duly dispatched for 2-2. 

Atleti’s number nine, still not quite himself, was then replaced by Diego Costa (pictured) who instantly fired Simeone’s side into the lead. Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell came on, picked up two yellows and left Betis with nine men before Raul Garcia put an end to proceedings with a late fourth.

The win lifts them second with four wins and a draw from their five La Liga matches. We’re not getting too excited by them just yet though- as much as we’d like too. Their opening draw against Levante was average, then against Athletic they were fantastic but since then they’ve sat on leads.

Against Vallecano they almost let them back into a game which they had led 4-0, then at the weekend 2-0 up against Valladolid they only just held out. Tonight against ten men they never looked as scintillating as they could/should have.

So, well done Atletico de Madrid you are going well but much tougher tasks await. We only say this because we want you to compete not just now, but all season please. Gracias.

Atletico scored more than three goals for the fifth time in their last six games as they left Seville with maximum points tonight.

Real Betis twice led before the major turning point at the beginning of the second half. Damien Perquis’ foul on Falcao led to a red card and a penalty which the Colombian duly dispatched for 2-2.

Atleti’s number nine, still not quite himself, was then replaced by Diego Costa (pictured) who instantly fired Simeone’s side into the lead. Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell came on, picked up two yellows and left Betis with nine men before Raul Garcia put an end to proceedings with a late fourth.

The win lifts them second with four wins and a draw from their five La Liga matches. We’re not getting too excited by them just yet though- as much as we’d like too. Their opening draw against Levante was average, then against Athletic they were fantastic but since then they’ve sat on leads.

Against Vallecano they almost let them back into a game which they had led 4-0, then at the weekend 2-0 up against Valladolid they only just held out. Tonight against ten men they never looked as scintillating as they could/should have.

So, well done Atletico de Madrid you are going well but much tougher tasks await. We only say this because we want you to compete not just now, but all season please. Gracias.

Jul 20 '12

200 words on oliver torres

There is a deep-rooted irony in the words that follow. Firstly we’re going to draw your attention to the talent of Oliver Torres, then we’re going to be the ones to tell you not to pin high expectations on his young shoulders. Yet.

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May 9 '12

five things you need to read before europa final

one: Kevin MCarra’s match preview. Head over to the Guardian site now and check out their match preview, which as ever is very good. It’s the most logical place to start. Read here.

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May 6 '12

five things from la liga (06/05/12)

one: Two from five as relegation battle goes to the last day. Breathtaking stuff at the bottom last night after a season of headlines from the top two. Zaragoza beat Racing and Sporting beat Betis to haul themselves closer to Granada, Villarreal and Rayo who lost to Real Madrid, Valencia and Sevilla respectively. So what does that all mean?

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May 3 '12

five things from la liga (03/05/12)

one: Real Mardid are the Champions of La Liga. Barcelona’s 4-1 blasting of Malaga- which included another Messi hat-trick- meant Madrid’s wait for the title carried into Bilbao. Luckily for los blancos a Ronaldo penalty miss didn’t set the tone for the evening. First half goals from Ozil and Higuaín were added to in the second half by… Cristiano. It finished 0-3 and Mourinho had done it. He had conquered his fourth European league, and after the game he said it had been ‘the hardest to win’. For what it’s worth- not much we’re sure- futbolgrande would like to offer our congratulations to Jose and his merry men.

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