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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Madrid: Derby ends in rare stalemate

Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid shared a rare goalless draw in the first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano in a result that will have delighted league leaders Barcelona. The last time a LaLiga clash between the two capital clubs finished 0-0 was back in 2005, and since then only one of 39 meetings between the rivals in all competitions had failed to produce a goal – the 2014/15 Champions League quarter-final first leg. But defences ruled the roost at Atletico’s impressive new 68,000-capacity home ground, which provided an electric atmosphere…

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Manchester City defensive target Sime Vrsaljko not for sale, say Atletico Madrid – reports

In-demand Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko Thursday, November 9, 2017 Atletico Madrid have insisted that Manchester City and Arsenal target Sime Vrsaljko is not for sale following an enquiry from Napoli. As talkSPORT told you this week, the Italian club made contract with Atletico about a potential January move for their out-of-favour left-back. Vrsaljko has made just three appearances in La Liga so far this season leading to questions about his long-term future with Arsenal and City also interested. Napoli need cover for the injured Faouzi Ghoulam which had led…

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VIDEO: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona: Luis Suarez denies Diego Simeone historic win

This was just one of many Spanish top flight matches live on talkSPORT 2 Saturday, October 14, 2017 Luis Suarez denied Diego Simeone his first league win over Barcelona as a manager after scoring a late equaliser at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night. Saul Niguez’s wonderful solo effort looked set to move Atleti to within three points of their opponents before the former Liverpool striker struck with less than 10 minutes to play. The result means Simeone has yet to taste victory against Barcelona in 12 league games since…

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Batshuayi gives Chelsea last-gasp win at Atletico

Michy Batshuayi scored a 94th-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic victory against Atletico Madrid to maintain their 100% start in Champions League Group C. Substitute Batshuayi tapped home from close range with the last kick of the game from Marcos Alonso’s cross. The Blues fell behind to a 40th-minute Antoine Griezmann penalty despite having the better of the first half when David Luiz needlessly pulled the shirt of Lucas Hernandez at a corner. But Chelsea, who hit the post through Eden Hazard in the opening stages, again impressed after…

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Atletico Madrid v Chelsea confirmed team news and live stream on talkSPORT 2: Eden Hazard starts!

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea travel to Atletico Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano home in matchday two of the Champions League group stage and you can follow all the action on talkSPORT 2 HERE. The meeting comes just a day after Diego Simeone’s side completed the re-signing of striker Diego Costa from the Blues following his exile by Conte. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also returns to face the side where he enjoyed a highly succesful three-year loan spell between 2011 and 2014.  Midfielder Danny Drinkwater is the only player missing for the reigning Premier…

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Costa completes return to Atletico Madrid from Chelsea

Striker Diego Costa has completed his move back to Atletico Madrid from Premier League champions Chelsea. The two clubs agreed terms last week and the 28-year-old Spain international passed his medical on Monday. However, he will not be eligible to play for the La Liga side until 1 January, when the club’s transfer window ban comes to an end. Costa left Atletico for Chelsea in 2014 and scored 59 goals in 120 games appearances for the Blues. He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup with the club,…

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Antonio Conte urges Eden Hazard and Chelsea to seize opportunity against Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Antonio Conte urged Eden Hazard and Chelsea to seize their opportunity in Wednesday night’s Champions League Group C clash at Atletico Madrid. Diego Costa’s move to re-join Atletico from Chelsea last week is an intriguing sub-plot of the clash, but Conte preferred to focus on his current squad on Tuesday. And the Italian wants Belgium playmaker Hazard, who is yet to start in the Premier League this season following his broken ankle in June, to build on his scintillating title-winning displays last season with…

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