Atlético Madrid

The memorable images of the 2016 Champions League final

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties to lift the Champions League trophy for the second time in three years. Though much of the game was utterly forgettable dreck, there were several images that will remain forever ingrained upon our memories for better or worse. The nightmare fuel started before the match did with this …

Diego Simeone sent off for harnessing the power of extra balls

Diego Simeone has proven himself to be a true master of organizing the perfect defense. And during Atletico Madrid’s match against Malaga, she demonstrated that sometimes the perfect defense is ordering someone to throw a second ball on the pitch in order to stop a counter attack. From ESPN FC: The game was still scoreless …

The redemption of Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres’ career can be divided into two distinct parts: before he was sold to Chelsea for a then British record £50 million and after. In the “before” period, he was an unstoppable force worthy of sharing a nickname with a global weather pattern. In the “after” period, he was a punchline and the symbol …

A footballer turned pundit’s guide to criticizing everything

Chicharito’s late winner against Atletico Madrid to put Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals was a special triumph for him after spending most of the season as the forgotten man. It moved him to tears. But Thierry Henry thinks he celebrated wrong. In his new role as a pundit for Sky Sports, Henry said: …