Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone pleased with improving Mario Mandzukic

Filling the shoes of Diego Costa at Atletico Madrid was always going to be a tall order but coach Diego Simeone is pleased so far with the performances of Mario Mandzukic.

Atletico Madrid win to set up King's Cup clash with Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid win to set up King's Cup clash with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid will face holders Real Madrid in the last 16 of the King`s Cup after a double from Mario Mandzukic sealed a 5-2 aggregate victory over lower league Hospitalet on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid can beat anyone, says hat-trick hero Mario Mandzukic
Atletico Madrid can beat anyone, says hat-trick hero Mario Mandzukic

 Atletico Madrid are confident they can see off all-comers after last season`s beaten finalists swept into the Champions League knockout rounds with a game to spare, according to hat-trick hero Mario Mandzukic.

Diego Simeone praises Atletico Madrid progress
Diego Simeone praises Atletico Madrid progress

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his players for turning round a poor start to their Champions League campaign to qualify for the last 16 with a game to spare.

Mario Mandzukic hat-trick eases Atletico Madrid into last 16
Mario Mandzukic hat-trick eases Atletico Madrid into last 16

Spanish champions Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with 4-0 over Olympiakos on Tuesday thanks to a hat-trick from Mario Mandzukic.

La Liga: 10-man Atletico Madrid beaten by managerless Real Sociedad
La Liga: 10-man Atletico Madrid beaten by managerless Real Sociedad

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid remain four points behind leaders Real Madrid as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at managerless Real Sociedad after being reduced to 10 men.

Sevilla go joint top, Atletico Madrid win at Getafe
Sevilla go joint top, Atletico Madrid win at Getafe

 Sevilla moved joint top of La Liga alongside Barcelona as two late goals from Denis Suarez and Carlos Bacca gave them a 2-1 win over Villarreal.

Five-star Atletico Madrid too good for Malmo
Five-star Atletico Madrid too good for Malmo

Atletico Madrid moved a step closer to qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 5-0 win over Malmo at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

La Liga Preview: Frantic week of football action in Spain
La Liga Preview: Frantic week of football action in Spain

A frantic week of football activity, starting Friday, will test the strength in depth of all Spanish clubs in the La Liga.

Frantic week of football action in La Liga
Frantic week of football action in La Liga

A frantic week of football activity, starting Friday, will test the strength in depth of all Spanish clubs in the La Liga.

Mario Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose
Mario Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic will undergo surgery on his nose which was broken during the La Liga champions` 3-2 Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Mario Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose
Mario Mandzukic to have surgery on broken nose

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic will undergo surgery on his nose which was broken during the La Liga champions` 3-2 Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Atletico undone by inability to take chances: Diego Simeone

Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday`s Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico undone by inability to take chances: Diego Simeone

Failure to take their chances in the first half scuppered Atletico Madrid in their 3-2 reverse at Olympiakos Piraeus in Tuesday`s Champions League Group A opener, according to Atletico coach Diego Simeone.

La Liga: Atletico Madrid struggle past Eibar for first win
La Liga: Atletico Madrid struggle past Eibar for first win

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid recorded their first victory of the campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win over newly-promoted Eibar on Saturday.

La Liga: Champions Atletico Madrid held by Rayo, Real beat Cordoba

Champions Atletico Madrid made a sluggish start to the defence of their La Liga title with a 0-0 draw against Rayo Vallecano while a header from Karim Benzema and a late Cristiano Ronaldo strike helped Real Madrid beat promoted Cordoba 2-0.

Mario Mandzukic leads Diego Simeone`s valiant troops perfectly

If there was anyone who could pay dividends of Atletico Madrid`s attacking potency, it is none other than Mario Mandzukic. The Croat, a summer signing from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, rose to the occasion on Friday as he helped his side beat Real Madrid 1-0 to win the Super Cup at the Vincente Calderon. A trophy to start the season with, will be of immense joy to coach Diego Simeone and his working class heroes.

Mario Mandzukic hands Atletico Madrid Super Cup win over Real

Atletico Madrid gained some measure of revenge for their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid by beating their city rivals 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Friday to win the Spanish Super Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

Will big spenders Barcelona be able to out punch rivals Real, Atletico Madrid?

Barcelona have spent £127m so far this summer and the shopping spree is expected to continue with less than three weeks remaining for the summer transfer window to close. So with a new manager, six signings and Luis Suarez amongst them, will the Catalans go big this season in La Liga? On paper, they go in as the favourites, but Madrid duo are well in for the race for Spanish glory.

Atletico Madrid suffer blow ahead of Spanish Super Cup clash against Real

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone will have plenty to dwell upon after midfielder Mario Suarez was hospitalised after picking up an injury during a friendly against Wolfsburg. Atletico play against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday and injury to Suarez causes plenty of concerns given the scarcity resources Simeone has in his bag.