How Diego Simeone painted Madrid red
How Diego Simeone painted Madrid red

In the dying moments of Diego Simeone`s second Madrid derby in charge of Atletico, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". 

Marcelo's Champions League suspension bad news for Real Madrid
Marcelo's Champions League suspension bad news for Real Madrid

 Holders Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico emerged from Tuesday`s tempestuous 0-0 Champions League quarter-final draw knowing that Real left back Marcelo and Atletico midfielder Mario Suarez are out of next week`s return leg.

Dani Carvajal lucky to escape punishment for punching Mario Mandzukic
Dani Carvajal lucky to escape punishment for punching Mario Mandzukic

Real Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal was lucky to escape without a red card after he threw a punch at Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday`s 0-0 Champions League quarter-final, first leg draw at the Calderon.

Champions League, preview: Madrid giants gear up for fierce battle, Juve face Monaco
Champions League, preview: Madrid giants gear up for fierce battle, Juve face Monaco

Madrid giants Atletico and Real will renew hostilities at the Vicente Calderon in an epic Spanish quarter-final clash in the UEFA Champions League to be held on Tuesday. Also on the night Europe will witness Italian champions Juventus face a well knit Monaco side from France.

Diego Simeone's knowledge of Atletico's weaknesses key, says Fernando Torres
Diego Simeone's knowledge of Atletico's weaknesses key, says Fernando Torres

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres believes coach Diego Simeone`s clear understanding of the team`s weaknesses has been the key to their success as they seek revenge against Real Madrid on Tuesday for last season`s Champions League final defeat.

Atletico not distracted by Champions League, Diego Simeone says
Atletico not distracted by Champions League, Diego Simeone says

 Atletico Madrid are fully focused on Saturday`s La Liga game at Malaga and will not let themselves be distracted by Tuesday`s Champions League quarter-final, first leg at home to neighbours Real, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday.

Saul Niguez to return for Atletico Madrid at Cordoba
Saul Niguez to return for Atletico Madrid at Cordoba

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has recovered from a painful blow to the kidneys and will start for the champions in Saturday`s La Liga game at bottom side Cordoba, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone extends contract to 2020
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone extends contract to 2020

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has agreed to extend his contract with the Spanish champions by three years to 2020.

La Liga: Atletico coach Diego Simeone only focused on Getafe
La Liga: Atletico coach Diego Simeone only focused on Getafe

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone gave short shrift to questions about the Champions League and the `Clasico` on Friday and said he was focused only on the battle for third spot in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on verge of extending contract
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on verge of extending contract

Spanish football club Atletico Madrid are expected to announce a new contract for coach Diego Simeone in the coming hours.

Atletico shootout success gives Simeone ''goose bumps''
Atletico shootout success gives Simeone ''goose bumps''

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admitted to having "goose bumps" after his side overturned a first-leg deficit and knocked Bayer Leverkusen out of the Champions League on penalties to claim a berth in the last eight on Tuesday.

Atletico joy papers over cracks of misfiring attack
Atletico joy papers over cracks of misfiring attack

Atletico Madrid showed their typical battling spirit to edge out Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday but last year`s Champions League finalists will be mighty relieved to have advanced to the last eight after once more failing to sparkle in attack.

Koke return could be key for Atletico: Diego Simeone
Koke return could be key for Atletico: Diego Simeone

 The return of midfielder Koke could be crucial to Atletico Madrid`s hopes of overturning a 1-0 deficit to Bayer Leverkusen in Tuesday`s Champions League last 16, second leg, coach Diego Simeone said on Monday.

Atletico Madrid look to home comforts to oust Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid look to home comforts to oust Leverkusen

Atletico Madrid will once again have to rely on their formidable home form as they look to overcome a 1-0 first leg deficit against Bayer Leverkusen to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday.

La Liga: 10-man Atletico Madrid held at Espanyol
La Liga: 10-man Atletico Madrid held at Espanyol

Atletico Madrid remain fourth in La Liga as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Espanyol after having defender Miranda sent-off in the first-half.

Atletico Madrid focused on securing third after latest stumble
Atletico Madrid focused on securing third after latest stumble

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone probably realised his side would have little chance of a second straight La Liga triumph once the club decided to cash in and sell top scorer Diego Costa and other key players also moved on.

Atletico Madrid facing crucial tests of new pedigree
Atletico Madrid facing crucial tests of new pedigree

Atletico Madrid have four games in the coming weeks that are likely to determine whether they have truly joined Spain`s elite or are in danger of slipping back in the second rank behind powerhouses Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Bayer Leverkusen let us off the hook, says Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone
Bayer Leverkusen let us off the hook, says Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone

Bayer Leverkusen let Atletico Madrid off the hook by failing to secure a bigger advantage than their 1-0 win in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 match on Wednesday, said the Spanish side`s coach Diego Simeone.

Champions League: Calhanoglu strike leads Leverkusen to win over Atletico
Champions League: Calhanoglu strike leads Leverkusen to win over Atletico

Bayer Leverkusen beat last season`s runners-up Atletico Madrid 1-0 in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday courtesy of a fine strike by Hakan Calhanoglu.

Diego Simeone can be the Alex Ferguson of Spain, says Tiago
Diego Simeone can be the Alex Ferguson of Spain, says Tiago

Atletico Madrid`s players are hoping coach Diego Simeone can become the club`s equivalent of Alex Ferguson, midfielder Tiago has said amid reports the Argentine is poised to sign a multi-year contract extension.