Fernando Torres finds different Atletico beast on return
Fernando Torres finds different Atletico beast on return

 When Fernando Torres left Atletico Madrid for Liverpool in 2007, the idea of the Spanish capital`s second club being favourites to beat record winners Barcelona in a two-legged King`s Cup tie would have been unthinkable.

Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique
Crisis will return with a bad result: Luis Enrique

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has laughed off suggestions the club have come through an institutional crisis thanks to their best performance of the season to beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last weekend.

Carlo Ancelotti struggling for response to masterful Atletico
Carlo Ancelotti struggling for response to masterful Atletico

Real Madrid`s King`s Cup exit to Atletico on Thursday was more evidence Diego Simeone`s side have the measure of the European champions this season and left Real coach Carlo Ancelotti scratching his head for a solution.

Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone
Fernando Torres proving the doubters wrong, says Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres rolled back the years with a King`s Cup double at Real Madrid on Thursday that was a reminder of the talented youngster who made his name at the club before taking England by storm at Liverpool.

Simeone junior keen to make his own name with Argentina
Simeone junior keen to make his own name with Argentina

Giovanni Simeone wants to be known for his skills and not as the son of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone after impressing in a two-goal performance for Argentina`s under-20 side.

Mario Mandzukic a doubt for Madrid derby
Mario Mandzukic a doubt for Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic is doubtful for his side`s Copa del Rey last 16, second leg away to holders Real Madrid on Thursday due to a fever.

Atletico Madrid must not relax against Real Madrid: Diego Simeone
Atletico Madrid must not relax against Real Madrid: Diego Simeone

 Reigning La Liga champion Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone has told his players to be humble as they prepare for their vital Kings Cup second leg tie against crosstown rivals Real Madrid Thursday.

Atletico Madrid focused on third place in La Liga, Diego Simeone says
Atletico Madrid focused on third place in La Liga, Diego Simeone says

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are improving all the time and the club are focused on finishing third and securing a lucrative place in the Champions League again for next season, coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday.

Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year
Ballon D`Or: Joachim Loew rewarded for World Cup win with coach of year

Joachim Loew`s feat in guiding Germany to the 2014 World Cup trophy earned him the coach of the year award at the FIFA Ballon D`Or ceremony in Zurich on Monday.

Atletico poised to eliminate King's Cup holders Real in Madrid derby
Atletico poised to eliminate King's Cup holders Real in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid have the perfect chance to lift morale after Sunday`s La Liga defeat at Barcelona when they play their King`s Cup last 16, second leg at bitter local rivals Real Madrid on Thursday.

In-form Atletico Madrid seek to pile pressure on Barcelona
In-form Atletico Madrid seek to pile pressure on Barcelona

In-form Atletico Madrid will aim to pile pressure on a Barcelona side reeling from a rift between coach Luis Enrique and star player Lionel Messi in a crunch La Liga clash on Sunday.

Diego Simeone confirms Fernando Torres will start against Real Madrid
Diego Simeone confirms Fernando Torres will start against Real Madrid

 Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has confirmed that Fernando Torres will start up front when his side face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday.

Fernando Torres in line for Atletico return in Madrid derby
Fernando Torres in line for Atletico return in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid`s prodigal son Fernando Torres could make his return in a heated derby with Real Madrid on Wednesday in the last 16 of the King`s Cup if he looks sharp in training, coach Diego Simeone has said.

Diego Simeone says Raul Jimenez not leaving Atletico
Diego Simeone says Raul Jimenez not leaving Atletico

Mexican striker Raul Jimenez will not be loaned out by Atletico Madrid this winter even after the arrival of Fernando Torres from AC Milan, manager Diego Simeone has said.

Fernando Torres is not a saviour for Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone
Fernando Torres is not a saviour for Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has warned that the return of Fernando Torres to the Spanish football club is not a quick fix to any problem they may be facing.

'Ronaldo voted Europe's top footballer'
'Ronaldo voted Europe's top footballer'

Portuguese football phenomenon Cristiano Ronaldo was voted by European sports reporters Europe's best football player for the second year in a row.

Atletico Madrid is Fernando Torres's last chance for reviving career
Atletico Madrid is Fernando Torres's last chance for reviving career

AC Milan forward Fernando Torres has finally moved to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid on-loan, after seven and a half years of plying his trade in Europe's other elite clubs.

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.

Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment
Rebel Diego Simeone upsetting Spanish establishment

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid have become the mirror image of Diego Simeone as a well-organised and hard-working team with a fierce commitment and a strong rebellious streak.

Five managers in European football whose season could be determined in the remaining half

The European football scenario has taken some important stronghold across the continent and as the 2014-15 season has reached its midway, the race for positions, performances, title run-in, and revival are heating up.