La Liga: Barca with title in sight after strike lifted
La Liga: Barca with title in sight after strike lifted

Barcelona can round off a fine week by clinching their 23rd La Liga title and exacting revenge on Atletico Madrid for losing out in last season`s title decider at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.

La Liga: Atletico coach Simeone mulls unleashing Torres on Barcelona
La Liga: Atletico coach Simeone mulls unleashing Torres on Barcelona

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone is mulling the prospect of unleashing striker Fernando Torres instead of regular target man Mario Mandzukic on leaders FC Barcelona in their La Liga clash on Sunday.

Fernando Torres salvages point for Atletico Madrid at Levante
Fernando Torres salvages point for Atletico Madrid at Levante

Atletico Madrid failed to secure their place in next season`s Champions League as Fernando Torres`s late strike only salvaged a point in a 2-2 draw at Levante.

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.

Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open
Barcelona blow two-goal lead at Sevilla, leave La Liga title race wide open

Sevilla came from 2-0 down to blow the La Liga title race wide open with a 2-2 draw against leaders Barcelona on Saturday.

Third-fourth spots highlight La Liga standings
Third-fourth spots highlight La Liga standings

The battle for third and fourth places in La Liga maintained its tension as Atletico Madrid cruised to a 2-0 win at home to Getafe to keep the pressure on Valencia.

Fernando Torres header sets Atletico Madrid on course for victory
Fernando Torres header sets Atletico Madrid on course for victory

A bullet header from Fernando Torres set up depleted Atletico Madrid for a 2-0 victory over Getafe on Saturday as the champions boosted their hopes of finishing third in La Liga.

UCL: Atletico Madrid win shootout to knock Bayer Leverkusen out
UCL: Atletico Madrid win shootout to knock Bayer Leverkusen out

Atletico Madrid kept alive their dream of a second consecutive Champions League final appearance when they beat Bayer Leverkusen on penalties on Tuesday to claim a place in the last eight.

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.

Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game
Luis Suarez set for Anfield return in charity game

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will return to Anfield later this month for a star-studded charity match, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

Familiar tale at AC Milan as Filippo Inzaghi battles for survival
Familiar tale at AC Milan as Filippo Inzaghi battles for survival

Filippo Inzaghi`s future as AC Milan coach has been thrown into doubt and Saturday`s match at home to Verona is being billed as his last chance to keep his first senior coaching job.

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.

Fernando Torres tops UEFA's best January transfer poll
Fernando Torres tops UEFA's best January transfer poll

 Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was considered by fans as the best January transfer signing by clubs in a poll conducted by Europe's football governing body UEFA on their website.

Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar
Carry on with nutmegs, Barca coach tells underfire Neymar

 Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told Neymar to carry on regardless after the Brazilian received criticism for provoking Atletico Madrid players with his "nutmegging and talking".

Transfer window closes in Spain with few major moves
Transfer window closes in Spain with few major moves

The winter transfer market for Spain came to a close with most clubs refraining from doing any business.

No love lost as managers face EPL title showdown
No love lost as managers face EPL title showdown

It is hard to imagine two more different characters than Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, so it is no surprise that the Chelsea manager and his Manchester City counterpart seem to rub each other up the wrong way.

Barcelona edge nine-man Atletico Madrid to enter Copa del Rey semis
Barcelona edge nine-man Atletico Madrid to enter Copa del Rey semis

Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory.

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.

Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup
Fernando Torres double dumps Real Madrid out of King's Cup

Fernando Torres scored his first Atletico Madrid goals in eight years as the La Liga champions dumped holders Real Madrid out of the Copa del Rey 4-2 on aggregate after a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.

Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real
Fernando Torres subdued on return but Atletico sink Real

  A subdued Fernando Torres helped Atletico Madrid to a 2-0 win over local rivals Real in the first leg of their King’s Cup last-16 tie on Wednesday in his first start since his return to his boyhood club.