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Former player Karl Heiz Rummenigge also blasted Diego Simeone's tactics for considering them to be 'too careful'.
Bayern Munich's President Karl Heinz Rummenigge revealed today he felt "happy" not having to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals. The German executive and former striker for Die Mannschaft stated that Atletico's football under Diego Simeone has nothing to do with being spectacular, and that their absence is something that should be thanked by everyone.
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Simeone claims other coaches are jelous of his players. Oblak feels the best team won made it to the semi-finals.
The seven-game undefeated streak against Real Madrid ended in the worst moment for Atletico Madrid who wanted to make a statement and knock out the team who prevented them from winning La Orejona last year. Now Diego Simeone and his players are hurting, but walking away with their heads held high.
"I'm proud of my team for competing as we did. I have a team of men," Atletico's... Read the rest of the article »
Without Bale, Benzema, Modric and Marcelo, many changes were made to his ideal XI. He decided to stick with his 4-3-3.
Carlo Ancelotti faced a tough situation with his team headed into the second leg of the Quarter-Final knowing Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo Vidal were not available for the second game. To think the Italian manager would be able to end a seven-game winless streak against Atletico Madrid at the Bernabeu sounded nothing short of impossible.
It was time to work with what was... Read the rest of the article »
Four Bayern Munich players made the list of the best 11 footballers in the Quarter-Final second leg. Both Ronaldo and Messi did not make the list.
Two days ago, Bayern Munich was expected to exit early from the UEFA Champions League in their draw against FC Porto. On Thursday, UEFA.com released its Team of the Week and the Bavarian team dominates the list with four players. Despite already being eliminated, Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid and Geoffrey Kondogvia from Monaco made this very exclusive list.
Oblak was a wall for most of... Read the rest of the article »
The Mexican striker scored the only goal of the series to make Real Madrid defeat Atletico for the first time this season.
Real Madrid's new unsung hero happens to be Mexican. After almost 180 minutes without being able to score a goal against Atletico, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez put to good use an assist by Cristiano Ronaldo to defeat Los Colchoneros in a breath-taking end to a quarter-final clash between Madrid's most followed teams. After being snubbed all season, Hernandez did not waste his chance as Los... Read the rest of the article »
Los Merengues have not been able to beat Atletico in the last seven games. Last time they played at the Bernabeu the game ended 2-2.
The 210th edition of the Madrid Derby is coming up and if Real Madrid wants to move on to the next stage it must end a seven-game winless streak against Atletico Madrid this Wednesday. Los Colchoneros step into the Santiago Bernabeu will try to take advantage of Los Merengues limited roster due to injuries and suspensions.
Without Marcelo out for an accumulation of yellow cards and Karim Benzema... Read the rest of the article »
They have not been able to defeat Los Rojiblancos all season, but stats prove Les Merengues are still favorites to win in Wednesday's clash.
Wednesday night will see Madrid’s two biggest clubs, Real and Atletico, clash for a spot in the Champions League semi-final.
Having tied the first-leg encounter 0-0, Los Blancos will need a win to secure progression to the next round. However, given their horrible record against Los Rojiblancos this season, many favor Diego Simeone’s crew to move on to the next round.
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Madrid’s two biggest clubs will lock horns on Wednesday, with a spot in the UCL semis up for grab, and the Italian manager’s future at the Bernabeu at stake.
Wednesday is crunch time for Champions League holders Real Madrid. The Liga BBVA giants will lock horns with city rivals Atletico Madrid, with progression to the semis up for grabs for both side.
For Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti, though, much more is at stake than a spot in the last 4. La Liga’s second-placed team have not enjoyed a good track record against Los Rojiblancos, this term... Read the rest of the article »
Will Carlo Ancelotti switch his formation in order to have a better chance of defeating Atletico Madrid, or will he keep his 4-3-3 formation despite the absence of Bale and possibly Benzema?
When the first leg of the "Euroderby" between Real Madrid and Atletico ended, things seemed to be in place for Los Blancos to finally defeat Diego Simeone and his men at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. After one week, an injury-plagued team will have to shift its tactics in order to stand a chance against the feisty Atletico side, while Carlo Ancelotti still fights to maintain his spot as Real... Read the rest of the article »
The manager sees more solutions than problems with the squad available for Wednesday's game. Madrid's players trust the leadership skills of Ancelotti.
The last person to lose faith in what Real Madrid is capable of doing this season is the manager Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian tactician believes that despite the many problems in his roster due to injuries, the rest of the players can get the job done.
No Gareth Bale, no Karim Benzema, no Marcelo, no Luca Modric and no Fabio Coentrao means no problem for Ancelotti. He is not planning on making... Read the rest of the article »
The French striker has not recovered from an injury to his right knee, and his chances of making the squad against Los Colchoneros are minimal.
First Gareth Bale, and now Karim Benzema. It seems that when Real Madrid needed their BBC attack the most, two thirds of its components will not be available. After being left out of the squad that faced Malaga last Saturday, Karim Benzema has not been able to train with Los Blancos in the last couple of training sessions due to a knee injury, making his presence against Atletico extremely doubtful.
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Both players left Saturday's game in crutches. Modric's injury may have him out for the rest of the season.
Real Madrid does not seem to confirm the inevitable, that Gareth Bale and Luka Modric will not be in the game against Atletico Madrid. Both players had to leave the game against Malaga with injuries that may take some time to recover from. At the end of the game, both players left the field in crutches.
Gareth Bale had already showed signs that he was not feeling 100% during the week. He was... Read the rest of the article »
The French striker scored twice during the first half of his team's game against Deportivo. His first goal was an absolute beauty.
Antoine Griezmann's skills keep astonishing Atletico Madrid fans in his first season with the team. Today, the former Real Sociedad striker scored one of the best goals in La Liga, after netting a marvelous bicycle kick in the first minutes of his team's game against Deportivo. Griezmann gave Simeone's men another goal before the first half ended, giving them some room to breathe in their struggle... Read the rest of the article »
Both players used Twitter to clarify what happened. The Croatian striker played most of the second half with a bloody face.
Dani Carvajal was accused of bitting Atletico’s striker Mario Mandzukic in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final game. Before things heated up, the Croatian denied his opponent in the derby had bitten him.
Both players did not seem to get along at all during the game. They were fighting for every ball. Sometimes the fight got a little bit too physical and some punches were... Read the rest of the article »
The Slovenian shot-stopper was key to his side's survival in the first half, saving everything that came near his hands.
Jan Oblak proved himself as a valuable asset for Atletico today, after denying every single opportunity Real Madrid created against Los Colchoneros. The Slovenian goalkeeper was the man of the match for Simeone's crew, saving eight chances, claiming one more cross and performing correctly when his side needed him to.
After Oblak's display, Atletico levelled the game's actions, putting in serious... Read the rest of the article »
Atlético has four wins and two draws against Madrid since the 2014 final. Los Merengues have not scored on Atletico this season.
Atlético Madrid hosts Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. A game where more than just a ticket to the next round is at stake, but pride and bragging rights in the Spanish capital at the Vicente Calderón.
As soon as this match was drawn last month, everyone started talking about the rematch between both sides from the UCL Final at Lisbon last... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese ace performed miserably in his last outing at the Vicente Calderon, but will look to make amends in Tuesday's clash with Los Rojiblancos.
On Tuesday, Champions League football resumes, and fans of the competition will get to see title holders Real Madrid clash with city rivals Atletico Madrid in a repeat of last season's final.
Los Blancos triumphed over Los Rojiblancos the last time these two sides met in a European tournament, but the trip to the Vicente Calderon Stadium will in no way be a guaranteed win for Carlo Ancelotti's... Read the rest of the article »
Since he first took Real Madrid's coaching job, Carlo Ancelotti has struggled beating Atletico Madrid in any competition they meet. Here's a closer look at the Italian's stats against Los Colchoneros.
Considering how successful Carlo Ancelotti's term as Real Madrid coach has been, there's always room for improvement, and that task against Atletico is surely one he will like to take on. "Carletto" has been coaching Los Blancos for 22 months now, and their UEFA Champions League opponents have proven to be the Italian's "Black Beast" while leading Los Merengues. The upcoming matchup... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian coach believes Real Madrid have a competitive edge on them in a number of positions, disregarding any advantage over their current streak against Los Blancos.
Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone doesnt' care about statistics. The Argentinian boss and current La Liga champion disregarded any advantage his side could have against Real Madrid, even with their unbeaten streak against Los Blancos in the 2014-2015 season. For Simeone, Real Madrid is clearly a more than capable team, with players that can change the course of a game in a matter of seconds.
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He scored Atletico's only goal in the final at Lisbon last year. Atletico has won every game ever since.
One of the most interesting matchups for this quarterfinal stage of the UEFA Champions League is the clash between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid. They both met in last year’s final, but for some Colchoneros, this is not revenge.
Diego Godin says that the only way to consider this match as revenge is if it was again in the final. Since that is not the case, it is business as usual... Read the rest of the article »