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Sep 22, 2014

Preview: Atletico need improvement before Almeria trip

MADRID (Reuters) – When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King’s Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the “mattress makers”.

Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to the top flight two years later.

Sep 22, 2014

Atletico need improvement before Almeria trip

MADRID (Reuters) – When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King’s Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the “mattress makers”.

Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to the top flight two years later.

Sep 22, 2014

Soccer-Atletico need improvement before Almeria trip

MADRID, Sept 22 (Reuters) – When Atletico Madrid won a La Liga and King’s Cup double in 1996, hopes were high it would mark the beginning of a golden period for the club known as the “mattress makers”.

Those hopes were quickly dashed and Atletico were relegated to the second division in 2000 before returning to the top flight two years later.

Sep 18, 2014

Golden boot winner James starting to make Real mark

MADRID (Reuters) – Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80 million euros (63 million pounds) and fans were eager to see the goals flowing from the boot of the gifted 23-year-old.

Sep 18, 2014

Soccer-Golden boot winner James starting to make Real mark

MADRID, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

Real, who play at Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Saturday, snapped up the golden boot winner for a fee of around 80 million euros ($103 million) and fans were eager to see the goals flowing from the boot of the gifted 23-year-old.

Sep 17, 2014

Atletico undone by inability to take chances – Simeone

MADRID (Reuters) – 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.

Last year’s runners-up to city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half goals as their latest campaign in Europe’s elite club competition got off to a disappointing start.

Sep 17, 2014

Soccer-Atletico undone by inability to take chances – Simeone

MADRID, Sept 17 (Reuters) – 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.

Last year’s runners-up to city rivals Real Madrid, Atletico were unable to recover after conceding two first-half goals as their latest campaign in Europe’s elite club competition got off to a disappointing start.

Sep 17, 2014

Casillas’s fall from grace highlights divisions at Real

MADRID (Reuters) – When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium.

Born and bred in the Spanish capital and a product of the club’s academy, goalkeeper and captain Casillas has been singled out by some supporters following a stuttering start to La Liga.

Sep 17, 2014

Soccer-Casillas’s fall from grace highlights divisions at Real

MADRID, Sept 17 (Reuters) – When Iker Casillas triumphantly hoisted the Henri Delaunay Cup aloft in Kiev after Spain claimed a second consecutive European crown in 2012, he could scarcely have believed that within two years he would be roundly whistled by fans at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium.

Born and bred in the Spanish capital and a product of the club’s academy, goalkeeper and captain Casillas has been singled out by some supporters following a stuttering start to La Liga.

Sep 16, 2014

Ancelotti urges positive attitude after Casillas whistled

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club’s fans to “be positive” after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday’s 5-1 Champions League drubbing of FC Basel.

Casillas, who celebrated 15 years since his Real debut on Friday, was blamed by some supporters for not doing more to prevent Atletico Madrid’s opening goal in Saturday’s 2-1 La Liga defeat at the Bernabeu.