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Sep 30, 2014

Preview: Atletico out to prove they have teeth in attack

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season.

Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent’s elite club competition, has departed for Chelsea and a lack of recent goals had prompted murmurs that the side will struggle without the Brazil-born Spain striker.

Sep 30, 2014

Atletico out to prove they have teeth in attack

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season.

Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent’s elite club competition, has departed for Chelsea and a lack of recent goals had prompted murmurs that the side will struggle without the Brazil-born Spain striker.

Sep 30, 2014

Soccer-Atletico out to prove they have teeth in attack

MADRID, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid’s Champions League game at home to Juventus on Wednesday will be a chance for the Spanish champions to prove they have the firepower to challenge in Europe again this season.

Diego Costa, top scorer for Atletico last term when they reached the final of the continent’s elite club competition, has departed for Chelsea and a lack of recent goals had prompted murmurs that the side will struggle without the Brazil-born Spain striker.

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.