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Atlético Madrid: Los Rojiblancos are Back on Track

The story of a new superpower in Madrid
Started on 18 July 2014 by dialsquare
Latest Reply on 31 July 2014 by pokarioboy
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Stanciu is a super player, will grow more, congratulations that you bought! You will not regret it!
Loving the story mate, keep it up!
bebero: Yeah, I'm really excited by that signing. Very pleasing so far.

PJGrieve7: Thanks for the feedback mate, I'll try :)
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5 yearsEdited

Atlético defended well against the deadly attack of Real Madrid

Diego Godín (7.40)

REAL MADRID: (4-2-3-1)
López; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Coentrao; Kroos, Gündogan; Bale, Modric, Ronaldo; Benzema
Pepe (Carvajal), di María (Gündogan), Morata (Benzema)

Oblak; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Siqueira; Saúl, Florenzi; Vadillo, Stanciu, Rodríguez; Mandzukic
Gabi (Florenzi), Guilavogui (Stanciu)

The Super Cup final might not be that important, but El Derbi Madrileno is always up there with the best nomatter what competition it’s played in. Real Madrid has for many decades been the best team in Madrid, but under the control of Diego Simeone Atlético has started to challenge the Blanocs more. Last season they managed to win the La Liga with Real Madrid finishing third, something many Blancos fans wasn’t very happy about. Real Madrid got their revenger just days later though as they beat the Rojiblancos in the Champions League final.

This was Antonio Conte’s first Madrileno derby, and it ended with a very pleasing result for him and his team. The first leg of the Super Cup final ended goalless with Real Madrid pressing, but never getting the goal they wanted. It was a game of high amounts of tension, but the extreme attack of Real Madrid could never get past Atléti’s defence and stopper, Jan Oblak. The game started with Madrid pressing high up the field, and it started on an aggressive tone where two yelloe cards were handed in the first three minutes of the game. This soon cooled down, but there was more to come.

The first half wasn’t all that entertaining as most of the play took place in the midfield with neither of the teams close in getting a goal. The second half was all Real Madrid’s as they continued their high press. They were close as they got two shots in the bar, but that was as close as they got. Atlético’s defence stood by and the disiplined defence of Conte’s men silenced every star player of Real Madrid. Ronaldo had a very bad game as he couldn’t get past Atléti left-back Siqueira and was eventually subbed off for Ángel Di María.

But the referee had a tough game to handle, and it got worse when Atlético subtitute Gabi got a straight red card for a horror tackle on the world’s most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale. The Spainard deserved the red card, and made the rest of the game tougher for Atlético, but they held on and got a result they can be proud of.

This is only the first leg of the final, and anything can happen in the next leg. One thing is for certain though, Atlético can be proud of getting a 0-0 result at the Bernabeu, and they have now increased their chances of winning the Super Cup.
A 0-0 result at the Bernabeu is wonderful, now just nick a win back at home and the Super Cup is yours! :D
Loving these updates :) Great result against Real Madrid and hopefully you can do them over in the home leg.
Neal: Super Cup isn't all that, but I welcome all throphies with open arms :)

Arsenal: Thanks mate, the game is soon to be played.
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5 yearsEdited


Arda Turan and Atlético fought well against a strong Rayo Vallecano side


Oblak; Manquillo, Godín, Alderweireld, Insúa; Florenzi, Koke; Vadillo, Stanciu, Turan, Léo
Mandzukic (Léo), Rodríguez(Turan), Gabi (Koke)

In a game that was looking very much like the previous league game against Levante, Atlético struggled to get the ball in the back of the net. It yet again took time for the Rojiblancos, but when it came they took full control against a tired but hard-working Rayo Vallecano side. And just like the Levante game, the difference was the new signings, and one of them coming on from the bench.

It has been a hard start for the season as the team has played for both club and nation in a short period of time. Many players were tired, and the starting line-up was weaker than it could be which showed on the pitch as the first half ended goalless. Manager Conte saw the need for change has he substituted a weak Léo off for Mandzukic who proved to be a vital player in this game for Atlético. His physical ability helped the Rojiblancos' attack taking form, and he also scored his first goal for the team in a competitive game. After the game he was handed MOTM award.

But similar to the Levante game, another newcomer made a difference, and it was the same guy on it again. Romanian playmaker Nicusor Stanciu had a poor first half, but raised his game enormously after the break scoring a goal and providing substitute Mandzukic scoring one. The signing has so far proved to be a success and it is even more pleasing that he is just 20 years of age. Very excited by his future.

There has been more transfer activity for the Rojiblancos, and soon the second leg of the Super Cup will be played. Details to come soon.

Mario Suárez has signed a 5-year deal with Internazionale

Further transfer activity from Atlético. Defensive midfielder Mario Suárez has signed for Internazionale for £12.25 million, a fee both clubs were happy with. Mario has been a great servant for the Rojiblancos playing 84 league games in three seasons. Although he is a defensive minded player he has managed to get the ball in the back of the net three times. Mario was in Conte's plans for the 2014/15 season, but when Internazionale agreed to pay £12.25 million for the player, Conte didn't hesitate to sell. Atlético Madrid wish Mario good luck in Italy.
Lyon will loan out Maxime Gonalons to Atlético for one year

Immeditely after the sale of Mario Suárez was announced, Atlético was quick to declare that the club has loaned tireless defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons from Lyon for one year. The clubs also agreed on a future fee of £4.5 million. The French international was obviously bought in as a replacement for Suárez, but the club decided a loan would be best with the dept they had in that position from before. Gonalons and Lyon was desperate to part ways, and both sides will hope Atlético decides to pay the future fee at the end of the season. But for that to happen Gonalons will have to show his importance in the team.
4.5mil for Gonalons is a great piece of business! I find his stats aren't great but he always performs. Good luck against Madrid too mate!
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5 yearsEdited

Cristiano Ronaldo put in a fantastic display against rivals Atlético


Oblak; Sílvio, Alderweireld, Miranda, Siqueira; Saúl, Koke; Juanfran, Turan, Rodríguez; Mandzukic
Léo (Rodríguez), Stanciu (Turan), Guilavogui (Koke)

REAL MADRID: (4-2-3-1)
López; Ramos, Varane, Pepe, Nacho; Alonso, Illarramendi; Bale, Kroos, Ronaldo; Benzema
Casemiro (Alonso), Coentrao (Illarramendi), di María (Kroos)

Conte suffered his first defeat at Atlético boss as Real Madrid beat his side in the Super Cup final's second leg. It can be discussed whether the Galacticos deserved the win, but football is about scoring goals and therefore Real Madrid came out as the winning side. Ronaldo scored a great but late double putting his team ahead.

Atlético pressed the favourites for the whole game, but could never get the ball in the back of the net. It was for a a long time looking like the first leg, but then a world football star showed up and scored after a brilliant counter attack from him, di María and Benzema. After this Atléti sent all men forward and was eventually punished for this as Ronaldo scored his second goal of the game three minutes into stoppage time. The Rojiblancos defence looked very tired, and Ronaldo could face Oblak completely alone. The Portugese ran past Oblak and passed the ball easily in the net.

I don't really care much for the Super Cup, but I ended up being really pissed after this defeat. I think it might be my fault as I completely missed on my teamtalk making everyone confused and demotivated. I felt the team was pressing hard and high and we were close on goal a couple of times, but it would get in. Therefore I told them I was happy and to keep going. Clearly they didn't agree. I think this defeat could've been avoided, and I certainly don't hopeit will affect their high confidence and morale. The next game is at the Camp Nou to face Barcelona, a game that will be incredibly hard. Hopefully we can get past this tough month with our heads held high.

Messi toyed with a poor Atlético in the third round of La Liga

AM: Álvaro Vadillo (38')
FCB: Xavi (40'), Lionel Messi (45', 57', 76'), Neymar (70'), Alex Song (90')
AM: Javi Manquillo (75')

ATLÉTICO MADRID: (4-1-2-2-1)
Oblak; Manquillo, Godín, Miranda, Insúa; Guilavogui; Florenzi, Koke; Vadillo, Rodríguez; Mandzukic
Juanfran (Florenzi), Stanciu (Rodríguez), Turan (Koke)

BARCELONA: (4-1-2-2-1)
ter Stegen; Alves, Piqué, Busquets, Rodríguez; Mascherano; Xavi, Song; Pedro, Neymar; Messi
Jordi Alba (Busquets), Rafinha (Pedro), Sergi Roberto (Neymar)

Well, shit. That escalated quite quickly. As one would expect, Atlético approached this game in a defensive manner, and they even got the lead after 38 minutes. Just minutes late though Xavi scored with a free kick with my players suddenly forgetting why it's smart to use a wall when the free kick is just 18 meters out. Five minutes later Messi scored on another free kick.

The rest? Well, there's no point in knowing the details here. We got humiliated...
Like the layout, unlucky loss mate!
tallery: Thanks mate, it's shaping up now. I'll just try to forgtet about that humiliation...

And thanks for over 1000 views already!
Really unlucky loss there mate, heard this Messi kid is quite good at Football. Otherwise, a great update, and congrats on 1000 views!

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