Atletico Madrid down Olympiakos 4-0

Mario Mandzukic capitalized on woeful defending to score a hat trick and steer Atletico Madrid into the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 4-0 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday. Atletico attacked the Greek champions from the start, coming close with a Raul Garcia header in the second minute, and

Cerci on Arsenal and Southampton radar

Reports in Italy suggest that Arsenal and Southampton are keen on Italy international Alessio Cerci, with Tutto Mercato Web claiming the pair are both keen on the Atletico Madrid forward. Arsenal were previously linked with Cerci in the summer as cover for the injured Olivier Giroud, but ended up signing Danny

Rodriguez ‘getting better’ at Madrid.

€80million Madrid Signing James Rodriguez says he is still adapting to life at Real Madrid as he prepares for his Champions League bow at home to Basel on Tuesday. The Colombian, signed from Monaco in the summer transfer window and has struggled to make an impact with the European champions. "Every day

Atleti to appeal Simeone ban

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo, has revealed that the club will appeal Diego Simeone’s eight-match suspension. The coach was hit with the ban, after patting the fourth official on the head and sarcastically clapping at the referee, after he was sent to the stands during their Supercopa de Espana clash against

Blues want Costa before WC

Chelsea are hoping to conclude the signing of Atletico Madrid and Spain striker Diego Costa before the start of the World Cup. According to an unnamed club source, the London outfit have triggered the £32m release clause in the Brazil-born player's contract/ And with the start of the World Cup less than

Costa denies Brazil offer

Diego Costa has refuted Luiz Felipe Scolari's claims that he contacted the Spain striker about the possibility of him representing his native Brazil in this summer's World Cup. The 25-year-old striker opted to represent Spain, where he plays his club football for Atletico Madrid, and made his debut for them in

Mou: Koke and Pogba ahead of Fabregas

Portugese Manager Jose Mourinho seems to be not entirely convinced that Cesc Fabregas is the right man for his Blues and thus appears more willing to chase the Spanish Koke and the French Pogba than the Barcelona midfielder. According to sources, Mourinho believes that the Brazil international Oscar already meets the

Frank Lampard set to move to New York City FC

According to reports out of England, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has agreed to join impending expansion team, who will begin play in March 2015. Breaking away from his national team’s World Cup preparations, Lampard reportedly spent Saturday at the home of NYC FC’s co-owners, Manchester City, to work out the

Valencia 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Match Report

A solitary goal by Raul Garcia was enough to see off Valencia and nudge Atletico Madrid closer still to the Primera Division title. The midfielder headed in the crucial goal just moments before half-time and then Atletico dug deep to hold off intermittent swathes of pressure from Valencia to earn