Atletico was chosen ahead of Baku, the only other candidate to stage the match and which was awarded the Europa League final the same season. Atletico inaugurated the new stadium, which is officially known as the Wanda Metropolitano and holds 67,500 people, on Saturday with a 1-0 win over Malaga.
Atletico Madrid final offer for Chelsea’s Diego Costa, as reported on Monday by Marca, totals 65 million euros, 55 million up front with a further 10 million euros in bonus payments.
Antoine Griezmann ensured Malaga didn’t spoil Atletico Madrid’s moving in party at their new 68,000 Wanda Metropolitano stadium with the only goal in a 1-0 win. Diego Simeone’s team has built their success on narrow victories, impressive defensive performances.
Despite the relief at the final whistle, it was still a poor result for AS Roma in a group where Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are favourites to qualify and they extended their winless run in the competition, including qualifying games, to seven matches.
Atletico Madrid will be without striker Kevin Gameiro and left back Filipe Luis for the opening game at newly promoted Girona. Thomas Partey and Diego Godin are suspended, deepening the deficiencies of a squad banned from registering new players.
Daniel Sturridge, who was substituted in the second half, scored the final goal of the match with seven minutes remaining for the final whistle but had to be substituted immediately after what looked like a muscle pull in the thigh.
According to a report by Marca, a Spanish publication, despite Atletico de Kolkata’s success in the ISL, the relationship between shareholders has seen a deterioration, leading to Atletico Madrid discussions to part ways with their franchise.
Atletico Madrid signed a new contract with their star player Antoine Griezmann, tying him to the club until 2022. He will still cost Manchester United £88 million if they come in for him next year. He has also received a massive pay-hike.
The CAS had set the ban on Atletico Madrid for approaching academy players illegally. The club will not be able to sign any players until January 2018 and the ruling will affect Antoine Greizmann’s rumoured transfer to Manchester United.
Slovenian Oblak made a string of memorable saves to keep the Spanish champions’ hopes of reaching the last four alive.
Atleti thrash table toppers and most expensive team in world Real 4-0 to eat into lead.
Barcelona lead 1-0 going into 2nd leg of quarterfinal but Atletico have won four consecutive home games.
Barcelona host Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday.
Atletico have already defeated Ancelotti’s side thrice this season.
Raul Garcia converted a 57th minute penalty before Jose Gimenez headed Atletico’s 2nd goal in 76th.