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Diego Simeone wants internal competition — complacent Atlético are lacking it

Just six months after winning LaLiga, a team with several "untouchable" starters has developed evident problems.

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Three things we learned from Atlético’s loss to AC Milan

From Diego Simeone’s mistakes to a disappointing performance from the captain.

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Diego Simeone: I’m optimistic, but the Champions League is unforgiving

Atlético Madrid’s coach was looking for positives after the AC Milan defeat.

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Colchonero Chat: Still at square one

Jeremy and Robbie reflect on Milan, the metaverse, and more.

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Atlético Madrid-Milan: Rossoneri stand in rojiblancos’ way in Champions League

Atleti’s knockout stage qualification hopes could hinge on winning at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Carlos Martín gets first-team opportunity after fine form for Atlético B

The teenager made his Atleti debut against Osasuna on Saturday, a reward for his recent form with the B team.

Colchonero Chat: Felipe Airways

Jeremy and Robbie return to discuss the big Brazilian’s match-winning goal against Osasuna.

Ratings: Felipe’s late heroics earn Atlético Madrid three points

Felipe and Oblak led the way in Atleti’s late win.

Atlético Madrid-CA Osasuna: To reignite the repeat

The colchoneros could use all three points against a tough opponent.

UEFA announces Felipe suspension; Griezmann eligible to play following appeal

Felipe will not play against Milan next week, but Griezmann will be present following an appeal.

Speculation mounts on Diego Godín’s possible Atlético return

The club legend could be a free agent again come January.

João Félix injured again, set to miss multiple weeks

The Portuguese has a calf injury.

More Atlético observations: Sourcing a Kieran Trippier replacement

The right-back, crucial to last year’s league crown, has struggled this season and is eyeing a move back to England. How might Atleti replace him?

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Observations at the one-third mark: How Atlético are forging ahead with new(er) style

Atlético’s start to the 2021/22 season has been anything but straightforward.

Partido a Partido Podcast: Defensive disasters continue at Mestalla

A draw that felt like a loss for Atlético.

Reports: Saúl’s Chelsea loan reaching a critical stage

The former Atleti star has not appeared often for his new team, but it doesn’t seem he’s considering a return to his old one.

Recap: Atlético fall to humiliating late collapse at Mestalla

Diego Simeone’s team had dominated the game throughout.

Colchonero Chat: Meltdown at Mestalla

Jeremy and Robbie sort through how Valencia turned the tables on Atlético.

Atlético lose Kieran Trippier to shoulder injury versus Valencia

The English right-back had to be subbed off after seven minutes at the Mestalla.

Diego Simeone after collapse at Mestalla: “It was my fault”

The Atlético Madrid manager says he got it wrong after his team conceded two late goals.

Ratings: Atlético blow two-goal lead in shock Valencia draw

Atlético were in control, but Valencia’s very late rally damaged the visitors’ title hopes.

Valencia CF-Atlético Madrid: Reinforcements on the way

Simeone will be delighted to have three previously-unavailable players return to the squad against Valencia.

Atlético picked their poison and were battered by Liverpool

Simeone’s three-man defence was overkill against Klopp’s strikerless Liverpool.

Diego Simeone: Atlético didn’t break against a team who can put 7 past you

But, errors in Wednesday’s Liverpool defeat left the coach and his players frustrated.

Colchonero Chat: No more parties in Liverpool

Jeremy and Robbie are back to discuss Atlético’s capitulation at Anfield.

Ratings: 10-man Atlético kept at bay in Liverpool loss

The ratings from a disappointing loss at Anfield.

Partido a Partido Podcast: Atlético crush Betis ahead of Anfield clash

Get to know the enemy with Taha and Emmanuel’s latest guest.

Liverpool FC-Atlético Madrid: Champions League progression up in the air at Anfield

Atlético return to the stadium where a magical night took place.

Josema Giménez: Betis win was the game we needed

The defender, and coach Diego Simeone, also praised Antoine Griezmann’s performance.

Colchonero Chat: Betis beaten

Jeremy and Robbie are back to talk about Atlético’s Sunday evening triumph.

Ratings: Carrasco, Félix light up Betis in Atlético’s dominant win

Atlético made a statement in a convincing win over Betis.

Atlético Madrid-Real Betis: Pressure on for Atlético in Halloween night showdown

Wins for Sevilla and Real Madrid on Saturday threaten to leave Atlético in the dust.

Colchonero Chat: Simeone making sushi

Jeremy and Robbie look back at Atlético’s strange, controversial draw against Levante.

Antoine Griezmann: The refereeing annoys me, it should be the same for both teams

Atlético Madrid’s players and coach were left enraged by Pablo González Fuertes.

Atlético Madrid battling nerves as transition to new style continues

Atlético Madrid drew with Levante on Thursday and looked disjointed and sloppy during the game.

Marca: Atlético dressing room fed up with refereeing decisions

Players and coaches are said to be confused, and are questioning González Fuertes’s handle on Thursday’s draw at Levante.