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Three things we learned from Atlético’s dramatic comeback to beat Valencia

Two goals in injury time turned the tie around.

Atlético’s Daniel Wass pursuit shows a club unsure over its future

An unorthodox and puzzling transfer strategy is being deployed as Atlético chase after the Valencia player.

Three things we learned from Atlético’s Copa del Rey elimination

Yet more disappointment for the Colchoneros against Real Sociedad.

Three things learned from Atlético Madrid’s Supercopa semifinal defeat

Atleti experienced more disappointment in Riyadh.

Atlético’s defensive underperformance shows limits of expected goals reliance

Atlético are underperforming their expected goals against, but it’s not just bad luck.

Three things we learned from another Villarreal-Atlético draw

An undeserved point for the Colchoneros.

Three things: Strong Atlético steamroll Rayo Majadahonda in Copa

A star-studded lineup secured safe passage in the Copa del Rey.

Three things we learned from Atlético’s win against Rayo

Ángel Correa’s brace did the trick.

Three things we learned from Atlético’s third consecutive defeat, this time to Sevilla

More disappointment for Diego Simeone and his team.

Three things we learned from Atlético’s derby defeat to Real Madrid

Diego Simeone’s set-up was the wrong one.

Three things we learned: Atlético’s problems masked in hard-fought Porto win

The result didn’t reflect Atleti’s struggles.

Matheus Cunha’s counter-pressing might solve Atlético’s issues

The Brazilian striker deserves his chance, and he could be key to unlocking Atlético’s potential.

Three things we learned: Griezmann, Atlético Madrid thrash Cádiz

The reserve options made a point to Diego Simeone.

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.

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

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

Atlético Madrid and the improvisation behind suffering

Atlético keep finding themselves in difficult situations, and it might not be part of the plan.

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.

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?

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.

Atlético picked their poison and were battered by Liverpool

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

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.

There is no ceiling for attack-minded Atlético Madrid

Atlético are at the start of a new era that could see them develop into a fluid, attacking side.

Atlético were at their best against Liverpool despite refereeing controversies

Daniel Siebert’s questionable decisions threaten to cloud just how well Atlético played on Tuesday.

How Atlético Madrid should line up against Liverpool

Defensive issues could complicate matters for Cholo.

Anatomy of a goal: Thomas Lemar’s opener versus Barcelona

A sumptuous counterattack got Atlético going against Barcelona on Saturday.

How Atlético Madrid should line up against Barcelona

Simeone has selection questions and a range of options as Atleti welcome Barça.

Are Atlético Madrid Koke-dependent?

Atleti have dropped five points in three games without him.

Four key numbers from Atlético’s win over Getafe

Beyond Luis Suárez’s goals, Atlético’s offensive fluidity improved slightly — though more work remains.

Diego Simeone and his options in attack

With five forwards available, Cholo has more choices than ever — but might that be a bad thing?

Atlético Madrid In Context: Attacking competition and pressing notes

This week’s column on Ángel Correa’s expected goals, Atlético’s high pressure and João Félix’s minutes per appearance.

Three ways Atlético Madrid can use Antoine Griezmann this season

The Frenchman is walking into a deeper attack than the one he left in 2019.