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Key stats behind Atlético’s 2-1 home loss to Real Madrid

Including the worst run of home form in 9 years.

3 things: Atlético fall short in the Madrid Derby as club embarrassed by racism outside stadium

Unedifying scenes on and off the pitch.

Ivo Grbić has capably stood in for injured Oblak

The Croatian goalkeeper might yet start in goals against Real Madrid after Jan Oblak’s injury.

Key statistics: Defensive mistakes cost Atlético in deflating loss at Leverkusen

The loss could be a damaging one as Atleti fall behind Club Brugge in Group B.

3 things we learned: Inconsistent Atleti slump to a loss in Leverkusen

What could have been had VAR done its job.

3 stats from Atlético Madrid’s Saturday night victory over Celta

A landmark for Koke, and some incredible goal figures.

3 things we learned from Atlético’s late, late win over Porto

It’s decision time for Diego Simeone.

3 things we learned from Atlético Madrid’s tight win at Mestalla

From the challenges of being so narrow to the struggles in attack.

Breaking down Antoine Griezmann’s game-winning goal at Mestalla

Griezmann’s future remains in the air due to his complicated loan agreement, but he sealed three big points for Atlético on Monday.

Atlético, with so many 2021 holdovers, have to figure out who they are in a hurry 

Diego Simeone is trying to play attractive football while completely eliminating risk. It’s not possible.

3 things we learned: Controversy envelops Atlético in limp loss to Villarreal

A disastrous night all-round.

3 things learned: New roles for Saúl, Morata help Atlético secure win over Getafe

Including a deadly new strike partnership.

Into the Calderón Season Preview Series: What is Atlético’s best midfield?

Diego Simeone has as many as eight players fighting for three places. Who wins out in the center of the park?

Morata hat trick powers Atlético to dominant friendly win at Juventus

Álvaro Morata grabbed a hat-trick against one of his former clubs.

3 things we learned: Atlético breeze past Cádiz in pre-season action

With some intriguing names on the scoreboard.

3 things we learned: Late João Félix goal guides Atlético Madrid to friendly win over Man United

João Félix impressed in his first pre-season outing.

Young but experienced Nahuel Molina will have to embrace the pressure to fit in at Atlético Madrid

The 24-year-old is Atlético’s fix to a gaping problem on the right side.

What we learned: Atlético Madrid start pre-season with a win

Diego Simeone experimented and got results.

Trends and analysis from Atlético Madrid’s preseason camp

The first friendly is fast approaching.

Who or what is behind the Ronaldo-to-Atlético rumors?

Why are Atlético being linked with a longtime nemesis in the twilight of his career?

Forward preferences, full-back positions to be sorted during Atlético’s preseason

Diego Simeone has several new options — and some new problems.

Farewell to Šime Vrsaljko, a tried-and-true Rojiblanco

The Croatian reflected Atlético’s values during an up-and-down half-decade in the Spanish capital.

Atlético should build its attack next season on the mercurial Ángel Correa

The Argentina forward is ready to step up in a team that needs him.

What will Axel Witsel offer Atlético next season?

The 33-year-old is solidifies a weak spot in Atleti’s midfield — if only temporarily.

If Atlético successfully sign Carlos Soler, Simeone’s plan for the Spain midfielder must be clear

The Spain midfielder has been heavily linked with Atlético in recent weeks, but can he bring what Diego Simeone’s squad needs?

8 young and returning players who will vie for minutes at Atlético Madrid next season

Lino, Serrano, and Roro Riquelme are among those looking to stand out in preseason.

Atlético can go fishing in France for a midfield refresh

Atlético will prioritise signing a midfielder, and there is some top-class young talent available in Ligue 1.

3 things: Clarity for de Paul as Simeone begins looking toward next season

Three points seal third spot.

3 things learned from Atlético-Sevilla: Hope for de Paul and Simeone staying for next season

Josema Giménez’s first-half header was cancelled out late on.

3 things learned after Atlético qualified for the Champions League by beating Elche

The 2-0 win sealed a top-four spot.

3 things we learned: Atlético claim derby despite missed chances

Both good and bad.

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Atlético, failing to learn from history, appear doomed to repeat Diego Costa saga with Antoine Griezmann

Atlético must return the Frenchman to Barcelona this summer or risk seriously compromising the squad for the next several seasons.