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Champions League: New format negates Atletico Madrid's experience, says RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann
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Champions League: New format negates Atletico Madrid's experience, says RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann

RB Leipzig, founded in 2009, are in the Champions League's knock-out stages for the first time in the club's brief history. In contrast, their opponents Atletico Madrid reached the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals.

Champions League: Stars align for Atletico Madrid with the draw, glory may not be far away
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Champions League: Stars align for Atletico Madrid with the draw, glory may not be far away

The new format could suit Atletico Madrid, in single matches where game management is likely to be key and technical superiority has less time to win out than over the traditional 180 minutes.

LaLiga: Refereeing criticism increases as Real Madrid edge closer to league title
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LaLiga: Refereeing criticism increases as Real Madrid edge closer to league title

Real Madrid are the only team with a perfect record since the restart. They have had seven straight win since the league resumed, leaving them four points ahead of second-place Barcelona with four matches left.

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid maintain unbeaten run courtesy Alvaro Morata's brace against Mallorca
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid maintain unbeaten run courtesy Alvaro Morata's brace against Mallorca

In March when the league was halted, Atlético were struggling to secure a Champions League berth for next season. They are now well on course to finishing third.

LaLiga: Stoppage time cameo against Atletico Madrid highlights Antoine Griezmann's fall from grace at Barcelona
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LaLiga: Stoppage time cameo against Atletico Madrid highlights Antoine Griezmann's fall from grace at Barcelona

Barcelona coach Quique Setien said after the game that bringing on Antoine Griezmann, who is Barca’s second most expensive player of all time, earlier against Atletico would not have helped his side.

LaLiga: Joao Felix scores twice as Atletico Madrid end winless streak with comfortable victory over Osasuna
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LaLiga: Joao Felix scores twice as Atletico Madrid end winless streak with comfortable victory over Osasuna

Joao Felix scored twice in his first match back from injury as Atlético Madrid routed Osasuna 5-0 on Wednesday to end their winless streak and regain fourth place in the Spanish league.

LaLiga: Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid make winning return to league; Atletico held to draw at Athletic Bilbao
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LaLiga: Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid make winning return to league; Atletico held to draw at Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid resumed their Spanish league campaign with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday to keep pace with leader Barcelona.

Champions League: Liverpool suckerpunched by Diego Simeone's Atletico; Tottenham hobble out vs lethal Leipzig
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Champions League: Liverpool suckerpunched by Diego Simeone's Atletico; Tottenham hobble out vs lethal Leipzig

The second-leg of the Champions League's last 16 brought shocking results and scoreline that has left many crestfallen with the two finalists from last season bowing out.

Champions League: Defending champions Liverpool knocked out by inspired Atletico Madrid's extra-time triple
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Champions League: Defending champions Liverpool knocked out by inspired Atletico Madrid's extra-time triple

Holders Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 after Atletico Madrid scored three goals in extra time to earn a shock 3-2 victory at Anfield that sent them through 4-2 on aggregate.

LaLiga: Vinicius Junior revels in decisive 'clasico' goal to put Real Madrid on top; Atletico Madrid held by Espanyol
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LaLiga: Vinicius Junior revels in decisive 'clasico' goal to put Real Madrid on top; Atletico Madrid held by Espanyol

The 19-year-old Vinicius Junior had scored eight goals with Madrid since arriving two seasons ago, but none as big as this one.

Champions League: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaps praise on Liverpool ahead of last 16 meeting
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Champions League: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaps praise on Liverpool ahead of last 16 meeting

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone heaped praise on Liverpool ahead of their Champions League last 16, first leg tie, saying they will go down in history for their form this season.

Champions League: Once leaders in player conditioning, Atletico Madrid wrestle with injury crisis as Liverpool visit
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Champions League: Once leaders in player conditioning, Atletico Madrid wrestle with injury crisis as Liverpool visit

Compared to an all-powerful Liverpool side on course for a record-smashing Premier League title triumph, Atletico Madrid certainly look vulnerable

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid arrest barren run against Granada in captain Koke's return game
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid arrest barren run against Granada in captain Koke's return game

Atletico Madrid secured a much-needed 1-0 victory against Granada which was inspired by returning captain Koke.

Spanish Super Cup: Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone praises Real's Federico Valverde for cynical foul
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Spanish Super Cup: Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone praises Real's Federico Valverde for cynical foul

Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde earned unlikely praise from Diego Simeone for a deliberate foul that denied Atletico a late scoring chance and potentially cost them the Super Cup

Spanish Super Cup: Alvaro Morata, Koke on target as Atletico Madrid battle past Barcelona to set up finale against Real Madrid
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Spanish Super Cup: Alvaro Morata, Koke on target as Atletico Madrid battle past Barcelona to set up finale against Real Madrid

Atlético Madrid rallied with two late goals to beat Barcelona 3-2 in a back-and-forth game on Thursday, setting up a meeting against city rival Real Madrid in Sunday's final at the revamped Spanish Super Cup.

LaLiga: Barcelona head into 2020 with two-point advantage over second-placed Madrid; Lionel Messi leads goalscoring charts
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LaLiga: Barcelona head into 2020 with two-point advantage over second-placed Madrid; Lionel Messi leads goalscoring charts

Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are on top of the LaLiga table for the winter break.

Champions League: From tricky Liverpool-Atletico Madrid clash to repeat of 2012 final, the best of last 16 draw and predictions
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Champions League: From tricky Liverpool-Atletico Madrid clash to repeat of 2012 final, the best of last 16 draw and predictions

At UEFA's headquarter in Switzerland, when the balls were stacked on the table, out of the 8 draws, 4 of them could have easily been the UEFA Champions League 2019-20 final pair-up, had it not been for the capriciousness of fate.

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid's struggles continue in league as Villarreal hold them to a 0-0 draw
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid's struggles continue in league as Villarreal hold them to a 0-0 draw

Atletico stayed in sixth place with 26 points from 16 matches, five points behind leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which both have two games in hand on Atletico entering the weekend — including one against each other on 18 December.

UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo can create problems for opponents, says Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone
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UEFA Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo can create problems for opponents, says Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone

In last year's edition of the Champions League, Atletico Madrid were knocked out in a round of 16 fixture against Juventus, in a match where Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid hope coach Diego Simeone can change their fortunes after recent struggles
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LaLiga: Atletico Madrid hope coach Diego Simeone can change their fortunes after recent struggles

Atletico Madrid may need time to adjust after a summer of change but even this early in the season, old problems are casting doubts over their Spanish title challenge.