Tag: atletico

The stunning Falcao hat-trick that blew Chelsea away in 2012

This feature is part of Virtuoso For all of the guile and trickery that wingers and creative midfielders possess, there may be nothing more entertaining than a centre-forward at their absolute best.…

Investigating the origins of Diego Simeone’s Cholismo

The path was clear for Antoine Griezmann. Bayern Munich’s defence had opened up before him and, courtesy of a nicely weighted through ball from Fernando Torres, he was clean through on goal.…

Spanish stadia: the icons and the white elephants

From the Camp Nou to the Santiago Bernabéu, Spain boasts some of the most iconic stadiums in history, but the country hasn’t hosted a major tournament since 1982 and some grounds are…

Juninho Paulista: the little magician

“I still think about Middlesbrough and the times I had there all the time,” said Juninho Paulista. Ask any Boro fan and they’ll tell you the same

In defence of Diego Costa, the master of war

Illustration by Federico Manasse. View more of his great work here “YOU EITHER DIE A HERO or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent’s renowned one-liner from…

How Atlético Madrid broke the La Liga duopoly

Jim Hart and Jon Townsend speak to Euan McTear, author of Eibar The Brave, about Atlético Madrid and their penetration of the Real Madrid-Barcelona strangehold in Spanish football, which forms the basis…

The curious case of Portuguese sensation Dani

Portuguese, devilishly handsome, full of himself and self-centred. A product of the Sporting Clube de Portugal academy, fond of a step-over or two and a footballer who made his name in the…