MADRID - Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa pleaded guilty to tax fraud on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after not paying more than 1 million euros ($1.1 million) from income earned through image rights.Costa was given a six-month suspended sentence ...
Jun 5, 2020
MADRID - Spanish clubs resumed full squad training on Monday, beginning the final stage of preparations for the return to competition.Clubs will have just under two weeks of full sessions before the league restarts on June 11, almost three months after it ...
Jun 2, 2020
MADRID - Spanish league clubs are allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks.Only 10 players were allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions ...
May 26, 2020
MADRID - The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts they need to take to help reduce the financial impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak, with the footballers saying the organization wants them to carry ...
Apr 5, 2020
ATLETICO Madrid says it has reached an agreement with its players and coaching staff to reduce their salaries by 70% while competitions are stopped during the coronavirus pandemic.Atlético announced the agreement on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) and said it is ...
Apr 3, 2020
LIVERPOOL, England - Anfield was rocking. Jurgen Klopp was beating his chest and punching the air. Another famous comeback was on for Liverpool in the Champions League.One error from their backup goalkeeper saw it all come crashing down for the titleholders on ...
Mar 12, 2020
MADRID - With Zinedine Zidane making all the right moves, Real Madrid added to its dominant run by defeating city rival Atlético Madrid and increasing its Spanish league lead on Saturday.Zidane's changes at halftime proved crucial for Madrid as ...
Feb 2, 2020
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - A Madrid derby will decide the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.Atlético Madrid rallied with two late goals to beat Barcelona 3-2 in a back-and-forth game on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), setting up a ...
Jan 10, 2020
MILAN - For the first time in history only five countries will be represented in the last 16 of the Champions League.Atalanta and Atlético Madrid became the last two teams to qualify for the knockout stages on Wednesday, meaning all 16 ...
Dec 12, 2019
MADRID - Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid failed to produce any fireworks in a lackluster derby at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, sharing a scoreless draw that allowed Barcelona to move closer to the top in the Spanish league.Champions Barcelona shrugged ...
Sep 29, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - The Spanish soccer federation has given Barcelona what amounts to a token fine of 300 euros ($329) for negotiating with Antoine Griezmann while he was still under contract with Atlético Madrid.Barcelona paid the France forward's buyout ...
Sep 27, 2019
MONACO - Missing out on the Champions League title in his first season at Juventus still pains Cristiano Ronaldo.Had it not been for the quarterfinal loss to Ajax last season, Ronaldo might not have been leaving Thursday's UEFA group stage ...
Aug 30, 2019
MADRID - Antoine Griezmann copied Lionel Messi to score a goal and then imitated NBA star LeBron James to celebrate it.Griezmann thrived on his Camp Nou debut with Barcelona on Sunday, scoring twice to lead the Catalan club to its first Spanish ...
Aug 26, 2019
MADRID - Antoine Griezmann is leaving Atletico Madrid and could be close to joining Barcelona next season.The France forward told Atletico on Tuesday he has decided not to stay for a sixth season with the club.He said in a video released ...
May 15, 2019
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday."We know that that we have ...
Apr 7, 2019
NYON, Switzerland - Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.UEFA says its disciplinary panel found the Juventus star guilty of improper conduct.Ronaldo ...
Mar 22, 2019
MADRID - Alvaro Morata's celebration finally counted this time.After twice having goals disallowed by video review in previous games, the newly signed striker got his first goal for Atletico Madrid in a 2-0 win over Villarreal in the Spanish ...
Feb 25, 2019
MADRID - Atletico Madrid's vaunted center-back pairing finally got the better of Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday, even providing the goals after holding their long-time rival scoreless for once.In a match where Atletico had more trouble with video review ...
Feb 21, 2019
MADRID - Alvaro Morata has fond memories of the time he was a ball boy at Atletico Madrid's old Vicente Calderon Stadium.So much so that he still owns one of the vests he used to wear during matches."Every time ...
Jan 29, 2019
MADRID - Striker Diego Costa will undergo foot surgery and is expected to be sidelined for several weeks.Atletico Madrid says Costa will be operated on his left foot this week in Brazil with the supervision of Atletico doctors.The Brazil-born player ...
Dec 4, 2018
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