Spain

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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The Atletico Madrid boss says rival supporters have been glowing in their praise and says his side should be compared to Diego Maradona's famous Napoli team

Friday, September 12, 2014

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The striker has moved to Valencia with his former coach claiming the Financial Fair Play punishments received by the club led to him not being required in Europe

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Our man in the Spanish capital Phil Kitromilides has witnessed a recent trend of defenders scoring in the Madrid derby and has picked out a longshot for Saturday's game

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The Dutch legend believes Louis van Gaal will struggle to fit the club's attacking options into a coherent team, much like the Catalans with Luis Suarez

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The retired Argentina international described the Barcelona star as "extraordinary" but believes suggesting he is as good as the ex-Napoli man was is foolish

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Ahead of Saturday's Madrid derby, Atletico shot-stopper Miguel Moya has claimed that the Madrid No.1 has no equal and has predicted a tight clash at the Bernabeu

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The two sides have already met this season, with Diego Simeone's side winning the Supercopa de Espana, but come head-to-head for the first time in the new league campaign

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The France forward remains first choice for now, but the Mexican claims he has joined to be a starter at the Bernabeu following his summer move. Can he really do it?

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Our man at the Bernabeu on Saturday night, Phil Kitromilides, believes this two neighbours will be involved in another low scoring Madrid derby and is backing under 2.5 goals

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The Argentina superstar, who has scored two goals already this season, will be out to reach yet another scoring milestone against a side buoyed by their own recent form

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The 18-year-old says he is progressing at Camp Nou and feels the club have made their faith in his quality clear by including him in their Champions League squad

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The midfielder intends to fight to top their title-winning success of 2013-14, while defender Juanfran warns against overconfidence ahead of the derby against Real Madrid

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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The full-back claims he is having one of his best spells at the club following the appointment of the former midfielder to succeed Gerardo Martino

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The former Atletico midfielder feels other players were favoured at Santiago Bernabeu, while captain Gabi says the Argentine caused them the most damage

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The Brazilian full-back praises the former Celta Vigo coach's good work since taking over from Gerardo Martino and is confident that he will do well at Camp Nou

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The Russia boss has hailed the attacker's willingness to track back and believes he will become an instant hit at the Catalan giants, following his £70 million move from Liverpool

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The defender is eagerly anticipating this weekend's derby and insists that the titleholders will not take the game lightly, despite his side triumphing in the Supercopa de Espana

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COMMENT: The German has been exposed in a number of games for club and country this season and needs the right conditions if he is to demonstrate his class in 2014-15