How will the first leg of the Madrid derby pan out?
The Hard Tackle analyses Atletico Madrid's resurrection under Diego Simeone
MatchDay 19 in La Liga saw Real Madrid closing gap at the top with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid drawing blanks. The week also witnessed Cristiano Roanldo winning the Ballon D'Or after a gap of four years
The Hard Tackle analyzes the action from gameweek 17 in the La Liga. Another week which saw Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid register a win. La Liga resumed after the mid-season break and there were no surprises in store for the viewers as the top 3 succeeded in gaining maximum points in their first game of the year. Atletico played the first La Liga game of the year away from home against Malaga. Malaga were resistant and managed to pose as tough opponents against Diego Simeoneai??i??s men who were not at their best. It took a 70th minute goal from Koke to secure the three points for Atletico. Barcelona were able to secure a comfortable win at home against Elche with Alexis Sanchez scoring three and Pedro finding the net once. After a tough first half, Real Madrid who were not looking comfortable at all against Celta Vigo managed to steal 3 points at home after Benzema and Ronaldo […]
The Hard Tackle analyzes the action from gameweek 17 in the La Liga. Another week which saw Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid register a win. The last game of 2013 has been played in the La Liga and all the teams will now be enjoying the mid-season break. It was not a surprise that Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid registered a win to end the year on a positive note. However, the top three teams had to work hard for their victories and the three games were not exactly one-sided. In an exciting gameweek, we saw both Atletico Madrid and Barcelona come from behind to seal their victories against Levante and Getafe respectively. Both the clubs end the year level on points at the top, with Barcelona grabbing the first place thanks to a marginally superior goal difference. Real Madrid had to endure a tough game at the Mestalla against Valencia who equalised twice in the game and […]
What does the future hold for the Atletico Madrid midfielder?
On a weekend when Spanish giants Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico ran riot, the gulf in class in La Liga was brought to the fore. There was the injury to Cristiano Ronaldo as well
Barcelona remain at the top of the charts after a comfortable win over Celta Vigo as the teams from Madrid continue to chase behind their heels.
Atletico Madrid has a history made rich by the presence of some of the worldai??i??s greatest strikers. Let's take a look
TheHardTackle takes a look at Atletico Madrid's rise to its present position in Spain, and examines whether they will bring out a shift in power in the Spanish capital.