Jackson Martinez is set to join Atletico Madrid from Porto after Atleti met the Colombian’s €35 million buy-out clause. Photograph: Afp

Atletico Madrid are poised to sign Colombian forward Jackson Martinez after meeting his 35million euro buy-out clause, Porto have announced. Top Europ(...)

A swastika appears on the pitch above an onlooker after the Euro 2016 qualifying  match between Croatia and Italy at the Poljud stadium,  Split, Croatia, on June 12th, 2015. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images

The Croatian Football Federation has apologised after a swastika could be seen marked out on the pitch during their European Championship qualifier ag(...)

Javier Hernandez’s late goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win over Atletico and sent them through to the last four of the Champions League. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid 1 (1) Atletico Madrid 0 (0) Madrid’s derby may have been Atlético’s this season, but Europe still belongs to Real. Atlético were do(...)

Atletico Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres takes part in a training session at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photo: javier Soriano/Getty Images

The first time Fernando Torres went to the Vicente Calderón to watch Atlético Madrid was just over 20 years ago, one cold day in January 1995. His g(...)

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid heads in their second goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24th, 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

They say the word “underdog” originated some time in the mid-19th century, which was well before Atletico Madrid were founded by three lonely Basques (...)

 Cristiano Ronaldo (right) of Real Madrid after  Atletico  Madrid scored their third goal  at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid tore apart city rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at home to open up the La Liga title race on Saturday in a triumph crowned by a spectacular ov(...)

In-form Neymar is challenged by Villarreal’s Sergio Asenjo. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi struck the winner for Barcelona as they twice came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-2 at home and move a point behind leaders Real Madrid(...)

Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lione Messi were all on the scoresheet for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 at the Camp Nou. (Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea)

The crisis may not yet be over in Catalonia but it was contained here. Barcelona beat Atlético Madrid for the first time in over a year, with a goal e(...)

The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia celebrates putting last year’s finalists 1-0 against Olympiakos at the Vicente Calderon

Atletico Madrid swept into the Champions League last 16 with a game to spare as Mario Mandzukic netted a hat-trick in a crushing 4-0 win at home to Ol(...)