Atletico Madrid were reduced to nine men as they were beaten 3-2 by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey quarter-final second leg at the Vicente Calderon.  (Photograph: Reuters/Sergio Perez)

This game started early – and ended early, too. By half-time Barcelona were 3-2 up at the Vicente Calderón, 4-2 up on aggregate and already into the s(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s fans during their  Champions League Group D match   against Anderlecht at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir / Reuters

Real Madrid avoided the embarrassment of losing to Champions League minnows Ludogorets after they fell a goal behind in Razgrad. After Marcelin(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan (centre) celebrates scoring the winning goal in the La Liga game against Real Madrid at the  Bernabeu  with team-mates Tiago (left) and Raul Garcia. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spanish football round-up: Real Madrid’s early-season woes deepened when they lost 2-1 at home to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Saturday, while(...)

Atletico Madrid’s striker Diego Costa walks off the pitch after the final practice session of his team at the Luz stadium one day ahead of the Champions League soccer final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in Lisbon. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

There will be some who complain that the European Cup final was never meant to be contested by two teams from the same city, but tonight’s Madrid derb(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and goalkeeper David Forde at the squad’s training session in Malahide, yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s game with Turkey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill may have been happy enough to play ball as the press corps played on the possibility of Roy Keane returning to Celtic as manager for al(...)

Atletico’s coach Diego “Cholo” Simeone ponders a question at a recent Champions League final news conference. “It’s hard for me to interact with players who don’t give themselves completely. The weak don’t interest me.”

Last Saturday evening at the Camp Nou Barcelona surrendered its Spanish league title following a head-to-head encounter with Atlético Madrid. Seconds (...)

 Diego Simeone, coach of Club Atletico de Madrid, celebrates after winning the La Liga after the match between FC Barcelona and Club Atletico de Madrid at Camp Nou  in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

In sport as in life, you don’t always get what you deserve. There is a popular piece of circular logic which says the team that finishes top of the le(...)

Diego Simeone is thrown in the air by his Atletico Madrid  players after winning the La Liga on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The fighting spirit Atletico Madrid have shown all season meant coach Diego Simeone never doubted they would come from behind to draw 1-1 against Barc(...)