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(...)

Two Paris St Germain fans were taken to hospital after being stabbed after Wednesday night’s Champions League game at the Nou Camp. Photograph: /Getty Images

Two Paris St Germain fans were taken to hospital after being stabbed following Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Barcelona at the Nou C(...)

Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone has been heavily linked to the Manchester City job following the English club’s woeful start to the campaign. Photograph: Andreas Hillergren/Epa

Diego Simeone has poured cold water on speculation linking him with a move away from Atletico Madrid, insisting he is happy at the club and that he(...)

 Atletico Madrid’s Argentine  coach Diego Simeone (left) has been banned for eight games. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo / EPA

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been handed an eight-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation following his actions during Friday’s Superc(...)

 Luka Modric in action against Koke of Atletico de Madrid  during the Supercopa first leg match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has signed a new four-year contract with European champions Real Madrid. The 28-year-old former Dinamo Zagreb and Tott(...)

Filipe Luís: was on standby for Brazil during the recent World Cup. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

José Mourinho’s plan for a full-scale assault on the Premier League title took a step closer to being completed yesterday as Chelsea confirmed the si(...)

Atletico Madrid’s striker Diego Costa next to Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard  during their  Uefa Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain.

Diego Costa has completed a medical examination at Chelsea and is poised to seal his £32m (€40m) transfer from Atletico Madrid. The Brazil-born str(...)

Atlètico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: Photograph: Getty Images

There was a moment late in the penultimate game of the season last weekend when Atlético Madrid’s assistant coach, Óscar Ortega, began to celebrate th(...)

Coach Jose Mourinho oversees a Chelsea training session   at Cobham ahead of tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jose Mourinho has made an impassioned defence of his tactics, rounding on the people with “fantastic theories and philosophies” who h(...)

Atletico Madrid striker  Diego  Costa is a transfer target for Chelsea this summer. Photograph: Reuters.

Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final was always going to conjure up intrigue of one kind or another. There was the prospect of Josè Mourinho (...)