• Griezmann announces his next transfer destination when he leaves Atletico Madrid

    Griezmann announces his next transfer destination when he leaves Atletico Madrid

    Antoine Griezmann has confirmed the Premier League would be his next destination once he leaves Atletico Madrid.

    The France international has been targeted by Manchester United and Chelsea, with reports claiming that the forward is Jose Mourinho’s priority target next summer.

    Griezmann, who has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances for club and country this season, is also wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, but the 25-year-old admits he is not interested in a return to Ligue 1.

    ‘I am in Madrid, we have a […]

  • Griezmann: I don’t really hate Ronaldo!

    Griezmann: I don’t really hate Ronaldo!

    The Frenchman does not bear a grudge against his rival in La Liga and at Euro 2016 despite the fact he helped to deny him two major trophies.

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann claims he has nothing but respect for Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Ronaldo recently revealed Griezmann had told the 31-year-old he “hated him” when they met in Miami while on holiday this summer, but the France forward has made it clear the comment was made in jest.

    The […]

  • Atletico star Antoine Griezmann: I have great respect for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Atletico star Antoine Griezmann: I have great respect for Cristiano Ronaldo

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has told L’Equipe Magazine he has “great respect” for Cristiano Ronaldo after jokingly telling the Real Madrid star he hates him.

    France international Griezmann, 25, lost out to Portugal captain Ronaldo in both the 2016 Champions League and Euro 2016 finals.

    The pair were surprised to come together again shortly after Ronaldo had been crowned European champion at Griezmann’s expense in a restaurant in Miami.

    Ronaldo revealed earlier this week Griezmann had told him — in jest — […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what Koke said to him

    Cristiano Ronaldo reveals what Koke said to him

    It has emerged that Atletico Madrid midfielder, Koke, called Cristiano Ronaldo “a faggot” during the Madrid Derby last weekend.

    Real Madrid hammered Atletico 3-0 at the Vicente Calderon, with Ronaldo scoring all three goals.

    In the heat of frustration, Koke resorted that to name-calling, as he locked heads with the Portugal captain, according to radio station, Cadena Ser.

    Koke generally had a poor game, having started alongside Gabi in central midfield.

    There has been a lot of talk, about how open Atletico are when […]

  • VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo actually scored four goals against Atletico Madrid

    VIDEO: Cristiano Ronaldo actually scored four goals against Atletico Madrid

    Despite bagging a hat-trick in the Madrid derby, Cristiano Ronaldo will probably be fuming after he scored a FOURTH goal that the referee failed to spot.

    Además del hat-trick de Cristiano Ronaldo, cabe destacar esta genial atajada de Oblak al 7 madridista. pic.twitter.com/IOr8S3R5oW

    — Impacto Fútbol (@ImpactoFutbol) November 19, 2016

    With the score between Real and Atletico at level 0-0 Ronaldo fired a superb header at goal, forcing a reaction save on the line from Jan Oblak.

    However, certain replays of the […]

  • Ronaldo rolls back the years against Atletico as Zidane shows he’s the real deal

    Ronaldo rolls back the years against Atletico as Zidane shows he’s the real deal

    The Portuguese ended his recent dry run in this fixture with a hat-trick and his coach oversaw an impressive tactical display that leaves Madrid on target to win La Liga.

    This was the toughest test yet for Real Madrid in 2016-17. Zinedine Zidane’s side came into the derby against Atletico Madrid unbeaten and on top of La Liga, but a meeting with Diego Simeone’s side was always going to be difficult.

    And it proved to be a fight, as always. Atletico’s impressive […]

  • I’m hurting for everyone after derby defeat – Simeone

    I’m hurting for everyone after derby defeat – Simeone

    The coach lamented a masterclass performance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid but says Atletico Madrid must assess their problems with a cool head.

    Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says the humbling 3-0 derby defeat to Real Madrid on Saturday hurts but insists there is no reason to panic.

    The last La Liga match at the Vicente Calderon against their city rivals ended dismally for the home side, as a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sealed a win that moves Madrid four points clear […]

  • Ronaldo overtakes Di Stefano as Madrid derby’s top scorer

    Ronaldo overtakes Di Stefano as Madrid derby’s top scorer

    The Real Madrid star sent a message to his side’s city and title rivals by netting a brilliant treble to become the all-time top scorer in games between the two capital clubs.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Alfredo Di Stefano’s record as the highest scorer in the history of the Madrid derby by scoring a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid.

    The Portugal international entered Saturday’s fixture with 15 goals in the fierce cross-city rivalry, lying third in Real Madrid’s historical standings.

    And early on he […]

  • Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid: Ronaldo sends out title statement with hat-trick

    Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid: Ronaldo sends out title statement with hat-trick

    The Portuguese continued his return to form with a devastating display as Zinedine Zidane’s men ended their derby hoodoo and opened up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga.

    Real Madrid secured an impressive 3-0 derby win over Atletico Madrid on Sunday night courtesy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick.

    Los Blancos had not defeated their neighbours in six games but the Portuguese’s devastating display in front of goal saw the La Liga leaders to a comprehensive win at Vicente Calderon.

    Ronaldo grabbed […]

  • Griezmann fully committed to Atletico Madrid – President

    Griezmann fully committed to Atletico Madrid – President

    Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has ruled out the possibility of Antoine Griezmann leaving the Vicente Calderon, including for Saturday’s rivals Real Madrid.

    Griezmann, a reported target of Manchester United, rejected an offer from Paris Saint-Germain over the summer and signed a one-year contract extension with Atletico through to the summer of 2021.

    The 25-year-old scored 32 goals in 54 appearances to help Atletico finish third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League last season, and then won the Golden […]

  • Griezmann said he will play in Madrid derby – Juanfran

    Griezmann said he will play in Madrid derby – Juanfran

    Atletico Madrid have received a boost ahead of Saturday’s derby against Real Madrid, with Juanfran claiming star forward Antoine Griezmann will be fit to play.

    Griezmann’s La Liga derby participation has been cast into doubt after suffering heavy bruising to his foot during France’s World Cup qualifying win over Sweden last week.

    But Atletico defender Juanfran revealed Griezmann – who has eight goals and five assists in 14 games in all competitions this season – is set to face Zinedine Zidane’s visitors.

    “I […]