French star Antoine Griezmann continues to skulk around the pitch, rating 3/10 in a scoreless draw with Real Madrid.
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he would continue to support misfiring striker Antoine Griezmann for as long as he stays at the club.
The first Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano finished scoreless, as Atletico and Real both fired blanks at Los Rojiblancos' new home.
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid played to a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday, losing further ground to leaders Barca.
Diego Simeone has dismissed speculation linking him with the managerial vacancy at Everton and said Atletico Madrid would have to "put up with him."
Ernesto Valverde has said Antoine Griezmann is a "great player," but the manager wouldn't be drawn on speculation linking Barcelona with a move.
The rise of Thomas Partey in recent months ensures that Saturday's Madrid derby will take on an extra twist in Ghana.
The teams are level on points, but Real Madrid have won just one of their last eight league meetings vs. Atletico Madrid.
The mood is gloomy in Madrid ahead of Atletico's derby showdown with Real. Both teams have stumbled, with the match already billed a title eliminator.
Chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin will remain the club's majority shareholder, with just over 50 percent.
Beating Real Madrid always matters in the context of points and trophies for Atletico but their first derby at the Wanda Metropolitano is much bigger.
Southampton have Liverpool on alert after admitting every player, even Virgil van Dijk, has a price. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.
Koke believes teammate Antoine Griezmann is happy at Atletico Madrid, but warned that any player who isn't focused on the club should leave.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he has no reason to believe Antoine Griezmann wants to leave amid links to PSG and Manchester United.
Graham Hunter: Atletico always want to beat rivals Real but they need a victory this weekend for more than the usual reasons of one-upmanship.
Barcelona have reportedly agreed on a deal to sign starman Antoine Griezmann from La Liga rival Atletico Madrid. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Mesut Ozil to Atletico Madrid and Richarlison to Tottenham are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Ander Herrera wants to stay at Manchester United despite interest from Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, sources have told ESPN FC.
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