Atletico can win battle of Madrids

I HAVE enjoyed watching Atletico Madrid doing so well both in Spain and in Europe this season.

Loading Comments
Diego Simeone and his team celebrate winning the La Liga title last weekend
Diego Simeone and his team celebrate winning the La Liga title last weekend

And I fancy them just to pip favourites Real Madrid to the Champions League trophy in Lisbon tomorrow night.

Apart from perhaps Diego Costa, who will be missing from the final, they do not have any big stars.

Diego Simeone's side is a complete unit. In fact, they remind me of the great Dutch side of the 1970s.

Every player can control and use the ball.

Every player can tackle and win it back when they lose possession.

Their win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final summed them up.

Jose Mourinho's team was playing superbly at that time and their opponents won comfortably.

Real, of course, have the likes of Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo. But I am going for Atletico to win.

I think this final underlines that Spain is the best football nation in the world.

They are the current World Cup and European Championship holders.

They are also the under-19 and under-21 champions. On top of that, Sevilla won the Europa League last week.

There is no question which is the best football nation on the planet just now.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

I don’t think I’ve uttered the words “no, he’s not a stripper we’ve hired so put him down.




Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My thoughts after Police Scotland are ordered to apologise over IRA interrogation techniques slur.

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.