Real Sociedad will be in the Champions League for the first time in a decade as their 1-0 win over Deportivo la Coruna combined with Valencia's 4-3 defeat away to Sevilla meant they claimed fourth place on a dramatic final evening of the La Liga season.
Defeat for Depor also ensured that the Galicians were relegated as Celta Vigo leapfrogged their rivals with a 1-0 win over Espanyol.
With matters at the top of La Liga done and dusted, attention turns to the foot of the table. Any three from four teams could be going down to La Segunda, with just one round of games left to play.
Mallorca remain in last place after holding Atletico Madrid to a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon, but the islanders are only a point adrift of Celta Vigo and Zaragoza after Sunday's penultimate round.
The music was thumping,Insúa was busting out some crazy dance moves (they were not bad, actually) and a flustered Falcao needed to be followed around by four security guards. "El tiempo para fieeesta!!"is the best phrase to describe the mood within the Atletico Madrid squad at the moment.
Expect the majority of headlines and Sky Sports News tomorrow to report on the news that Monaco are set to make a world record £85million bid to try to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The explosive story is in tonight's edition of The Independentnewspaper.
According to the article by Jack Pitt-Brooke:
"The Ligue 1 club, funded by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, have already spent over £110m this summer on Radamel Falcao of Atletico Madrid and James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho of Porto.
Luis Suarez is destined for Madrid — but it could be Atletico rather than Real who sign him. The Liverpool striker has resolved to leave England and knows Atletico Madrid is ready to use the money from the £50million sale of Radamel Falcao to Monaco to take him to La Liga. Suarez is aware of Real's interest and would prefer a move to the Bernabeu, though Real do not want to pay Liverpool's £40m asking price.
Just days after signing Porto duo James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho from Porto for €70 million, Ligue 1 club AS Monaco are set to splash more money this week with the signings of Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao and Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Falcao is the big name. The Colombia striker scored 28 goals this season and helped Atletico win the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid earlier this month.
German football didn't turn professional until the mid-sixties, but by that time the (West Germany) national team had already won the World Cup, and one of their clubs had reached the final of the European Champions Cup.
That club was Eintracht Frankfurt, whose appearance is etched in the memory of a generation of British football fans.
Come June 2, 2013, Jose Mourinho's time in charge of Real Madrid will be over.
The club's President, Florentino Perez, announced at a press conference on Monday that Real Madrid and Mourinho had agreed to part ways by mutual consent, ending a three year stay in the Spanish capital.
An equally divided Santiago Bernabéu saw Los Rojiblancos celebrating at the end of a 125-minute match. A header at the 98th mark from Miranda allowed Atletico Madrid to come back to lift their tenth Copa Del Rey title.
Jose Mourinho's side was favored as Real Madrid had beaten Atletico twice this season in La Liga and manager Diego Pablo said in a press conference before facing Real that Los Blancos, "are better than us," but he also said that "in a game its different.
Real Madrid were understandably confident going into Friday's Copa del Rey final. Atletico Madrid had not beaten them in over a decade and Jose Mourinho had to win in order to avoid the first season of his top-flight career without a trophy. But then Mourinho was sent off. And so was Cristiano Ronaldo.
18.05.2013 -"El que busca la verdad escucha mi voz", respondió Jesús. Pilatos entonces dijo: "¿Qué es la verdad". SAN JUAN 18:38 Con goles de Diego Costa (´34) y Miranda (´98) Atlético Madrid venció (1-2) a Real Madrid (Cristiano Ronaldo ´14) en el Santiago Bernabeu y se consagró campeón de la Copa del Rey (12-13).
It took them 14 years to beat Real Madrid, but Atletico Madrid did in the grandest and most magnificent manner last night: At The Copa del Rey final. If you are a long-suffering fan of Los Colchoneros, Atletico's achievement at the Bernabeu belonged to you!
Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho saw red as Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid 2-1 in tonight's Copa Del Rey Final at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo headed the opener 14 minutes in before Diego Costa equalised 10 minutes before the break, Atletico led a charmed life as real hit the post no fewer than three time in normal time before Joao Miranda pounced for the winner nine minutes into the first period before the red mist descended as Ronaldo was sent off for a swipe at Gabi before Gabi himself was dismissed late in the game.
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off as Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid for the first time since 1999 to win the Copa del Rey final 2-1 in extra time. Real Madrid fell victim to the woodwork and Atletico keeper Thibault Courtois, who made a couple of tremendous saves to thoroughly frustrate Real.
During this evening's Copa del Rey final, won by Atletico Madrid in extra time at the Bernabeu (big win, that one), Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off. The latter was unjustified, though Cristiano probably could've been sent off for kicking Juanfran off the ball earlier, and there's no way to know what Jose actually said.
Today's Copa Del Rey Final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid could have a lot of implications for the Premier League.
The match will be Jose Mourinho's final legacy at Real Madrid, where he has a chance to help the club win their 19th Copa Del Rey trophy. While Real Madrid have two league games remaining after this, the title has already been won by Barcelona, so he'll want to leave Real Madrid with another piece of silverware.
It's going to be La Furia de Madrid literally, and figuratively tonight as Real and Atletico battle it out to become Copa del Rey champions at Santiago Bernabeu.
With Barcelona picking up the league title over the weekend, Los Blancos will be pulling out all the stops to ensure that they win their one and only trophy of the season before Jose Mourinho starts ordering more Ikea boxes.
Jose Mourinho did not show up for a press conference the day before the Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, so Sergio Ramos was left to field questions on his own. A Brazilian journalist in attendance was not pleased with this development, so he took out his frustration on a picture of Mourinho after the press conference.
Barcelona were crowned Spanish champions for the fourth time in five years after Real Madrid could only draw 1-1 with Espanyol on Sunday. The Catalans celebrated their success with a 2-1 win at third placed Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
Atletico threatened to spoil Barca's party at the Vicente Calderon when they fell behind to Radamel Falcao's 28th goal of the season early in the second half.
Following a breakout season with Aston Villa, young Belgian international forward Christian Benteke has been one of the biggest talks of the transfer market so far this summer.
The 22-year-old cost Villa only £8 million from FC Genk last summer, but he could wind up netting them over four times that amount if they indeed decide to sell him after tagging a £40million price on his head.
In 2010, Atlético Madrid beat Fulham 2-1 to win the inaugural UEFA Europa League, fresh from being rebranded after being called the UEFA Cup for almost 40 years. Atlético, however, did not enter the Europa League until the knockout stages of the tournament – they finished 3rd in their group in the Champions League with a measly 3 points and no victories.
Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao had his pick of Europe's top clubs this summer. The Colombia international has opted to move to Moneyco. The French side are not currently established among Europe's elite, but they do happen to have a lot of dosh. Cynics have been suggesting that could be the motivating factor in Falcao's [.
Not in their usual stripes as Atletico were in black
The whole thing is actually that simple when Atletico Madrid, upon wining the King's Cup days ago , decided to fly half the earth to tropical Singapore for one purpose - to help raise fund for the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF) on the invitation by businessman Mr Peter Lim.
21.05.2013 -Sunday People publicó al colombiano Radamel Falcao García (27) como el inminente y primer fichaje del nuevo Manchester City de Manuel Pellegrini (DT) a cambio de £ 54 millones (cláusula de rescisión impuesta por Atlético Madrid). Según el medio inglés, en competencia con el Chelsea de Roman Abramovich (futuro de Mourinho?
Radamel Falcao is set to leave Spanish side Atlético Madrid this summer with clubs from all over Europe interested in his services, prompting the Madrid side to look to the future. The Colombian international has been a gigantic part of Atleti's offense this season, scoring 28 of their 62 goals in La Liga, and 34 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions.
The future of Fernando Torres has been called into question many times this season, and with Chelsea wrapping up their Premier League third place finish, Roman Abramovich may axe the Spaniard. The Blues have already brought in Demba Ba whom is still in the process of adapting to the Chelsea way; however, Torres seemingly is ready to welcome any additional striker that signs for the Blues this summer according to ESPN FC.
SINGAPORE — Portugal will be national footballer Hariss Harun's first port of call for the 2013-2014 European season after he finishes his National Service commitments on Aug 9, top football agent Jorge Mendes told TODAY. Also heading there is defender Safuwan Baharudin, who will follow his Singapore and LionsXII team-mate in the summer to start a professional career in Europe.
19.05.2013 - Pasaron 17 años desde que Atlético Madrid gritara (por última vez) CAMPEÓN a nivel nacional (español); entonces (1996) Diego Cholo Simeone, recordado volante, besaba la novena Copa del Rey colchonera después de vencer (1-0) a Barcelona (cuando hacía doblete ganando también la Liga).