Diego Simeone Aims to End Terrible Losing Streak As Atletico Madrid Manager Against Barcelona

Diego Simeone Aims to End Terrible Losing Streak As Atletico Madrid Manager Against Barcelona

Byron Pillay
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • ,Diego Simeone has been in charge of Atletico Madrid for close to 12 years now
  • Simeone has yet to overcome La Blaugrana away from home in all competitions
  • Barcelona will face Atletico in a La Liga clash with both teams tied on 31 points

Diego Simeone has achieved many things in his career, but there’s one thing he has yet to do.

The Atletico Madrid manager has been in charge of the club for close to 12 years, but there is one side that continues to be his jinx team.

Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone has never beaten Barcelona at their home in 12 years as Atletico Madrid manager. Image: Ross Kinnaird.
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Despite Simeone’s success with the side, including winning La Liga twice, he continues to struggle against FC Barcelona.

Simeone has lost 18 games against the Catalans during his managerial career, the most any single team has beaten him.

He has also never picked up a single win at Barcelona’s home in 32 games during his stint as Atleti manager in all competitions.

Simeone’s chance to break the duck

The Argentinian will have a chance to finally get that elusive win when Atletico travel to take on Barcelona in La Liga tonight (December 3).

As noted by Goal, both sides are level on 31 points, with Atleti pipping Barca on goal difference. With Barca going through a bit of a rough patch, Simeone will believe this is his best chance to get that elusive win.

Simeone’s impressive spell at Atletico

While he may be struggling against Barcelona, Simeone has had a lot of success with Atletico the rest of the time.

He has been in charge of the team for 645 games, Transfermarkt reported, winning 383 of them. He has notched 1,294 points in all those games.

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Simeon becomes longest-serving Atleti manager

Sports Brief reported in November how Diego Simeone is set to make history with Atletico Madrid.

The Argentinian tactician is set to become the longest-serving manager in the history of the club.

The 53-year-old manager joined Rojiblancos in 2011 and has now extended his deal until 2027.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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