Getafe Vs Atletico Madrid starting Xi’s revealed

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Atletico Madrid may not be playing for much but winning against Getafe has become something of a tradition for Diego Simeone.

El Cholo is unbeaten in each of his 16 meetings with Los Azulones as Atletico boss, keeping a clean sheet in every single one.

Champions League football is already in the bag for the visitors at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, but nothing is secured for the hosts.

Jose Bordalas’ side need a positive result in their bid to qualify for the Europa League for a second year in a row.

It’s been a while since they’ve beaten Los Rojiblancos – you have to go back to a 3-2 victory over Gregorio Manzano’s men from 2011.

Diego Castro’s winning goal that day was also Getafe’s last against Atletico, having failed to score in their 16 matches since, conceding 31 in the process.

Differing fortunes in the final sprint
Atletico restarted their campaign alongside Getafe in the Europa League places in LaLiga Santander.

However, their exceptional form has seen them comfortably clinch a Champions League spot with time to spare.

On the other hand, Getafe are now 12 points behind Atletico and just three points ahead of eighth placed Athletic Club.

Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa have each netted four times since the restart, compared to Getafe’s six in total in nine games.

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