With Barcelona surprisingly beaten at Granada the previous evening, Atlético took the chance to go three points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday with a deserved win at local rivals Getafe.
Atlético pounded Getafe into submission on Saturday with a performance that bordered on downright cruelty. The 7-0 annihilation was the worst loss in los Azulones‘ history. The scoreboard also happened to mirror Atleti’s record at ‘Cholo Castle’ this season, with Simeone’s men picking up their seventh home win on the trot.
AtléticoFans writer Ricardo Menéndez, on behalf of our affiliated This is Atleti podcast, spoke to Atlético defender Toby Alderweireld following our thumping win against Getafe on Saturday. “I’m very happy for the team, we played very well,” said Alderweireld, who finally made his Calderón debut.
After the welcome respite of an international break, Atlético resume their season with a derby at home against sixth-placed Getafe, another team enjoying a fine start to their current campaign. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is scheduled for 22:00 CET on Saturday.
Atlético managed to take home a point despite finishing with nine players on the field in Getafe on Sunday. The scoreless bout will lend a lot of credence to the theory that there’s a lack of motivation in Rojiblanco land. There was always going to be some concern about Atleti’s ability to create chances coming
Atlético Madrid picked up their fourth draw from the last 6 matches in a frustrating affair at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez against Getafe. We’re struggling, especially on the offensive end, and it was evident against our neighbours. There were several opportunities for Atleti to take the lead, but in the end the Madrid derby ended
After missing the chance to go back into 2nd spot last week, Atlético make the short trip across town to Getafe on Sunday as they look to keep up the pressure on rivals Real Madrid. Victory for los Blancos on Saturday means Diego Simeone’s side are now four points behind, but the gap can be
After his men saw off Getafe on Thursday to book their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, Atlético coach Diego Simeone claimed the dull 0-0 tie was just what the team wanted. “We played the game we had to, defending the shutout from the 3-0 at the Calderón,” ‘El Cholo’ told reporters
Atlético Madrid have advanced to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after holding Getafe to a goalless draw. It was only the Rojiblancos’ third tie of the season, but the second straight after dropping points against Mallorca last Sunday. This time there were no consequences though, as Atleti held on to a 3-0 lead
With a 3-0 advantage from the first leg, Atlético make the short trip to Getafe for the return of our Copa del Rey tie on Thursday, and will be hoping to complete the formalities and seal a place in the quarter-finals. Like in other cup games this season, Simeone will make changes, but we are