After facing Kayseri Erciyesspor in the UEFA Cup, Atletico de Madrid welcomes a renewed Racing de Santander side to Vicente Calderon Stadium. The Cantabrian squad, beginning with new manager Marcelino García Toral, has signed a handful of new players, while others have opted for a change of scenery. Atletico and Racing have squared off in League matches in Madrid on 34 occasions, with a balance of 26 Atletico wins, 3 for the Cantabrian team, and 5 draws. In these matches, Atleti has scored 83 goals, while Santander has managed 25. Last season, Racing returned home with a point in their visit to the Calderon. In the 73rd minute, the giant Zigic (now at Valencia) scored after a nice assist from Munitis, but right afterwards, Pablo Ibáñez drew level after flicking on a spot-kick taken by Jurado with his head.