Atletico de Madrid visits Getafe in a key match

After paying a visit to Espanyol in Barcelona, Atletico de Madrid will once again play the role of the visiting team, in this case against a Getafe squad that is still dreaming of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Cup. It’s a crucial match for Javier Aguirre and his players, who want to print their return ticket to Europe as soon as possible. Atleti has visited Getafe three times over the course of their history in League play, twice in the First Division and once in Second. In the 2000/2001 season, Atletico won in the last week by a score of 0-1, but didn’t earn promotion because Tenerife beat Leganés on the same day. In the past two seasons, both in First Division, Atletico came away with a draw at one-all and a blowout victory last season by a score of 0-3. In these matches, Getafe has only managed to score one goal, to the five for the visiting side.