A stubborn, defensive performance from Getafe put a notable dent in Atletico Madrid’s hopes of claiming this season’s league title with relative ease.

Atletico Madrid could see their lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Division cut to just four points, following their 0-0 draw with Getafe on Saturday night.

Diego Simeone’s side desperately needed a victory to keep Real Madrid and Barcelona at arm’s length, but some heroic goalkeeper and good, old-fashioned defending limited Atleti to just one point.

If Simeone’s side are beginning to crumble under the pressure it was certainly aided by a late comeback from Real Madrid to beat Elche 2-1 earlier in the day. Continue reading

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