09/21/2021 at 1:27 PM CEST
Cholo Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid visits the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum to face Míchel’s Getafe on the sixth day of LaLiga. He does so after showing some offensive deficiencies against Athletic Club and with three draws in their last four official matches across all competitions, one of them in the Champions League against Porto.
The rojiblancos, who have yielded the lead to Real Madrid this past weekend, they need three points to reverse the dynamics and get back on the winning track. To do this, they will visit a fiefdom that is especially good at: have not lost since November 2011 and have scored 19 points out of 21 possible in the last seven seasons.
The azulones, meanwhile, have more emergencies than the mattress team: they add five defeats in five days and were beaten (3-0) in their visit to the Vallecas Stadium. Getafe is, together with Alavés, Sporting de Gijón and Málaga, the only team that has reaped five defeats in the first five days of LaLiga in the 21st century.
Getafe, a rival -a priori- accessible
Atlético de Madrid faces Getafe in free fall since José Bordalás left for Valencia. The azulones have not beaten the mattress team, either at home or at home, since November 2011: 15 defeats and two draws in LaLiga and one defeat and one draw in the Copa del Rey, in the 2012/13 season edition.
Míchel’s men face two key days against two of the most difficult rivals in the competition: Cholo Simeone’s Atlético de Madrid and Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis. The coach is, together with Javi Calleja, one of the hottest benches in LaLiga at the start of the season.