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Simeone calls for Atleti focus

12 April 2014 16:29

Diego Simeone has urged Atletico Madrid to re-focus on La Liga after the euphoria of their UEFA Champions League win over Barcelona.

Atletico reached their first semi-final of the continent's premier club competition since 1973-74 with a dramatic 1-0 victory over Barca at a raucous Vicente Calderon on Wednesday, with Koke's early volley proving enough to earn a 2-1 aggregate success.

Simeone's side, who will face Chelsea in the Champions League last four later this month, remain on course for a remarkable double, as they sit a point clear of Barca and three ahead of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga with six games left.

Their next domestic assignment comes in the form of a trip to relegation-threatened neighbours Getafe on Sunday.

Cosmin Contra's team are on a dismal run of form, collecting just one win in their last 18 league fixtures to leave them in 18th place. Atleti, meanwhile, have reeled off six league wins in a row, conceding just once in that sequence.

However, despite their contrasting recent fortunes, Simeone has insisted that his players must concentrate fully on the clash at Coliseum Alfonso Perez - where they have failed to win on their last five visits - and not let their thoughts wander to their glamour tie with Chelsea.

"We are competing very well in La Liga - as I have always said, La Liga has been very important for us since the start of the season," said the Argentinian.

"Tomorrow we'll face a difficult game, Getafe have things to play for as well. We know them - every time they play against us they make a huge effort.

"It will be a competitive match, and we are only focused on this, so we hope to respond in the best way.

"They (Getafe) can feel a bit anxious because of their situation, but at the same time motivated to play Atletico. I expect a dangerous rival."

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Competition
Primera División
Date
13 April 2014
Game week
33
Kick-off
19:00
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
0 - 2

Goals

0 - 1
40' D. Godín
 (assist by Juanfran)
0 - 2
84' Diego Costa
 (assist by Adrián)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
2 25'
15
3
12
22
7 51' 65'
14
17
24 22'
9
Coach: C. Contra
# Player Bookings
13
23
20
3
2 16' 40'
14
4
8
6
9 45'
19 66' 76' 84'
Coach: D. Simeone

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
21
11
1
5
12
24

Monday 27 June

19:01
18:07
17:59
17:16
17:13
16:51
16:34
16:19
16:14
16:09
15:31
14:11
13:51
13:39
13:36
13:10
12:59
12:39
12:23
10:21
09:40
08:51
07:56
07:26
07:16
06:52
06:43
06:28
05:59
05:52
05:07
03:11
02:58
02:49
01:36
01:32
01:24
00:19
00:14
00:09

Sunday 26 June

23:58
23:46
23:30
23:12
23:12
23:00
22:56
22:16
22:01
21:32
21:24
21:22
20:57
20:41
20:26
20:13
20:05
20:01
20:00
19:50
19:38
19:35
19:22
19:17
19:04
19:00
18:50
18:32
18:25
17:51
17:39
17:36
17:31
17:23
17:10
17:10
16:56
16:50
15:37
14:49
14:15
13:24
13:21
12:34
11:59
11:26
10:35
09:53
08:15
07:53
07:33
06:32
06:25
06:24
04:08
04:07
03:40
03:20
02:51
02:05
01:05
01:00
00:30
00:17

Saturday 25 June

23:58
23:50
23:30
22:40
22:04
21:53
21:31
21:10
20:49
20:48
20:46
20:31
20:30
20:17
20:09
19:53
19:51
19:31
19:16
18:55
18:52
18:43
18:42
17:59
17:57
17:54
17:51
17:51
17:31
17:23
17:20
17:01
16:50
16:47
16:35
16:20
15:47
15:22
15:09
14:43
14:30
14:03
13:57
13:01
12:54
12:03
10:53
10:15
09:19
06:15
05:34
04:06
03:58
03:57
02:53
02:23
01:10
00:21

Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +83 91
2 38 +76 90
3 38 +45 88
4 38 +9 64
5 38 +13 62
6 38 -8 60
7 38 +1 52
8 38 +3 48
9 38 -3 48
10 38 -18 45
11 38 -8 44
12 38 -2 44
13 38 -34 43
14 38 -12 43
15 38 -16 42
16 38 -23 39
17 38 -22 39
18 38 -21 38
19 38 -30 36
20 38 -33 32

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