Monday, 28 May, 2018

Atletico Madrid clinch second spot, Gareth Bale leads Real Madrid rout

Diego Simeone's appeal against his Europa League final touchline ban has been upheld Diego Simeone's appeal against his Europa League final touchline ban has been upheld
Lucia Summers | 16 May, 2018, 09:35

The capital club got off to a quick start in the local derby, as Koke collected Antoine Griezmann's pass and drove a low shot into the bottom corner to score his fourth goal of the campaign in the eighth minute.

Simeone added that Vitolo would be fit in time for the Europa League final.

At Getafe, Atletico coach Diego Simeone played what could likely be his starting 11 for the Europa League final in Lyon.

Atleti go into the match still in second place, however are sitting just three points ahead of Real Madrid, who have a greater goal difference.

Ex-Arsenal man Mathieu Flamini was another to benefit from the leniency of referee Javier Alberola Rojas, receiving only a booking for scything down Filipe Luis from behind, as tempers on the pitch remained frayed in the second half.

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LeBron rarely has bad games back-to-back though, particularly in the playoffs, and he will come out breathing fire in Game 2. Even if it is just for brief stretches, the Celtics know how they need to disrupt James to take control of the game.

Goalkeeper Jan Olbak ensured the victory when he saved a penalty by Faycal Fajr in the 78th after Diego Godin fouled Angel Rodriguez in the area.

Simeone's side have 75 points to Real's 72 and have a superior head-to-head record, meaning a win at Getafe would see them clinch second place, their highest finish since winning La Liga in 2014.

"We wanted to respect La Liga as well always do, we don't know how to compete in any other way", said Atletico coach Simeone, explaining why he had fielded such a strong side so close to the Europa League final.

Diego Simeone's charges were allowing Getafe to have the ball after 25 minutes and looked to expose them on counter-attacks.

- Atletico Madrid have kept the most clean sheets of any side in Europe's top five leagues this season (23).

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