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Coliseum Alfonso Perez (ATT 10,000) 7th April 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: Delgado Ferreiro

Getafe Getafe vs Atletico Madrid A Madrid

Getafe 0


A Madrid 0

M Suarez (S/O 72)
D Godin (S/O 90+2)

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Nine-man Atletico in stalemate

Last Updated: 07/04/13 11:25pm

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Falcao had a rare off-night.

Falcao had a rare off-night.

Atletico Madrid clung on for a goalless draw at mid-table Getafe despite ending a tetchy contest with nine men.

Both Mario Suarez and Diego Godin were dismissed for the third-placed visitors who now trail city rivals Real Madrid by three points in the Primera Division.

Atletico had the better of what few chances were created but star striker Radamel Falcao had a rare off night.

The Colombian could have opened the scoring in the sixth minute but could only push a tame effort wide from six yards after running on to Diego Costa's left-wing centre.

Falcao at least hit the target six minutes before half-time but his header was straight at Getafe goalkeeper Jordi Codina.

In between, Getafe offered little threat with a 20-yard shot from Angel Latifa straight at Thibaut Courtois the best they could muster.

The second half started slowly but flickered into life after 68 minutes when Godin was adjudged to have tripped Adrian Colunga. Television replays showed the offence - for which Godin received a yellow card - had taken place a yard inside the penalty area but referee Ferreiro Delgado gave only a free-kick on the edge.

Abdelaziz Barrada took the free-kick but his curling effort flashed inches wide with Courtois beaten.

Suarez was the first Rojiblanco to see red four minutes later, picking up his second caution for a needless handball near the halfway line.

The 10 men still looked dangerous going forward and substitute Cristian Rodriguez's surging run from the halfway line was not matched by the finish as he blasted his effort over.

Courtois did well to keep out a Fernandez Borja drive after 83 minutes before Atletico were reduced to nine in injury-time as Godin was shown a second yellow card for an elbow on Alvaro Vazquez.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
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1 Barcelona 37 93
2 Real Madrid 37 89
3 Atletico Madrid 37 77
4 Valencia 37 74
5 Sevilla 37 73
6 Villarreal 37 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 37 52
8 Malaga 37 50
9 Espanyol 37 49
10 Rayo Vallecano 37 49
11 Celta Vigo 37 48
12 Real Sociedad 37 43
13 Elche 37 40
14 Getafe 37 37
15 Levante 37 36
16 Granada 37 34
17 Deportivo La Coruna 37 34
18 Eibar 37 32
19 Almeria 37 32
20 Cordoba 37 20