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Derby win over Real Madrid ‘important’ for Atletico

The team are fourth in the standings with 29 points from 15 appearances
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Our Bureau   |   Calcutta   |   Published 12.12.21, 01:29 AM

Atletico Madrid have their task cut out against table-toppers Real Madrid in Sunday’s Madrid derby at the Bernabeu.

With Real sitting pretty at the top with 39 points from 16 games, winning all their last five matches, Atletico are fourth in the standings with 29 points from 15 appearances. 
Striker Joao Felix urged his Atletico teammates to focus on going all out in the game.

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“Any game against Real Madrid is special. It’s always a high point of the season. Both teams are from the same city, so us players and the fans would be very much motivated.

“It is an important game for everyone at Atletico, and we have to go all out and win as that will keep us motivated as well as in the title race besides cheering up our fans,” the 22-year-old said in quotes shared by La Liga.

Kick-off: 1.30am IST Monday



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