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Getafe hold La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid

The latter had to settle for a draw which interrupted a remarkable run of 13 consecutive league wins over their Madrid neighbours
Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema
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Reuters   |   Madrid   |   Published 15.03.21, 02:07 AM

La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 away to struggling Getafe on Saturday, despite playing the latter stages of the game with an extra man, offering renewed hope to title rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Getafe’s Allan Nyom was shown a red card after a VAR review for a crunching tackle on Atletico’s Renan Lodi in the 70th minute but the visitors could not make their advantage count.

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Diego Simeone’s side lead the standings on 63 points while Real Madrid are second on 57.                       

Zidane pat

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane praised his side’s attitude after their late turnaround to beat Elche 2-1 but asked his players to score sooner to avoid more heart-stopping finishes.

Real found themselves trailing in the 61st minute but took all three points thanks to two goals from Karim Benzema in the 73rd and 91st minutes.                           



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