Mar 23, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
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Diego Simeone: 'We must be aware of Real Betis'

Diego Simeone looks on before the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 19, 2014
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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone calls for focus ahead of his side's league clash with Real Betis on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has called on his side to focus ahead of Sunday's league clash with Real Betis in Seville.

With Real Madrid facing Barcelona in the late kickoff on Sunday, victory for Atletico would move them top of La Liga due to their superior head-to-head record over Los Blancos.

"Betis have grown a lot since the last visit to Calderon," he told reporters at a press conference. "They have competed very well in the previous league matches and certainly have suffered a taught blow on in the Europa League last Thursday.

"But it is a team that has been improving in the league. It has grown and they are playing with intensity and aggression.

"We have to play as usual it will be a tough match due to the needs. It will be a match where we'll both have needs."

Betis remain rooted to the bottom of La Liga, nine points from safety.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
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