Nov 11, 2012 at 6.45pm UK at ​Vicente Calderon Stadium
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Luis Garcia Plaza: 'Atletico Madrid are title contenders'

Garcia Plaza: 'Atletico are title contenders'
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Getafe coach Luis Garcia Plaza believes that Atletico Madrid's last two defeats will be of little consequence ahead of Sunday's derby at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

Getafe coach Luis Garcia Plaza has said that Atletico Madrid are genuine title challengers.

Diego Simeone has guided his team into second place in La Liga with eight wins from 12 games - including a 13-game winning streak domestically and in Europe.

The Azulones host Los Rojiblancos at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday, with Garcia Plaza expecting to face a team at the peak of their confidence.

"Atletico are proving they can compete with the very best," Football Espana quotes Garcia Plaza as saying.

"They had 13 straight wins in the League and in Europe. When a team does that they are an alternative to win the title."

Atletico saw their winning run come to an end against Valencia, before succumbing to a shock defeat at Academica last night.

However, Garcia Plaza believes that Simeone's men will be looking to bounce straight back with a victory to keep pace with La Liga leaders Barcelona.

"I don't give [their last two results] any importance," he added.

"We are talking of 13 wins in a row. That's crazy, and shows they're doing great with a talented coach and players who are very confident."

Atletico trail Barca by three points.

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