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Apr 18, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at Vicente Calderon Stadium
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2-0
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Miranda (72'), Costa (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)

Sapunaru (90')

Diego Simeone praises substitutes

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone claims that his substitutions made the difference in Friday's 2-0 win over Elche.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone believes that his substitutions made the difference in Friday's 2-0 win over Elche.

Diego and Jose Sosa both entered in the second period at the Calderon as the capital outfit moved six points clear at the top of the La Liga table.

"We had the usual system but I decided to put Adrian on the right wing to create problems for Cristian Sapunaru, who is not left-back," Simeone told reporters at a press conference.

"That imbalanced the team, though, and they had more people in the middle of the field when there was a second ball.

"Then, with a 4-4-2, we were stronger, more together and that made us more dangerous. Diego gave us more depth in midfield while Sosa did very well with the corner that made it 1-0."

Atletico are in Champions League semi-final action against Chelsea next week.

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2Barcelona25165455223353
3Real Madrid24164442192352
4Sevilla24153634181648
5Real Sociedad24118541202141
6Real Betis25123103338-539
7Villarreal2581343327637
8Granada2596103142-1133
9Levante2571173534132
10Athletic Bilbao2486103428630
11Celta Vigo257993037-730
12Osasuna2577112333-1028
13Getafe2576122030-1027
14Valencia2569103035-527
15CadizCadiz2567122141-2025
16AlavesAlaves2557132039-1922
17EibarEibar25410112028-822
18Real Valladolid25410112336-1322
19ElcheElche2449112136-1521
20Huesca25311112236-1420

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