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Apr 13, 2014 at 6pm UK at Coliseum Alfonso Perez
AtleticoAtletico Madrid

Lafita (65')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Godin (40'), Costa (84')

Result: Atletico Madrid move three points clear at top of La Liga

Atletico Madrid stretch their lead at the top of La Liga back to three points courtesy of a 2-0 victory over 10-man Getafe.

Atletico Madrid have made it seven league wins in a row to move three points clear at the top of La Liga courtesy of a 2-0 victory over 10-man Getafe this evening.

The visitors were the first to threaten as Diego Costa drove into the box before looking to find David Villa with a low cross, but the former Barcelona man could not connect.

Atletico came close again shortly before the half-hour mark as Koke's free kick was met by Diego Godin, whose header was thwarted from close range by Jordi Codina.

They continued to push for the opening goal and almost got it 10 minutes before the break as Costa once again advanced into the box before seeing his curling effort stopped by Rafa.

The deadlock was finally broken five minutes later as Juanfran's delivery was nodded in by Godin with Codina in no-man's land having attempted to collect the cross.

Getafe's first real chance of the match came 10 minutes after the restart when Juan Rodriguez latched on to a corner, but Thibaut Courtois made a fine stop from point-blank range.

Atletico were handed a glorious chance to double their lead in the 65th minute when Angel Lafita brought down Costa inside the box, conceding a penalty and being shown a red card to add insult to injury.

Costa stepped up himself to take it, but Codina guessed the right way and made the save before recovering in time to deny Adrian Lopez on the rebound.

The points were eventually sealed six minutes from time, however, as Costa slid in to convert Adrian's cross from close range, although he collided with the post and picked up an injury in the process.

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