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Atletico must not relax against Real Madrid: Diego Simeone

Atletico must not relax against Real Madrid: Diego Simeone
Reigning La Liga champion Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone has told his players to be humble as they prepare for their vital Kings Cup second leg tie against crosstown rivals Real Madrid late on Thursday.

Goals from Raul Garcia and Jose Gimenez last week gave Atletico a 2-0 win over their neighbours in their home ground, the Vicente Calderon Stadium. But Simeone knows that his side must survive a tough 90 minutes away in a packed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Thursday. Atletico have enjoyed the advantage in head-to-head meetings this season, winning in the Bernabeu in the La Liga and also defeating them in the Spanish Supercup. “We have to remember we are not as good as they are and if we relax, they can put four goals past us,” commented Simeone on Wednesday.

Atletico would also make changes to the side which lost 1-3 against FC Barcelona Sunday with Fernando Torres likely to get the nod alongside Antoine Griezmann.
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