Getafe: Codina; Arroyo, Rafa, Alexis, Roberto Lago (Sammir 79’); Juan Rodríguez Mosquera (Lacen 67’); Pedro León, Lafita, Diego Costa (Colunga 57‘); Ciprian. 4-2-3-1.
Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis; Raúl García (Diego Ribas 71’), Gabi, Mario Suárez, Koke; David Villa (Adrián 61’), Diego Costa (Cristian Rodríguez 85’). 4-4-2.
0-1. 40. Godín. Got above defender to head long Juanfran pass over Codina.
0-2. 84. Diego Costa. Slid ball in on far post after Adrián crossed from right.
Yellow cards: Godín 15’, Mosquera 21’, Alexis 24’, David Villa 44’, Lafita 50’, Diego Costa 75’ / red cards: Lafita 64’.
Atlético Madrid extended their lead at the top of the table to three points after beating local rivals Getafe 0-2 on Sunday evening. Barcelona’s defeat at Granada the day before meant that a win would take them four points clear of the Catalans, and only a good save by Codina prevented Godín from heading in Koke’s corner in the opening minutes. Juanfran was lucky to be let off a penalty appeal for hands at the other end, but with five minutes to go to the break Godín got in front of the local keeper to head a long centre by Juanfran in to the empty net. Courtois had to be at his best to keep out a header from Juan Rodríguez after the restart, but some twenty minutes in to the second half Atleti were awarded a penalty after Lafita was sent off for pulling down Diego Costa in front of goal. Codina saved Costa’s spot kick and Raúl García’s follow up though, but with six minutes to go Costa made up for it, bravely sliding in to turn Adrián’s cross in to net from close to goal. The striker paid for it though as he collided with the post, opening up a deep cut on his leg which saw him stretchered off in agony (although later reports confirmed there was no lasting damage). A vital win for Simeone’s side though, and with a positive head-to-head record against second placed Real Madrid, they could go in to the last match at the Nou Camp with the league title already tied up if they can win their next four games before that.