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Atletico Madrid aiming for the top spot in Spain

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By Agencies

Posted  Saturday, December 21  2013 at  02:00

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The Rojiblancos are currently tied with Barcelona for first place but can get the drop on the Catalans, who visit Getafe on Sunday, by earning a single point against Levante at the Vicente Calderon nearly 24 hours earlier.

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Diego Simeone’s side have stunned La Liga by matching if not usurping archrivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. No one is mentioning it but Atletico are surely in the title frame this term.

Atletico Madrid can take over at the top of the Primera Division this weekend and coach Diego Simeone is demanding another committed display against Levante.

The Rojiblancos are currently tied with Barcelona for first place but can get the drop on the Catalans, who visit Getafe on Sunday, by earning a single point against Levante at the Vicente Calderon nearly 24 hours earlier.

Atletico have won three league games in a row - they have lost only once this season - and further demonstrated their trophy-winning credentials when coming from behind to beat Sant Andreu in the Copa del Rey in midweek.

It was a feat that thoroughly impressed their Argentinian boss and he told the club’s official website: “I am delighted by the response of the players and all the commitment they have shown. They demonstrate it week after week.