The Madrid Derby is here. Our team faces Real Madrid at 4.15 p.m. CET on Saturday in what will be a truly cracking match. The Wanda Metropolitano will be the venue for the third derby of the season, in which two sides that are separated by just three points will fight for the win.
The UEFA Super Cup opened the current season for both teams on Aug. 15, and Atleti earned a brilliant 4-2 win on the night. The following month, we faced each other once again, this time in LaLiga, and the game ended in a 0-0 draw at the Santiago Bernabéu. It was yet another match that we didn't lose against a Madrid rival, contributing to our positive streak from the last two seasons. In that period, we've earned seven wins and five draws in the last 12 games against the other teams of the region.
Our team currently holds the best home record in LaLiga, having earned 29 out of a possible 33 points at the Wanda Metropolitano, where we're yet to lose. We're also the team that has conceded the least amount of goals in the competition: 14 in 22 matches. Only four of those goals were conceded at our stadium, in which we've kept eight clean sheets.
Since he became our coach, Simeone has faced Real Madrid 28 times, more than any other side. This will be his 15th encounter in LaLiga, in which we've lost just one of the last 11 clashes.