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Atlético's fine LaLiga form in 2017: one defeat in 16 games

Los Rojiblancos have found their feet at the right time of the domestic season, and their 11 wins, four draws and one defeat have seen them move ahead of Sevilla into third place.

Football Soccer -  Atletico Madrid  v Osasuna - Spanish La Liga Santander  -Vicente Calderon stadium, Madrid, Spain - 15/04/17 Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone during the match.REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

In fine fettle

Atlético Madrid's league form in 2017 has been mightily impressive so far, with Simeone's men only losing once - to Barcelona at the Calderón - in 16 games. In those encounters they have managed 11 wins and four draws, against Athletic, Alavés, Deportivo and Real Madrid, winning 37 points out of a possible 48. This fine run has seen them wrestle third spot - one of their main aims at the start of the season - from the previously high-flying Sevilla, and the men from Manzanares also have a better goal average. 

Filipe Luis and Griezmann celebrate against Osasuna in Atlético's recent 3-0 win.
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Filipe Luis and Griezmann celebrate against Osasuna in Atlético's recent 3-0 win.FELIPE SEVILLANODIARIO AS

Big wins this calendar year

In 2017 Atlético have beaten Eibar, Betis, Leganés, Celta, Sporting, Valencia, Granada, Sevilla, MálagaReal Sociedad and Osasuna - 33 points in the bag and key victories against some of their closest rivals such as Sevilla and Real Sociedad. 

Points to be won

In the home straight of the season, Atlético have a run of eminently winnable games at the Calderón, against Villarreal, Eibar and Athletic Club, and trips to Espanyol, Las Palmas and Betis.


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