LALIGA SANTANDER

Real Madrid vs Atlético: the Spanish capital is heating up

With Diego Simeone's side being touted as favourites for this season's LaLiga title, many see this trip to their neighbourly rivals as a chance to prove their credentials.

Real Madrid vs Atlético Madrid

After making their best start to a season since they last won the LaLiga title, Atlético Madrid can consolidate their early promise and twist the knife into their city rivals when they visit Real Madrid on Saturday.

Victory would send leaders Atlético nine points clear of fourth-placed Real with a game in hand and send out the clearest message yet that they mean business after missing out on the title since breaking the duopoly of Madrid and Barcelona in 2014.

Despite a perceived inferiority complex derived from seeing their neighbours sweep up so many trophies, Leti are in many ways a stronger unit than Real right now.

They are the only unbeaten side in LaLiga and have scored more goals per game than anyone else while conceding only twice in 10 matches.

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