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Real Madrid-Atlético: The Whites go into the derby hoping to defend top spot in LaLiga

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News | 01/02/2020 | Alberto Navarro

The Whites have gone 20 games unbeaten, and hope to hold on to top spot in front of the home crowd (4:00pm CET).
Real Madrid start February with a derby at home. Atlético come to the Santiago Bernabéu (4:00pm CET) 20 days after the final of the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. The Whites are top of the league and want to hold onto that position.

This is a clash of the best defenses in Europe's top five European LeaguesReal Madrid have conceded 13 goals in 21 league games and Atlético have conceded just one more. Real Madrid have kept four clean sheets in the seven games so far in 2020, while their rivals have 2 clean sheets in six this month.

"It is a special game because it is a derby and we love playing at home", claimed Zidane in his press conference. The Frenchman has called on 19 players for the second derby this year. His players want to continue the run of 20 games unbeaten.

Their rivals
Atlético go into the third clash of the campaign against Real Madrid (the last two games were goalless) fifth in LaLiga, level on points with the fourth placed side before match day 22. Morata, with 10 goals, is their top scorer, while Correa has scored three of the team's six goals so far in 2020.

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