Athletic de Bilbao is hav1ng a more than tough season, as the team manager by Joaquín Caparros finds themselves near the bottom of the table. After taking on Racing de Santander in Cantabrian lands, Atlético de Madrid receives the Basque side at Vicente Calderón in one of the classics of the Spanish La Liga. These two teams have faced each other in the countrys capital 70 times, with a balance of 41 Atleti victories, 13 draws and 16 wins for the Basque squad. In these matches, the Madrid side has score 132 goals, to 76 for Athletic. Last season, Javier Aguirres team beat Athletic in Madrid by the minimum thanks to a goal scored by Agüero at the beginning of the second half. In the first round match this season, Atlético de Madrid won in San Mamés by a clear 0-2, with spectacular goals from Kun and Forlán.