The second round of League play is about to get under way and Atletico de Madrid will do so by receiving the visit of Racing de Santander, a team that has improved at the hand of Miguel Ángel Portugal. These two teams have faced each other in the countrys capital 34 times (once in Second Division), and Atleti has come away with the victory on 27 occasions, with the Cantabrian team winning 3 times, and 4 matches hav1ng ended in draws. Atletico has scored a total of 84 goals in these matches to the 24 by Racing. The biggest blowout between these two squads was won by Atletico in the 1950/51 season when they destroyed Racing by a score of 9-1. In the first match of the season these two teams faced off in El Sardinero, and Atleti won by the minimum thanks to a goal scored by Fernando Torres.