After facing Recreativo in Huelva, Atletico de Madrid receives in Vicente Calderon Stadium a Deportivo team that, despite stumbling last week against Betis, has moved up the table in the last weeks after spending most of the season closer to the relegation zone than to European spots. Javier Aguirres team played a notable match in the first leg at Riazor Stadium, but ended up losing unjustly by the minimum, with the goal coming from the head of Arizmendi, the ex-Atletico player. Atlético and Deportivo have faced each other 38 times in League play in Madrid (4 in Second Division) over the course of their history, with the numbers clearly favouring the home side. Atletico has won 27 matches, Deportivo 5, and the games have ended in draws on 6 occasions. In all of these matches, Atletico de Madrid has scored 91 goals, while the Gallegan squad has put in 34. Last season, the team then coached by Pepe Murcia won by a score of 3-2.