After a weekend without League play due to the Spanish national team commitments, Atletico de Madrid visits Real Murcia in the third week of the National Championship. Murcia, a team that earned promotion this past season, has returned to the maximum category as a renewed team full of hopes. It wont be, a priori, an easy match for Javier Aguirres side, as it has to be taken into account that the team coached by Lucas Alcaraz beat Zaragaoza in the opening weekend 2-1. Real Murcia and Atletico de Madrid have faced each other in League play on 24 occasions (6 of them in the Second Division), with a balance of 8 victories for Murcia, 7 draws and 9 Atletico triumphs. In these match-ups, Real Murcia has scored 30 goals to 32 for Atletico de Madrid. The last time that these two teams squared off was during the 2003/2004 season (First Division), and Atletico won by the final score of 1-3.