Atleti close to clean sheet record

Atletico Madrid can equal a club record for consecutive home games played without conceding a goal this midweek.

For the visit of Real Betis in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-final this Thursday, a clean sheet for the Madrid side will see them equal a club record for nine consecutive games in all competitions played without conceding a goal.

The last time Diego Simeone’s team conceded at the Vicente Calderon was in the 3-1 win over Osasuna in late October.

Since then, five Primera Division games, two Copa matches and a Europa League encounter have all seen the away side fail to register. It is a total of 768 minutes since Atleti have conceded at the Calderon.

Atleti’s record of nine consecutive games without conceding was set during the 1990-91 season, when they ran from October 1990 to March 1991 at home.