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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone insists Real Madrid clash no early title decider

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists the derby against Real Madrid this weekend isn't an early title decider.

Simeone's side currently top the LaLiga Santander table, with a one-point lead over second-placed Real Sociedad but with two games in hand. Real Madrid, meanwhile, are six points behind Atleti in fourth and have one game in hand.

"I don't consider it to be the end [of the title race] with so many matchdays to go," Simeone said after the Salzburg victory.

"Madrid are an excellent team. They know their footballers like no other, they always generate a change when faced with the pressure of any game and they compete.

"I admire them, they are footballers and a coach who compete every year. It's not easy."

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