It’s saying something when Diego Simeone, the coach of Atletico Madrid, says: “It is unpleasant, against Getafe to compete. No one likes playing against you.”

The Argentine Simeone was already in his active time a, which was always sharp at the limit of what is Allowed. His Team rarely plays exhilarating, defended with teeth and Claws, a tactical Foul, time, game and theatre, if needed.

19 Fouls per Match,

has Yet to get Simeone’s Atletico in last season’s competition. The Getafe Club de Futbol, from the same satellite town in the South of Madrid, has cultivated the Dirty. No other Team in Europe’s top leagues fouls more often this season, an average of 19 Fouls per Match. The games in which Getafe is involved, regularly demonstrate the lowest net time.

Anyway, the FCB has not made the best experiences with Spanish Teams. Only 2 out of 20 Games against Spanish Teams have won Basel. FCB midfielder Fabian says: “we don’t want to think at all.”

“leave us not provoke”

That on Thursday a tough one waiting for the Basler, but it is also clear for him: “Who is in the Spanish League, the Fifth, to the class. You have brought out the first two Games in the Europa League-six points.”

And how will the FCB against this abgezockten Spaniards and their destructive game? Free: “We go full throttle in the game. We need to keep up with them. Maybe we can beat them with your weapons. Another option would be to race them, so they can’t foul. We must but be sure not to provoke.”

Koller: “you Must be wide awake”

defender Eray Cömert expected to be a strong opponents: “Getafe is a very aggressive team.” Prior to Petty, he is not afraid, however. “It’s part of football, that the fouled is. It’s then up to the referee to stop this.”

The respect of the leaders in the Basel group is also in coach Marcel Koller major: “they are physically strong, aggressive, and probably the favorite in this group. They are the team in the Spanish League the most, win the ball in the opponents ‘ half. We have to be awake for. Because of course it is our goal to win here.”