Atletico Madrid sets club-record unbeaten run in La Liga

Atletico Madrid might have been dumped out of the Champions League, but it is having no such troubles domestically.

Saul Niguez and Diego Godin embrace after the former's goal in Atletico Madrid's win over Real Betis on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid went unbeaten for a club-record 19th consecutive La Liga matches with Sunday's narrow 1-0 win at Real Betis.

Saul Niguez's first-half goal sealed a slice of history as Diego Simeone's side bounced back from its Champions League group-stage exit.

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Undefeated in all 15 of its top-flight matches this term, Atleti has not suffered a league loss since it was edged 1-0 at home by Villarreal on April 25. Since then, it has racked up an impressive 12 victories and seven draws.

Its latest win, achieved without the injured Antoine Griezmann, was secured with just 26 per cent of possession and saw Atleti move back ahead of rivals Real Madrid in third.

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