Barcelona striker Villa backing Atletico to defeat Real Madrid

Barcelona striker David Villa is hoping Atletico Madrid can defeat Real Madrid today.

While Barca travel to Getafe on Sunday evening, the weekend's other big game also takes place in Madrid on the same night.

That sees leaders Real Madrid host Atletico in the capital's big derby clash and Villa hopes Jose Mourinho's side slip up against their local rivals.

"Let's hope Madrid lose against Atletico because they are above us and it's the only way for us to go above them," he said.

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