Real Madrid lost valuable points in the Spanish title fight on Wednesday.

On a visit to Elche, 'The Royal' came no further than 1-1.

Earlier in the evening, Luis Suárez gave leader Atlético Madrid the win against Getafe (1-0), while coach Diego Simeone reached a special milestone.

Luka Modric opened the score for Real against Elche after twenty minutes.

The Croat used the rebound with his head after a hard long shot by Marco Asensio hit the bar.

Just before that Marcelo had also hit the aluminum on behalf of the Madrid people.

Early in the second half, Elche tied the score via a penalty kick.

The ball went on the spot due to a foul by Dani Carvajal, who was holding Lucas Boyé.

The great opportunity was used by Fidel.

In the future, Real had chances of the winning goal, but Elche goalkeeper Édgar Badía saved a point for his team.

The Spaniard was alert to Carvajal and Sergio Ramos' goal attempts.

Suárez gives Atlético victory

In Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Suárez scored in the twentieth minute for Atlético.

The attacker made a beautiful header from a free kick and made his eighth league goal of this season against Getafe.

Just before that, Thomas Lemar shot on the post on behalf of the home team.

The remainder of the game provided few big chances, although Suárez was still close to his second of the evening.

Getafe was also unable to find the net, so the club from the Madrid suburb was unable to score against Atlético for the eighteenth time in a row.

Simeone was on the bench at Atlético for the 500th time.

Last Tuesday, the Argentinian coach also reached an impressive milestone by booking the three-hundredth victory against Real Sociedad (0-2) with 'Los Colchoneros'.

Against Getafe, Simeone could no longer have access to Diego Costa and Kieran Trippier.

Costa had his contract with the Spanish club canceled on Tuesday for personal reasons and Trippier was suspended for ten weeks last week for violating the betting rules of the English football association FA.

Valencia already suffered the seventh league defeat of this season earlier in the day.

The team of coach Javi Gracia lost with nine men at Granada: 2-1.

Valencia, with Jasper Cillessen still out of circulation due to a muscle injury, is just above the relegation line.

Diego Simeone has been trainer of Atlético Madrid since 2011.

Diego Simeone has been trainer of Atlético Madrid since 2011.

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