Another Atletico Madrid slip up gives hope to La Liga chasing pack
- Getafe were reduced to 10 men when Allan Nyom was sent off in the 70th minute
- Diego Simeone's side have now won only two of their last seven games in all competitions
- Suarez went closest, a curling effort with his left foot beating everyone only to pop back off the post
Atletico Madrid again squandered a chance to widen the gap at top of La Liga on Saturday as they failed to break down 10-man Getafe in a goalless draw that gives further encouragement to Barcelona and Real Madrid in the title race.
Earlier, Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 2-1 thanks to a late brace from Karim Benzema, with Atletico's stalemate meaning the gap is down to six points between the city rivals.
Barcelona, meanwhile, can move to within four points of the leaders by beating bottom club Huesca on Monday night.
Getafe were reduced to 10 men when Allan Nyom was sent off in the 70th minute before Luis Suarez hit the post and Moussa Dembele twice went close during a period of sustained Atletico pressure.
But they failed to find the finishing touch, meaning Diego Simeone's side have now won only two of their last seven games in all competitions, with a trip to Chelsea up next on Wednesday in the Champions League.
Atletico will be attempting to overturn a 1-0 deficit at Stamford Bridge.
Nyom was sent off for a high tackle on Renan Lodi, with referee Jose Sanchez needing only one look at the replay to decide a yellow card needed to be upgraded to a red.
Joao Felix had already had a goal ruled out and with 20 minutes left and a man extra, Atletico poured forward.
Dembele shot from close range but was denied by David Soria while Lodi made a mess of finishing Suarez's cross to the back post.
Suarez then went closest, a curling effort with his left foot beating everyone only to pop back off the post. Dembele should have scored late on but headed wide.