Getafe, the Spanish football team from Madrid with a split personality. Well that's how it seems watching them over the course of this season.
They started he season as just plain and simple Getafe: the little club from the suburbs of the Spanish capital who had enjoyed a decent run last season that saw them finish in a UEFA cup spot. They weren't exactly thrilling to watch and didn't always win many friends on their travels - not least because their manager, Bernd Schuster, with his own particular brand of winning friends and influencing people usually advocated kicking their more skilled opponents off the park.
Then the jolly German left and took his little bag of sunshine up the road to Real Madrid. A couple of Madrid youth team rejects went the other way: Ruben De La Red and some scruffy herbert called Granero who thinks he's a pirate.
Michael Laudrup took over as a coach and they started the season badly, winning just one of their opening nine primera liga matches. It wasn't long before the press were talking about Michale Laudrup being the first managerial casualty of the season.
Fast forward to the present day and it seems that Getafe are everyone's second favourite team. It certainly felt that way when they drew 1-1 with Bayern Munich in Germany. Over the last few months Getafe's domestic form has stabilised and, while they haven't been great, they are just one win away from securing top flight safety with seven games remaining.
Players like Granero and De la Red are now amongst the most coveted names in Spanish football.
The real transformation came about in the UEFA cup. Laudrup's side edged past FC Twente in the first round, of the competition and it seems that ever since then 'EuroGeta' have blossomed. Their dream European season has already seen them triumph over Bayern's fellow former UEFA trophy winners RSC Anderlecht, Tottenham Hotspur FC and SL Benfica, and they also have a second successive Copa del Rey final to look forward to against Valencia CF on 16 April.
As the Real Madrid supporting comic, AS, stated today: 'Today we are all Getafe fans! Every one of us. The King and all of Spain will be cheering on their heroes tonight! Come On Getafe!'
Even the Catalan in La Liga Review's local paper shop in Barcelona, who usually spends at least 20 minutes ranting about the latest 'crisis' at Barça, seems to have forgotten that Getafe are actually from Madrid and wants to see them win.
This support for Getafe has not gone unnoticed by Laudrup, who said: "The people here are 100 per cent behind this team," Laudrup. It's not only people from Getafe, but people who have their own clubs who are supporting us right now. People from outside Madrid have been calling to give us a lift and wish us luck. It's a beautiful moment for the club."
There was another beautiful moment for the side a week ago after Luca Toni's first-half strike had put Bayern in charge in Munich, but Bayern could not manage another goal, and Cosmin Contra's 90th-minute equaliser gave the European debutants a great chance against a club with six major UEFA trophies in their cabinet.
Laudrup, refuses to get carried away by the euphoria, however, and said: "This time we have home advantage and the knowledge that we achieved a phenomenal result in Munich. It's going to be a very special game against a European football giant and we're going into it with all the hope in the world. It's going to be an open match where both sides will have their chances. Dreaming won't get us through, but playing well will. If we go out with the mentality we had in the second half in Munich, we're going to give ourselves every opportunity."
The stars of this Getafe side may be Esteban Granero and Ruben de la Red, but their success is built upon a solid platform that incorporates one of the best keepers in Spain, Pato Abbondanzieri, and veteran defender David Belenguer. The 35 year old centre half, who, somewhat ironically earned the nickname 'Belenbauer' whilst playing in the youth set up at Real Madrid, restated his coach's emphasis on staying focused.
Belenguer said: ""We're talking about coming through a game that could see us reach the semi-finals. They are coming here to win while we will be looking to finish the job we started in Munich. This is our opportunity to play against one of the world's great teams and to achieve something beautiful for our fans, so we can't just close our eyes and start dreaming. We have to keep our feet on the ground."
Neverheless, Belenguer, who missed the first leg through injury, can be forgiven for indulging himself, for just a moment, as Getafe prepare for a UEFA cup quarter final that could send them through to a semi-final against either FC Zenit St. Petersburg or Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
The defender said: "We've been asked on many occasions if this is the biggest match in Getafe's history.That's a good thing. The Bayern game is one that will have its own story.There will be a truly special atmosphere. Seeing the famous Bayern shirts emerging from the tunnel at the Coliseum will be really something."
Its going to be tough for Getafe who go in to the game on the back of a five game winless streak, with Esteban Granero suspended and with injuries to defenders Mario (calf) and Cata Diaz (knee) and also to midfielder Pablo Hernández (thigh). There is one consolation for Laudrup, Lucas Licht returns from a ban.
The visitors travel to Madrid on the back of a 3-1 win against VfL Bochum 1848 that has helped them establish a nine-point Bundesliga lead.
The German side have arrived here in Spain without Daniel Van Buyten and Hamit Altıntop, sidelined with their respective knee and foot injuries.
2 Cosmin Contra
6 Fabio Celestini
8 Jaime Gavilán
10 Rubén De la Red
12 Lucas Licht
18 Ikechukwu Uche
21 David Cortés
23 Manuel Tena
1 Óscar Ustari
7 Mario Cotelo
17 Kepa Blanco
19 Franck Signorino
1 Oliver Kahn
6 Martín Demichelis
7 Franck Ribéry
9 Luca Toni
15 Zé Roberto
17 Mark van Bommel
18 Miroslav Klose
21 Philipp Lahm
30 Christian Lell
31 Bastian Schweinsteiger
22 Michael Rensing
11 Lukas Podolski
16 Andreas Ottl
20 José Ernesto Sosa
23 Marcell Jansen
39 Toni Kroos