Still got it: Atletico coach Diego Simeone stops James Rodriguez (video)

Still got it: Atletico coach Diego Simeone stops James Rodriguez (video)

Atletico Madrid now look like the only side from the Spanish capital that can beat Barcelona to the La Liga title!

Saturday’s 1-0 win over Real Madrid at The Bernabeu, thanks to a lone goal from Antoine Griezmann, means Atletico Madrid are the first side in La Liga history to beat Los Blancos three times in a row at The Bernabeu.

Undoubtedly, key to Atletico Madrid’s success in recent years has been Diego Simeone.

And, Atletico fans must be thrilled that Chelsea appear to have settled on Antonio Conte, rather than Simeone to take over at Stamford Bridge come the end of the season.

On Saturday, at The Bernabeu, Simeone pulled off a great interception on the touchline, to stop James Rodriguez running down the wing.

The symbolism and aggressive stance shown by Simeone, a former Atletico and Argentina midfielder, should not be lost on anyone.