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One of the best defenders in the world

Premier League knocking on Godín’s door

With a league title under our belt and a magical run to the Champions League final, it was no surprise that a host of Europe’s top clubs came knocking for Atleti’s top players this summer.

Some of them, like Filipe Luis and Diego Costa, decided to swap the Manzanares for pastures new, whereas some players like Juanfran and Koke decided to stick with a team that had given them the opportunity to shine.

Godín heads Atlético into the history books (REUTERS)

The red and white aftermath: ‘Campeones’ Edition

Believe, for this is real. Atlético Madrid are the crowned champions of Spain, having toppled super-powers Real Madrid and Barcelona over the course of a 38-game season. With the mantra of “one match at a time”, Diego Simeone’s men have achieved the unimaginable.

Atleti were this close to the league title on Sunday (AS)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 37

For those of you Colchoneros still alive to read this, let’s revisit Atlético’s agonising 1-1 tie versus Málaga. How close were Diego Simeone’s men from achieving eternal glory on Sunday? A Willy Caballero fingernail close.

Godín wins over the fans  with an opening goal and a point to the crest  (clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 33

With Barcelona surprisingly beaten at Granada the previous evening, Atlético took the chance to go three points clear at the top of La Liga on Sunday with a deserved win at local rivals Getafe.

Gabi blasts Atleti into the lead  (Reuters)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 29

While the rest of the universe was focussed on El Clásico, Atlético had their sights set on first place. Atleti supporters suffered through the endless Barcelona and Real Madrid fodder all week long, but, in the end, they were rewarded handsomely.

Costa bagged the match-winner against Espanyol  (clubatleticodemadrid,com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 28

15 home games into the present La Liga campaign, and Atlético remain unvanquished at the Vicente Calderón. Espanyol, the latest visitors to ‘Cholo Castle’, certainly put up a fight, but los Rojiblancos were able to gut out the result for their third straight triumph in all competitions.

Facepalmingly bad display by Atleti in Pamplona  (ESPNFC)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 25

Huh? What the hell was that? For the second straight league match away from home, Atlético resembled the version of themselves spearheaded by Gregorio Manzano before Diego Simeone came to the rescue.

Raúl García celebrates early goal with teammates  (clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 24

So much for a crisis. It took all of four minutes on Saturday for Atlético to puncture a pair of mortal wounds into Valladolid at the Vicente Calderón. Los Rojiblancos then sat back and watched as their opponents bled out for most of the evening before delivering the final death blow–thereby snapping an ugly streak of three goalless losses.

3rd straight draw this season against the Culés  (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 19

The stalemate continued between La Liga’s two giants when the first half of the campaign came to a close for the sides on Saturday. Atlético and Barcelona played to a second straight 0-0 draw, with the third version of the great battle of styles this season taking place at the Vicente Calderón.

Koke celebrates match-winner  (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com)

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 18

Atlético grinded out a narrow 1-0 road victory over Málaga on Saturday to briefly take over the top spot in La Liga. For a while, it appeared as if recent history would repeat itself. Los Rojiblancos’ previous two visits to La Rosaleda had both ended in scoreless draws, so when the 70th minute mark was