Simeone’s side recorded an important win over city rivals Real Madrid in their hunt for Champions League football next season. Madrid have already won the title.
Guardiola’s model and Simeone’s are poles apart. Two different schools of thought with one common aim - to win. Alfredo Relaño looks ahead to tonight's tie between City and Atlético.
Alfredo Relaño reflects on Atlético Madrid's win over Manchester United on Tuesday - a victory that took Los Rojiblancos into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Los Colchoneros hit the crossbar before half-time and Antoine Griezmann also hit the woodwork late on as they search for the winner.
Miguel Ángel Gil was worried, like all Atlético fans, and approached his group of players to throw down the challenge: "We have to win a league of five."
For so long there was a symbiosis between the manager and his side, his will mirrored on the pitch. This season, that is no longer the case.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Barcelona's 4-2 LaLiga win over Atlético Madrid on Sunday - a result that saw the Blaugrana leapfrog Atleti into fourth place.