Next Match: at home to Levante, December 21
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Round of 16)
Diego Simeone highlighted the consistency of his team after a second-string side saw off Sant Andreu to qualify for the last 16 of the Copa del Rey. Atletico could scarcely be in a better position as they gear up for the Christmas break. They are joint top of the Primera Division and into the last 16 of both the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. "I'm delighted with the response of my players," Simeone told reporters. "I think everyone is showing the commitment we need to be competitive, game after game. Right now, the fans of Atletico Madrid have to be very happy with the team they've got."