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Simeone Pays Tribute to Aragones as Atleti Goes Top
Football Espana, February 3rd, 2014 1:21PM

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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes that former Spain coach Luis Aragones, who died over the weekend at the age of 75, would have been proud to see his former club sitting at the top of Spain’s La Liga standings for the first time in 18 years. The last time Los Colchoneros were in the same position was during the double-winning 1995-96 season.

Atleti leapfrogged Barcelona in the standings on Sunday after beating Real Sociedad 4-0. Barca had dropped points on Saturday losing 3-2 at home to Valencia. After the game, Simeone hailed his players and paid tribute to Aragones. “The match was difficult despite what the result says,” the Argentine said. “The first 20 minutes were especially tough but we made changes that worked.” He added that Aragones, who played for and coached Atleti, “was a brave fighter and today he would be proud.” Simeone added: “The heavens are red and white. This team is a lot like him.”

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  1. David V
    commented on: February 4, 2014 at 12:43 a.m.
    Atletico de Madrid has been the best club in Europe since June 2013... they now are top of the table in La Liga 1. Atleti ........ 57 pts 2. Barça ......... 54 pts 3. Real Madrid ... 54 pts **** By the way, Luis Aragones, Spain Coach from 2004-2008 who introduced the Tiqui-Taca style to the Spain national team, and father and initiator of the greatest winning cycle in football history (and if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the majority of football pundits, the best of any sports team in history - yes, supplanting the 1970 Brazil squad and every other sports team in history) died over the weekend


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