There may have been only 447 Atletico Madrid fans at the Camp Nou to witness it – but Diego Godin’s 49th minute equaliser broke Barcelona’s and Real Madrid’s ten-year monopoly of La Liga.
Argentine coach Simeone was a player with Atletico when they last won the Spanish title in 1996. The less fashionable Madrid side now stand on the brink of an historic double as they face their more glamorous neighbours Real in the Champions League final next Saturday night.
In your face, Messi!
But they’ll have to do it the hard way.
Star-striker and Chelsea’s new £32m signing limped off with a hamstring injury after 15 minutes against Barca and the 27 league-goal getter now misses the biggest game in the club’s history in Lisbon.