Diego Simeone expects difficult end to season

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is expecting a difficult end to the season as they look to win their first La Liga title in 18 years.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has admitted that he expects a difficult end to the season as he looks to guide his side to a first league title in 18 years.

Los Rojiblancos currently lead the way in La Liga, one point clear of Barcelona and three above Real Madrid with just six games remaining in the campaign.

However, Simeone believes that each one of those matches will be tough for his side, especially a potential title-decider on the final day when they face Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

"I can't imagine an easy game seeing what's ahead of us. Getafe and Elche, Malaga with their needs, Valencia and Levante. And you know about the last one," Simeone told the club's official website.

Atletico's next match comes in the Champions League as they look to progress past Barcelona and into the semi-finals with the tie perfectly poised after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

Raul Garcia of Atletico de Madrid celebrates scoring their opening goal with teammates during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Villarreal CF at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 5, 2014
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5Villarreal199462621531
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12Athletic Bilbao196762019125
13Leganes187381517-224
14Espanyol196671521-624
15Real Sociedad196583334-123
16Levante193971526-1118
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18Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo1944112137-1616
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