Following Barcelona's surprise home draw with Getafe on Saturday, leaders Atletico knew if they won their next two games against Levante and Malaga they would clinch the title ahead of their last-day meeting with the defending champions.
After defeat to Levante, Simeone said: "This is the best thing that can happen to us because it makes us live with intensity and excitement through these three weeks of our sporting careers with Atletico Madrid.
"It's the ideal moment where the men and the players will show themselves. It's the time to live through three fantastic weeks."
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