"It's been a fantastic season," Simeone said post-match.
"There are four teams looking to finish as high as possible.
"We came to Barcelona to play a game full of teamwork and it went as we'd expected. We sustained attacks after winning the ball back, with a great first half and a little more even second half.
"They had a great headed chance at the end and we had [Yannick] Carrasco's opportunity, which, if [the ball] had been played earlier, we would've been in on goal.
"I leave here [feeling good] about the team's effort. We're not straying from the game to game.
"We're calm now, will rest tomorrow and prepare the game against Real [Sociedad] on Monday.
"It will always be like this, game by game."