Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer
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Atletico Madrid and Barcelona remained neck and neck at the top of the Primera Division after a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday.
Lionel Messi and Neymar started the game on the bench and even when both emerged in the second half, neither were able to give their side an attacking edge against a highly disciplined Atletico outfit.
The draw left the teams level on 50 points, with Barca holding the slight advantage on goal difference.
The issue of simulation has been hotly disputed in the Premier League recently, but we've yet to see anything like this from Weligton Oliveira.
Malaga's Brazilian defender threw himself to the floor twice when challenging for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Cristian Rodriguez on Saturday.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has received his first call-up to the Spanish national team.
Diego Godin has agreed a contract extension with Atletico Madrid that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018.
The Uruguay international joined Atletico from Villarreal on a five-year deal in 2010 and has since become an integral part of the side that won the Europa League in 2012.
Diego Costa has revealed he committed his international future to Spain over Brazil because he believes he owes his adopted home more.
– Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa
I hope people understand and respect my decision because it has been very difficult.
It was very difficult to choose between the country where you were born and the country that has given you everything.
I looked at everything and saw that it was right and best to play for Spain because this is where I have done everything. All that I have in my life was given to me by this country.
I have a special affection. Here I feel very appreciated for all that I do and I feel the love of the people.
Atletico Madrid's Brazil-born striker Diego Costa has officially committed his international future to Spain.
The 25-year-old, who has played two friendlies for Brazil, has switched allegiance to Vicente del Bosque's world champions and could make his debut in November's friendlies.