Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Luis Aragones would have been impressed by the bravery shown by the Rojiblancos as they went top of the Primera Division for the first time in 18 years.
Taking advantage of Barcelona's surprise defeat at home to Valencia on Saturday, Atletico moved three points clear at the summit with a 4-0 mauling of sixth-placed Real Sociedad on Sunday.
– Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone
I'm sure that he will be up there, dressed in red and white, feeling very happy with the courage the team showed. He himself was always a very courageous man with a lot of character.
When someone like Luis leaves us, you feel pain and sadness but I was really touched by the people today, and also how the crowd remained silent right up until the eighth minute, then chanted his name.
It was wonderful that the minute's silence was observed in all of the stadiums through Spain.