Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on February 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ MIGUEL RIOPA
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The champions were on a high after crushing city rivals Real but were humbled by lowly Celta Vigo last weekend and lie seven points off the top of the table in third.Atletico missed several players against Celta, including Koke and Raul Garcia, but Simeone singled out Turan's absence.Despite ending the dominance of Real and Barca by winning the league title, Simeone says their battle this season has always been to finish third.Atletico were beaten in the final of last year's Champions League by Real Madrid and are still alive in this year's competition where they face Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 Wednesday.
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