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The Diego trio indestructable at Atletico Madrid

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After Atletico Madrid's triumph in the second match of Champions League quarter-finals against Barcelona, thanks to only one goal by Koke which made the difference, the ex-Europa League champions are closer to lifting the trophy than ever and also, winning the La Liga title.

They wouldn't have been here if it wasn't for these three Diegos...

Diego Simeone

The 43-year-old Argentinian came to Vicente Calderon in December 2011. His arrival made a really positive influence on the team, winning three trophies since then. Atletico successfully finished the 2012/13 season, ending up third for the first time after 1996.

He woudn't have become the main topic of the newspaper headlines if Barcelona had overcome the club and went through on aggregate.

Instead of preserving the result of the first leg match, his team attacked even more and scored a goal to outweigh the match in their favour and bring the immeasurable joy on the faces of their fans.

Diego Ribas 

Although the ex-Brazilian representative joined the club just three months ago, he already made his mark in the squad, recently becoming a first-team player. He scored right away while making his debut in a 4-0 win against Real Sociedad.

This guy was probably purchased from Wolfsburg because of the previous quality showings while he was on loan at his current club. In the first leg match against Barca, the 30-year-old shook the net magnificently and insured an easier game at home for the team.

Diego Costa

This Brazil-born Spaniard wasn't prosperous in the first attempt to fight for the starting XI, as he was sent on loan twice between 2007 and 2009, not winning even a cap for Atletico. He returned in the summer of 2010, after a solid season at Valladolid. 

His return was magnificent, as he scored 41 in 89 matches until now. He made both Brazil and Spain debuts, but at the end he chose Vicente del Bosque's team and will represent them at the World Cup in his homeland.

Because of the goalscoring skills presented at Madrid, big clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea have lined up their bids for the striker.

This team deserves it all. Making all of this happen without spending loads of millions on transfers makes it even better. Hopefully, they will fight for gold until their last breath and get what they deserve - more trophies.

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