If there is one tag line that describes Atlético Madrid's 2013-14 season it is 'Game by Game'. Three words that as the matchdays wore on became a way of life, and ultimately it became, quite literally, 'Final by Final'.
A year of perseverance and dedication from the team managed by Diego Pablo Simeone ended with the Liga BBVA 2013-14 title, through a great header from Diego Godín that earned them a draw at the Camp Nou, on the final matchday, to celebrate the league title that they had not won since the 1995/96 season.
The backbone of the team fulfilled their role to the letter throughout the campaign. The contributions of Thibaut Courtois, Diego Godín, João Miranda, Gabi, Koke and Diego Costa were the cornerstones on which the Rojiblancos built their success. An orchestra conducted to perfection by a cunning Simeone, the mentality of Germán Burgos and the physical conditioning of 'profe' Ortega, a trio that have returned the club to the summit of Spanish football and who intend to keep it there for many years.
Atlético failed to earn points in just 4 of the 38 matches in the competition, finishing the season with 90 points, at the top of the table and with the best defensive record in the tournament: just 26 goals conceded. This record bettered their figures in 95/96 season, when the club won the title with 87 points at the end of the campaign. The stats are testament to the work of the team who this year are the team to beat in the competition as the reigning champions.