In the midst of a particularly tough stretch that includes seven fixtures over 21 days, Atletico must quickly look forward to an important Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund.
As Gabi expressed, Atleti "will play this match with our head, heart and whatever else is necessary to win."
Bragging rights are on the line as Atleti travels south to Madrid community rivals Getafe.
A week ago, everyone was picking Manchester City to cruise past Liverpool to the Champions League semifinals. The Reds would put up a fight in Anfield and probably get a few goals, but a 3-0 win was not on anyone’s minds.
With just seven matches left, Manchester City will likely clinch the title before the last weekend.
After a crushing 2-1 defeat at Villareal and the last international break of the season, Atletico return to competition this Easter Sunday.
The team with one of the largest payrolls and arguably the most talent in the Premier League is about to get richer. They are in prime position to take second in the league and could really make a run at the title next season.