Diego Simeone believes that Atletico Madrid’s win over Milan on Tuesday will help them against Espanyol.
The capital club host the Periquitos this evening looking for the three points that could well take them to the top of the table.
And the Argentine tactician is confident that their resounding Champions League win will be an advantage this weekend.
“They beat us well last time. They played a great game, with intensity,” he told a Press conference.
“Aguirre prepared for the tie well, he's a smart Coach. Given this game and the result, we have to be alert and attentive.
“He's a great Coach, with a great record. He has always done a great job with all the clubs he's been at, they're all competitive.
“It was very important for the club, for our fans, for the players, it's very important to be amongst Europe's best, even though it doesn't assure you of anything it shows the side are continuing to grow and develop.
“The team have gotten stronger for the result and the job done.”