However, Simeone has warned his stars not to take their foot off the gas as they prepare to hosts their city rivals on March 7 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
“We will prepare with great enthusiasm, wanting to improve things,” he told a post match interview with Marca.
“We will face a great rival but we have to recover well from this match, in which we have achieved a very important victory.”
Atletico lost 2-0 away at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano earlier this season but they have recovered brilliantly since then, losing just once more in league action in 2020/21.
However, his side have not won at home in league action against Real Madrid in the last five seasons with three goalless draws and two defeats.