More importantly, where was Stephen Keshi, who coached Nigeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title in February? And where was Diego Simeone, whose side beat Madrid in Copa del Rey final, and has started this season with 11 wins in 12 leagues games, a perfect record in Europe and is just one point behind Barcelona in Spain? Simeone won't care about this kind of thing, of course. He is happy talking down Atletico's title chances and prepares his side for a home match against Austria Vienna that, if Atletico wins, will confirm its place as the first team through to the knockout round. And not many teams will fancy facing capital club at that stage.