After winning the Europa League twice in the last five years can a rampant Atletico Madrid side go one better and win the Champions League for the first time in the club's 111 year history and the La Liga title for the first time in 18 years.


Diego Simone's squad includes one of the best players in the world, Spain's most recent international debutant Diego Costa, the best young goalkeeper in the world as well as Chelsea loanee Thibaut Courtois and world-class striker David Villa.


This season Atletico Madrid have turned the conventional two team La Liga title race into a three-pronged affair. They are currently top of La Liga one point ahead of champions Barcelona and three ahead of fierce city rivals Real, in addition to being unbeaten against their two title rivals. One victory and two draws including a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.


For the first time in 14 years Atletico beat Real in the Madrid derby with Diego Costa's strike ending a 14 year curse on Gareth Bale's Real home debut. You would have to go back 15 years to 1999 for Atletico's last victory over Real at the Bernabeu when Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank inspired them to a 3-1 success.


Diego Costa's 63th minute strike was his 24th goal in 29 games this season.


With six games left in the most intriguing La Liga title race ever Atletico, come May, could be celebrating their first title win since 1996.


Atletico, after tonight's 2-1 aggregate victory over Barcelona, are into the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 1974 alongside rivals Real Madrid, defending champions Bayern and Chelsea. 


Atletico brushed aside fallen Italian giants AC Milan 5-1 on aggregate on their way into the last eight, where they were drawn against fellow Spanish giants Barcelona. Before the last 16 they accumulated 16 points out of a possible 18 in the group stages.


My money is on them winning the competition in the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon in May.


Spaniard Diego Costa has been in unstoppable form this season. Since being resigned by Atletico from Valladoid in 2009, thanks to a buy-back clause, he has become one of the most prolific and sought-after strikers in Europe scoring 25 goals in just 30 matches. His goals this season have included the winner in a 1-0 victory against Real Madrid and seven in five Champions League appearances.


Costa, who is bound to star for Spain in Brazil this Summer, has outshone strike-partner David Villa. When Villa signed from rival Barcelona for a measly £1.8 million he was seen as Falcao's replacement, but Costa has stepped-up and Villa hasn't featured in the limelight as much as he would of liked; Villa has still scored 13 goals in La Liga this season.


Goals obviously win matches, but clean sheets are also as vital. Thibaut Courtois, on loan from Chelsea, has kept 17 clean sheets (the most in La Liga this season) and is one of the top three keepers in the world, behind Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon.


The centre-back pairing of Diego Godin and Miranda in front of the Belgian number one have been formidable this season, the latter also has an eye for goal as well. Atletico's midfield has also been of note this season with Arda Turan, Koke and Raul Garcia all making big impacts on both fronts.


Spanish attacking midfielder Koke has been instrumental in Atletico's mission of winning the club's first ever Champions League and first La Liga title for 18 years.


Capped seven times by Spain, he currently has the most assists (13) in the league, one ahead of Gareth Bale and Cesc Fabregas. If he carries on in the form he has shown in the last six months he could be on the plane to Brazil as well as having played a big part in bringing success across the capital to the Vicente Calderon.


With one of the best keepers in the world, a solid defence and blend of defensive/attacking midfielders in addition to Diego Costa leading the line, I wouldn't overlook them doing the double this season. 


The third most trophies club in La Liga's 84 year history, Atletico Madrid by could be adding a first-ever Champions League and 10th La Liga title to their already coveted history come May.