Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone accepted the goalless draw at home to Espanyol was a fair result.
His side missed the chance to close the gap on main rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, who drew in the Clasico, but Simeone remained upbeat.
"The game was intense and Espanyol's defensive work was almost perfect," he said.
"In the second half we had chances with [Antoine] Griezmann and [Nicolas] Gaitan but the draw was fair.
"The chances that we had could have been clearer. We controlled the game...
Atletico Madrid failed to make up ground on their main La Liga rivals after being held to a goalless draw by Espanyol.
With leaders Real Madrid drawing at Barcelona in the Clasico there was a chance to cut the gap to the top to seven points.
However, Diego Simeone's side failed to break down their opponents and their lack of threat up front was their downfall once again.
Atletico have now dropped eight points in their last four league matches -- having failed to score in three of them -- and remain...