La Liga: Valencia register narrow win over Las Palmas, Deportivo Alaves defeat Leganes on opening day
A minute's silence for the victims was held in Valencia and at Leganes, who hosted Alaves, where a moving rendition of "Cant dels Ocells", a traditional Catalan song, was also sung.
"The club has made a huge effort to keep its most important players and it's clear that the players who have stayed have a huge sense of belonging here and that reflects well on the club," said Simeone.
Premier League: Stoke City will provide Jese Rodriguez perfect platform to perform, says boss Mark Hughes
Rodriguez won multiple titles with Real Madrid before sustaining a serious knee injury in 2014 but he failed to re-establish himself after the long injury lay-off and joined PSG in 2016.
Real Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European champions saw off Sevilla 4-1 as they have two games remaining to Barcelona's one.
Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano's late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.
Pedro Leon was mocked by Jose Mourinho for not being Zinedine Zidane when at Real Madrid. Now the in-form Eibar winger could deal a huge blow to Zidane's hopes of landing the La Liga title.
La Liga: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane says his team 'can't look for excuses' after Las Palmas draw
Zinedine Zidane insisted his side had no one to blame but themselves despite Gareth Bale's red card in a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas
Bale kicked out at Jonathan Viera twice before finally pushing the Las Palmas midfielder to the ground early in the second-half with the scores level at 1-1.
La Liga: Gareth Bale sent off in thrilling Real Madrid draw, Barcelona rout Sporting Gijon to top table
Barcelona's 6-1 rout of Sporting Gijon helped them top La Liga table as Gareth Bale was sent-off in Real Madrid's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas.
Paris St Germain forward Jese Rodriguez has taken a substantial pay cut to join his home club Las Palmas on loan for the rest of the season.
Barcelona moved to within two points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 5-0 rout of Las Palmas while Atletico Madrid remain four points behind Barcelona as they ground out a 1-0 win over Real Betis.
Antoine Griezmann struck for the third time in as many games in 2017 as Atletico Madrid secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, winning 4-3 on aggregate despite losing 3-2 at home to Las Palmas on Tuesday.
Barcelona's two-year reign of the Copa del Rey was in jeopardy after it lost to a nine-man Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at a packed San Mames Stadium on Thursday.
Barcelona will have to end Espanyol's 10-game unbeaten run if the Spanish champions are to close to within three points of La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Real Madrid took advantage of Atletico Madrid's defeat at Sevilla to move to the top of La Liga as they won against Athletic Bilbao.
Real Madrid conceded a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Las Palmas, while Barcelona shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to move to within a point of Madrid at the top of the table
Goals from the prolific Luis Suarez and Neymar earned Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Las Palmas on Saturday that propelled them nine points clear at the top of La Liga.