Asked about chances of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, Diego Simeone: Stay optimistic

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MADRID – Diego Simeone believes Atletico Madrid’s chances of qualifying for the 2021-2022 Champions League knockout stages are still open. The statement was made after his team lost 0-1 to AC Milan in the Group B elimination match at the Wanda Metropolitano, Thursday (25/11/2021) early morning WIB.

For AC Milan, this is the first time they have beaten Atletico Madrid in European competition or in the previous three meetings. Temporary The Rojiblancos for the first time lost three games in a row in the Champions League.

Despite the defeat, Simeone explained, he did not see his team’s game as bad. According to him, Atletico also gave a lot of resistance which made it difficult for AC Milan’s defense several times.

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“I don’t agree that it was a bad performance and I don’t need to criticize the team. Both teams tried to attack in the first half, we did well defensively and in attack didn’t always make the right choices, but the same goes for Milan.” Simeone said in his press conference quoted by the Italian Football page.

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“We had a good chance to equalize with Matheus Cunha, who went wide,” he continued.

With this defeat, their points in the standings remain at number four. Unfortunately, the acquisition made Atletico in the bottom position of Group B.

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Meanwhile, for AC Milan, starting from only collecting one point, with this victory to four. Due to head to head, Milan is superior to Atletico, the Rossoneri are entrenched in the third position.

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