Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid (3-0 agg)

Atletico Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League last 16 by Chelsea on Wednesday night, but Los Rojiblancos boss Diego Simeone was quick to praise the efforts of Portuguese international João Félix after the match.

A 2-0 defeat in London meant La Liga leaders Atleti exited the competition by a three-goal margin having been beaten in the Spanish capital in the first leg. Félix, who started both legs, had three of the visitors’ four shots on target at Stamford Bridge.

“In the tie they were fair winners,” Simeone said during his post-game interviews. “The first game was even and today they were superior. We tried to pressure them high up and make it difficult for them to get out, but they went ahead again.

“We were not good in attack. It is João’s best game since he came here to Atletico Madrid. That is the player we want.”

Atletico will now focus on their title challenge in La Liga, where they currently lead Barcelona and Real Madrid by four and six points respectively with 11 matches left to play.

By Sean Gillen

@SeanGillen9

Comments (5)

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

True

This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Joao Felix was really the only one making an effort to try to score, it's a shame he is in this kind of team, even though hes still incredibly young, he and his manager should already consider looking for another team once his contract is up. Ok...

Joao Felix was really the only one making an effort to try to score, it's a shame he is in this kind of team, even though hes still incredibly young, he and his manager should already consider looking for another team once his contract is up. Ok if they win the league then it's all good but if not then he really should look for a way out.

Read More
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Going to Atletico wasn't the worse decision for Félix, especially when you consider that he was essentially guaranteed regular playing time. However, as many feared, the style of football implemented under Diego Simeone fails to get the best out...

Going to Atletico wasn't the worse decision for Félix, especially when you consider that he was essentially guaranteed regular playing time. However, as many feared, the style of football implemented under Diego Simeone fails to get the best out of him.

He needs to be on a proactive attack minded team that dominates possession. Give him the ball and allow him to combine and create with other technically gifted players, and you'll see him putting up world class performances on a weekly basis. His touch, vision, technique are all top notch. He just has to find a system that suits his style.

Read More
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Going to Atletico when knowing the kind of style of play they use was a huge mistake but its not like Felix had a choice. I do agree that he is not a pure striker. Not even close. He needs to play in the center behind the striker and let my do...

Going to Atletico when knowing the kind of style of play they use was a huge mistake but its not like Felix had a choice. I do agree that he is not a pure striker. Not even close. He needs to play in the center behind the striker and let my do what he does best, use his skill and creativity. This position also lets him come behind the play to received and strike. I hope he gets sold this summer to a team like Man United, I ready the Man City are looking at him too. What an amazing problem to have, so many talented players to choose from. I think this is the deepest team we have ever had.

Read More
This comment was minimized by the moderator on the site

Pretty obvious Simeone knows only 1 formation. He is fine as the underdog team defending and counter attacking Madrid and Barca but when given the favourite role and attack minded players he is lost.

His crap tactics will cost Atletico the...

Pretty obvious Simeone knows only 1 formation. He is fine as the underdog team defending and counter attacking Madrid and Barca but when given the favourite role and attack minded players he is lost.

His crap tactics will cost Atletico the title (they probably did already) and they made Chelsea look like some giant killer club...

That was boring and embarrassing to watch. Gtfo of there Felix or fire Simeone for a coach that is used to driving ferrari’s not local bus companies.

Read More
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

      

Partners