They were 2-0 up by the 16th minute thanks to goals by Saul and Griezmann, they had shocked Real Madrid and everyone who had written them off after last week’s 3-0 defeat at Santiago Bernabeu, but an Isco goal before half time meant it was practically all over for Atletico Madrid.
We gave our all. We’ve done so for the last few years. Years go by but the players keep on growing. Waking up every day and planning games makes me motivated. We fought against the reigning champions. We learn from this and will improve from it
Diego Simeone said in the Press conference after the game, which was the last Atletico played in their iconic Vicente Calderon stadium, since next season they are moving to their new home, the Metropolitano.
I’m happy and proud to have shown what we are all about. We fought, we’re the third side in Spain, we’ve got to two Champions League finals. We had an awful result last week but we believed we could come back. Some people thought we were messing around but we weren’t
the ‘Rojiblancos’ coach added, obviously emotional and satisfied with the attitude his team had showed.