Atletico Madrid fans experienced a bitter evening at the “Wanda Metropolitana”. The same for Diego Simeone, the biggest fan of his team, who was stuck in a 2-2 draw against Bayer Leverkusen and said goodbye to the Champions League.
Belgian Yannick Carrasco, who scored Atletico’s first goal, had a golden chance in the 99th minute but was unable to score the winner from the penalty spot, with Finn Hradecky returning to be the hero of the match. “Aspirins”.
A painful elimination, but Diego Simeone looks ahead and charges his men, who have the chance to continue their European journey in the Europa League, while sitting third in La Liga, eight points off leaders Real.
“This is the most difficult moment, but I will continue to insist that this club gets something we need, such as qualifying for the Champions League for next season”, declared the Argentine coach, who also stopped at the penalty, explaining why Griezmann didn’t shoot as usual.
“Griezmann is one of our shooters, but he was very tired. Carrasco took the ball before the referee turned to VAR. If a player wants to shoot and chooses this way, then his teammates agree and allow him to shoot,” declared the Atletico coach