Although Lose, Still Proud Simeone Atletico
Madrid – Atletico Madrid certainly eliminated in the quarterfinal second leg of the Copa del Rey after losing 2-3 to Barcelona. Although defeated and eliminated, Diego Simeone remains proud of the performance of foster children.
Entertaining Barca at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday (29/01/2015) pm dawn, Atletico took the victory by a margin of two goals since losing 0-1 at Camp Nou on leg I. Los colchoneros could get fresh air after Fernando Torres scored quickly in minutes the first.
But eight minutes later Barca equalized through Neymar. Raul Garcia had returned with the children of the capital lead, but an own goal by Joao Miranda and the second goal Neymar ensure the visitors home with a victory. They also qualify with a 4-2 aggregate.
Although eventually defeated and eliminated, Simeone said he was satisfied with the performance of his team, especially in the first half.
“I am proud of my players. We show remarkable first half, with enthusiasm and played an intense game,” said Simeone on the official club website.
Failed to advance to the semifinals, Simeone assess his team has played pretty well the whole tournament. Moreover, they were previously eliminated Real Madrid.
“We played well the whole tournament. We get rid of L’Hospitalet and Real Madrid. It is very important because it gives us the chance to face Barcelona,” said he.