Atletico Madrid's Champions League exit is no failure: Coach Diego Simeone

Atletico manager Diego Simeone left former Chelsea striker Diego Costa back in Madrid
Atletico manager Diego Simeone left former Chelsea striker Diego Costa back in Madrid

07 Diciembre, 2017

The records cover individual success, national success, and team success - and mostly for the sheer amount of goals scored this season. Striker Sergio Aguero scored a consolation for the Citizens in stoppage-time. Anderlecht, despite the win, are eliminated. "Our opponent won't be happy to play against us", Conte added.

Unlike Torres, his compatriot Alvaro Morata has had no problems adapting to life at Chelsea and he showcased his deft touch to make space for a curling shot that flashed just wide. The full force of the exhilarating attacking options provided by Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah was clear when Liverpool signed off from the group stage with a 7-0 thumping of Spartak Moscow. Perhaps Jupp Heynckes is leading Bayern into genuine contention once more.

The cost controls UEFA hoped to prevent clubs going bankrupt have instead managed to hand the initiative on the pitch to the Premier League, fueled by the vast sums invested by British broadcasters in domestic and European competitions.

Last season's beaten finalists Juventus clinched a spot in the knockout round after beating Olympiakos 2-0 in Greece, Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi on target for the Serie A champions.

In his first season in charge, Ernesto Valverde has kept Barcelona undefeated in all competitions, including the first 14 rounds of La Liga.

If the rumours are right, that Ballon d'Or will be fully deserved. The second was Juventus.

Conte's men kept pushing after the interval and Andreas Christensen's header was saved by Oblak before Eden Hazard's deflected shot looped narrowly wide. His sumptuous right-footed curler, right into the top corner, gave Shakhtar a lead they never relinquished.

The records keep on falling at Ronaldo's feet.

Keane's comments about Liverpool, once again, didn't go down well with supporters of the club.

In Group C, Italian club Roma defeated already eliminated Azeri club Qarabag 1-0 to top their group thanks to a draw in the other match of the group between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid. It provided a talking point for the match that, a futile Dortmund comeback aside, was of little real significance.

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