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Simeone: Atleti Tried to Score vs. Chelsea
Football Espana, April 23rd, 2014 2:18PM

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Diego Simeone said that in contrast to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid tried to score during the first leg of its UEFA Champions League semifinal series on Tuesday. The game ended in a 0-0 draw thanks to the defensive approach taken by Jose Mourinho’s men. In his post-game press conference, Simeone said that Chelsea’s performance was typical for this stage of the competition.

“It was a classic game of the Champions League semifinal. Each team had its purpose - ours was to score a goal,” the Argentine said. “They defended very well. It leaves open the knockout round. Now we play in their stadium, with their people and surely they’ll feel good.” He added: “We tried to break through and change the 0-0. We’ll see in a week if the result is better for us or them.”

The return leg at Stamford Bridge will be played next Wednesday night.

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