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Simeone: Atleti Tried to Score vs. Chelsea

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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