Porto 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s side fail to reach Europa League

Porto 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s side fail to reach Europa League

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Porto 2-1 Atletico Madrid: Diego Simeone’s side fail to reach Europa League


Diego Simeone
Simeone has guided Atletico to two Champions League finals

Atletico Madrid were knocked out of Europe altogether following a 2-1 loss to Porto in the Champions League.

But goals from Mehdi Taremi and Stephen Eustaquio saw Porto win despite Ivan Marcano’s own goal in added time.

It is the first time Diego Simeone’s team have finished bottom of a Champions League group since he took charge of the La Liga side in 2011.

Bayer Leverkusen’s 0-0 draw with second-placed Club Bruges pushed Atletico to the bottom of Group B on their head-to-head record with the German club.

The two previous times they were knocked out in the Champions League group stage – in 2009-10 and 2017-18 – Atletico went on to win the Europa League.

Pressure is mounting on long-serving Simeone, with his side having only four wins in their past 12 games in all competitions.

Line-ups

FC Porto

Formation 4-3-3

  • 99Meireles da Costa
  • 11Aquino CossaSubstituted forFernandes da Conceiçãoat 89′minutes
  • 2CardosoBooked at 69mins
  • 5Marcano
  • 12SanusiSubstituted forWendellat 53′minutes
  • 25OtávioSubstituted forAlbuquerque Borgesat 89′minutes
  • 16GrujicBooked at 39mins
  • 46Eustáquio
  • 30de Lima BarbosaSubstituted forMartínezat 81′minutes
  • 9Taremi
  • 13Rodrigues do Nascimento GalenoSubstituted forPereira Folhaat 89′minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Morais Ramos
  • 17Fernandes da Conceição
  • 19Namaso
  • 20Russo Franco
  • 22Wendell
  • 23Neto Lopes
  • 28Almeida Costa
  • 29Martínez
  • 70Albuquerque Borges
  • 87Pereira Folha
  • 94Portugal Lima

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-4-3

  • 13Oblak
  • 15SavicBooked at 48mins
  • 2Giménez
  • 23MandavaBooked at 42mins
  • 16Molina
  • 5de PaulBooked at 68mins
  • 20Witsel
  • 17SaúlSubstituted forCarrascoat 60′minutes
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forBarriosat 85′minutes
  • 8Griezmann
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forSantos Carneiro Da Cunhaat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grbic
  • 3Reguilón
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 9Santos Carneiro Da Cunha
  • 18Felipe
  • 19Morata
  • 21Carrasco
  • 22Hermoso
  • 30Diez
  • 34Barrios
  • 51Mestre

Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Attendance:
47,546

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