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

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

Because Manchester City, United, Liverpool and Spurs all won their group, that dramatically narrows down Chelsea's options as they can not face another English team at this stage.

In another record, for the first time ever there are five English sides in the knockout stages after Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool all safely made it through.

Conte says Chelsea fear no-one in Europe's elite club competition, but reckons the strength in depth of the domestic league makes winning the European Cup hard for English clubs.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte perhaps had a point when he noted that his side, who finished behind AS Roma and above Atletico Madrid, had a tougher route than most of their Premier League rivals.

English teams will not be able to be meet in Monday's draw, under UEFA regulations.

They topped Group A ahead of Basel, who clinched second place with a 2-0 victory over Benfica in Lisbon.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has played down talk of Antoine Griezmann moving to Manchester United following his side's exit from the Champions League group stages.

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At Old Trafford, Nigerian striker Aaron Samuel was an unused substitute as CSKA Moscow lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

It was a painful moment for Atletico and, after finishing as Champions League runners-up in 2014 and 2016, they are now consigned to the Europa League.

"We have to see". You have to play a lot of games.

"For this reason I think it could be problematic to win [the Champions League]". When you play this type of big game, the little details are important and shape the final result.

"Maybe you are good today and in February you are a disaster or the opposite", he said.

"It doesn't always mean that [it's easy] in the Premier League as we all know".


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