Diego Simeone has praised Atletico’s aggressiveness in the UCL match against Bayern, despite recording a loss.
Robert Lewandowski’s first half freekick proved to be the difference, as the match ended 1-0 in favour of the Bavarian club.
The loss to Bayern Munich is Atletico’s first loss in the UCL, nevertheless, they finished top of the group.
Speaking to reporters afterwards, Atletico head coach Simeone said: “The work done was very good.
“The first half was different from the second one. Both the beginning and the end of the match show us that the team is there.”
He continued: “We had two good opportunities from [Yannick] Carrasco at the beginning. Later, Bayern was better.
“They had a good possession and scored the goal from a direct free-kick.
“The second half was more evenly matched and I think that in the end we saw an intense and aggressive team. We leave with a good impression from those 15 final minutes.”