Atletico footballer admits his team remained in Champions League group because of Qarabag FC

Atletico footballer admits his team remained in Champions League group because of Qarabag FC
"We have remained in Champions League group as a result of our 2 matches against Qarabag.".

Ann.az informs, Filipe Luis who plays as a left back for Spanish club Atlético Madrid said in an interview with Marca. According to him, they couldn’t win Azerbaijani team in C group in none of the two matches. But Luis stressed that, Atlético played well against Italy's Roma and England’s Chelsea. The Brazilian legionary said they took a lesson from competition in the Champions League: "Our team realized that it deserves qualifying for the 1/8 finals. But we accepted not being able to cross the Champions League normally. Now we continue fighting in the Europa League. We take it as a challenge. The excitement of the Champions League left behind. It's hard for everyone, but we have managed to outlive it. "

Notably, Atletico - Qarabag match ended in 1: 1 draw in Madrid and 0: 0 draw in Baku. Spanish team ended C group with 7 points and took 3rd place. Therefore it continues competing in Europe League.

Team headed by head coach Diego Simeone won Denmark's Copenhagen with 4: 1 and 1-0 scores. In the 1/8 finals, the opponent will be Russian "Locomotive". The match will be held on March 8 and 15.

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