At a press conference, Diego Simeone analysed Atlético de Madrid’s clash with Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

Atlético beat Borussia Dortmund at the Cívitas Metropolitano, securing home advantage for the second leg. The goals were scored by Rodrigo de Paul and Samuel Lino, but the Colchoneros were unable to maintain their lead as Dortmund almost equalised in the final moments with a header from Julian Brandt at the back post.

Simeone expressed his delight at the victory, emphasising the importance of winning the first game. He praised the team’s performance for 70 minutes and mentioned the difficulty of winning in the Champions League quarter-finals. He also commented on Morata’s goal drought, saying that the player is working to overcome this period.

Looking ahead to the next game at the opponent’s home, Simeone emphasised the need for preparation and adaptability to the conditions on the pitch, recognising the strength of the opposition. He concluded the press conference satisfied with the win and confident for the next game.

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