Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone was pelted with bottles by Manchester United supporters after their 1-0 defeat at Old Trafford. Following a 1-1 draw in Spain, Manchester United hosted the Spanish side determined to progress to the next round in the Champions League. Much to their dismay Atletico Madrid picked up a narrow 1-0 victory. The only goal of the game was scored by Brazilian Renan Lodi in the 41st minute.
At the end of the game, the Home fans could not control their emotions, as they hurled bottles at Diego Simeone.
Some fans through Diego Simeone with bottles after the game.
— BRGoals (@BRGoals) March 15, 2022
Diego Simeone insists that he didn’t even notice that the fans were throwing things at him. In an interview after the game he stated
“No, when I came off the pitch, I ran because I was happy and I like to enjoy it in the dressing room. So I don’t know what happened. What you just said, all I was thinking about was getting into the changing room to the dressing room, and I was really happy.”
Manchester United have launched an investigation and are looking at the CCTV footage. Sources have said that the club will look to identify the fans and will hand a three year ban to those found guilty.
Man Utd reviewing CCTV footage to identify those responsible for throwing bottles at Diego Simeone at OT last night. Throwing of any objects towards the field of play is against ground regulations and subject to a three year ban.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) March 16, 2022
A classic Diego Simeone victory
Atletico Madrid’s triumph over Manchester United was a classic victory for the Argentinian. We have seen Diego Simeone’s men pick up such crucial victories and pull off upsets multiple times. The Spanish outfit managed to upset Liverpool in the Champions League in 2020. Atlético ended Liverpool’s 25-match unbeaten home run in European games (W18 D7). Marcos Llorente produced two sucker punches in extra time to turn defeat into progression for Diego Simeone’s men.
Simeone attempts to dominate matches by occupying spaces and counterattacking. At the same time his sides are known for their relentless work rate and defensive compactness. Diego Simeone has brought an almost unrecognisable sense of stability to what had long been one of Spain’s least stable clubs. His passion and hard work has been translated into the Atletico Madrid side.
Atletico Madrid’s defending here ????
The Diego Simeone effect ????pic.twitter.com/AlUz6n0uzC
— GOAL (@goal) October 9, 2019
Simeone’s men know how to turn up, just as they did vs Ralf Ragnick’s side. Atletico surely are a team to watch out for in the Champions League this season.