Atletico Madrid Farewell to Champions League

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Diego Simeone insisted Atletico Madrid's Champions League campaign was not a failure after they were eliminated on Tuesday.

Atletico required maximum points from their final Group C fixture to stand any chance of progressing, but the three-time European runners-up could only draw 1-1 at Chelsea.

Atletico head coach Simeone, however, was relatively upbeat post-match as he looked ahead to the Europa League – a competition won twice by the club.

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