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Atletico Madrid miss out on Europa League after finishing bottom of Champions League group

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Atletico Madrid have finished bottom of their Champions League group following a 2-1 defeat to Porto.

  • Atletico finish bottom of group B
  • Lost 2-1 to Porto
  • 2022/23 European campaign is over

WHAT HAPPENED? Atletico’s loss closed out a poor European campaign in dismal fashion, as they finished bottom of Group B and missed the chance to even clinch a Europa League spot.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Diego Simeone’s side were 1-0 down after just five minutes thanks to Mehdi Taremi in a game they needed to win, and found themselves two behind just 20 minutes later. They couldn’t find a way back into the game and only got on the scoresheet via an own-goal at the death, confirming they finished bottom of the group behind Bayer Leverkusen, Club Brugge and group winners Porto.

IN TWO PHOTOS:

GettyDiego Simeone 2022-23Getty

THE VERDICT:


WHAT NEXT FOR ATLETICO MADRID? Having finished bottom, Atleti’s sole focus is now their domestic campaign, where they are already looking cut adrift from the title race in La Liga.

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