Simeone happy with Roman stalemate

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone had to be content with a point after failing to find the net in Tuesday's Champions League clash with Roma.

13/09/2017 - 09:45 -

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone had to be content with a point after failing to find the net in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Roma.

There were no goals at the Stadio Olimpico, with the 0-0 draw allowing Chelsea to take top spot in Group C following their 6-0 win over Qarabag.

"You saw a team that played a well-thought-out game, believing in what they were doing," Simeone said.

"We tried to pressure them in midfield, had two or three good chances in the first half, then as Roma got tired, we tried to step up the pace.

"Unfortunately, we were missing a goal, but I appreciated the philosophy and the performance.

"We have to compliment the goalkeeper as Alisson did a great job. The shots were on target, aside from Saul hitting the woodwork, as otherwise he had saves on Koke, two or three on Saul – he had a wonderful performance.

"The most important thing in football is not aesthetics but goals, and we lacked a goal, so Roma deserved their point.

"I hope this point can be valuable for the future so we continue in the Champions League."

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