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Simeone expecting tough Milan test

10 March 2014 13:06

Diego Simeone is expecting a tough encounter when Atletico Madrid face Milan in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie.

Diego Costa's goal in San Siro earned Atletico a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, but Simeone knows the job is far from over.

Milan have had an indifferent season in Serie A, but the Argentinian remains wary of the threat posed by Clarence Seedorf's men.

"I'm sure we'll have a tough, tough games because there's a lot at stake," he said.

"The resolution of the game will be in control in the middle of the field.

"The opponent has great players and we have to expect the best from Milan."

Defender Diego Godin echoed the sentiments of his manager, warning against complacency.

"We have a slight advantage but we cannot trust that, you have to play like a final," he said.

"We look forward to the Champions League. I hope we can grow further as a group and in football."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
11 March 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
4 - 1
On aggregate
5 - 1
Venue
Estadio Vicente Calderón (Madrid)
Attendance
49186

Goals

Diego Costa 3'
(assist by Koke) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
27' Kaká
 (assist by A. Poli)
A. Turan 40'
(assist by Raúl García) 
2 - 1
Raúl García 71'
(assist by Gabi) 
3 - 1
Diego Costa 85'
(assist by J. Sosa) 
4 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
13
23
20
3
2
14
4
8 5' 71'
10 40'
6
19 3' 85'
Coach: D. Simeone
# Player Bookings
32
25 70'
13 7'
20
15
34
28
27
16
22 27'
45 45+2'
Coach: C. Seedorf

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
24
11
26
1
9
12
22
# Player Bookings
7 74'
11
4
1
2
5
81

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