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Simeone warning inspired convincing win, says Filipe Luis

12 March 2014 10:27

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis believes Diego Simeone's instructions not to take Milan lightly on Tuesday paid dividends.

The La Liga outfit triumphed 4-1 in the home leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie, taking them into the quarter-finals with a thumping 5-1 aggregate victory.

And Luis revealed coach Simeone's words before the match had inspired his side to such a convincing victory.

"Simeone asked us not to underestimate Milan as they are a great team despite things are not going well in Serie A," he said. "They scored a goal and levelled the match on the night, and another goal would have eliminated us.

"But then came Arda's (Turan) goal and we controlled the game from then on.

"We're delighted to make it this far. The bond with our fans is amazing, so we must continue and get as far as possible for them.

"The team is prepared to eliminate any opponent in the next round, but it will be complicated."

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois echoed those comments, saying: "I think over the two games against Milan we were really good.

"Maybe it was a bit difficult at the end of the first half (on Tuesday), but overall on the tie we were the better side."

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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
22 27'
15
34
28
27
16
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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