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Diego Simeone Had A Very Emotional Reaction To Real Sociedad's Second Goal

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Diego Simeone Had A Very Emotional Reaction To Real Sociedad's Second Goal

Diego Simeone would not have been happy to see his Atletico Madrid side knocked out of the Copa del Rey and he couldn't hide his emotions after the second goal.

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It's not been a great week for Simeone, as Atleti were knocked out of the Supercopa in the semi final stages, losing 2-1 to Athletic Bilbao last week.

With the chance to face Real Madrid for some silverware taken from them, the Spanish champions would have been hoping to bounce back in the cup.

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They faced Real Sociedad at the Reale Arena on Wednesday day and things didn't go according to plan for the visitors, as they were dumped out of the competition, in a 2-0 loss.

After Adnan Januzaj's opening goal just past the half hour mark, Alexander Sorloth doubled the host's lead just two minutes after the half time break.

The striker, on loan from RB Leipzig, was certainly helped out by Atleti defender Felipe and the goal seemed to really upset Simeone, based on the manager's reaction.

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After winning the title last season, Simeone's team are in poor form in La Liga in this campaign, and are now in a battle to finish in the top four.

Despite the arrival of Antoine Griezmann in the summer, they are currently 16 points off table toppers, and local rivals, Real Madrid, sitting in fourth spot.

Sociedad are level on points with them, having played the same number one games, and, despite their struggles, Barcelona are only one point back.

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It's been a tough old season for Simeone. Image: PA Images
It's been a tough old season for Simeone. Image: PA Images

Atleti lost Kieran Trippier earlier this month, when they sold him to Newcastle United, with the defender claiming he swapped the Champions League for a relegation scrap because he wanted a new challenge.

Simeone could lose another player to the Premier League in the near future, with rumours that Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa are lining up an ambitious move for Luis Suarez.

The striker's contract is up at the end of the season and he is yet to sign an extension at the Wanda Metropolitano, and former teammate Gerrard wants to pair him with Philippe Coutinho once again.

Featured Image Credit: Premier Sports

Topics: La Liga, Copa Del Rey, Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid

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