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Diego Simeone Pelted With Missiles As He Ran Down The Tunnel After Atletico Madrid's Win Over Manchester United

Josh Lawless

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Diego Simeone Pelted With Missiles As He Ran Down The Tunnel After Atletico Madrid's Win Over Manchester United

Diego Simeone was pelted with missiles as he ran down the Old Trafford tunnel after leading Atletico Madrid to victory over Manchester United.

The La Liga winners dropped a defensive masterclass to knock United out of the Champions League, with Renan Lodi's first-half header given Atleti a 2-1 aggregate win in the round of 16.


United fans were left frustrated by their own team, the usual antics from the opposition and a questionable refereeing performance from Slavko Vincic.

And after the final whistle, they took those frustrations out on Simeone.

The Argentine did his usual routine of darting down the tunnel as soon as the final whistle was blown by was met with a slew of drinks thrown at him.

None appeared to hit the former Lazio midfielder or drench his suit but the behaviour from United supporters caused plenty of reaction on social media:

Simeone does the sprint every game no matter what the result, preferring to head straight back to the dressing room and not stick around waiting for handshakes.

"I don’t like the greeting after the match because they are the emotions of two sides in different emotional minds," Simeone said in November.

“I know in the UK it is a custom but I don’t share it and I don’t like the falseness it may include."

Simeone and Atleti once again proved they are the master of the dark arts and defended for their lives.

The two-time finalists will now go into the hat for the quarter final draw, which takes place on Friday.

As for United, they remain trophyless for six straight seasons and must now focus on securing Champions League football for next season.

Featured Image Credit: Image: BT Sport

Topics: Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Champions League

Josh Lawless
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