Atleti’s Simeone keeps it cool after beating Barca: “important, but not extraordinary”

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Atletico Madrid knocked Barcelona out of the UEFA Champions League for the second time in three years, so pardon Diego Simeone if he’s keeping his eye on the prize: Atleti’s first European Cup.

The two-time runners-up still seek their first title, but are two rounds away from achieving it after dismissing Barca on Wednesday.

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The question for Atleti moving forward is whether it will be able to find the requisite amount of balance in attack and defense to handle a power like Bayern Munich or Real Madrid, let alone “guest club” Manchester City.

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