The master tactician: Athletico Ends Bayern unbeaaten run

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Bayern München had not lost since April’s defeat at Atlético Madrid before falling to the Rojiblancos again on Wednesday 0 to 1 to much delight of the Calderón faithful. The rock solid Athletico prides itself as one of the best defense in Europe last year and is set to maintain that record.

There is a reason the Rojiblancos have lost just one of their last 31 UEFA club competition fixtures at the Vicente Calderón and their coach is a major factor behind that. Simeone fielded nine of the players that started in April and this time was able to outsmart rival Carlo Ancelotti as Bayern walked right into his tactical trap.

The boys of Simeone allowed Bayern to dominate play enjoying 63% ball possession but failed to threaten. The discipline Athletico who had more chances in the night and even missed a penalty during the closing stages, once ahead, Atlético were content to sit back and look to see out their lead. Yet, unlike in their siege in search of a vital away goal in last year’s semi-final, Bayern did not possess the same threat. Truth be told, the Calderón faithful could enjoy a famous European night without their hearts in their mouths.
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