Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he wants to see his team take on Bayern Munich in this year’s Champions League Final in Milan.
Los Rojiblancos clinched a semi-final spot in with a 2-0 defeat of Barcelona in Wednesday’s quarter-final return leg. They will know their opponent for the next round after Friday’s draw.
“I’d like to play the final against Bayern because we want revenge for what happened 42 years ago,” said Cerezo, remembering Atletico’s 4-0 loss to the German side in 1974.
Referee Nicola Rizzoli refused to call a penalty in the late stages of the match, but Cerezo still thinks Atletico deserved to go through.
“When we played in Barcelona the referee didn’t have a very good performance, but that’s how football goes. Wednesday’s match was a very difficult game for everyone involved, but the outcome was fair because Atletico played better over the two legs,” he said.
Not many analysts thought Atletico Madrid had what it took to beat Barcelona, but they prevailed to draw praise from the club president.
“They are one, the coach and the players. He says Diego Simeone is phenomenal .source: marca