Atletico Turn Attention To Europa League

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Updated December 6, 2017
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Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann (L) is followed by Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan defender Diego Godin. JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has blamed poor finishing for their exit at the Champions League group stage but was adamant that the early departure was “not a disaster.

Atletico have become one of Europe’s heavyweights under Simeone’s stewardship but were eliminated after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea sealed their fate.

The 45-year-old’s team struggled to score on their travels in this season’s competition.

Atletico will now shift their focus to the Europa League after finishing in third place.