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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone reacts to bottle-throwing incident at Old Trafford

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was unaware that bottles had he thrown at him as he raced down the touchline at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

None of the missiles thrown appeared to hit Simeone after his Atletico Madrid side dumped Manchester United out of the Champions League.

It only took one goal from Renan Lodi to book Atleti’s place in Friday’s draw for the quarter-finals.

United were up against it with some questionable decisions from referee Slavko Vincic. His performance was booed by the Old Trafford faithful at half-time and full-time.

Things got even more heated when Simeone celebrated wildly in his technical area before sprinting towards the tunnel. The Argentine was then targeted by bottles as seen here.

However, Simeone insists he did not notice missiles being fired in his direction at full-time.

He told reporters (via Manchester Evening News): “No, when I came off the pitch, I ran because I was happy and I like to enjoy it in the dressing room.

“So I don’t know what happened. What you just said, all I was thinking about was getting into the changing room to the dressing room, and I was really happy.”

United were the better side in the first half but we failed to build on that after the break. We didn’t test Jan Oblak enough, though Raphael Varane came close to scoring near the end from a header.

The La Liga champions did what they do best by closing out the game after Renan Lodi’s goal.

“We managed to hit them on the counter and hurt them. That gave us a positive result,” added Simeone.

“In the second half, we continued to control the game. And we felt more comfortable we know that our opponent play well on the counterattack, so we tried to reduce spaces. Collectively, there was some great effort put in by our centre backs and it was a collective performance. I didn’t really have to make changes because the work was so good collectively today.

“You have to suffer in a game against Manchester United away from home in the Champions League. And once again, we’re in the final eight of this competition which is extraordinary you know after what we’ve done in the league, it’s a fantastic achievement.”

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