Atletico Madrid have qualified for the final of the Champions League despite losing 2-1 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
Diego Simeone’s men took a 1-0 lead into the second leg of the semifinal clash and Antoine Griezmann’s second-half strike in between Xavi Alonso’s and Robert Lewandowski goals, sent the Rojiblancos through on away goals after it ended 2-2 on aggregate.
It was an action-packed second leg that saw both sides miss a penalty during the game and Simeone slap the shoulders of the fourth office for not making a substitution on time.
Bayern themselves were being limited to crosses and long-range efforts of their own in the opening exchanges as Atletico once again proved tough to break down, with Arturo Vidal blazing one shot from distance well off target.
Despite the home side enjoying the vast majority of possession it was Neuer who was the busier of the two keepers during the early stages, and he was once again called upon to deny Gabi after quarter of an hour.
Bayern’s threat did begin to grow as the first half wore on, however, and after Jan Oblak had effortlessly plucked a Vidal piledriver out of the air the hosts created the first big chance of the contest.
The Bavarians pile pressure to get the vital third which would have seen them qualify but Atletico stayed strong to see out the impressive win and make it three times consecutively that Bayern have been knocked out in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League by a Spanish opposition.