Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has hailed his sides qualification into the semifinal of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Barcelona as great win and thanked the fans for their fantastic support.
The game at the Vicente Calderon ended 2-0 in favour of the home side courtesy two strikes from French international Griezmann to cancel out the 2-1 defeat at Nou Camp in the first leg last week.
Atletico Madrid were without the scorer of the first leg Fernando Torres but the fans created the 12th man on the pitch and the win sent the whole stadium into a wide frenzy – a feeling the players and manager Diego Simeone shared.
“The team has made a great effort to be among the best four of Europe. The win is also for the fans, they always support us in an incredible way,” Griezmann told reporters.
Atletico, now joins joined Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in the final four of the competition.