D. Simeone has only ever lost Champions League knockouts to teams of Cristiano Ronaldo

Liverpool are out of the Champions League after defeating to Atletico Madrid after extra time by 2-3. 

The 49 year old, D. Simeone keeps up his superb record in the latter stages of the Champions League. He has never lost a knockout tie to a team which did not include Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Here is the Atletico Madrid’s defeat against the team including C. Ronaldo:

2014 – Atletico lost the final 4-1 defeat to Real Madrid after extra time

2015 – Atletico faced Real again but lost 1-0 over the two legs of the quarter-finals

2016 – The two sides met in the final once again and it ended 5-3 to Real Madrid on penalties

2017 –  The Madrid rivals met a stage earlier in the last four, but it ended 4-2 to Los Blancos on aggregate

2018 – Atletico went out at the group stages

2019 – Juventus dispatched of Atletico in the round of 16, coming from 2-0 down to win 3-2. It was C. Ronaldo who scored a hat-trick for the victory.


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