Costa's Atletico cruises, Bayern fends off Arsenal to reach CL quarters

Tuesday March 11th, 2014
Diego Costa's spectacular early goal against AC Milan helped Atletico Madrid reach the Champions League quarterfinals.
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Can it go any further? Why not? Simeone's run of trophies at Atletico is predicated on Cup success: the Europa League (2012), the UEFA Super Cup (2012) and the Copa del Rey (2013). Chelsea and Real Madrid were the beaten sides in the latter two finals, and Atletico, with one defeat in 23 home games all season, will have nothing to fear if it faces either of them again.

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