Simeone’s Atleti will compete in Europe’s premier competition for the 11th consecutive season, but have not progressed past the quarter-finals for six years.
Until the arrival of Diego Pablo Simeone on the bench of Atlético de Madrid, when the 2011/12 season was average, the red and whites played only eight times in the Champions League (five of them when the competition was still called the European Cup). ) over 56 years. Meanwhile, in this 2023/24 season, Atleti del Cholo will participate in the most important European competition for the eleventh time in a row. A fact that underlines how much the Argentine coach has changed the club’s history and brought it into discussion with the best, after years out of the spotlight.
In any case, just as the Champions League became a constant for Simeone’s side, it is also the big unfinished business for the coach, who reached two finals and a semi-final in his first four appearances, but failed to score the goals for six games exceeds. year quarter finals.
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