Simeone to discuss "unjust" rule with UEFA after Liverpool elimination

Diego Simeone admitted Atletico Madrid benefited from an "unjust" rule to knock Liverpool out of the Champions League.

The Spanish side triumphed 3-2 in extra-time at Anfield on Wednesday night to secure a 4-2 aggregate victory.

Gini Wijnaldum's first half strike ensured that the Reds cancelled out Saul Niguez's first leg goal to take the tie to the extra half hour, but despite taking the lead through Roberto Firmino, Liverpool ultimately crumbled as a brace from Marcos Llorente and a goal from Alvaro Morata secured Atletico's passage to the last eight.

Llorente's first – which arrived after an error from home goalkeeper Adrian – had put Atletico ahead on away goals, and Simeone doesn't feel that they should count in extra-time given that the away side in the second leg have more time in which to score.

"What I have to say, and will be saying at the next UEFA coaches’ meeting, is what I think is unfair,’ said the Atletico boss after the match.

"Today was unjust because we had 30 minutes of extra-time to score three away goals. Liverpool never had that.

"We had 30 more minutes to score an away goal and Liverpool didn’t. That’s not fair.

"The rule favoured us today but it might go against us in the future. Liverpool had 30 minutes fewer to score an away goal. That’s wrong."


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