Atletico Madrid had a contraversial penalty claim in the first half when Azpilicueta handled Carrasco down in the box.
This could have turned the game around completely but they were denied the spot kick by the referee who insisted it wasn’t a foul.
Atletico Madrid’s coach Diego Simeone however isn’t holding onto the fact that the decision was the reason for their defeat as he clearly said he doesn’t want to make any excuse because they were beaten by a better team.
When asked about the penalty incident after the match, Simeone said:
No. We are not looking for excuses. We were beaten by a better team.