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Diego Simeone Offers Hilarious Explanation Why Atletico Madrid Can’t Beat Barcelona Away From Home
- Diego Simeone has been manager of Atletico Madrid for 12 years but hasn't got one over Barcelona
- Joao Felix scored the game's only goal as Barca defeated Atleti in La Liga to move into third place
- Simeone offered a funny theory about why his Atletico side can't defeat Barcelona away from home
Diego Simeone still can’t get one over Barcelona.
The Atletico Madrid manager has never beaten La Blaugrana at their home, despite being Atleti's coach for close to 12 years.
Simeone once again came up short against the side when his team were beaten 1-0 by Xavi’s men.
As noted by BBC, Joao Felix scored the game's only goal as Barca leapfrogged Atletico Madrid on the La Liga table.
Having suffered his 19th career loss against the La Liga champions, Simeone was quizzed after the game about why he has never been able to beat Barca at their home.
In true Simeone fashion, the Argentinian coach responded that it must be because of what happened in 2014.
Simeone references title-winning game
The Atleti manager was referring to the last game of the 2013/14 season when his side won the La Liga title.
His team went into the final game with 89 points, while Barcelona was on 86. La Blaugrana needed a victory to win the title but could only muster a draw against Simeone’s side.
Alexis Sanchez gave Barca the lead, but a Diego Godin goal secured Atleti the draw and the title that season, Al Jazeera reported. It marked the first time since 2004 that a team other than Barcelona or Real Madrid had won the league title.
Simeone's incredible losing streak against Barcelona
Sports Brief also previously reported how Atletico has never been able to beat Barca at their home in close to 12 years.
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Simeone has lost 18 games against Barcelona during his managerial career, the most any single team has beaten his side.
He has also never picked up a win at Barcelona’s home in 32 games during his stint as Atleti manager in all competitions.