Atletico stun Barca to claim last-four berth
Atletico Madrid tamed Lionel Messi and Neymar to send La Liga rivals Barcelona crashing out of the Champions League.
Koke’s early goal, just five minutes into the game, secured a 2-1 aggregate success at the Calderon for Madrid.
After surviving the early barrage, Barca showed more intensity and had their chances in the second half.
But Atletico held out to deny Barca a record-extending seventh consecutive appearance in the Champions League’s last four.
With the win, Atletico claimed a berth in the last four of Europe’s elite club competition for the first time in 40 years. -- Mornings @ ANC, April 10, 2014.