Summary

  • Bayern knocked out on away-goals rule by Atletico Madrid.
  • Pep Guardiola's side have lost to Spanish opposition at last-four stage in each of last three seasons.
  • Thomas Müller misses first-half penalty.

Xabi Alonso's reaction after FC Bayern München had been knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the semi-final stage by Club Atletico de Madrid in many ways said it all. The veteran Spanish midfielder slumped to the ground with his head in his hands after a superb display. Alonso was, much like his side, bowed but not beaten.

FC Bayern München 2-1 Club Atletico de Madrid (Agg. 2-2)

Goals: 1-0 Alonso (30'), 1-1 Griezmann (53'), 2-1 Lewandowski (74')

Missed pens: Müller (34’), Torres (84’)

Xabi Alonso (Bayern midfielder) speaking to UEFA.com: "It hurts a lot, because after the game we played and the performance we had, I think we tried everything, we did everything possible, especially in the first half [which] was absolutely fantastic. We had to score more goals, but that's football: it's not always the best team that wins and it can be cruel. Today for us it was a cruel night. It's a very sad night for us. Even when they scored we knew that we needed to keep pushing and we tried until the end."

Thomas Müller (Bayern forward): "We really got going and the fans were unbelievable. We were also unbelievably good. The substitutes really got behind us and everything clicked. Then again, when a penalty doesn't go in, then it's not a good penalty. Yes, he did well to save it, but sometimes football's like that. I had to score it, of course, it was a huge opportunity. We also didn't do too well for their goal. Otherwise, we played brilliantly."

The Bayern players trudge off dejectedly after the final whistle.

Philipp Lahm (Bayern captain): "Obviously we're really disappointed. Our aim was to go to Milan and reach the Champions League final. You could see that the team gave everything for that today. We didn't score enough goals over the two legs, but we can be proud of our performance."

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern forward): "It was pretty tight for the most part. We still have two major aims this season and I hope that we win the remaining three games and can celebrate the German title and the DFB Cup. We're still not champions yet, though, but I hope we will be in Ingolstadt."

Pep Guardiola (l.) was proud of his players, despite the away-goals defeat to Atletico.

Pep Guardiola (Bayern coach): "Congratulations to Atletico. That was a great game of football for fans here in Munich and all over Europe. We gave everything and I'm proud of my players. This club has a great future, although of course I'm sad for my players. On the other hand I'm pleased with how we played and very proud. We're still not Bundesliga champions and I hope we manage that on Saturday."

Jan Oblak saved Thomas Müller's first-half penalty

Diego Simeone (Atletico coach): "We played against the best opponents that I've played in my whole career today. But I also loved our performance, because my team played very well. We coped with the huge pressure they put on us and managed to score. It was very difficult, and it's unbelievable what we've achieved. We have now knocked out two of the best three teams in Europe."

Jan Oblak (Atletico goalkeeper) speaking to UEFA.com: "I feel great. All the team, all the Atletico fans are happy today. We are in the final and this is what we want since the beginning of the season and it happened... The game was really intense, especially in the first half. We didn't stay so good and they made it 1-0. In the dressing room at half-time we spoke about the need to change how we were going to play because we needed to score. After that it was much easier."