ATLÉTICO MADRID

Simeone: Atlético coach stays in London as squad return to Spain

After Atlético Madrid's Champions League exit, Diego Simeone opted to remain in the UK, with partner Carla Pereyra posting on social media.

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Simeone stays behind in London as Atlético squad return to Spain
Chema Díaz Diario AS

Atlético Madrid drew 1-1 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, a result that confirmed their elimination from the Champions League and sees Los Rojiblancos drop into the Europa League - a competition in which they have enjoyed success in recent years.

Atlético's head coach, Diego Simeone, was not seeking to deflect responsibility for the LaLiga side's failure to qualify for the last 16, admitting post-match: "We're not looking for excuses; it's down to us that we haven't made it through to the next round."

Simeone opts to enjoy day off in London

After the game, the Atlético squad returned to Madrid, but Simeone opted to stay behind in London - at least for one more day. His partner, Carla Pereyra, today took to social media to post a photo in which she can be seen still enjoying the UK capital, in an image bearing the caption: "London mornings".

WhAt ArE wE GoInG tO Do whiT aLL ThIS FuTuRe? #londonMornings

Una publicación compartida de Carla Pereyra (@carla.pereyra15) el

Simeone, who has the day off, is expected to be back in Spain tomorrow to begin preparations for Los Colchoneros' LaLiga meeting with Real Betis on Sunday.

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
2Chelsea 11 3 2 1
3Atlético 7 1 4 1
4FK Qarabag 2 0 2 4
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*Update 6 de diciembre de 2017