Despite a positive performance from The Red Devils at Old Trafford, a goal from Renan Augusto late in the first half was enough for Simeone's side to progress.
For so long there was a symbiosis between the manager and his side, his will mirrored on the pitch. This season, that is no longer the case.
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SOCCER | LUIS SUAREZ
What has happened to Griezmann is relatively normal. Simeone pushes him to the limit, but within a model club and a healthy atmosphere.
Two thousand Atlético Madrid fans celebrated outside an empty stadium and inside a teary-eyed Diego Simeone walks across the pitch at the Jose Zorilla stadium and consoles Valladolid defender Kiko Olivas
REAL VALLADOLID VS ATLÉTICO MADRID
VALLADOLID 1-2 ATLÉTICO