Luis Garcia was pleased with his side's second half performance. Diego Simeone however, was delighted with his team’s first half.
“The first half was very poor,” Luis Garcia told a Press conference. “None of my players looked interested. But in the second half we reacted really well.
“The opening period we looked shy and timid. Atletico dominated us physically – overwhelming us in duels and second balls. I think that's why we lost.”
Simeone meanwhile conceded his men played the ultimate ‘game of two halves’.
“I the first half, everything went as we wanted,” he told a Press conference. “We were very good. But in the second half, not so.
“We sought the fastest way to win and were very effective, so I have to be happy with the result.”
He also commented on the rough treatment Radamel Falcao received during the game.
“I have to say that if Messi or Ronaldo received the fouls Falcao got this evening, then there would have been a lot more free kicks.
“Hopefully in the future referees will be more vigilant.”