Atletico Reach Last 16 After 3 Red Cards In Win Over Porto

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Atletico Madrid advanced to the Champions League final 16 after defeating Porto in a thrilling contest that saw three players receive red cards.

In Portugal, Antoine Griezmann scored one goal and assisted on two others as Spain finished second in Group B behind Liverpool. When Yannick Carrasco was sent out, Atletico had a 1-0 lead thanks to Griezmann, but Porto’s Wendell was also sent off.

Agustin Marchesin of Porto was also shown a red card despite not being on the field. After that, Porto was awarded a consolation penalty, which Sergio Oliveira converted with the game’s final kick.

Atletico Madrid started the game last in the group but finished second with seven points, while Porto finished third with five points and qualified for the Europa League.

Liverpool won 2-1 against AC Milan to finish first with 18 points, while AC Milan ended last with four.

Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid: “This match, as well as the entire group stage campaign, encapsulates everything that Atletico stands for. We’re a true team, and we’ll need everyone’s help to reach where we want to go. We never give up hope.”

Source: BBC Sport

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