Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned

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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned
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Atletico Madrid defeated Spanish rivals Barcelona 1-0 in a thrilling Champions League encounter on Wednesday night to advance to the competition's semi-finals for the first time in 40 years.

After a tense 1-1 draw at the Nou Camp in last week's first leg, Diego Simeone's inspired outfit simply needed to keep a clean sheet to progress into the final four—a task the home side completed with aplomb.

An early goal from Koke quickly asserted Atletico's dominance in the critical second leg, paving the way for a barrage of attempts that could have seen the clash effectively ended within 20 minutes.

The visitors did find their footing in the match after the break, but they were unable to grab the needed equaliser as their Champions League campaign failed to reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2007. 

Presented across the following slides are six things we learned from Wednesday's heavyweight clash.

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