Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
Atl Madrid4Milan1

Atletico Madrid 4-1 Milan (agg 5-1)

Diego Costa
Diego Costa

Diego Costa kept up a record of scoring in every Champions League game he has played this season as Atletico Madrid beat AC Milan to reach the quarter-finals for the first time since 1997.

The striker, who scored the only goal of the first leg, volleyed in Koke's cross after two minutes.

Kaka's header pulled one back but Arda Turan scored with a deflected effort.

Raul Garcia headed in a third before Costa found the bottom corner from 10 yards with five minutes left.

Costa, who recently made his Spain debut, has hit seven goals in five Champions League appearances this season, and has scored 29 times in all competitions.

Having matched Real Madrid and Barcelona all season in La Liga, where they sit second, Atletico will be growing in belief that they can sustain their European campaign as well.

Diego Simeone's side have won 16 of their last 17 home matches in Europe, and few teams will relish facing them in the last eight.

The exit of seven-time winners Milan means that there will be no Italian side in the last eight of the Champions League for the first time in five years.

For all the talk of the attacking quality in Milan's starting line-up, Atletico's early energy and pressing looked like it would sweep through the visitors.

They moved ahead on the night when Michael Essien was robbed by Gabi on the touchline and Koke clipped a cross over for Costa to guide in on the volley.

Garcia turned just past the post from a Koke free-kick as the home side continued to dominate.

But gradually the Spaniards dropped deeper and Milan moved level when Andrea Poli lifted a cross to the far post and Kaka headed in.

The Brazilian should have moved his team ahead on away goals shortly after that but turned the ball wide after being picked out by a cross from on-loan QPR man Adel Taarabt.

Atletico restored their two-goal aggregate cushion when Turan's shot looped up off Adil Rami and over Christian Abbiati.

The home side looked more comfortable playing on the break after the interval - and from a Milan corner, they almost killed the tie when Costa fed Gabi and the midfielder's shot clipped the post.

Mario Balotelli had a free-kick deflected over and Robinho had an effort from a narrow angle pushed away by on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Any chance of a comeback was ended when Koke's free-kick was headed in by Atletico captain Garcia.

Costa made the scoreline even more comfortable when he latched on to a loose ball from Jose Sosa and thumped in a low cross-shot.

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Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 20Juanfran
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 14Gabi
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 6KokeSubstituted forDiegoat 82'minutes
  • 4Suárez
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 8Raúl GarcíaBooked at 4minsSubstituted forSosaat 72'minutes
  • 10TuranSubstituted forRodríguezat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Aranzubia
  • 9Villa
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 12Alderweireld
  • 22Insúa
  • 24Sosa
  • 26Diego

Milan

  • 32Abbiati
  • 20Abate
  • 28Emanuelson
  • 15EssienSubstituted forPazziniat 69'minutes
  • 13RamiBooked at 7mins
  • 25BoneraBooked at 70mins
  • 27TaarabtSubstituted forRobinhoat 45'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 34de JongSubstituted forMuntariat 78'minutes
  • 45BalotelliBooked at 45mins
  • 16Poli
  • 22Kaká

Substitutes

  • 1Amelia
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 4Muntari
  • 5Mexes
  • 7Robinho
  • 11Pazzini
  • 81Zaccardo
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamMilan
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, Milan 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, Milan 1.

Foul by Andrea Poli (Milan).

Diego (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kaká (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

Adil Rami (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

Hand ball by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

Attempt missed. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 4, Milan 1. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by José Sosa.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego replaces Koke.

Foul by Robinho (Milan).

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari replaces Nigel de Jong.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Arda Turan.

Foul by Kaká (Milan).

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Robinho (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Robinho (Milan).

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Milan. Kaká tries a through ball, but Giampaolo Pazzini is caught offside.

Robinho (Milan) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Kaká with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa replaces Raúl García.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Milan 1. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi following a set piece situation.

Booking

Daniele Bonera (Milan) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Daniele Bonera (Milan).

Attempt missed. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giampaolo Pazzini replaces Michael Essien.

Attempt missed. Robinho (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrea Poli.

Attempt saved. Robinho (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Poli.

Attempt missed. Michael Essien (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kaká.

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Attempt saved. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Andrea Poli.

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Raúl García.

Attempt blocked. Mario Balotelli (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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