Atletico Madrid defeat AC Milan 4-1 to reach Champions League quarters

Atletico Madrid reached Champions League quarters for the the first time since 1997 when Diego Costa continued with his sublime form and scored twice in his team's triumph against AC Milan.

updated: March 12, 2014 09:09 IST
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Madrid: Diego Costa's breakout season continued to be the catalyst to Atletico Madrid's success as it beat AC Milan 4-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday for the first time since 1997.

Diego Costa added two more goals to his season tally, jumping high to stab home at the far post following a Milan turnover just three minutes into a raucous contest at the capacity Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Kaka gave Milan some hope by canceling out the opener in the 27th only to rue a glaring miss moments before Arda Turan volleyed over Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati to put Atletico back in front.

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