Barcelona, Atletico Madrid bosses content despite drawing once more

While Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says his team's performance "calmed him", Atletio Madrid coach Diego Simeone said his side showed "enormous heart" which augers well going into the second round.

updated: April 02, 2014 09:36 IST
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Barcelona: Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino believes his side did everything in their power to break down a dogged Atletico Madrid as they were held 1-1 at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday. (Full match report)

Diego Ribas had put Atletico in front with a wonder strike 11 minutes into the second-half, but Barcelona responded 19 minutes from time when Neymar swept home Andres Iniesta's sublime through ball.

That goal ensured the sides drew for the fourth time in as many encounters this season, but Martino was happier with his side's display than in their three previous meetings with Atletico. (Night of the Champions League underdogs)

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