Published: 13:34 | 13/3/20

Simeone pays tribute to Oblak

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has paid tribute to goalkeeper Jan Oblak following their 3-2 extra-time Champions League victory over Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The Slovenian goalkeeper made a number of crucial saves over the two legs as the Spanish side dumped the holders out of the tournament 4-2 on aggregate.

Speaking afterwards Simeone was full of praise for his goalkeeper and evn compared him to Lionel Messi.

"He stopped every situation he had today but we also made it hard for their strikers to shoot," he said.

"He saves games for us. Messi wins games for you up front and in goal people can win games for you as well. Oblak does that.

"Our fans will remember this and his performance for a long time."

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