Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estádio do Dragão
Porto
1-2
AtleticoAtletico Madrid
Martinez (15')
Josue (28'), Mangala (84')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Godin (58'), Turan (86')
Tiago (54'), Juanfran (61')

Diego Simeone praises Atletico Madrid "response"

Atletico boss Diego Simeone on the touchline against Rayo on August 25, 2013
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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone praises his side following their 2-1 win against Porto in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has praised his side after they came from behind to beat Porto 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

Jackson Martinez had given the Portuguese outfit a first-half lead, but goals from Diego Godin and Arda Turan secured all the points for Atletico.

"We are very happy – we did a great job. It was a fantastic response to what was an adverse situation," Simeone told reporters at a press conference.

"The first 25 minutes were hard for us, Porto were very strong then. When we changed our way of playing in midfield from the 30th minute, the game also changed. We made key tactical switches which helped us as we looked to play into spaces and get closer to their penalty area.

"The lead-up to our second goal was something we had worked on. There is happiness at achieving a very important result. It's incredible the reaction we produced tonight. Everyone put in a great performance. The team must be congratulated. We will go on taking things game by game."

Atletico have also won all seven of their La Liga fixtures this season.

Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan in action against Sevilla on August 18, 2013
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