A female reporter for a Spanish television station has downplayed a sexist remark made by Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo during a news conference ahead of Atleti's 0-0 Champions League draw with Brugge on Tuesday.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo appeared to let slip a sexist comment on Tuesday when he told Cuatro's Cristina Garcia Tirado that he did not wish to discuss money with a woman, after she asked if the club had enough money to offer a new contract to defender Diego Godin.
Atletico Madrid were denied top place in Group A of the Champions League on Tuesday after a goalless draw away at Club Brugge in Belgium meant they finished second behind Borussia Dortmund.
The Germans started the final match day two points behind Atletico, but by beating Monaco 2-0 away ended tied on 13 points with the Spanish club and took top place based on the head-to-head scores between them.
Brugge finished third in the standings and will play in the Europa League in the new year.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone urged Antoine Griezmann to keep leading by example after his captain for the day scored and starred in Saturday's 3-0 win over Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Nikola Kalinic put Atletico ahead in the first half, with Griezmann and Rodrigo adding late goals to put Simeone's side joint top with Barcelona.
Injuries meant Griezmann took the armband and Simeone told beIN SPORTS: "He has a big responsibility in our team. He must be a leader for us.
"The most important...
Atletico Madrid moved level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 3-0 win over fourth-placed Alaves on Saturday.
Nikola Kalinic, Antoine Griezmann and Rodri struck for Atletico in a tight battle, with Diego Simeone's side simply more clinical in front of goal.
Kalinic opened the scoring in the 24th minute, bundling the ball home with his stomach from Santiago Arias's cross for his first league goal since a close-season switch from AC Milan.
Atletico suffered a blow when defender Lucas Hernandez...