Sanchez Flores apologises for defeat
Atletico Madrid coach
Atletico went into last night's home clash with Aris Thessaloniki knowing a victory would guarantee them a place in the last-32 of the competition, but a shock 3-2 defeat means the reigning champions are now in serious danger of an early exit.
Los Rojiblancos are now level on seven points with the Greek outfit in second place in Group B, four points behind qualified leaders Bayer Leverkusen.
In the final round of matches, Atletico, who were also beaten away by Aris and therefore have the worse head-to-head record, must travel to Leverkusen knowing they need a better result than Aris manage at home to already-eliminated Rosenborg. Aris have never lost in 23 European matches over 40 years at their Kleanthis Vikelidis stadium.
However, he added: "We're not going to give up. We'll travel to