READ WHAT ATLETICO MANAGER DIEGO SIMEONE HAD TO SAY AFTER HIS TEAM LOST TO CHELSEA

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Chelsea defeated Atletico Madrid 2-1 at their new Wanda Metropolitano stadium and Atletico coach Diego Simeone admitted his team were deservedly beaten “tactically, technically and physically” in Wednesday’s 2-1 Champions League Group C clash.

Simeone said in his post-match news conference that he had no complaints about the result, as Chelsea had been clearly the better side.

“The opponent was the better team, they were the more comfortable team in all moments, and deserved to win,” Simeone said. “They played a good game in general, they are a very strong and competitive team, showed their status.

“In the first half we had the chance from Saul to make it 2-0 but we were never comfortable. … They were better tactically, technically, physically, with intensity.

“You must congratulate a team who played as Chelsea did today. A draw was good for us, they had patience in the last play to move the ball very well and end the game very well for them.”

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