Juve better than us, admits Atletico's Simeone

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Published on March 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:37s

Juve better than us, admits Atletico's Simeone

SHOWS: TURIN, ITALY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ATLETICO MADRID COACH, DIEGO SIMEONE, SAYING: "Honestly, I feel calm because the guys in the field have tried to do

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Juve better than us, admits Atletico's Simeone

SHOWS: TURIN, ITALY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ATLETICO MADRID COACH, DIEGO SIMEONE, SAYING: "Honestly, I feel calm because the guys in the field have tried to do everything possible.

At home we played well and they played badly and today we played badly and they played well.

It is clear that they were tactically better than us, they were more aggressive and they felt more the need to win this game and we could not find the passages that would have allowed us to get out of the siege they were subjecting us to.

The two occasions were also different." 2.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ATLETICO MADRID COACH, DIEGO SIMEONE, SAYING: "I don't think it was a lack of character or work or commitment.

They were simply better and when there is a team capable of overcoming us and doing better, we can only congratulate them.

We really tried to make the game we wanted, we tried to be protagonists, to do the right steps in the first half.

Only once (striker Alvaro) Morata in the end of the first half managed to do something but in the second half then we did not create opportunities to score that could allow us to deserve this victory so if you do not create the right conditions to win the match, you can only compliment the other team." STORY: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone had had no complaints about his side losing to Juventus after a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick sent the Italian giants into the quarter finals of the Champions league on Tuesday (March 12).

Ronaldo scored with two headers and from the penalty spot as Juventus stormed back from a 2-0 first leg deficit to beat the Spanish side.

With Atletico packing their defence, Ronaldo made the crucial breakthrough in the 27th minute when he rose to head in Federico Bernardeschi's cross at the far post.

The 34-year-old levelled the aggregate scores in the last-16 clash three minutes after halftime with another towering header, this time from Joao Cancelo's cross.

With four minutes left, Bernardeschi powered into the Atletico area, was pushed in the back by Angel Correa and Ronaldo blasted home the penalty.

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