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Diego Simeone: 'Atletico Madrid were superior in victory over Lokomotiv Moscow'

Simeone: 'Atletico were superior'
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Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone claims that his side were "superior" after brushing aside Lokomotiv Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has insisted that his side were "superior" after beating Lokomotiv Moscow at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Europa League.

Atleti ensured that they put at least one foot in the quarter-finals thanks to a 3-0 win in the Spanish capital, as goals from Saul Niguez, Diego Costa and Koke handed Simeone's men a comfortable win over the Russian side.

"In the whole match we were superior," Simeone told reporters after the game. "In the first half we did not play so well, had to answer some questions that they had posed.

"In the second half we stopped them better. With three in between we had more tranquility and the game was more continuous and fast.

"We will have to adapt in the best way so that this result has weight in the second leg."

Atletico return to La Liga action against Celta Vigo on Sunday as they aim to bounce straight back from last weekend's tough defeat against league leaders Barcelona.


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1Barcelona19134253203343
2Atletico MadridAtletico19108127131438
3Sevilla1996431201133
4Real Madrid1910362824433
5AlavesAlaves199552219332
6Getafe197752116528
7Real Betis197572223-126
8Real Sociedad197482322125
9GironaGirona195952123-224
10Espanyol197392127-624
11Valencia1941141717023
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13Athletic Bilbao1941052025-522
14EibarEibar195772128-722
15Leganes195771721-422
16Real Valladolid195771721-422
17Celta Vigo195683132-121
18Rayo Vallecano1954102234-1219
19Villarreal193882025-517
20Huesca1925121736-1911

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