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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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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sevilla85121881016
2Barcelona84311991015
3Atletico MadridAtletico843194515
4AlavesAlaves8422118314
5Real Madrid8422127514
6Espanyol8422117414
7Real Valladolid833276112
8Real Betis833256-112
9Real Sociedad83231211111
10Celta Vigo82421312110
11Levante83141214-210
12EibarEibar8314912-310
13Getafe823367-19
14Valencia816167-19
15GironaGirona82331013-39
16Villarreal822467-18
17Athletic Bilbao7142913-47
18Leganes8215712-57
19Rayo Vallecano7124715-85
20Huesca8125718-115

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