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Diego Simeone admits Atletico Madrid gave their best but Leipzig deserved the victory

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In the quarter-finals of the Champions League Atletico Madrid was beaten by the better side, admitted Diego Simeone.

Diego Simeone acknowledged that RB Leipzig deserved the victory though his team gave their all, he also had no complaints about the way out of the Champions League at Atletico Madrid.

Leipzig stunned Atletico as Tyler Adams hit a late, deflected winner on Thursday with a 2-1 win in Lisbon.

Earlier, Joao Felix had canceled out Dani Olmo’s penalty spot opener, but Atletico struggled to break down the side of the Bundesliga and was carved open too often to go the other way around.

Simeone delivered his congratulations to Leipzig as they progressed to set up a semi-final match against Paris Saint-Germain.

“We gave all we had,” he told Movistar. “We had a hard time winning the duels, and they were faster.”

“It’s been a long year, with those 60 days off. Then there was pressure coming back to the Champions League. We had to go back to training for one week off then.”

“We could not play the way we wanted to. I had a liking for Leipzig. They had great resolve, enthusiasm, and freshness. That has cost us. There is no excuse.”

“We gave our best and made it to the quarter-finals. We’re going out fairly and our opponents are to be congratulated.”