By 90Min
October 25, 2018

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone praised the performance of Borussia Dortmund after they subjected his side to a comprehensive 4-0 defeat in the Champions League. 

Goals from Axel Witsel, Jadon Sancho and a brace from Raphael Guerreiro confirmed the result at the Signal Iduna Park to leave Simeone's side second in Group A, three points behind Dortmund after winning their opening two games.

The defeat was Simeone's heaviest at Atletico Madrid since taking charge in 2011, and after the game he paid tribute to the performance of Dortmund

"It was a clear result. We have to congratulate our opponent, they played a fast and attacking game," said Simeone post-match, as quoted by GOAL

"They played very efficiently, very dynamically. The most important thing is to quickly use possession, and they did so wonderfully. They are doing very well at the moment, it is very nice to watch."

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Despite the loss, Los Rojiblancos still remain in a strong position to reach the last 16 of the Champions League, as there's a five-point gap between themselves and AS Monaco and Club Brugge, who both have a solitary point from their opening three games. 

Atletico Madrid did also have a good spell at the beginning of the second half that could've resulted in an equaliser when Saul Niguez struck the crossbar from the edge of the area, with Simeone happy he saw enough to build on for future games.

He continued, stating: "The result is a clear one, even if we can say that the first half was an even one and that we could have drawn level later. [It was] 4-0, so what good is it? But I have seen plenty of good things also."

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