He saw his Atletico Madrid lose literally on the last second of the match, he could say that a draw would have been the most fair result, but no; Diego Simeone didn’t hesitate after Chelsea’s 2-1 triumph in Madrid to admit that the Blues were simply too good for his players.
We couldn’t really play our game because our rival was better. They had better intensity, they were better at a tactical level
the Atletico coach told reporters.
Chelsea were the better team. The draw was a good result for us, but at the very end they had the patience to move the ball round very well and scored at the last second
Simeone also said, adding
we were never comfortable. It was a fair victory for Chelsea because they just played better.
The Rojiblancos took the lead in the 40th minute when Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot, but Chelsea equalized in the 59th minute with Alvaro Morata’s seventh goal in eight official matches as a Blue, before Michy Batshuayi stunned the hosts scoring literally the very last moment, right before the final whistle.
It was the first victory ever of an English team in Madrid over Atletico, a… monumental party spoiler, as the hosts were playing their first Champions League game at their new impressive home, the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.