Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos admits he clashed with Lyon players after their Champions League elimination on Wednesday night. Lyon players, furious with Ramos' "3-0" prediction before the second-leg, confronted the Real stopper in the players' tunnel after the final whistle.

Cesar Delgado and Lisandro Lopez demanded an apology from Ramos, who responded with insults. Real teammate Gonzalo Higuain had to step in and also traded barbs with his fellow Argentines.

"It was a typical heated argument and has stayed that way. They have asked for the same respect because you need to know how to lose also how to know to win. There was no serious abuse," confirmed Ramos.