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Atletico Madrid coach Simeone accepts Real Madrid deserved win

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone insists Real Madrid deserved their 3-1 win on Saturday.

Simeone doesn't believe the officiating caused his side's defeat.

He congratulated Real Madrid and dismissed the notion that the refereeing made the difference.

"Atletico Madrid lost because of a convincing opponent," he said after the match. "I don't usually speak about VAR and I believe it's something that will surely get better and make things more efficient for all.

"I can't see the replays like those working with VAR do, so I hope they were correct with the decisions.

"I definitely don't think we lost because of VAR.

"The opposition were better than us and more convincing.

"They had a very good game.

"So we congratulate them and prepare for the next one."

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