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Football: Simeone sheds no tears for heartbroken Atletico

Published on May 25, 2014 9:07 AM
(From left) Atletico Madrid's forward Adrian Lopez, Atletico Madrid's midfielder and captain Gabi and Atletico Madrid's forward David Villa react at the end of the Uefa Champions League Final Real Madrid vs Atletico de Madrid at Luz stadium in Lisbon, on May 24, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LISBON (AFP) - Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone insisted his side must raise themselves from the disappointment of being minutes away from winning the Champions League and come back even stronger next season.

The recently crowned La Liga champions look set to beat local rivals Real Madrid as they led 1-0 in Lisbon deep into stoppage time until Sergio Ramos’ header forced the game into extra time.

And in the second period of extra time, Real ran rampant as goals from Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo handed them a 4-1 win to seal their 10h European crown.

“This match doesn’t deserve a single tear,” said the Argentine.

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