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Simeone Proud of Atleti in Defeat

Diego Simeone said he was proud of his team, even in defeat, as Atletico lost 3-1 at red-hot Valencia on Sunday. Though Los Che scored three goals inside the opening 12 minutes, Simeone said that apart from the mistakes made in that opening spell, the Spanish champs played very well. “I’m happy with the team’s work,” the Argentine said. “Those 10 minutes did a lot of damage but I’m proud of what my team did. There are times when there’s dignity in giving everything on the pitch. Atletico lost with courage." Valencia is still undefeated in seven in matches, just two points behind league leader Barcelona, which won 2-0 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

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