Spanish La Liga: Atletico Madrid miss chance to move to second spot

Valencia controlled the first-half as Atletico struggled to contain the midfield trio of Dani Parejo, Ever Banega and Tino Costa.

updated: April 01, 2013 10:27 IST
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Madrid: Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone said he believes Valencia have the third best squad in Spain after his side could only manage a 1-1 draw with Valencia on Sunday.

Real Madrid's 1-1 draw at Real Zaragoza on Saturday had given Atletico the chance to overtake their city rivals and move back into second place, but despite having to settle for a point Simeone was happy to have maintained their 15-point advantage over Valencia who remain in sixth.

"They have one of the best squads in best, the third best behind Barcelona and Real Madrid," he told a press conference.

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