Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus and Lucien Favre uttered respect for Atlético Madrid's defensive compactness after last night's 0-2 defeat.
|Marco Reus.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Borussia Dortmund's unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end yesterday as the BVB were beaten 2-0 by Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.
Speaking to Sky after the game, Dortmund captain Marco Reus praised the opponent for their defensive compactness.
"We were not that fresh today. Atlético made the spaces very tight which was very difficult for us. We struggled to find solutions. Atlético are an extremely good team who work hard defensively, and we saw that today. It was the first defeat, but life goes on," Reus said.
Borussia Dortmund were dominating possession and should have been able to create more chances, said BVB coach Lucien Favre.
"They were extremely aggressive in their duels and very compact. They were patient, and it was difficult to find some gaps. We had 70 percent of the possession which is incredibly much away against Atlético. We should have been able to find better solutions," Favre told Sky.
With yesterday's win, Atlético Madrid exacted some revenge for last month's clash between the two sides in Germany that ended with a 4-0 win to Dortmund.