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Second best not bad for Aguirre

Published: Wednesday 10 December 2008, 0.56CET
Club Atlético de Madrid coach Javier Aguirre was not overly downcast after a 0-0 draw with Olympique de Marseille forced his side to settle for second best in Group D. "When the draw was made a few months ago, with Liverpool, Marseille and Eindhoven, we knew it would be tough and we would have settled for second spot," he said. "We finished second just like Chelsea and Inter. I will look forward to the draw and hope it is kind to us."

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Published: Wednesday 10 December 2008, 0.56CET

Second best not bad for Aguirre

Club Atlético de Madrid coach Javier Aguirre was not overly downcast after a 0-0 draw with Olympique de Marseille forced his side to settle for second best in Group D. "When the draw was made a few months ago, with Liverpool, Marseille and Eindhoven, we knew it would be tough and we would have settled for second spot," he said. "We finished second just like Chelsea and Inter. I will look forward to the draw and hope it is kind to us."
Last updated: 10/12/08 1.22CET

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