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The Rojiblancos claimed a major scalp at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, aided by hat-trick hero Radamel Falcao, but the Argentine was delighted with his team's collective efforts

Diego Simeone has praised his Atletico Madrid side, after they defeated Champions League holders Chelsea 4-1 to lift the European Super Cup on Friday.

Radamel Falcao's first-half hat-trick at Stade Louis II saw him take many of the plaudits, but the Argentine coach believes the whole team performed superbly on the night.

"I am proud of my players," Simeone told Canal Plus.

"Chelsea were a powerful rival and I have no choice but to thank everyone. They have played an extraordinary match and have done everything we planned to do."

"It was extraordinary. They have done everything perfect. In the first half, we overpowered them and we handled the second half to perfection."

Atletico Madrid resume Liga matters on Monday when they face Real Betis.

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