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Ramos: Loss won´t tarnish ´great season´

26 April 2012 09:21

Sergio Ramos insists Real Madrid's Champions League elimination will not tarnish the club's 'great season'.

Jose Mourinho's side beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in regulation time in the return leg of their Champions League semi-final after losing the first leg by an identical score, but the Bundesliga giants eventually prevailed 3-1 on penalties, much to the disappointment of Ramos.

"We would have liked to reach the final, but this will not tarnish the great season the team have had and that we want to seal with the league title. Bayern were a great side. I'm proud of the team and of the season we're having," he told the official Madrid website.

"We tried everything but we knew we faced the likes of (Arjen) Robben, (Franck) Ribery and (Mario) Gomez. The match went through many different phases after our second goal. We can't attack all the time.

"We must move on. This hurts because the final was within our reach. It's a real shame to be eliminated in a penalty shoot-out. It is something you never want. We must hold our heads high."

The 26-year-old was one of three Madrid players to miss from the spot in the shootout, but stressed he would take a penalty again if asked to do so.

"Penalty shoot-outs are unpredictable. I wasn't lucky to score my penalty, but I was confident and I would try it again tomorrow for the team," he said. "You feel great pressure, but I've always withstood it well."

Madrid resume La Liga action on Sunday when they host Sevilla. They hold a seven point lead over second-place Barcelona with four rounds to go.

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
25 April 2012
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
2 - 1
Full-time
2 - 1
Extra-time
2 - 1
Penalties
1 - 3
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Madrid)
Attendance
71654

Goals

1 - 0
Cristiano Ronaldo 14'
(assist by M. Özil) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
27' A. Robben (PG)
 (assist by M. Gómez)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
21
17
27 5'
28 104'
10 27' 90'
31
7
30 102'
39
33
Coach: J. Heynckes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
8
20
11 115'
13
15
18
21
# Player Bookings
25
11
13
22
23
26
44

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