Goals from Angel Correa, Fernando Torres and Borja Garces denied the Super Eagles B side a victory in the entertaining match.
The friendly match was played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Super Eagles Coach, Salisu Yusuf, on Tuesday commended his boys for their superlative performance in spite of their 3-2 loss to Athletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid showed maturity and experience, adding that the two goals conceded by his team were cheap.
“We played compact football, they have maturity and were more experienced than us.
“We are going to develop the team to the next level. They played against the best,” he said.
He said with such performance, the Eagles team B could metamorphose into dependable team for the future.
Atletico Madrid midfielder, Thomas Partey also revealed why the Europa League champions were able to beat the Super Eagles on Tuesday.
He said, “It was a very good game and their fans were behind them which made them grow well into the game,” the Ghana international.