Another Champions Cup semi-final for Munster and a case of more disappointment as they found Saracens too good at the Ricoh Arena.

Coach Johann van Graan admitted that his side came up against "a class outfit" as they slipped to a 32-16 defeat against Premiership opposition.

All told Van Graan was quick to heap praise on Saracens when he spoke to the assembled media afterwards.

"We are very disappointed to have lost this semi-final but we came up against a quality side that haven't lost so far in this year's competition," he said.

"They showed their class today and started the game well, putting us under pressure straight away in what was a fiercely contested first half.

"The 13 minutes after half-time swung it their way as they put scoreboard pressure on us.

"We did well to get back into the game with a try (from Darren Sweetnam) but their ball carriers were just to good for us.

"They put 50 points on a Glasgow team that's three points ahead of us in the Pro14."

Johann van Graan clearly dejected while Peter O'Mahony is interviewed after the loss 

With Munster chasing the game after Sweetnam's try, their efforts were ultimately in vain.

"With Saracens, there is no weakness, they pressure you into conceding penalties," he added.

"When you get pressure against you with their kicking game you know what's coming. You have to stop it. We applied some pressure as well but one or two things did not go our way, it went their way but that's the way it often goes in a semi-final.

"We're all very emotional, the players gave it all they got. I can't fault their attitude and effort. It's been brilliant all season."