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Atlético back with a bang at PSV

Published: Wednesday 17 September 2008, 0.36CET
PSV Eindhoven 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Sergio Agüero struck twice as the Spanish side marked their return to the group stage in impressive style as home side PSV were left stunned.
by Derek Brookman
from PSV Stadion
Atlético back with a bang at PSV
Sergio Agüero (right) celebrates after scoring one of his goals ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PSVAtlético

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target12
 
3
Corners6
 
4
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
16
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

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Published: Wednesday 17 September 2008, 0.36CET

Atlético back with a bang at PSV

PSV Eindhoven 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Sergio Agüero struck twice as the Spanish side marked their return to the group stage in impressive style as home side PSV were left stunned.

Club Atlético de Madrid marked their first appearance in the UEFA Champions League for eleven years with a resounding 3-0 victory against PSV Eindhoven as Sergio Agüero gave further notice of his burgeoning talents.

Slick and incisive
Agüero scored twice in a first half which saw his side surge forward, all slick combinations and incisive passing as Huub Stevens' men were driven on to the back foot. The Eredivisie champions struggled to gain any measure of control, and it came as little surprise when Portuguese midfielder Maniche added a third after the break. PSV continued to plug away, creating a couple of half chances, but Atlético were seldom troubled and the pressure will be on the Dutch side when they travel to Liverpool FC for their next Group D outing in a fortnight.

Lively start
It proved a tepid end to a match that had exploded into life with chances at both ends in a breathless opening minute. First Ibrahim Afellay whipped in a cross from the right that Leo Franco in the visitors' goal was grateful to gather and within seconds PSV counterpart Andreas Isaksson saved well after Agüero had broken free. Soon after Nordin Amrabat volleyed over after more good work by Afellay, but it was the visitors who were making most of the running, and took the lead on nine minutes.

Agüero strikes
Maniche carved open the home defence and fed Luis García, whose low cross was turned in from close range by Agüero. Simão almost extended his side's lead immediately but his drive from just outside the box was turned behind by Isaksson – the Spanish side were relishing their return to a stage they had last graced in 1996/97. PSV were just trying to hold on, and Carlos Salcido did well to hook a dangerous Agüero cross clear.

Double trouble
The hosts held on, and fashioned their first real chance on 35 minutes when Timmy Simons released Danny Koevermans, but Franco raced from his line to clear. A minute later it was 2-0. Florent Sinama Pongolle, only just introduced in place of the injured Diego Forlán, fed Agüero, and the Argentinian turned Jérémie Bréchet and fired high into the net. The half drew to a close with Atlético still in the ascendancy, but Edison Méndez stirred the home support immediately after the restart with a stinging long-range effort that forced Franco to tip over.

Ruthless Maniche
The Ecuadorian international was soon the villain at the other end, caught in possession by Simão after 54 minutes. Two passes later the ball reached Maniche, who duly dispatched it beyond Isaksson. Koevermans nearly pulled a goal back just after the hour mark, but his header from Amrabat's cross flashed wide. The points secured, the visitors' intensity inevitably dropped and PSV rallied towards the end as Danko Lazović forced Franco into action but it was too little, too late.

Last updated: 17/09/08 11.09CET

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Lineups

psv

PSV

atlético

Atlético

1
IsakssonAndreas Isaksson (GK)
25
Leo FrancoLeo Franco (GK)
3
SalcidoCarlos Salcido
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López (C)
6
SimonsTimmy Simons (C)
5
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
8
MéndezEdison Méndez
Yellow Card47
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Substitution31
10
KoevermansDanny Koevermans
9
Luis GarcíaLuis García
11
AmrabatNordin Amrabat
Yellow Card78
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal9
Goal36
Substitution63
13
BréchetJérémie Bréchet
Yellow Card41
Substitution74
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Yellow Card24
14
PietersErik Pieters
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
15
CulinaJason Culina
Substitution46
18
ManicheManiche
Goal54
Substitution65
20
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Substitution70
20
SimãoSimão
24
MarcellisDirk Marcellis
21
PereaLuis Perea
Yellow Card86

Substitutes

31
Cássio RamosCássio Ramos (GK)
1
CoupetGrégory Coupet (GK)
4
RodríguezFrancisco Rodríguez
Substitution74
2
SeitaridisGiourkas Seitaridis
5
ZonneveldMike Zonneveld
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Substitution63
9
LazovićDanko Lazović
Substitution70
14
Sinama PongolleFlorent Sinama Pongolle
Substitution31
22
DzsudzsákBalázs Dzsudzsák
16
BanegaÉver Banega
Substitution65
28
BakkalOtman Bakkal
Substitution46
19
De las CuevasMiguel de las Cuevas
29
WuytensStijn Wuytens
24
CamachoIgnacio Camacho

Coach

Huub Stevens (NED) Javier Aguirre (MEX)

Referee

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Alessandro Stagnoli (ITA), Sandro Rossomando (ITA)

Fourth official

Christian Brighi (ITA)

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