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Imperious Atlético cruise to victory in Vienna

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 22.46CET
FK Austria Wien 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Diego Costa scored in each half to add to Raúl García's opener and help Diego Simeone's side open up a five-point lead at the top of Group G.
by Matthew Watson-Broughton
from Ernst-Happel-Stadion

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Match statistics

Austria WienAtlético

Goals scored0
3
Possession (%)50
 
50
Total attempts5
 
11
on target2
 
8
off target3
 
3
blocked0
2
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners5
 
5
Offsides1
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
12
Fouls suffered11
 
7
Passes626
 
681
completed452
 
520

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 22 October 2013, 22.46CET

Imperious Atlético cruise to victory in Vienna

FK Austria Wien 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Diego Costa scored in each half to add to Raúl García's opener and help Diego Simeone's side open up a five-point lead at the top of Group G.

Two goals from Diego Costa, added to Raúl García's early strike, helped Club Atlético de Madrid to a comprehensive victory at FK Austria Wien as they took full control of Group G.

Having won their first two UEFA Champions League fixtures, Diego Simeone's side kicked off full of confidence and were almost sure of the points before 20 minutes had been played. García tapped in Filipe Luis's pass to give the visitors the lead before Costa doubled their advantage with a superb individual effort and rounded off a fine evening's work with his second and Atlético's third early in the second half.

Austria had begun in positive fashion in an unfamiliar gold and black third kit but were soon on the back foot as Juanfran came forward. The Atlético right-back unleashed an early swerving drive which Heinz Lindner did well to palm behind for a corner.

The Rojiblancos' first goal was not long in coming, Koke's cute slide-rule pass down the left channel in the eighth minute springing the offside trap. Luis drew the goalkeeper before squaring for García to roll into an empty net.

Further setbacks followed for Austria, first when top scorer Marko Stankovic suffered a recurrence of his calf injury and had to be withdrawn and then when Costa cut through their defence. Picking up possession on the halfway line the forward turned, advanced, beat two defenders and coolly slipped the ball past the left leg of a helpless Lindner to make it 2-0 with less than a quarter of the match gone.

It had been one-way traffic yet suddenly Atlético started to drop deeper and Austria dominated the rest of the first period. Their best chance came when Philipp Hosiner found himself unmarked at the far post but the striker blasted a close-range volley against the crossbar.

If Nenad Bjelica's Austrian champions had left themselves with plenty of work to do, they took their spirited display from the end of the first half into the second, Florian Mader nearly bringing renewed hope with a long-range drive that flew just over.

Group G's bottom club going into this game, Austria's increased attacking urgency left them vulnerable to Atlético's slick incisive attacks – and so it proved eight minutes after the restart. Costa received a pass from substitute Emiliano Insúa inside the penalty area and turned to beat Lindner again.

Atlético now hold a five-point cushion at the top of the group, having won all three fixtures, and will look to make it four when the teams reconvene in Spain on matchday four. Austria remain in fourth position with a single point.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.15CET

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Lineups

austria wien

Austria Wien

atlético

Atlético

13
LindnerHeinz Lindner (GK)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
4
RoguljKaja Rogulj
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
Substitution46
11
JunTomáš Jun
Substitution75
5
TiagoTiago
14
OrtlechnerManuel Ortlechner (C)
6
KokeKoke
16
HosinerPhilipp Hosiner
Yellow Card17
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Goal8
Yellow Card45
Substitution81
17
MaderFlorian Mader
10
Arda TuranArda Turan
19
StankovicMarko Stankovic
Substitution14
12
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
25
HollandJames Holland
Yellow Card31
14
GabiGabi (C)
Yellow Card57
27
DilaverEmir Dilaver
19
Diego CostaDiego Costa
Goal20
Goal53
Substitution60
28
RoyerDaniel Royer
Substitution85
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Yellow Card67
29
SuttnerMarkus Suttner
Yellow Card47
23
MirandaMiranda

Substitutes

26
KardumIvan Kardum (GK)
45
David GilDavid Gil (GK)
8
ŠimkovičTomas Šimkovič
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
15
RamsebnerChristian Ramsebner
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution81
22
LeovacMarin Leovac
Substitution85
9
VillaDavid Villa
23
SpiridonovicSrdan Spiridonovic
Substitution75
11
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Substitution60
24
KienastRoman Kienast
Substitution14
Yellow Card38
16
Óliver TorresÓliver Torres
30
KochFabian Koch
22
InsuaEmiliano Insua
Substitution46

Coach

Nenad Bjelica (CRO) Diego Simeone (ARG)

Referee

Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Andrea Stefani (ITA), Renato Faverani (ITA)

Fourth official

Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Luca Banti (ITA), Andrea De Marco (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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