Estadio Vicente Calderón - Madrid 11/12/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group G

Atlético - Porto
2-0
 

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Fonseca rues misses, Simeone looks ahead

Published: Thursday 12 December 2013
Though his side hit the post four times and missed a penalty Paulo Fonseca refused to label eliminated FC Porto unlucky, as Diego Simeone looked to the next phase.
Fonseca rues misses, Simeone looks ahead
Raúl García celebrates his opener as Diego Simeone looks on ©AFP/Getty Images
 

Player rater

Raúl García

Top Player

Atlético 

Match statistics

Atlético
Porto

2

Goals scored

0

38

Possession (%)

62

9

Total attempts

19

7

on target

7

2

off target

12

1

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

4

4

Corners

13

4

Offsides

1

3

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

19

18

Fouls suffered

20

370

Passes

681

217

completed

524

Lineups

atlético

Atlético

porto

Porto

1Aranzubia (GK)
Yellow Card27
1Helton (GK)
6Koke2Danilo
7Adrián López
Substitution82
3Lucho González (C)
Yellow Card31
Substitution64
8Raúl García
Goal14
4Maicon
12Alderweireld
Yellow Card54
8Josué
Yellow Card6
Penalty28
Substitution46
14Gabi (C)9Jackson Martínez
Yellow Card41
16Óliver Torres
Substitution62
17Varela
17Javi Manquillo22Mangala
Yellow Card78
19Diego Costa
Goal37
Substitution46
25Fernando
22Insua
Yellow Card66
26Alex Sandro
23Miranda35Defour
Yellow Card38
Substitution78

Substitutes

45David Gil (GK)24Fabiano (GK)
2Godín10Quintero
9Villa
Substitution46
11Ghilas
Substitution64
10Arda Turan
Substitution62
16Herrera
Substitution78
18Giménez19Licá
Substitution46
21Baptistão
Substitution82
21Ricardo
27Lucas30Otamendi

Coaches

Diego Simeone (ARG) Paulo Fonseca (POR)

Referee

Deniz Aytekin (GER)

Standings

Last updated: 12/12/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 
  
Published: Thursday 12 December 2013

Fonseca rues misses, Simeone looks ahead

Though his side hit the post four times and missed a penalty Paulo Fonseca refused to label eliminated FC Porto unlucky, as Diego Simeone looked to the next phase.

Diego Simeone, Atlético coach
We had a very good first half. We were clinical and we were patient. We started the match trying to play down the wings but it was not possible. We changed our strategy and the team began to feel better. We suffered because Porto played well. Finally, we did well despite them hitting the woodwork. Goalposts are part of the pitch.

The team can play well or badly but never lose their will to win and that is really important in order to keep improving. I want Óliver [Torres] playing like he did after 15 minutes. He played the match we expected from him and we expect him to carry on like this. Adrián [López] is an important player for us. We expect great things from him. We are not better than any other team and the next round will be very difficult and even. 

Paulo Fonseca, Porto coach
It is a fact that we could have left with another result, but when you ship goals like the ones we suffered tonight, against the run of play, it is impossible to go through in a competition like this. I think we created some problems for Atlético that they had not encountered before in this stadium this season. We hit the post four times and we missed a penalty, but I do not like to give excuses. We are out not because we were unlucky but because we were incompetent. 

We did not play well in defence and Atlético did well in attack. We practise penalty kicks of course. Josué never failed before. Maybe his failure was emotional, not technical. We failed mostly at home. It was not only this game that cost us qualification, even though if we had won tonight we would be in the last 16. It is too early to talk about the UEFA Europa League. There will be several good teams in the next stage of that competition and we will be one of them. 

Last updated: 13/12/13 0.11CET

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