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Mandžukić takes Atlético through in style

Published: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 22.45CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 4-0 Olympiacos FC
Mario Mandžukić's hat-trick ensured last season's runners-up will be back in the knockout rounds in the spring thanks to a comfortable victory.
by Joseph Walker
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoOlympiacos

Goals scored4
 
0
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts17
 
4
on target7
 
1
off target7
 
3
blocked3
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners7
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
16
Fouls suffered16
 
12
Passes520
 
392
completed474
 
348

Standings

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
Last updated: 25/06/2015 17:50 CET
 
Published: Wednesday 26 November 2014, 22.45CET

Mandžukić takes Atlético through in style

Club Atlético de Madrid 4-0 Olympiacos FC
Mario Mandžukić's hat-trick ensured last season's runners-up will be back in the knockout rounds in the spring thanks to a comfortable victory.

Atlético ease into round of 16 with comfortable defeat of Olympiacos
Raúl García opens the scoring after defensive mix-up (9)
Mario Mandžukić scores hat-trick, including two in three second-half minutes (38, 62, 65)
Atlético's Miguel Ángel Moyà yet to concede in this season's competition
Next games: Juventus v Atlético, Olympiacos v Malmö (9 December)

Mario Mandžukić struck a hat-trick as Club Atlético de Madrid sealed their place in the round of 16 thanks to an emphatic Group A victory over Olympiacos FC.

Knowing a win would confirm their place in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages with a game to spare, the hosts made a fast start, Juanfran enjoying particular success down the right. The defender twice crossed for Mandžukić in the opening five minutes, although the Croatian was unable to apply the finishing touch, while a Raúl García header brought a smart stop from former Atlético goalkeeper Roberto, who enjoyed a mixed night on his return to the Vicente Calderón.

Last season's runners-up did not have to wait long to make the breakthrough, however, as Roberto cleared a back-pass straight to Juanfran inside the penalty area. The full-back unselfishly squared for García, who clipped a subtle finish over the sprawling keeper at the near post.

Éric Abidal volleyed over as the visitors offered a rare foray forwards in search of an immediate riposte, but it was Atlético who were turning the screw. Cristian Ansaldi forced a smart Roberto stop from distance before Tiago fired over from the edge of the box. A second goal was not long in coming, Ansaldi sending in a low delivery from the left that was completely missed by Alberto Botía, allowing a grateful Mandžukić to tap in from close range.

Roberto then denied Arda Turan on the stroke of half-time as the Group A leaders set a tone that would continue into the second 45 minutes. With Atlético dominating possession, their Turkish winger was allowed space on the right just past the hour, and his precise cross found Mandžukić for the forward's second goal of the night.

Three minutes later Mandžukić completed his hat-trick, nodding in a Gabi free-kick before departing to a standing ovation. His replacement Antoine Griezmann had an effort disallowed for offside, but not even that could dampen spirits on an excellent night for the Spanish champions.

Last updated: 29/05/15 4.53CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

olympiacos

Olympiacos

1
MoyàMiguel Ángel Moyà (GK)
16
RobertoRoberto (GK)
2
GodínDiego Godín
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis (C)
Substitution46
5
TiagoTiago
Substitution46
3
BotíaAlberto Botía
6
KokeKoke
5
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Goal9
6
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
Substitution46
9
MandžukićMario Mandžukić
Goal38
Goal62
Goal65
Substitution69
7
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
10
Arda TuranArda Turan
Substitution66
8
N'DingaDelvin N'Dinga
Yellow Card53
14
GabiGabi (C)
10
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution72
15
AnsaldiCristian Ansaldi
Yellow Card15
14
ElabdellaouiOmar Elabdellaoui
20
JuanfranJuanfran
22
AbidalÉric Abidal
24
GiménezJosé María Giménez
26
MasuakuArthur Masuaku

Substitutes

13
OblakJan Oblak (GK)
42
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Substitution46
11
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Substitution46
7
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
Substitution69
17
DiamantakosDimitris Diamantakos
11
JiménezRaúl Jiménez
Substitution66
Yellow Card86
18
BouchalakisAndreas Bouchalakis
Substitution72
18
GámezJesús Gámez
19
David FusterDavid Fuster
Substitution46
Yellow Card56
21
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
24
AvlonitisTassos Avlonitis
22
CerciAlessio Cerci
30
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino

Coach

Diego Simeone (ARG) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Mike Pickel (GER), Thorsten Schiffner (GER)

Fourth official

Robert Kempter (GER)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Dingert (GER), Daniel Siebert (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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