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Atlético shine on UEFA Cup return

Published: Friday 17 August 2007, 0.29CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 3-0 FK Vojvodina
Atlético ended their seven-year absence from the UEFA Cup with a sumptuous display of real attacking verve.
by Lucy Turner

Match statistics

AtléticoVojvodina

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red cards0
1

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Published: Friday 17 August 2007, 0.29CET

Atlético shine on UEFA Cup return

Club Atlético de Madrid 3-0 FK Vojvodina
Atlético ended their seven-year absence from the UEFA Cup with a sumptuous display of real attacking verve.

Club Atlético de Madrid returned to the UEFA Cup after a seven-season absence and took control of their second qualifying round tie against FK Vojvodina in front of a full house at the Vicente Calderón stadium.

Striking resources
Having warned during the week that he would field a full-strength attack, Atlético coach Javier Aguirre started with Sergio Agüero and Diego Forlán up front with Simão, making his competitive debut for the club, and Maxi Rodríguez in support. His tactics reaped dividends as Maxi, Forlán and Agüero all found the target.

Early pressure
The pressure was on the Serbian visitors from the start and Forlán had the ball in the net on 13 minutes, the goal chalked off for offside. That just spurred the home team on and Maniche shot just wide eleven minutes later before Agüero forced Vojvodina goalkeeper Damir Kahriman into a diving save. Maxi made the breakthrough on 37 minutes as Agüero ran past his markers and crossed for his team-mate to touch in.

Second goal
The visitors lost Milan Milutinović to a second yellow card early in the second half and Atlético made it 2-0 on the hour mark after Maniche’s powerful drive deflected into the path of Forlán, who shot into the corner of the net for his second goal in as many competitive games for the club.

Win sealed
Agüero rounded off the victory soon after when Forlán turned provider with a fine cross for his Argentinian colleague to volley in. Maniche and José Manuel Jurado both threatened a fourth goal, but Atlético nonetheless have a healthy lead to take to Serbia in a fortnight and the UEFA Intertoto Cup winners can feel they have at least partly banished the memory of losing a European Champion Clubs' Cup replay at home against Vojvodina 40 years ago.

Last updated: 17/08/07 11.14CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

vojvodina

Vojvodina

10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal70
Substitution76
10
BuačVladimir Buač
Substitution63
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Goal62
21
DespotovićRanko Despotović
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Yellow Card90
24
DjurićIgor Djurić
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez
4
KačarGojko Kačar
Substitution66
25
Leo FrancoLeo Franco (GK)
1
KahrimanDamir Kahriman (GK)
18
ManicheManiche
3
MarkovićSlobodan Marković (C)
Yellow Card82
21
PereaLuis Perea
26
MilutinovićMiroslav Milutinović
Yellow Card35
Red Card47
4
PerníaMariano Pernía
6
PekaricNino Pekaric
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez (C)
Goal37
Substitution82
13
PopovicAleksandar Popovic
Substitution73
2
SeitaridisGiourkas Seitaridis
Yellow Card46
16
StošićMiodrag Stošić
Yellow Card4
24
SimãoSimão
Substitution64
31
TadićDušan Tadić

Substitutes

13
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
33
AleksićDanijel Aleksić
12
EllerFabiano Eller
30
BrkićŽeljko Brkić (GK)
9
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Substitution76
9
DrakulicSasa Drakulic
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
8
MilutinovićMilan Milutinović
Substitution73
5
LuccinPeter Luccin
7
ŠaracDragan Šarac
15
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution82
27
TrivunovićVeseljko Trivunović
Substitution66
17
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Substitution64
Yellow Card90+3
32
SmiljanicGoran Smiljanic
Substitution63

Coach

Javier Aguirre (MEX) Milovan Rajevac (YUG)

Referee

Claudio Circhetta (SUI)

Assistant referees

Francesco Buragina (SUI), Beat Hidber (SUI)

Fourth official

Daniel Wermelinger (SUI)

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