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Atlético too strong for Aberdeen

Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 23.56CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 Aberdeen FC
Diego Forlán's penalty and Jamie Langfield's own goal comfortably took the Spanish side up to second place in Group B.
Atlético too strong for Aberdeen
Atlético celebrate their first goal against Aberdeen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AtléticoAberdeen

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
1
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners9
 
2
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed10
 
13
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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Published: Thursday 29 November 2007, 23.56CET

Atlético too strong for Aberdeen

Club Atlético de Madrid 2-0 Aberdeen FC
Diego Forlán's penalty and Jamie Langfield's own goal comfortably took the Spanish side up to second place in Group B.

Diego Forlán's fourth goal in as many UEFA Cup games and a Jamie Langfield own goal enabled Club Atlético de Madrid to move into second place in Group B with a comfortable home win against Aberdeen FC.

Pernía attempt
Atlético laid siege to the Scottish visitors' goal throughout the match and were worthy of their victory even if it took a penalty and a deflected free-kick to settle the tie. The hosts began as they meant to go on, Luis García racing clear only to shoot wide under pressure from the retreating rearguard. And two minutes later the Spanish side came even closer, Mariano Pernía drilling a shot off the inside of the post from 20 metres.

Forlán penalty
Scott Severin had Aberdeen's first attempt on target after 27 minutes when his low free-kick was smothered by Christian Abbiati but the first half belonged to Atlético and their pressure eventually told. García had twice spurned chances when he skied over the bar on 37 minutes from the area's edge and also when he dragged an angled shot across goal. Nonetheless, Javier Aguirre's men took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Forlán sent goalkeeper Langfield the wrong way from the penalty spot. Thiago Motta had split the defence with a through ball for Agüero, who was felled by Michael Hart.

Simão free-kick
The Primera División outfit scored again on 61 minutes when Simão curled a free-kick over the wall, on to the post and in off Langfield. As Jimmy Calderwood's team tried to rally, Lee Miller missed his kick with the goal at his mercy and, with ten minutes left, Chris Clark drove over from 16 metres. For Atlético, Mista was wayward with a late strike as the Rojiblancos saw out the win that puts them two points behind leaders Panathinaikos FC.

Last updated: 30/11/07 0.53CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

aberdeen

Aberdeen

13
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
1
LangfieldJamie Langfield (GK)
Yellow Card56
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
2
HartMichael Hart
Yellow Card45
4
PerníaMariano Pernía
3
ByrneRichard Byrne
5
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
4
McNamaraJackie McNamara
Substitution34
6
Cléber SantanaCléber Santana
5
DiamondAlexander Diamond
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Goal45
Substitution70
6
SeverinScott Severin (C)
Substitution76
9
Luis GarcíaLuis García
7
James SmithJames Smith
Substitution44
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Substitution46
14
FosterRichard Foster
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez (C)
Substitution70
15
TouzaniKarim Touzani
12
EllerFabiano Eller
16
MillerLee Miller
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez
19
YoungDerek Young

Substitutes

1
FalcónIsmael Falcón (GK)
20
SoutarDerek Soutar (GK)
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
8
NicholsonBarry Nicholson
14
Zé CastroZé Castro
11
ClarkChris Clark
Substitution34
17
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
21
ConsidineAndrew Considine
18
ManicheManiche
Substitution70
22
MaguireChristopher Maguire
Substitution76
20
MistaMista
Substitution70
24
De VisscherJeffrey De Visscher
Substitution44
24
SimãoSimão
Substitution46
Goal61
26
AlukoSone Aluko

Coach

Javier Aguirre (MEX) James Calderwood (SCO)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Tomislav Setka (CRO)

Fourth official

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Legend:

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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