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Bolton joy as Diouf downs Atlético

Published: Friday 15 February 2008, 0.59CET
Bolton Wanderers FC 1-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Matt Taylor caught the eye but it was El Hadji Diouf who eventually got the winner in north-west England.
Bolton joy as Diouf downs Atlético
El Hadji Diouf wheels away in celebration ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BoltonAtlético

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target8
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners6
 
3
Offsides4
 
3
Fouls committed14
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Friday 15 February 2008, 0.59CET

Bolton joy as Diouf downs Atlético

Bolton Wanderers FC 1-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Matt Taylor caught the eye but it was El Hadji Diouf who eventually got the winner in north-west England.

El Hadji Diouf showed deadly poise, scoring with 16 minutes left to give Bolton Wanderers FC an impressive 1-0 victory against a Club Atlético de Madrid side that finished the game with ten men.

Key moments
Atlético had coasted through the UEFA Cup group stage and many expected them to do the same in the last 32, but Bolton had other ideas with Matthew Taylor imperious on his European debut. The January signing fashioned a string of first-half opportunities, and while the Spanish visitors gradually gained a foothold, they lost their shape after the dismissal of Agüero, apparently for spitting at an opponent. A minute later Diouf scored, firing in after Atlético had failed to deal with a low cross following good work from Stelios Giannakopoulos and Taylor.

Bolton pressure
The result leaves Los Colchoneros with it all to do next Thursday when the teams reconvene at the Vicente Calderón stadium, and Bolton have cause for confidence after a display belying their lowly Premier League status. Taylor was at the heart of much of the hosts' best work, testing Christian Abbiati twice in the opening four minutes. The goalkeeper saved his first-minute header with relative ease but was grateful to see Taylor's next attempt come back off a post after only managing to parry it. The midfielder was not done, however, chipping over before stinging Abbiati's fingers with a rasping drive.

Visitors rally
Atlético had only an Antonio López header to show for their efforts, which goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen did brilliantly to tip over, before Taylor continued his assault after half-time, making Abbiati save again. The Primera División team came into their own approaching the hour, however, with Diego Forlán threatening to break the deadlock following some nifty footwork, though he shot into the side-netting. Maxi Rodríguez squandered another chance and when Agüero saw red following a challenge by the omnipresent Taylor, Diouf pounced to earn a deserved triumph.

Last updated: 15/02/08 9.50CET

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Lineups

bolton

Bolton

atlético

Atlético

22
JääskeläinenJussi Jääskeläinen (GK)
13
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
2
HuntNicky Hunt
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
33
CahillGary Cahill
21
PereaLuis Perea
31
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez
3
SamuelJlloyd Samuel
4
PerníaMariano Pernía
8
Iván CampoIván Campo
17
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Yellow Card13
Substitution59
21
DioufEl Hadji Diouf
Yellow Card13
Goal74
20
MistaMista
Substitution88
17
GuthrieDaniel Guthrie
Substitution59
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez (C)
4
NolanKevin Nolan (C)
6
Cléber SantanaCléber Santana
Yellow Card45+2
32
TaylorMatthew Taylor
24
SimãoSimão
Substitution72
14
DaviesKevin Davies
7
ForlánDiego Forlán

Substitutes

26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
1
FalcónIsmael Falcón (GK)
5
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Substitution59
Red Card73
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
Substitution59
12
EllerFabiano Eller
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
15
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution72
20
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
19
De las CuevasMiguel de las Cuevas
Substitution88
24
O'BrienJoey O'Brien
28
Rodriguez RivasAlejandro Rodriguez Rivas
37
SinclairJames Sinclair
38
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez

Coach

Gary Megson (ENG) Javier Aguirre (MEX)

Referee

Peter Rasmussen (DEN)

Assistant referees

Torben Jensen (DEN), Bo Abildgaard (DEN)

Fourth official

Thomas Vejlgaard (DEN)

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