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Bolton survive Atlético siege

Published: Friday 22 February 2008, 0.46CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 0-0 Bolton Wanderers FC (agg: 0-1) Bolton gave a solid defensive performance yet again to frustrate their hosts' hopes.
Bolton survive Atlético siege
Bolton celebrate after the goalless draw sent them through ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AtléticoBolton

Goals scored0
 
0
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target9
 
0
Corners14
 
3
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed7
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 22 February 2008, 0.46CET

Bolton survive Atlético siege

Club Atlético de Madrid 0-0 Bolton Wanderers FC (agg: 0-1) Bolton gave a solid defensive performance yet again to frustrate their hosts' hopes.

Bolton Wanderers FC put in a sterling defensive performance yet again to frustrate Club Atlético de Madrid and set up a Round of 16 tie with Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Few chances
Holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first leg in Lancashire, Gary Megson's charges again kept the Primera División high-flyers at bay, despite registering just one shot on goal in the Spanish capital. Bolton more than held their own during a quiet first half, while Atlético looked like they were missing the attacking guile of suspended striker Agüero.

Abbiati save
Playing with Kevin Davies as a lone frontman, the Premier League outfit made it difficult for the hosts to create many clear-cut chances in the opening period. Indeed it was the visitors who had a chance to double their aggregate lead inside the opening ten minutes when Stelios Giannakopoulos' shot was tipped over the crossbar by Italian goalkeeper Christian Abbiati.

Possession count
Aside from that effort, Atlético enjoyed the better of the possession in the first period without ever looking likely to breakthrough the visitors' rearguard. Luis García spurned Atlético's best chance when he blazed his shot high over the bar following Diego Forlán's low cross.

Off target
The second half started where the first left off, with Atletico looking for that much-needed breakthrough. Full-back Mariano Pernía tried his luck from outside the area but it was no problem for Jussi Jääskeläinen, while Luis García was again off target when he curled wide soon after.

Defensive action
Forlán, Mariano Pernía and Jurado then had three efforts bravely blocked in quick succession following a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, epitomising Bolton's determination to keep the hosts out. Atlético continued to push forward and Jurado had one last sight of goal, however the midfielder shot wide from the edge of the area.

Last updated: 22/02/08 11.46CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

bolton

Bolton

13
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
22
JääskeläinenJussi Jääskeläinen (GK)
4
PerníaMariano Pernía
2
HuntNicky Hunt
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez
Substitution67
31
Andy O'BrienAndy O'Brien
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
33
CahillGary Cahill
21
PereaLuis Perea
3
SamuelJlloyd Samuel
15
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
7
GiannakopoulosStelios Giannakopoulos
Substitution59
6
Cléber SantanaCléber Santana
19
McCannGavin McCann
Substitution58
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez (C)
Yellow Card30
4
NolanKevin Nolan (C)
Yellow Card23
9
Luis GarcíaLuis García
Substitution54
24
O'BrienJoey O'Brien
Yellow Card8
Substitution85
17
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
32
TaylorMatthew Taylor
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
14
DaviesKevin Davies
Yellow Card83

Substitutes

1
FalcónIsmael Falcón (GK)
26
Al-HabsiAli Al-Habsi (GK)
12
EllerFabiano Eller
5
MéïtéAbdoulaye Méïté
Substitution85
14
Zé CastroZé Castro
8
Iván CampoIván Campo
Substitution58
19
De las CuevasMiguel de las Cuevas
Substitution54
16
TeymourianAndranik Teymourian
20
MistaMista
Substitution67
18
Mikel AlonsoMikel Alonso
28
Rodriguez RivasAlejandro Rodriguez Rivas
20
Ricardo Vaz TéRicardo Vaz Té
38
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
21
DioufEl Hadji Diouf
Substitution59
Yellow Card82

Coach

Javier Aguirre (MEX) Gary Megson (ENG)

Referee

Jacek Granat (POL)

Assistant referees

Radosław Siejka (POL), Maciej Szymanik (POL)

Fourth official

Jaroslaw Zyro (POL)

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