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Atlético out to extend Rosenborg drought

Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 1.03CET
Club Atlético de Madrid are bottom of Group B after two games but will be hopeful of kick-starting their defence against a Rosenborg BK side who have won just once in eight visits to Spain.
Atlético out to extend Rosenborg drought
Diego Forlán and Atlético have endured a difficult start to their UEFA Europa League defence ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

AtléticoRosenborg

Goals scored9
 
3
Attempts on target27
 
26
Attempts off target39
 
39
Corners27
 
24
Offsides15
 
7
Fouls committed84
 
91
Yellow cards10
 
7
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 1 October 2010, 1.03CET

Atlético out to extend Rosenborg drought

Club Atlético de Madrid are bottom of Group B after two games but will be hopeful of kick-starting their defence against a Rosenborg BK side who have won just once in eight visits to Spain.

UEFA Europa League holders Club Atlético de Madrid are bottom of Group B after two games but will be hopeful of kick-starting their defence at home against a Rosenborg BK side who have won just once in eight visits to Spain.

Previous meetings
• The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA club competition.

• In their only previous tie against Norwegian opposition, Atlético faced Fyllingen IL in the first round of the 1991/92 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, winning 7-2 at home and 1-0 away.

• Rosenborg's record in 17 games against Spanish sides reads W5 D3 L9 (W1 D2 L5 away). Their only win on Spanish soil came in their most recent visit, as they beat Valencia CF 2-0 in the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League group stage.

Match background
• UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup holders Atlético have picked up one point in two Group B outings. They are, however, five games unbeaten at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.

• Rosenborg have scored just once in their last five European away games.

Team facts
• Atlético coach Quique Sánchez Flores was right-back in Real Madrid's 1994/95 Spanish title-winning team. After coaching Getafe CF, Valencia and SL Benfica, he replaced Abel Resino at Atlético in October 2009 and guided them to the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup.

• Nile Arne Eggen is a legend at Rosenborg, having played for the club in the 1960s and helped them win 11 Norwegian titles in a row as a coach from 1992 until 2004, though he took time off during the 1998 campaign. Eggen is currently helping out as caretaker coach following Erik Hamrén's move to take charge of Sweden. Stabæk Fotball coach Jan Jönsson is set to replace him in the winter.

• Atlético's Simão played 180 minutes as Benfica defeated Rosenborg in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup third round, the Portuguese side winning 1-0 at home to advance on away goals after a 2-1 defeat in Trondheim.

Last updated: 05/04/11 18.08CET

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