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Lazaridis strikes as Aris stun holders Atlético

Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 23.02CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 2-3 Aris Thessaloniki FC
Nikos Lazaridis fired in a late winner to secure a first victory in Spain for a Greek club and leave Hector Cúper's side above the holders.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoAris

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target11
 
4
Attempts off target13
 
7
Corners6
 
7
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed12
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 1 December 2010, 23.02CET

Lazaridis strikes as Aris stun holders Atlético

Club Atlético de Madrid 2-3 Aris Thessaloniki FC
Nikos Lazaridis fired in a late winner to secure a first victory in Spain for a Greek club and leave Hector Cúper's side above the holders.

Aris Thessaloniki FC kept their UEFA Europa League round of 32 hopes alive after Nikos Lazaridis's late strike earned Hector Cúper's side a 3-2 triumph over Club Atlético de Madrid.

Having opened their Group B campaign by claiming the scalp of the holders, Aris were dreaming of a repeat when Sergio Koke struck in the second minute. Atlético rallied and were soon ahead thanks to goals from Diego Forlán and Sergio Agüero, although the pendulum swung again with Koke's penalty and Lazaridis's 81st-minute winner securing a first win on Spanish soil for a Greek club.

Aris's bright start came about after David de Gea's error allowed Kostas Mendrinos a shot at goal which bounced back off the bar and into the path of the grateful Koke. There was little time to celebrate as Forlán also profited from a rebound off the woodwork, Simão having rattled it with a curling shot from the edge of the area.

Agüero's third goal in as many European outings helped Atlético take the lead soon afterwards, the Argentinian international latching on to Álvaro Domínguez's defence-splitting pass before sliding the ball past the backtracking Michalis Sifakis in the Aris goal.

Looking to seal a third consecutive group triumph, Quique Sánchez Flores's team burst out of the blocks after the restart and were almost handed a third when Kristi Vangjeli directed Tomáš Ujfaluši's centre against the underside of his own crossbar.

Against the run of play it was the visitors who equalised, Koke smashing in a penalty after Domínguez had felled Lazaridis. The stage was set for a dramatic finale and after De Gea and Diego Godín both failed to deal with an Aris corner, Lazaridis fired in to grab all three points.

Aris now entertain Rosenborg BK on Matchday 6 needing to equal Atlético's result away to section winners Bayer 04 Leverkusen in order to pip the holders to a last-32 spot.

Last updated: 27/11/12 9.45CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

aris

Aris

13
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
13
SifakisMichalis Sifakis (GK)
Yellow Card90+4
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López (C)
Substitution86
3
OriolOriol
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
8
TojaJuan Carlos Toja
5
TiagoTiago
Yellow Card32
Substitution86
9
CesarecDanijel Cesarec
Substitution83
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Goal11
10
KokeSergio Koke (C)
Goal2
Goal51
Substitution77
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
Goal16
14
FatyRicardo Faty
15
GodínDiego Godín
16
MichelMichel
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
19
MendrinosKostas Mendrinos
Substitution72
Yellow Card82
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Yellow Card76
20
JavitoJavito
Yellow Card59
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
24
LazaridisNikos Lazaridis
Goal81
20
SimãoSimão
Substitution74
32
VangjeliKristi Vangjeli

Substitutes

27
RoblesJoel Robles (GK)
1
VellidisMarkos Vellidis (GK)
2
ValeraJuan Valera
2
NetoNeto
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Substitution86
Yellow Card90
4
KouloucherisThymios Kouloucheris
11
MéridaFran Mérida
Substitution86
11
RuizCarlos Ruiz
Substitution83
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
17
KaznaferisKostas Kaznaferis
Substitution72
21
PereaLuis Perea
55
PrittasSakis Prittas
Substitution77
22
Diego CostaDiego Costa
Substitution74

Coach

Quique Sánchez Flores (ESP) Héctor Cúper (ARG)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO), Damir Batinić (CRO)

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