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Muniain finish seals Athletic win at Slovan

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 21.02CET
ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Athletic Club
Iker Muniain's neat finish before the break swung an entertaining tie in Bratislava in the Basque side's favour.
Muniain finish seals Athletic win at Slovan
Iker Muniain (left) celebrates scoring Athletic's winner in Bratislava ©Getty Images

Match statistics

Slovan BratislavaAthletic

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target2
 
4
Corners2
 
4
Offsides3
 
2
Fouls committed18
 
18
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 21.02CET

Muniain finish seals Athletic win at Slovan

ŠK Slovan Bratislava 1-2 Athletic Club
Iker Muniain's neat finish before the break swung an entertaining tie in Bratislava in the Basque side's favour.

Athletic Club got their UEFA Europa League Group F campaign off to a winning start, with Markel Susaeta and Iker Muniain scoring in a 2-1 success at ŠK Slovan Bratislava.

Susaeta scored the opener on 13 minutes courtesy of a calm right-footed strike following good work on the wing from Muniain. Karim Guédé made it 1-1 against the run of play, but Muniain scored what proved to be the winner before the interval.

The Basque club threatened to put the game out of sight in the first 20 minutes, dominating possession after Susaeta's opener and creating several more chances, the best of which fell to Igor Gabilondo, who fired his back-post volley into the side netting.

However, the home crowd's unwavering support was rewarded on 34 minutes when, despite Athletic's dominance, Karim Guédé made it 1-1 with an unstoppable right-footed shot low to Gorka Iraizoz's right after the Liga outfit had failed to clear their lines.

Slovan's resurgence was short-lived, though, and their opponents reclaimed the lead six minutes later via a skilfully executed finish from Muniain, who flicked the ball past a Slovan defender before firing beyond Matúš Putnocký.
Muniain almost turned provider when his brave tackle sent Fernando Llorente clean through just before half-time, but the 26-year-old was denied by a fine Putnocký save.

The second half was much more even, as Slovan came out with added belief. They had a goal disallowed shortly after the break but failed to capitalise on their positive start, and Susaeta should have put the game out of sight on 71 minutes when his touch let him down after he was presented with a clear run at goal.

Last updated: 17/09/11 0.12CET

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Lineups

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

athletic

Athletic

30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
8
GrendelErik Grendel
Substitution61
8
A. IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Substitution88
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Yellow Card27
Substitution72
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
17
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
Substitution74
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
Yellow Card50
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Goal13
19
GuédéKarim Guédé
Goal34
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola
25
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi (C)
Yellow Card56
28
HadMarián Had
Yellow Card45
Substitution86
19
MuniainIker Muniain
Goal40
Yellow Card50
33
ŠeboFilip Šebo
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Yellow Card72

Substitutes

39
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
5
Zé VítorZé Vítor
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution88
16
HartigLukáš Hartig
Substitution86
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
21
ŠtepanovskýPeter Štepanovský
7
David LópezDavid López
Substitution74
23
KolčákKristián Kolčák
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
31
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution72
26
Igor MartínezIgor Martínez
32
TáborskýIvo Táborský
Substitution61
32
Ruiz De Galarreta Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta

Coach

Vladimír Weiss (SVK) Marcelo Bielsa (ARG)

Referee

Alon Yefet (ISR)

Assistant referees

Danny Krasikow (ISR), Dvir Shimon (ISR)

Fourth official

Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)

Additional assistant referees

Meir Levi (ISR), Liran Liany (ISR)

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