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Spot-on Llorente reels in Salzburg

Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 22.58CET
Athletic Club 2-2 FC Salzburg
Fernando Llorente converted two penalties for the Group F leaders after Salzburg had stunned the hosts by racing into a 2-0 half-time lead.
Spot-on Llorente reels in Salzburg
Fernando Llorente kept his composure on two occasions from the spot ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AthleticSalzburg

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
4
Attempts off target11
 
1
Corners7
 
1
Offsides1
 
5
Fouls committed11
 
13
Yellow cards1
 
8
Red cards0
1

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

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Published: Thursday 20 October 2011, 22.58CET

Spot-on Llorente reels in Salzburg

Athletic Club 2-2 FC Salzburg
Fernando Llorente converted two penalties for the Group F leaders after Salzburg had stunned the hosts by racing into a 2-0 half-time lead.

A pair of second-half penalties from Fernando Llorente salvaged Athletic Club a point against FC Salzburg which keeps the Liga side top of UEFA Europa League Group F.

Dominant for half an hour, Athletic were stunned by strikes from Roman Wallner and Leonardo in the space of six first-half minutes. The hosts were offered a route back into proceedings when Ibrahim Sekagya barged into Markel Susaeta and Llorente did the necessary from the spot. The Spain striker kept his composure again with a quarter of an hour remaining, converting after substitute Rasmus Lindgren had received a second yellow card for handling a corner.

Seeking their fourth successive win in all competitions, Athletic were quickly onto the front foot, probing with a patient brand of possession football. For all their territorial control, however, they soon found themselves with a mountain to climb as Salzburg delivered a lesson in clinical finishing.

Having survived when Gorka Iraizoz was quick off his line to thwart Wallner, Athletic were carved open again on the half-hour mark, Leonardo picking the pocket of Llorente and slipping in the lone striker for a low finish.

Six minutes later it was a case of roles reversed, with Leonardo stealing possession in midfield, exchanging passes with Wallner and beating Iraizoz with ease. Athletic's exasperation heightened when Llorente, in space, guided Iker Muniain's centre straight at Eddie Gustafsson.

The start of the second period mirrored that of the first, with the visitors happy to sit deep and let the Basque team ask the questions. Yet with Leonardo a constant menace and Gonzalo Zárate a willing runner on the opposite flank, Salzburg's threat lingered.

Athletic seemed set for frustration until Sekagya's foul and Llorente's subsequent thumping penalty stirred them into action. Though Llorente scored again soon after, Marcelo Bielsa's men, scenting blood, were unable to strike the telling blow.

Last updated: 22/10/11 0.12CET

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Lineups

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Athletic

salzburg

Salzburg

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
Yellow Card58
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
7
WallnerRoman Wallner
Goal30
Yellow Card77
Substitution90+1
8
A. IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
8
PasanenPetri Pasanen
Yellow Card89
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
Goal69
Goal75
11
ZárateGonzalo Zárate
Substitution90+3
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
Substitution59
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Substitution87
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola (C)
Substitution64
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Yellow Card17
19
MuniainIker Muniain
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
Yellow Card69
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
Substitution46
30
LeonardoLeonardo
Goal36
Yellow Card44
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger

Substitutes

13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution87
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Substitution90+1
6
San JoséMikel San José
14
JantscherJakob Jantscher
7
David LópezDavid López
21
LindgrenRasmus Lindgren
Substitution59
Yellow Card61
Red Card75
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
Substitution46
22
HierländerStefan Hierländer
Substitution90+3
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi
25
JeffersonJefferson
21
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
Substitution64
Yellow Card70
39
TeiglGeorg Teigl

Coach

Marcelo Bielsa (ARG) Ricardo Moniz (NED)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Assistant referees

Tomislav Petrović (CRO), Miro Grgić (CRO)

Fourth official

Dalibor Mlakar (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Domagoj Vučkov (CRO), Goran Gabrilo (CRO)

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