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Atlético ease past Udinese to go joint top

Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.20CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 4-0 Udinese Calcio
An Adrián López double helped Gregorio Manzano's side exact revenge on their matchday three conquerors and go joint top of Group I.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoUdinese

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners2
 
2
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed30
 
9
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group I

PPts
1Club Atlético de Madrid Atlético47
2Udinese Calcio Udinese47
3Celtic FC Celtic45
4Stade Rennais FC Rennes42
* Ranking subject to CAS decision
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 3 November 2011, 23.20CET

Atlético ease past Udinese to go joint top

Club Atlético de Madrid 4-0 Udinese Calcio
An Adrián López double helped Gregorio Manzano's side exact revenge on their matchday three conquerors and go joint top of Group I.

An Adrián López double helped Club Atlético de Madrid bounce back from defeat by Udinese Calcio last time out to move level on points with their opponents at the top of UEFA Europa League Group I.

Los Colchoneros were made to pay when the teams met a fortnight ago – Francesco Guidolin's side triumphing 2-0 in Udine – yet with Adrián firing the hosts into a two-goal lead after 12 minutes, there was little chance of a repeat of that outcome. Diego's second of the tournament put the 2010 winners 3-0 up at the break before Falcao added a fourth in the 67th minute.

Prior to the encounter, Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovič had said Atlético's attackers would force him to "work a lot", and his prediction quickly proved accurate. The Slovenian international found himself picking the ball out of his net as early as the seventh minute, in fact, as Adrián latched on to Arda Turan's pass and finished coolly.

Shortly afterwards, the industrious Falcao found Antonio López with a clever back-heel and the defender's cross from the left bounced up for Adrián, who expertly directed his header back across the visiting goalkeeper to double the lead.

Things got worse for the Serie A outfit as the half progressed, with Atlético dominating possession and making the game safe eight minutes before the break as Diego profited from Adrián's unselfishness. The forward raced on to another Falcao back-heel and opted to roll a pass to the Brazilian, who slid in the third.

Unbeaten in Group I prior to this encounter, Udinese looked to reduce the arrears after the restart and they almost managed it when Almen Abdi's fierce shot from distance was tipped onto the crossbar by Thibaut Courtois. That was as good as it got for the visitors, whose fate was sealed when Falcao embarked on a diagonal run into the area before firing high past Handanovič from close range.

Last updated: 05/12/12 0.30CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

udinese

Udinese

13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
1
HandanovičSamir Handanovič (GK)
2
GodínDiego Godín
5
DaniloDanilo
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López (C)
7
BaduEmmanuel Badu
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Yellow Card51
11
DomizziMaurizio Domizzi (C)
Substitution71
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Goal7
Goal12
Substitution77
13
NeutonNeuton
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Goal67
Substitution83
18
BattocchioChristian Battocchio
11
Arda TuranArda Turan
24
EkstrandJoel Ekstrand
14
GabiGabi
30
DoubaïThierry Doubaï
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
31
FabbriniDiego Fabbrini
Substitution24
21
PereaLuis Perea
37
PereyraRoberto Pereyra
22
DiegoDiego
Goal37
Substitution70
83
Floro FloresAntonio Floro Flores
Substitution86

Substitutes

25
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
21
PadelliDaniele Padelli (GK)
6
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
3
IslaMauricio Isla
Substitution86
8
SalvioEduardo Salvio
Substitution77
8
BastaDušan Basta
Substitution71
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
20
AsamoahKwadwo Asamoah
15
PizziPizzi
Substitution83
23
AbdiAlmen Abdi
Substitution24
19
KokeKoke
Substitution70
27
ArmeroPablo Armero
23
MirandaMiranda
51
DimitrioRiccardo Dimitrio

Coach

Gregorio Manzano (ESP) Francesco Guidolin (ITA)

Referee

István Vad (HUN)

Assistant referees

Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN), Vencel Tóth (HUN)

Fourth official

Roland Veizer (HUN)

Additional assistant referees

Sandor Szabo (HUN), Ádám Németh (HUN)

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