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Athletic down Slovan to top Group F

Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 23.12CET
Athletic Club 2-1 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
The Spanish side sealed their place in the round of 32 as Group F winners courtesy of goals from Óscar de Marcos and Markel Susaeta.
Athletic down Slovan to top Group F
Athletic celebrate their opening goal against Slovan ©Getty Images

Match statistics

AthleticSlovan Bratislava

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners5
 
1
Offsides7
 
1
Fouls committed9
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 23.12CET

Athletic down Slovan to top Group F

Athletic Club 2-1 ŠK Slovan Bratislava
The Spanish side sealed their place in the round of 32 as Group F winners courtesy of goals from Óscar de Marcos and Markel Susaeta.

Athletic Club confirmed their place in the round of 32 as winners of UEFA Europa League Group F with a home victory against ŠK Slovan Bratislava, who were already eliminated prior to matchday five.

Óscar de Marcos put the section leaders in front early on but they were pegged back before half-time by Filip Šebo. For all their second-half dominance, Athletic looked as if they may have to settle for a point until Markel Susaeta clinched a fourth Group F victory for Marcelo Bielsa's side 15 minutes from time.

Unbeaten so far in this season's UEFA Europa League, Athletic started the match on the front foot and took the lead when De Marcos latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area and drilled a low shot beneath Matúš Putnocký.

Slovan have found goals hard to come by in Europe this season and having yet to taste victory they could have been expected to fold, but they did exactly the opposite. Vladimír Weiss's side responded positively with Juraj Halenár's superb 30-metre free-kick coming back off the crossbar before Šebo equalised.

The Slovakian international raced onto Marko Milinković's through ball and took it round the onrushing Gorka Iraizoz before finishing into an empty net to score Slovan's second Group F goal.

Athletic improved after the break with half-time substitute Gaizka Toquero at the heart of much of their incisive attacking play. The hosts dominated possession but failed to break down a resolute Slovan defence until De Marcos delivered a deep cross which was headed back across goal and into the bottom right-hand corner by Susaeta.

The Spanish club finish their group stage campaign on 14 December at Paris Saint-Germain FC while Slovan bow out at home against FC Salzburg.

Last updated: 03/12/11 0.04CET

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Lineups

athletic

Athletic

slovan bratislava

Slovan Bratislava

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
30
PutnockýMatúš Putnocký (GK)
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
Yellow Card72
6
DobrotkaMartin Dobrotka
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
9
HalenárJuraj Halenár
Yellow Card42
8
A. IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
10
ŽofčákIgor Žofčák (C)
Substitution83
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente (C)
Substitution46
11
MilinkovićMarko Milinković
Yellow Card69
Substitution87
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
Goal15
17
KladrubskýJiří Kladrubský
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Goal75
18
BagayokoMamadou Bagayoko
Yellow Card31
17
Íñigo PérezÍñigo Pérez
Substitution46
19
GuédéKarim Guédé
19
MuniainIker Muniain
23
KolčákKristián Kolčák
Substitution83
21
Ander HerreraAnder Herrera
28
HadMarián Had
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
Yellow Card90
33
ŠeboFilip Šebo
Goal39
Yellow Card67

Substitutes

13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
39
HroššoLukáš Hroššo (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution46
3
AugustinRadoslav Augustin
6
San JoséMikel San José
8
GrendelErik Grendel
Substitution87
7
David LópezDavid López
14
KuzmaMarek Kuzma
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
25
PauschekLukáš Pauschek
Substitution83
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola
Substitution46
31
LačnýMiloš Lačný
Substitution83
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
32
TáborskýIvo Táborský

Coach

Marcelo Bielsa (ARG) Vladimír Weiss (SVK)

Referee

Hannes Kaasik (EST)

Assistant referees

Marko Leevand (EST), Jaanus Mutli (EST)

Fourth official

Jaan Roos (EST)

Additional assistant referees

Kristo Tohver (EST), Eiko Saar (EST)

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