The official website for European football

Lone Arda strike seals the deal for Atlético

Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 20.55CET
Celtic FC 0-1 Club Atlético de Madrid
Arda Turan's first-half strike earned the 2010 winners and Group I leaders a place in the knockout stage, leaving Celtic needing a matchday six win.
Lone Arda strike seals the deal for Atlético
Arda Turan (right) celebrates with Diego ©Getty Images

Match statistics

CelticAtlético

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target5
 
6
Corners7
 
9
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed10
 
14
Yellow cards2
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group I

PPts
1Club Atlético de Madrid Atlético510
2Udinese Calcio Udinese58
3Celtic FC Celtic55
4Stade Rennais FC Rennes53
* Ranking subject to CAS decision
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 30 November 2011, 20.55CET

Lone Arda strike seals the deal for Atlético

Celtic FC 0-1 Club Atlético de Madrid
Arda Turan's first-half strike earned the 2010 winners and Group I leaders a place in the knockout stage, leaving Celtic needing a matchday six win.

Club Atlético de Madrid secured their place in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 courtesy of a slender victory against Celtic FC, who can still qualify from Group I nonetheless.

A powerful drive from Arda Turan on the half-hour mark ended the hosts' ten-game unbeaten run and cemented the 2010 winners' position at the top of the section. Celtic, three points behind second-placed Udinese Calcio, will progress alongside Atlético if they defeat the Serie A side in Italy on 15 December.

Arda was also involved in a move from which Atlético should have taken the lead inside a minute, delivering a ball into the box which Diego Godín directed across the penalty area. The unmarked Eduardo Salvio, with the whole goal to aim at, somehow placed his header wide.

Reprieved, Celtic responded with Giorgos Samaras bringing a reaction save out of Thibaut Courtois after Daniel Majstorovic had glanced on a Ki Sung-Yong corner. Samaras then got around the back of the visitors' defence, only for none of his team-mates to be on the end of his inviting cut-back.

The goal which both teams had been threatening soon arrived, though. Diego's corner from the right was cleared by Majstorovic as far as Arda, who, after taking one touch to control, unleashed a shot which the unsighted Fraser Forster could only help into the net.

Celtic, who had Joe Ledley carried off in the first half, introduced Gary Hooper at the break. However, even with their top scorer on the field alongside Samaras, Anthony Stokes and James Forrest, the Hoops failed to extend Courtois until the midway point of the second period, when the on-loan Chelsea FC goalkeeper tipped over Ki's curling free-kick.

Always a threat, Atlético were denied a second late on by Forster, the keeper quick off his goal line to save from Juanfran. The only negative for Gregorio Manzano's men was a booking for Gabi, who will miss the matchday six date with Stade Rennais FC as a result.

Last updated: 02/12/11 0.17CET

Related information

Player profiles
  • SSI Err
Member associations
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Team profiles
  • SSI Err
  • SSI Err
Related match
  • SSI Err

http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000272/match=2007389/postmatch/report/index.html#atletico+qualify+from+group+i

Lineups

celtic

Celtic

atlético

Atlético

1
ForsterFraser Forster (GK)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
2
MatthewsAdam Matthews
2
GodínDiego Godín
5
MajstorovicDaniel Majstorovic
Yellow Card54
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
9
SamarasGiorgios Samaras
6
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
10
StokesAnthony Stokes
Substitution75
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution67
16
LedleyJoe Ledley
Substitution38
8
SalvioEduardo Salvio
18
Ki Sung-YongKi Sung-Yong
Yellow Card58
11
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal30
Substitution80
22
LoovensGlenn Loovens
14
GabiGabi
Yellow Card60
Substitution90+2
33
KayalBeram Kayal (C)
21
PereaLuis Perea (C)
Yellow Card71
49
ForrestJames Forrest
22
DiegoDiego
67
WanyamaVictor Wanyama
Substitution46
23
MirandaMiranda
Yellow Card66

Substitutes

24
ZałuskaŁukasz Załuska (GK)
25
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
8
BrownScott Brown
Substitution75
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Substitution67
14
BanguraMohamed Bangura
10
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
20
McCourtPaddy McCourt
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Substitution90+2
21
MulgrewCharlie Mulgrew
Substitution38
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
56
TwardzikFilip Twardzik
19
KokeKoke
88
HooperGary Hooper
Substitution46
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution80

Coach

Neil Lennon (NIR) Gregorio Manzano (ESP)

Referee

Eric Braamhaar (NED)

Assistant referees

Arend Brink (NED), Wilco Lobbert (NED)

Fourth official

Maarten Ketting (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Pol van Boekel (NED), Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE word, the UEFA Europa League logo and the UEFA Europa League trophy are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.