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Atlético cruise past Rennes to top Group I

Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 22.58CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 3-1 Stade Rennais FC
The hosts ensured they qualified for the round of 32 as Group I winners thanks to goals from Falcao, Álvaro Domínguez and Arda Turan.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoRennes

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
7
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners7
 
8
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed15
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group I

PPts
1Club Atlético de Madrid Atlético613
2Udinese Calcio Udinese69
3Celtic FC Celtic66
4Stade Rennais FC Rennes63
* Ranking subject to CAS decision
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 December 2011, 22.58CET

Atlético cruise past Rennes to top Group I

Club Atlético de Madrid 3-1 Stade Rennais FC
The hosts ensured they qualified for the round of 32 as Group I winners thanks to goals from Falcao, Álvaro Domínguez and Arda Turan.

Club Atlético de Madrid will be among the top seeds in Friday's UEFA Europa League round of 32 draw after Los Rojiblancos enjoyed a comfortable triumph against Stade Rennais FC.

Needing only to avoid defeat against the Ligue 1 side to ensure top spot in Group I, Gregorio Manzano's team rarely looked threatened after Falcao – netting his third goal of the competition from the penalty spot – and Álvaro Domínguez scored in quick succession before the break. Arda Turan was on target 12 minutes from time with Georges Mandjeck scoring a Rennes consolation late on.

Rennes had failed to win a single UEFA Cup or UEFA Europa League group stage encounter in 13 attempts before the game in the Spanish capital, yet Frédéric Antonetti's side looked determined to correct that from the start.

The lively Yassine Jebbour created the visitors' first attempt, delivering a right-wing cross that Alexander Tettey volleyed wide. Moments later, the French outfit came even closer when Luis Perea inadvertently glanced Yacine Brahimi's free-kick in Chris Mavinga's direction, only for the defender's close-range header to hit the frame of the goal.

The 2010 winners were on course to finish top of the section from the 38th minute. Falcao made no mistake with his penalty after Adrián López was upended by Mandjeck. The hosts had never previously lost to French opposition at the Estadio Vicente Calderón and that record looked safe three minutes before the break when Rennes goalkeeper Abdoulaye Diallo misjudged the flight of Domínguez's header from Diego's free-kick.

Tettey and then Brahimi drew smart saves from Sergio Asenjo after the restart but Atlético dominated thereafter and grabbed a third when Arda pounced on Onyekachi Apam's slip before finishing with ease. Mandjeck rose highest from Brahimi's corner to score Rennes' consolation four minutes from time.

Last updated: 27/11/12 18.09CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

rennes

Rennes

25
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
16
DialloAbdoulaye Diallo (GK)
2
GodínDiego Godín
3
MavingaChris Mavinga
6
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
4
ApamOnyekachi Apam
Yellow Card24
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
6
TetteyAlexander Tettey
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Goal38
14
MandjeckGeorges Mandjeck
Goal86
11
Arda TuranArda Turan
Goal79
Substitution81
20
BrahimiYacine Brahimi
Substitution87
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Yellow Card14
21
MontañoVictor Montaño (C)
Substitution66
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Goal42
22
JebbourYassine Jebbour
Substitution87
19
KokeKoke
24
FoulquierDimitri Foulquier
21
PereaLuis Perea (C)
Substitution65
26
PajotVincent Pajot
22
DiegoDiego
Substitution76
28
DoumbiaTongo Hamed Doumbia

Substitutes

13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
30
NdiayeCheick Ndiaye (GK)
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
8
FeretJulien Feret
Substitution87
5
TiagoTiago
Substitution76
15
Kana-BiyikJean-Armel Kana-Biyik
8
SalvioEduardo Salvio
17
M'VilaYann M'Vila
10
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
19
HadjiYoussouf Hadji
Substitution66
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution81
25
BoyeJohn Boye
23
MirandaMiranda
Substitution65
39
DiarraCheick Diarra
Substitution87

Coach

Gregorio Manzano (ESP) Frédéric Antonetti (FRA)

Referee

Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)

Assistant referees

Johann Gudmundsson (ISL), Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)

Fourth official

Erlendur Eiriksson (ISL)

Additional assistant referees

Magnus Thorisson (ISL), Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)

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