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Salvio strike tips balance in Atlético's favour

Published: Thursday 29 March 2012, 23.15CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 2-1 Hannover 96
Substitute Eduardo Salvio curled in the winner a minute from time after the in-form Mame Diouf had cancelled out Falcao's early opener.
by Paul Bryan
from Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Match statistics

AtléticoHannover

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners6
 
3
Offsides4
 
2
Fouls committed19
 
12
Yellow cards5
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 29 March 2012, 23.15CET

Salvio strike tips balance in Atlético's favour

Club Atlético de Madrid 2-1 Hannover 96
Substitute Eduardo Salvio curled in the winner a minute from time after the in-form Mame Diouf had cancelled out Falcao's early opener.

Club Atlético de Madrid will take a slender advantage into their UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg at Hannover 96 next week after Eduardo Salvio's late winner.

The substitute, who registered twice at the Vicente Calderón as Atlético beat Beşiktaş JK in the last 16, curled a shot beyond goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler with a minute remaining. Hannover thought they had done enough to earn a draw after Mame Diouf had cancelled out Falcao's early opener.

Atlético had won their previous seven home games in Europe and started this one strongly, too, Falcao forcing a block from Zieler. The two were again involved in the ninth minute when the Colombian international registered the Liga team's 400th goal in UEFA competition, rising to beat the goalkeeper to Gabi's floated free-kick around the penalty spot.

The hosts pressed forward in search of a second, with Adrián López dragging a shot wide following some good work from Arda Turan, whose chipped pass then teed up Falcao. Last season's 17-goal UEFA Europa League top scorer should have done better than head over at the far post.

Competing in their first European quarter-final, Hannover equalised seven minutes before the break. Spotting Lars Stindl's run down the right, Steven Cherundolo lifted a pass into the 23-year-old, whose inviting pass across the area fizzed past the watching Miranda and into the path of Diouf, who slid in his third goal in four appearances in the competition.

Falcao shot wide as the Rojiblancos strived to regain the initiative in the second half. Their bright start was short-lived, however, as Mirko Slomka's side almost grabbed a second when Diouf connected with substitute Didier Konan Ya's right-wing cross; Thibaut Courtois intervened with an instinctive one-handed stop.

With the tie heading for a draw, Salvio pounced on Falcao's header and bent a shot high into the net. It could have been even better for the locals had Diego's spectacular shot not been well saved by Zieler in added time. The night was not totally positive for Diego Simeone's side, however, with Juanfran, Gabi and Arda receiving bookings which rule them out of next week's return.

Last updated: 27/11/12 3.11CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

hannover

Hannover

13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
1
ZielerRon-Robert Zieler (GK)
2
GodínDiego Godín
Yellow Card73
4
PogatetzEmanuel Pogatetz
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
5
EggimannMario Eggimann
6
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
6
CherundoloSteven Cherundolo (C)
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution70
7
da Silva PintoSergio da Silva Pinto
Yellow Card43
9
FalcaoRadamel Falcao
Goal9
13
SchlaudraffJan Schlaudraff
Yellow Card90+1
11
Arda TuranArda Turan
Yellow Card90+1
24
PanderChristian Pander
Substitution70
14
GabiGabi (C)
Yellow Card58
28
StindlLars Stindl
19
KokeKoke
Substitution61
33
SchmiedebachManuel Schmiedebach
Substitution57
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Yellow Card15
34
RauschKonstantin Rausch
23
MirandaMiranda
39
DioufMame Diouf
Goal38
Substitution81

Substitutes

25
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
14
MillerMarkus Miller (GK)
5
TiagoTiago
3
HagguiKarim Haggui
8
SalvioEduardo Salvio
Substitution70
Goal89
8
LalaAltin Lala
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
11
Ya KonanDidier Ya Konan
Substitution57
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
19
SchulzChristian Schulz
Substitution70
21
PereaLuis Perea
23
ChahedSofian Chahed
22
DiegoDiego
Substitution61
Yellow Card78
25
AbdellaoueMohammed Abdellaoue
Substitution81

Coach

Diego Simeone (ARG) Mirko Slomka (GER)

Referee

Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)

Assistant referees

Eric Dansault (FRA), Frédéric Cano (FRA)

Fourth official

Antony Gautier (FRA)

Additional assistant referees

Fredy Fautrel (FRA), Ruddy Buquet (FRA)

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