Match statistics

AtléticoValencia

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target10
 
4
Attempts off target3
 
5
Corners8
 
4
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
18
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Atlético 4-2 Valencia
    A first-class display from Atlético will be tinged with disappointment after conceding two soft goals from set-pieces, giving Valencia hope for the return leg on 26 April. Falcao's spectacular long-range effort was the pick of the goals in a scintillating team performance.
  • Yellow Card
    90+5
    Álvaro Domínguez (Atlético) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    90+4
    Ricardo Costa (Valencia) scores!
    Valencia have a second goal and a hope of salvation. Tino Costa is the provider again. He feeds an outswinging corner into a crowded penalty area and the defender leaps highest and powers a header beyond Thibaut Courtois to leave the home side stunned.
  • 90+4
    Costa (Valencia) takes the corner.
  • 90+3
    Ricardo Costa (Valencia) fouls.
  • 90+1
    Costa (Valencia) misses the target.
  • 90+1
    Falcao (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Mathieu (Valencia).
  • 90
    Aritz Aduriz (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Miranda (Atlético).
  • Substitution
    89
    Salvio (in) - Adrián López (out) (Atlético)
  • 88
    Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Mario Suárez (Atlético).
  • Substitution
    87
    Perea (in) - Diego (out) (Atlético)
    Diego goes off to a rousing ovation. The creative midfielder has played an instrumental role in his side's breathtaking display.
  • Substitution
    81
    Tiago (in) - Arda Turan (out) (Atlético)
  • 81
    Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Falcao (Atlético).
  • Substitution
    79
    Aritz Aduriz (in) - Jonas (out) (Valencia)
  • Goal
    79
    Falcao (Atlético) scores!
    Astonishing finish. The prolific striker drifts in between two defenders and brings the ball onto his left foot, before unleashing a scintillating strike, which crashes in off the bar from 25 metres. Stunning goal.
  • 78
    Falcao (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Víctor Ruiz (Valencia).
  • Substitution
    72
    Canales (in) - Feghouli (out) (Valencia)
  • Substitution
    72
    Piatti (in) - Jordi Alba (out) (Valencia)
  • 72
    Diego (Atlético) misses the target.
    The vibrant Brazilian influences proceedings once more with an incisive run, but his finish does not match his ingenuity and is skewed wide.
  • 71
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 71
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 71
    Diego (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
    A stunning effort from the diminutive midfielder. The ball is driven over the wall and is heading into the top corner before Diego Alves leaps to his right and palms the ball behind.
  • 71
    Diego (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 70
    Ricardo Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Diego (Atlético).
  • Yellow Card
    68
    Diego Alves (Valencia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 68
    Adrián López (Atlético) is flagged for offside.
  • 67
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 67
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 67
    Arda Turan (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
    The Turkish international is on hand to follow up from an acute angle, but the rebound is fired straight at the grateful Diego Alves.
  • 67
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 67
    Adrián López (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
    The goalscorer drifts inside and sends a low, cutting drive across Diego Alves, who parries into the path of Arda Turan.
  • 66
    Filipe Luís (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Ricardo Costa (Valencia).
  • 65
    Juanfran (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 65
    Mehmet Topal (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Arda Turan (Atlético).
  • 64
    Rami (Valencia) is flagged for offside.
  • 63
    Costa (Valencia) takes the free-kick.
    Set pieces have looked Valencia's most profitable avenue tonight and another dangerous cross causes confusion in the Atlético back line, before the ball is hacked away.
  • 63
    Miranda (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Jonas (Valencia).
  • 62
    (Valencia) fouls.
  • 61
    Ricardo Costa (Valencia) misses the target.
    The midfielder finds himself free at the back post following Jérémy Mathieu's flighted cross and steers the ball across goal, but Thibaut Courtois reacts superbly and tips the ball away from danger.
  • 61
    Costa (Valencia) takes the free-kick.
  • 60
    Miranda (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Soldado (Valencia).
  • 59
    Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Arda Turan (Atlético).
  • 58
    Juanfran (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Jordi Alba (Valencia).
  • 57
    Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Gabi (Atlético).
  • 57
    Costa (Valencia) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Gabi (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Costa (Valencia).
  • 55
    Feghouli (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Mario Suárez (Atlético).
  • Goal
    54
    Adrián López (Atlético) scores!
    Atlético make it two goals in five second-half minutes. The 24-year-old robs Mehmet Topal of possession and races through on goal, before sliding the ball past Diego Alves with a sublime right-footed finish. Brilliant individual effort.
  • 53
    Courtois (Atlético) makes a save.
  • 53
    Costa (Valencia) has an effort on goal.
    The lively midfielder tries a speculative effort, which has fervent pace but not the intended direction to beat the goalkeeper, who does not have to move to make the save.
  • 51
    Adrián López (Atlético) misses the target.
    Atlético's No7 breaks forward and pulls the trigger from distance, but his shot dribbles wide of the target.
  • Goal
    49
    Miranda (Atlético) scores!
    A third headed goal restores Atlético's lead. Valencia switch off and the 27-year-old is gifted a free header inside the area, from Diego's inswinging delivery - and he makes no mistake planting the ball firmly past a helpless Diego Alves and into the bottom corner.
  • 49
    Diego (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 48
    Feghouli (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Diego (Atlético).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    It will be interesting to see how Atlético react after their superb first-half display was tarnished with an undeserved equaliser just before the break. If they play at the same tempo with that infectious attacking verve, they should see a second goal.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Atlético 1-1 Valencia
    Paul Bryan, Estadio Vicente Calderón: Valencia somehow go into the break on terms having spent most of the opening period on the back foot. Jonas’s equaliser has left the home supporters – who had earlier cheered Falcao’s opener – in stunned silence.
  • 45+3
    Costa (Valencia) takes the corner.
  • Goal
    45+2
    Jonas (Valencia) scores!
    Just as it seemed Atlético were heading into the break in the ascendancy, Valencia hit them with a sucker punch. Adil Rami glances Tino Costa's outswinging corner on to the awaiting Brazilian, who converts from close range at the back post to silence the home crowd.
  • 45+2
    Costa (Valencia) takes the free-kick.
  • 45+2
    Álvaro Domínguez (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Soldado (Valencia).
  • 45+1
    Jonas (Valencia) misses the target.
    Valencia counter with relentless pace and with players waiting in the area, the full-back goes alone but his thunderous effort flies over the bar.
  • 45
    Gabi (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 44
    Ricardo Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Adrián López (Atlético).
  • 44
    Arda Turan (Atlético) misses the target.
    The all-action midfielder picks the ball up in midfield and drives forward, before unleashing a belting 30-metre strike, which sails wide.
  • 43
    Gabi (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 43
    Feghouli (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Gabi (Atlético).
  • 43
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • Yellow Card
    41
    Arda Turan (Atlético) is shown a yellow card.
  • 41
    Arda Turan (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Costa (Valencia).
  • 40
    Adrián López (Atlético) is flagged for offside.
  • 38
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 35
    Soldado (Valencia) misses the target.
    The former Real Madrid CF player tries his luck from distance, but his ambitious effort sails wide, as his personal frustration grows.
  • 33
    Rami (Valencia) misses the target.
    The towering defender loses his man from the corner and his bullet-like header flies tantalisingly wide. Encouraging signs for Valencia.
  • 33
    Costa (Valencia) takes the corner.
  • 29
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 28
    Diego (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • 27
    Feghouli (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Gabi (Atlético).
  • 26
    Courtois (Atlético) makes a save.
  • 26
    Jonas (Valencia) has an effort on goal.
    Tino Costa tries his luck again and his floated cross is met by the lurking Brazilian but his looping header is disdainfully plucked out of the air by Thibaut Courtois.
  • 26
    Costa (Valencia) takes the corner.
  • 24
    Diego (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Ricardo Costa (Valencia).
  • 23
    Soldado (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Álvaro Domínguez (Atlético).
  • 23
    Arda Turan (Atlético) fouls.
  • 20
    Juanfran (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Víctor Ruiz (Valencia).
  • Goal
    18
    Falcao (Atlético) scores!
    The Colombian shows all his predatory instincts to give his side the lead. Arda Turan shrugs off Jordi Alba to reach the byline, and his cross is deflected into the path of the prolific striker, who finishes with a deft header, centre of goal.
  • 17
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 16
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 16
    Diego (Atlético) has a shot blocked.
  • 15
    Diego (Atlético) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    15
    Feghouli (Valencia) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 15
    Feghouli (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Filipe Luís (Atlético).
  • 14
    Rami (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Falcao (Atlético).
  • 11
    Costa (Valencia) takes the free-kick.
  • 11
    Miranda (Atlético) is penalised for a foul on Mathieu (Valencia).
  • 10
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 10
    Adrián López (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
    The hosts are becoming the dominant force. The Spanish forward shows some dancing feet before opening up his body and firing a low drive on goal, which is repelled by the goalkeeper. Enterprising football from Atlético.
  • 10
    Costa (Valencia) is penalised for a foul on Gabi (Atlético).
  • 9
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 9
    Falcao (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
    The 26-year-old Colombian finds space outside the area and unleashes a powerful effort, but Diego Alves sees it all the way and gathers comfortably.
  • 4
    Diego (Atlético) takes the corner.
  • 4
    Diego Alves (Valencia) makes a save.
  • 4
    Diego (Atlético) has an effort on goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Bedlam ensued inside the magnificent surroundings of Estadio Vicente Calderón as the players made their way out. Should Atlético prevail over the two legs, the final would be their 100th UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League appearance.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red card
    Red card
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
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