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Atlético up and running with win at Hapoel

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.10CET
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Goals from Cristian Rodríguez, Diego Costa and Raúl García ensured that the holders made a winning start to their title defence in Group B.
by Boaz Goren
from Itztadion Bloomfield

Match statistics

H. Tel-AvivAtlético

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target2
 
8
Attempts off target7
 
6
Corners3
 
4
Offsides1
 
2
Fouls committed16
 
8
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 22/10/2012 09:53 CET

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Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 21.10CET

Atlético up and running with win at Hapoel

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC 0-3 Club Atlético de Madrid
Goals from Cristian Rodríguez, Diego Costa and Raúl García ensured that the holders made a winning start to their title defence in Group B.

Club Atlético de Madrid opened their UEFA Europa League title defence with an impressive 3-0 victory at Group B rivals Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC.

Without Falcao, UEFA Europa League top scorer in each of the past two seasons, Atlético nevertheless had few problems negotiating Hapoel. Cristian Rodríguez and Diego Costa struck in quick succession just before the interval and Raúl García rubber-stamped the victory shortly after the hour mark.

García, Adrián López and Diego Costa all went close to giving the visitors an early lead, but Hapoel were quick to respond with an opportunity of their own. Tal Ben Haim's run down the left caused problems in Atlético's defence and Toto Tamuz nearly scored from close range.

Eight minutes prior to half-time, though, Atlético's pressure paid off thanks to Rodríguez's splendid strike from outside the penalty area, which fizzed into the top right-hand corner. Three minutes later the holders had a deserved 2-0 lead, López picking out Costa who rounded Édel Apoula and tapped into the empty net.

Diego Simeone's side continued to dominate after the break, with García first to be thwarted by the attentions of Apoula. The 26-year-old midfielder got his just dessert on 63 minutes, however, when he met Emre Belözoğlu's corner with a clinical right-footed finish.

Last updated: 25/09/14 4.33CET

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Lineups

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

atlético

Atlético

30
ApoulaÉdel Apoula (GK)
1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
4
ShushanMor Shushan
Yellow Card49
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez (C)
5
MamanHanan Maman
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
Substitution69
10
BadierWalid Badier (C)
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Goal63
12
Ben Haim IITal Ben Haim II
11
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
Goal37
Substitution74
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
Substitution75
15
Domingo CismaDomingo Cisma
19
Djemba-DjembaEric Djemba-Djemba
Yellow Card67
17
SílvioSílvio
Yellow Card68
20
AntebiYgal Antebi
18
Cata DíazCata Díaz
32
Bruno CoutinhoBruno Coutinho
Substitution58
19
Diego CostaDiego Costa
Goal40
Yellow Card67
Substitution78
44
PantsilJohn Pantsil
Yellow Card88
21
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
99
TamuzToto Tamuz
Substitution68
23
Miranda                                           Miranda

Substitutes

1
KleymanBoris Kleyman (GK)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
7
DaninEliran Danin
6
KokeKoke
Substitution69
9
MareVictor Mare
Substitution68
12
PulidoJorge Pulido
11
CohenElroy Cohen
Substitution75
20
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution74
15
ToamaSalim Toama
Substitution58
26
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
16
DamariOmer Damari
27
Pedro MartínPedro Martín
17
HaimovichZeev Haimovich
28
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
Substitution78

Coach

Nitzan Shirazi (ISR) Diego Simeone (ARG)

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