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Académica end Atlético's record winning run

Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 20.53CET
A. Académica de Coimbra 2-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Wilson Eduardo's double fired Académica to a famous win against the holders whose 16-game winning run in European competition came to an end.
by Paul Bryan
from Cidade de Coimbra

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Match statistics

AcadémicaAtlético

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
2
Attempts off target2
 
7
Corners0
8
Offsides0
6
Fouls committed15
 
19
Yellow cards5
 
3
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 24/11/2012 19:12 CET

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Published: Thursday 8 November 2012, 20.53CET

Académica end Atlético's record winning run

A. Académica de Coimbra 2-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Wilson Eduardo's double fired Académica to a famous win against the holders whose 16-game winning run in European competition came to an end.

A first European victory since 1969 kept A. Académica de Coimbra's slim hopes of advancing in the UEFA Europa League alive and ended Club Atlético de Madrid's continental-record run in UEFA competition.

With just one point to show from their three previous Group B outings, Pedro Emanuel's side knew victory was imperative against the two-time tournament winners and they achieved it thanks to two Wilson Eduardo goals – one of them from the penalty spot. 

Atlético had travelled to Coimbra without the likes of Falcao, Juanfran, Diego Godín and Arda Turan, yet nonetheless produced a strong start. Diego Simeone's team enjoyed the game's first chance with Raúl García taking advantage of smart build-up play by Koke and Adrián López before seeing his goalbound shot deflected away by the alert João Real. 

Having avoided falling behind in their eleven preceding UEFA Europa League matches, the Rojiblancos were perhaps surprised to see Académica take the lead in the 28th minute. A constant threat in the corresponding fixture at the Vicente Calderón – which Atlético won 2-1 – Wilson Eduardo showed strength to steal in front of defender Silvio before diverting João Dias's whipped cross from the right back across goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo and in at the far post.

The holders rallied after the restart with the lively Koke drawing a save from goalkeeper Ricardo before substitute Emre Belözoğlu clipped the outside of the upright with a strike from distance.

Académica continued to pose a danger going forward as the second period progressed, however, and were offered the opportunity of going 2-0 in front when Jorge Pulido felled Salim Cissé in the area. Wilson Eduardo subsequently dispatched the spot kick and, with it, curtailed his side's seven-game run without a win in Europe while – no less notably – halting Atlético's 16-match winning sequence in UEFA competition.

Last updated: 27/11/12 8.44CET

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Lineups

académica

Académica

atlético

Atlético

12
RicardoRicardo (GK)
1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
2
DiasJoão Dias
3
Filipe LuísFilipe Luís
4
FerreiraFlávio Ferreira (C)
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
Substitution58
6
KeitaAlphousseyni Keita
Substitution79
5
TiagoTiago (C)
Substitution71
7
MarinhoMarinho
Substitution71
6
KokeKoke
8
MakeleleMakelele
Yellow Card90+1
7
Adrián LópezAdrián López
13
RealJoão Real
Yellow Card84
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Yellow Card54
20
CleytonCleyton
Yellow Card58
12
PulidoJorge Pulido
26
NivaldoNivaldo
Yellow Card41
17
SílvioSílvio
Yellow Card47
28
Wilson EduardoWilson Eduardo
Yellow Card13
Goal28
Goal70
18
Cata DíazCata Díaz
Yellow Card76
92
S. CisséSalim Cissé
Substitution84
28
Saúl ÑíguezSaúl Ñíguez
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
PeiserRomuald Peiser (GK)
13
CourtoisThibaut Courtois (GK)
14
Bruno ChinaBruno China
Substitution79
15
Domingo CismaDomingo Cisma
30
OguJohn Ogu
21
Emre BelözoğluEmre Belözoğlu
Substitution58
35
Reiner FerreiraReiner Ferreira
26
Javi ManquilloJavi Manquillo
36
EdinhoEdinho
Substitution84
27
Pedro MartínPedro Martín
Substitution46
77
AfonsoAfonso
Substitution71
41
NdoyeMomar Ndoye
42
OueslatiAbdelkader Oueslati
Substitution71

Coach

Pedro Emanuel (POR) Diego Simeone (ARG)

Referee

Lee Probert (ENG)

Assistant referees

Jake Collin (ENG), Simon Beck (ENG)

Fourth official

Stuart Burt (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Mike Dean (ENG), Jonathan Moss (ENG)

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