Thursday September 15, 2011 Group Stage: Group I Finished Estadio Vicente Calderón

Atlético Madrid 2 - 0 Celtic

  • Falcao 3’
  • Diego 68’

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  1. Clinical Atletico outclass Celtic

    Clinical Atletico outclass Celtic

    Goals from Falcao and Diego gave Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over a battling Celtic in their Europa League encounter at the Vicente Calderon. More

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    Time:90'
    • Atlético Madrid
    • Celtic
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes at the Vicente Calderon, and Atletico Madrid have beaten Celtic 2-0 courtesy of goals from Falcao and Diego! The SPL side have battled hard, but been outclassed this evening and the home clash with Udinese now takes on additional significance. Thanks for your company.
    • 90+1' Turan forces his way into the Celtic box with another superb exchange with Falcao, but he cannot turn his shot on target!
    • 89' Tiago has a pot shot from range, and his coach is furious for not keeping hold of the ball.
    • 88' Reyes goes close with a well flighted free kick, but Forster has it covered.
    • 87' Loovens is booked for a mistimed challenge on Reyes, and the winger will take the free kick.
    • 85' Bangura is penalised for a crude challenge on Miranda, and Atletico can now take stock in the Celtic half.
    • 84' That is Diego's last action as he is taken off and replaced by Tiago to a standing ovation.
    • 83' Kris Commons also comes on now as Forrest is withdrawn, as Diego wins a corner for Atletico.
    • 81' Matthews comes on to replace Wilson, and Lennon makes a change to freshen up his weary side.
    • 79' Falcao occupies the Celtic back four brilliantly, holding the ball up following a sharp run down the right.
    • 77' What a save from Forster! Turan continues to excel for Atletico, and an exquisitely curled effort towards the far post is tipped away brilliantly by Forster!
    • 75' Celtic enjoy a fleeting spell of possession as Atletico sit back in their own half, and the visitors stroke the ball around.
    • 73' Kayal concedes a needless free kick with a foul on Godin, and the Celtic midfielder is immediately shown the yellow card.
    • 71' Adrian Lopez comes on for Atletico as Manzano makes his second change, and Gabi is the man to make way.
    • 69' GOAL!!!!! IT'S TWO FOR ATLETICO! Arda Turan hurtles down the left and gets to the byline unchallenged, before squaring the ball perfectly for Diego to tap home beyond Forster!
    • 67' Mulgrew goes close with a left-footed free kick, but it drifts just wide.
    • 65' Ledley indulges in a pot shot from range, but he doesn't manage to control the effort at all.
    • 63' The stretcher comes on for Samaras, but he gets to his feet gingerly and waves it off, apparently ready to resume.
    • 61' Suarez commits a very cynical challenge, hauling down Samaras and conceding a dangerous free kick!
    • 59' Falcao is penalised for a mistimed challenge on Mulgrew, and Celtic finally have some breathing space.
    • 57' Jose Antonio Reyes, confined to the bench from the start, comes on to replace Koke.
    • 55' Wilson very cynically trips Arda Turan, and this could be a very dangerous free kick with Diego standing over it...
    • 53' Atletico enjoy a period of unchallenged possession in their own half as Celtic doggedly keep their shape.
    • 51' Gabi is shown the yellow card for a rash challenge, and the referee shows the first card of the night.
    • 49' Diego unleashes a piledriver from range, but Forster is not tested after he flings himself across his line.
    • 47' What an effort from Ki Sung-Yong from all of 30 yards, who forces Courtois into an athletic save to his left, and Celtic win a corner!
    • 46' The second half is underway, and Celtic immediately press much further up the field, which is what Lennon was requesting.
    • 45+2' The hosts are showing an alarming lack of urgency considering their slender lead, but at half-time it is 1-0 with Celtic having suffered an early blow in the shape of Falcao's third-minute header. Can Neil Lennon's side stage a second half recovery? Let me know your thoughts!
    • 45' Samaras is penalised for a petty foul on Perea, and the Greek is punished for being rather lazy there and not chasing the ball.
    • 43' For all Atletico's possession and threat, Forster has only really had to pick the ball out of his net once without being overworked.
    • 42' Ledley dives in rather rashly to foul Suarez, and the referee simply awards a free kick.
    • 41' It's all Atletico now as the hosts keep possession very comfortably and without feeling the need to attack overly aggressively.
    • 39' Falcao continues to cause no end of problems as he storms down the left and cuts inside to fire a low shot wide of the far post.
    • 37' Mulgrew is presented with a good position from which to whip over a free kick out on the right, but he floats a poor delivery straight at Courtois.
    • 35' Falcao drives a low shot narrowly wide of the far post, and Celtic need to shore up their shape now.
    • 33' Lennon is back out on the touchline, barking orders at his defence after they fail to close down Falcao.
    • 31' Antonio Lopez misses the target with a low drive from range, and Celtic are affording their opponents too much space.
    • 29' Lopez flies forward at pace, but he cannot keep the ball in play as it drifts out and a goal kick will settle Celtic back down.
    • 27' Samaras is the latest to be ruled offside very unnecessarily, and this is rather sloppy from the forward.
    • 25' Samaras combines with Hooper, but the pair are pushed outwide on the left and marshalled very effectively.
    • 23' Diego whips over another probing corner, and this time Wilson heads the ball away powerfully under pressure from Koke.
    • 21' Arda Turan looks to get behind the Celtic defence and is convinced he has done so, only to be denied by the offside flag, and he is absolutely furious!
    • 20' Celtic enjoy a good period of possession inside the Atletico half, but they cannot create anything from the platform.
    • 19' Falcao goes down on the edge of the Celtic box, but there is no doing as the referee sees nothing in it.
    • 17' Samaras does well to put Godin under pressure, while Hooper harries Perea relentlessly.
    • 15' Lennon continues to patrol the touchline as his side finally manage to restrict the time afforded to their hosts on the ball.
    • 13' Hooper is ruled offside as he eagerly looks to get in behind the Atletico back four, and Celtic are having to break from very deep.
    • 11' Neil Lennon is out on the touchline barking orders at his side, who are struggling to get near their opponents right now.
    • 9' Wilson makes a fine run down the right, before Ledley takes over but Celtic cannot force the issue from inside the Atletico half.
    • 7' Celtic are settling into the match now after a very shaky start as Samaras wins a corner down the left.
    • 6' What a chance for Hooper, who should score! The Celtic forward flies through on goal, but his footwork is far from efficient as he stumbles over the ball and the chance goes begging!
    • 5' Celtic are enjoying some possession in their own half, and Atletico are having to defend deep.
    • 3' GOAL!!!!! ATLETICO IN FRONT! Diego whips over a devilish corner, and Falcao rises imperiously to head powerfully past a flat-footed Forster - what a start for Atletico!
    • 1' The first half is underway, and immediately Samaras gives the ball away sloppily to Diego and he is very nearly punished as the playmaker shoots wide!
    • - THE TEAMS ARE IN! Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Miranda, Antonio Lopez, Turan, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Koke, Diego Costa, Falcao. Subs: Sergio Asenjo, Tiago, Adrian, Salvio, Reyes, Pizzi, Dominguez /// Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Kayal, Ki, Ledley, Hooper, Forrest, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Bangura, Commons, George, Filip Twardzik, Wanyama
    • - Celtic travel to the Estadio Vicente Calderon to face the stern test of taking on Atletico Madrid in their Europa League clash.
  • Summary

    • 77' What a save from Forster! Turan continues to excel for Atletico, and an exquisitely curled effort towards the far post is tipped away brilliantly by Forster!
    • 69' GOAL!!!!! IT'S TWO FOR ATLETICO! Arda Turan hurtles down the left and gets to the byline unchallenged, before squaring the ball perfectly for Diego to tap home beyond Forster!
    • 47' What an effort from Ki Sung-Yong from all of 30 yards, who forces Courtois into an athletic save to his left, and Celtic win a corner!
    • 6' What a chance for Hooper, who should score! The Celtic forward flies through on goal, but his footwork is far from efficient as he stumbles over the ball and the chance goes begging!
    • 3' GOAL!!!!! ATLETICO IN FRONT! Diego whips over a devilish corner, and Falcao rises imperiously to head powerfully past a flat-footed Forster - what a start for Atletico!
    • - THE TEAMS ARE IN! Atletico Madrid: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Miranda, Antonio Lopez, Turan, Mario Suarez, Gabi, Koke, Diego Costa, Falcao. Subs: Sergio Asenjo, Tiago, Adrian, Salvio, Reyes, Pizzi, Dominguez /// Celtic: Forster, Mark Wilson, Kelvin Wilson, Loovens, Mulgrew, Kayal, Ki, Ledley, Hooper, Forrest, Samaras. Subs: Zaluska, Matthews, Bangura, Commons, George, Filip Twardzik, Wanyama

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  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Gregorio Manzano

  • Celtic

    Manager: Neil Lennon

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