Thursday October 27, 2011 10th Day Finished San Mamés

Athletic Bilbao 3 - 0 Atlético Madrid

  • Llorente 67’, 71’
  • Toquero 75’

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  1. Basques crush abject Atletico

    Basques crush abject Atletico

    Three goals in seven minutes saw Athletic Bilbao beat a lacklustre Atletico Madrid 3-0 in their Liga clash at San Mames. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • Atlético Madrid
    • 90+3 Godin meets the cross, Falco pokes it over - bad miss - but it doesn't matter as the whistle goes, comfortable win for Athletic against a poor Atletico.
    • 90+2 Iraizoz, who has had nothing to do this half, makes a decent save from Salvio. Corner.
    • 90+1 Loose ball from De Marcos back with Courtois as the game closes out.
    • 90' Two minutes added time.
    • 89' Miranda blocks Llorente's shot, which loops over for a corner.
    • 88' Silvio looks sheepish as he plays the ball clear, as he should. Given what the ref has carded people for tonight, that was worth two reds.
    • 87' No! He somehow avoids a second yellow. I'd have sent him straight off!
    • 86' Very late tackle from Silvio, who is going to walk for a second yellow...
    • 85' Salvio is booked now. I make that the fifth yellow for an Atletico player. Late and two footed on Ander.
    • 84' Toquero gets on the end of a through ball but Godin is able to clear.
    • 83' It's raining cats and dogs right now, Falcao not enjoying it.
    • 82' Assuncao is booked now for sliding into Toquero.
    • 81' Now a corner to Atletico but sent out of play on the right.
    • 80' ATLETICO SUB: Diego comes off for Koke.
    • 79' Yelow to Ezika for fouling Falcao. Free-kick 30 yards out.
    • 76' Manzano looks devestated. He was saying earlier that fans think too short-term but his players seem to be too....
    • 74' Golly. 3-0 now as Toquero flicks home Ander's left-wing free-kick, into the ground and past the keeper. Atletuico falling aapart.
    • 72' After scoring Llorente waved a flag for Carlos Gurpegi, his team-mate who tore his anterior cruciate ligament the other day. Aw.
    • 71' Marcelo Bielsa, the Athletic coach, is delighted; his Atletico counterpart Manzano is in all kinds of trouble.
    • 70' And he has his second - a trademark header into the bottom left from a wicked Toquero cross. 2-0. Llorente gobbles up anything in the air, which makes me wonder why Athletic don't play a more direct game.
    • 68' That is Llorente's fourth league goal of the season.
    • 67' GOAL ATHLETIC! Freak goal from Llorente as his low shot takes a wicked deflection off Fiipe and trickles agonisingly past the stranded Courtois and over the line! Miranda's error allowed Susaeta to set him up.
    • 66' Silvio sees yellow now for taking out Ander.
    • 65' Good ball wide by Falcao and Gabi is in but his low cross is hoofed behind for a corner.
    • 63' ATHLETIC SUB: Muniain makes way for Toquero.
    • 62' Diego left in a heap by Ander and Atletico have a free-kick - and some respite.
    • 61' Athletic dominating at the moment - the visitors can't get hold of it at all.
    • 60' That was a big miss and De Marcos knows it. He's holding his head as Atletico pump it long upfield.
    • 59' GREAT CHANCE ATHLETIC BILBAO! A super cross from Aurtenetxe on the left, De Marcos flies in but he heads wide! Should have got that on target.
    • 57' ATLETICO SUB: Salvio on for Reyes.
    • 55' I forgot to mention but at half time Ander came on for Martinez. As a result Athletic are seeing a lot more possession. I think Martinez was suffering from a knock late in the half.
    • 54' Reyes puts behind for a corner as the hosts pile it on. No proper chances yet this half though... Llorente goes down in the box but nothing doing. Athletic still have it.
    • 53' Susaeta to take this one then, just inside the D... low into the wall. Terrible effort.
    • 52' A bit of nonsense following that incident as it took the ref a while to work out who to book until Miranda fessed up.
    • 51' Muniain is brought down right on the edge of the box, by Miranda I think, and I thought he had already been booked... No, it seems not.
    • 50' Atletico Madrid with a brief spell on the ball but Muniain of all people is back defending.
    • 49' A promising move breaks down for Athletic, who are playing some decent stuff now.
    • 47' Just over by Susaeta who managed to wriggle free in the box but he was half a yard offside.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+3 Late corner to Atletico Madrid on the right which Diego will take... half-time, goalless.
    • 45+2 Godin beats De Marcos to a through ball, lumping it to touch. A fair bit of thunder in this game. Iraola again on the right crosses low but this time easy for Courtois.
    • 45+1 Two minutes added time being played.
    • 45' Great low ball by Iraola on the run but Assuncao hacks it behind for a corner! Could have gone anywhere, there were bodies all over the six-yard box!
    • 44' Llorente is back on the pitch - hopefully he can run it off.
    • 43' Llorente is coming off for some additional treatment. Toquero is stripping off but I reckon they'll wait and see if he can get through half time...
    • 42' Llorente is in some trouble - his quad/knee area was strapped anyway and it's the same spot. He can walk off though so not too serious.
    • 41' Hisses from the home fans after Llorente goes down in pain, although it was all his own work as his attempted tackle on Gabi saw him catch his foot in the turf...
    • 40' Reyes goes down easily after the ball was cut back to him and the ref decides - correctly, looking at the replay - that he pushed Iturraspe first. No penalty. Half makes up for some of the errors.
    • 39' Much better ball from Susaeta this time but it skims the head of Llorente and Arda clears.
    • 38' Godin with a mistake that lets De Marcos in, it opens up for him and he shoots but tipped behind by Courtois! He should have run in closer for the finish! Corner.
    • 37' Corner to Athletic but Susaeta's delivery is again poor. And now Aurtenetxe is booked for halting the counter with a shove on Arda.
    • 36' Susaeta swings it in but Filipe heads clear. Muniain on it wide left now but he's outnumbered and gets no support. He does well to move inside but the move has long broken down.
    • 35' Another yellow card for Atletico, this time Reyes for a medium-rough challenge. Free-kick wide right...
    • 34' Miranda leaves Llorente in a heap after both challenge a high ball and, much like Godin earlier, a harsh booking.
    • 33' Reyes almost frees Falcao but Ekiza is there to clear.
    • 32' Both men a touch dazed by that but okay to continue. Oh and he's booked Godin - absurd given what he's missed so far.
    • 31' Harsh free-kick against Godin after a clash of heads with De Marcos. Clearly six to one and half a dozen the other - and an accident.
    • 30' Young Muniain on the move now and he dives over a challenge by Arda but is not booked. Should have been.
    • 29' Iraola and Reyes face off on the wing, the ball played off the former Arsenal forward for a throw.
    • 28' Arda's arm is clearly pulled by Ekiza but play on says the ref. Lucky escape, was in the box.
    • 27' Possession game from Atletico now. Arda has a crack from range but well over.
    • 26' Arda needs a bit of treatment after that but it wasn't a heavy challenge - just cynical and clearly a booking.
    • 25' Clear pull on Arda by Aurtenetxe but no card. Odd.
    • 23' JUST OVER BY LLORENTE! Great first touch on the edge of the box and a fizzing, rising drive that the keeper tips over - but again the dozy linesman awards a goal kick! Shocking officiating.
    • 22' Howls from the home fans as the ref fails to penalise a perfectly good tackle from Assuncao with a free-kick.
    • 21' Weird. Clearly a corner to Atletico but the linesman misses the huge deflection Falcao's shot took off a defender.
    • 20' Llorente on the move but dribbling is not one of the big-man's attributes and he runs into a crowd of players.
    • 19' A couple of hefty challenges in midfield are let go by the ref as this match develops a tasty edge.
    • 18' ATHLETIC SUB: Amorebieta has picked up an injury, I think a thigh strain, and San Jose replaces him.
    • 17' Definitely a yellow there as Martinez exacts revenge on Diego with a late tackle.
    • 16' Iturraspe clashes with Diego. Not sure what the outcome was there, I think a card may have been shown...
    • 15' GREAT CHANCE ATLETICO! Great run by Diego, who found Filipe on the left-overlap, he didn't seem to know whether to shoot or cross - both were on - and he dragged the low ball across goal, away from Iraizoz but also clear of the sliding Falcao!
    • 14' Good defending by Filipe again as De Marcos cut inside and almost found Llorente.
    • 13' Falcao goes it all alone, racing in from the left and drilling a low shot for the bottom right, but Iraizoz is equal to it, tipping the ball away!
    • 12' Miranda with a good piece of defending as Muniain raced in. Corner. Poor corner from Susaeta though - into Courtois's arms.
    • 11' Silvio gets in down the right but his low, driven ball across goal is well ahead of Falcao and short of goal.
    • 10' Taking another loook at that penalty appeal Godin's hand touches the shoulder of Susaeta - but he was already on his way down. Not a penalty.
    • 9' Reyes down the other end cuts across and slams in a shot but well wide in the end.
    • 8' Filipe gives it away and Susaeta is in but he goes down under pressure by Godin! The home fans bay for a penalty! He didn't touch the ball - but not sure he touched the man either, who went down very easily!
    • 7' De Marcos gets the crowd excited with a mazy dribble but Filipe gets across to hoof it away to touch.
    • 6' Athletic knocking it about confidently on halfway... Ball over the top almost releases De Marcos but the keeper Courtois, on-loan from Chelsea, reads it.
    • 5' Corner to Athletic, taken short and a total waste as it goes all the way back to Iraizoz.
    • 4' Diego and Falcao combine but the ball spins away and out for a goal kick.
    • 3' Lovely ball wide by Diego and Muniain is back defending to block the cross, Amorebieta getting it clear.
    • 2' Early foul by De Marcos on Filipe. Free-kick Atletico.
    • 1' The first half gets underway. Ander is only on the bench for Athletic because he recently recovered from injury.
    • 20:58 FACT: The Basque side have won just one of their last six league games at home to Atletico (four defeats); No side has won more often at San Mamés in La Liga in the last five seasons than Atletico (four wins).
    • 20:58 FACT: None of the last 11 clashes between Athletic and Atletico has ended in a draw (four Bilbao wins, seven for Atletico).
    • 20:55 Gregorio Manzano: "When the fans were doing the Mexican wave we had to stick our chests out, and we cannot get depressed now. The fans want their team to win and I understand they get angry when we do not. I understand they may be unhappy."
    • 20:50 TEAMS - Athletic: Iraizoz, Iraolo, Aurtenetxe, Amorebieta, Ekiza, Martinez, Iturraspe, De Marcos, Susaeta, Muniain, Llorente; Subs: Gomez, San Jose, Fernandez, Lopez, Gabilondo, Ander, Toquero /// Atletico: Courtois, Silvio, Filipe, Miranda, Godin, Diefo, Assuncao, Gabi, Reyes, Arda, Falcao; Subs: Asenjo, Koke, Doninguez, Pizzi, Adrian, Salzio, Suarez
    • 20:45 Welcome to out LIVE coverage of of Athletic Bilbao's La Liga clash with Atletico Madrid at San Mames, kicking off at 9pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 74' Golly. 3-0 now as Toquero flicks home Ander's left-wing free-kick, into the ground and past the keeper. Atletuico falling aapart.
    • 70' And he has his second - a trademark header into the bottom left from a wicked Toquero cross. 2-0. Llorente gobbles up anything in the air, which makes me wonder why Athletic don't play a more direct game.
    • 67' GOAL ATHLETIC! Freak goal from Llorente as his low shot takes a wicked deflection off Fiipe and trickles agonisingly past the stranded Courtois and over the line! Miranda's error allowed Susaeta to set him up.
    • 59' GREAT CHANCE ATHLETIC BILBAO! A super cross from Aurtenetxe on the left, De Marcos flies in but he heads wide! Should have got that on target.
    • 45' Great low ball by Iraola on the run but Assuncao hacks it behind for a corner! Could have gone anywhere, there were bodies all over the six-yard box!
    • 38' Godin with a mistake that lets De Marcos in, it opens up for him and he shoots but tipped behind by Courtois! He should have run in closer for the finish! Corner.
    • 23' JUST OVER BY LLORENTE! Great first touch on the edge of the box and a fizzing, rising drive that the keeper tips over - but again the dozy linesman awards a goal kick! Shocking officiating.
    • 15' GREAT CHANCE ATLETICO! Great run by Diego, who found Filipe on the left-overlap, he didn't seem to know whether to shoot or cross - both were on - and he dragged the low ball across goal, away from Iraizoz but also clear of the sliding Falcao!
    • 13' Falcao goes it all alone, racing in from the left and drilling a low shot for the bottom right, but Iraizoz is equal to it, tipping the ball away!
    • 8' Filipe gives it away and Susaeta is in but he goes down under pressure by Godin! The home fans bay for a penalty! He didn't touch the ball - but not sure he touched the man either, who went down very easily!
    • 20:50 TEAMS - Athletic: Iraizoz, Iraolo, Aurtenetxe, Amorebieta, Ekiza, Martinez, Iturraspe, De Marcos, Susaeta, Muniain, Llorente; Subs: Gomez, San Jose, Fernandez, Lopez, Gabilondo, Ander, Toquero /// Atletico: Courtois, Silvio, Filipe, Miranda, Godin, Diefo, Assuncao, Gabi, Reyes, Arda, Falcao; Subs: Asenjo, Koke, Doninguez, Pizzi, Adrian, Salzio, Suarez

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  • Athletic Bilbao

    Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Gregorio Manzano

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