Saturday November 3, 2012 Day 10 Finished Mestalla

Valencia CF 2 - 0 Atlético Madrid

  • Soldado 20’
  • Valdez 90’

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  1. Liga - Valencia inflict first defeat on Atletico

    Liga - Valencia inflict first defeat on Atletico

    Atletico Madrid lost for the first time this season after Valencia inflicted a 2-0 Liga defeat at the Mestalla. More

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    Time:90'
    • Valencia CF
    • Atlético Madrid
    • 90+5' A 2-0 win for Valencia. All over. Barcelona three points clear of Atletico at the top of the table after this victory for the home side. Thanks for joining us this evening.
    • 90+3' GOAL! Valez slips the ball into the net from Feghouli's pass and Valencia are leading 2-0. Should be game over now.
    • 89' We are into five minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Ricardo Costa collects a second yellow card and that will make red for a challenge on Raul Garcia. Awful decision by the referee. Was never a foul never mind a booking.
    • 87' Soldado departs the scene to be replaced by Nelson Valdez.
    • 86' Falcao challenges Alves and Diego Costa, who then goes to ground from Turan's corner. Another booking, this time for Falcao.
    • 85' Atletico pick up another booking with Mirando complaining about something or other. He has been booked.
    • 84' Turan with another corner, but once again Alves comes off his line to punch clear the danger.
    • 83' Diego Godin can't control the ball from the pass by Turan. Time running out for Atletico here.
    • 82' Banega is ready to arrive for Valencia with Jonas heading off.
    • 81' Alves is on the deck needing some treatment after coming to punch away another free-kick by Turan.
    • 80' Offside flag goes up against Adrian Lopez. Change coming here for the home side. Ever Banega getting readied.
    • 79' Guardado drives a shot inches wide seconds later from distance.
    • 78' Valencia's first corner of the match is collected by the imposing Courtois in the visiting goal.
    • 77' Another strong challenge by Godin on Guardado, but he is forced to concede the corner.
    • 76' Juanfran drives the ball in at the other, but Ricardo Costa is well positioned to deal with the danger.
    • 75' Godin with a vital interception to cut out the cross of Gago. Some impressive play from Gago with Soldado sniffing around the Atletico box.
    • 74' Another free-kick flies into the middle of the area, but easy for Alves to punch away. Disappointing delivery really.
    • 73' Victor Ruiz guilty of pulling on the shirt of Falcao. Free-kick to Atletico here.
    • 72' Prospects for Turan as he bounds into the box, but can only lift the ball into the side netting as Alves came off his line to narrow the angle.
    • 71' Free-kick goes against Falcao for a late challenge on Feghouli.
    • 70' Miranda gets the ball clear from inside his own box. And on we go. No signs of a goal coming at either end so far in this half.
    • 69' Chance for Juanfran to deliver a telling cross, but he ends up sending the ball straight out of play. Disappointing end to that move.
    • 68' Gabi departs for Atletico to be replaced by Raul Garcia.
    • 67' Tension mounting in this match with only the one goal to split these two sides. Arda Turan picks up a loose ball for Atletico.
    • 66' Ruiz's first action of the match sees him booked for leaning on the back of Falcao to win a header.
    • 65' Victor Ruiz is wheeled on for the injured Rami, whose back injury proves too troublesome.
    • 64' Guardado with a cross for the home side, but Miranda is there to make the clearing header.
    • 63' Alves again off his line to punch clear the danger. Has been his general policy before Arda Turnan earns his side another corner.
    • 62' Arda Turan slips the ball into the feet of Falcao, who is caught late by Ricardo Costa. That is a booking for Costa. Cynical sort of challenge.
    • 61' Thiago has been booked for a late challenge. Can have few complaints about that one.
    • 60' Rodriguez trying to get the better of Joao Pereira, but can only slam the delivery into the side of the net.
    • 59' Rami getting some sort of massage at the side of the park to sort out his back problem. Almost slammed the muscle back into place.
    • 58' Joao Pereira complaining that he was stamped on by Arda Turan, but looked to be accidental.
    • 57' Felipe picks out Falcao, whose header lands on the roof of the home net.
    • 56' Emre departs top be replaced by Christian Rodriguez.
    • 55' Godin knocks the ball back to Courtois as Atletico looks to regroup.
    • 54' Think Rami has suffered a twist to a back muscle. He is wanting off the park. Not ideal for home hopes as they look to protect this 1-0 lead.
    • 53' Rami looks to be in some pain out there. Juanfran yet to score a goal for his side this season.
    • 52' Juanfran goes for goal, but ends up smashing a shot well over the bar.
    • 51' Jonas brings down Emre as Rami looks for some treatment for his back issues.
    • 49' Rami holding his back. He looks to have taken a knock. Not sure how serious that problem is.
    • 48' Miranda with a strong challenge on the back of Soldado. Free-kick to the home side.
    • 47' Arda Turan hammers a shot inches over the bar from distance. Atletico maintain this push for the equaliser.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. Valencia holding this 1-0 lead.
    • 44' We are into one minute of time added on in the first half.
    • 43' Alves with a long ball into the heart of the Atletico box, but Miranda does well to clear the danger.
    • 42' Filipe sends a lovely ball into the middle that is deflected behind his own goal by Rami. Atletci pushing for this leveller.
    • 41' Meanwhile, Mauricio Pellegrino has been sent to the stands for complaining about a foul by Falcao that wasn't given. All a bit strange.
    • 40' Atletico dart down to the other end of the pitch to win another free-kick 25 yards from goal. Emre is sizing this one up.
    • 39' Rami takes a tumble, but the referee awards the free-kick inside their own box to Atletico.
    • 38' Adridan Lopez with a late challenge on Joao Pereira. Free-kick chance out wide for the home side.
    • 37' Atletico with six corners, Valencia yet to win one. But Valencia will be the happier side heading for the break.
    • 35' Once again Valencia come up with the goods from the corner-kick to clear the danger. Plenty of dead ball situations for Atletico, but no penetration.
    • 34' Alves taking no chances as he comes to punch clear a free-kick. Atletico have another corner here.
    • 33' Soldado looking to latch onto a long ball over the top seconds later, but Courtois is quickly off his line to collect.
    • 32' Emre doing enough to make sure Feghouli can't race away.
    • 31' Falcao in the penalty area, but he loses his balance at the key moment from Adrian's pass. Just lost his footing. Chance gone.
    • 30' Rami thinks about a shot. Lets fly from 30 yards out, but the ball is well wide of goal.
    • 29' Guardado brings the ball up the park for Valencia. Miranda manages to get back to win the ball this time ahead of the dangerous Solado.
    • 28' Cissokho makes a solid challenge, but the visitors have a corner. Gabi's corner is headed clear by Rami.
    • 27' Pereira trying to make a run on the right flank for the home side, but Atletico do a decent job to close down space.
    • 26' The Valencia fans in party mood at the Mestalla. Mauricio Pellegrino doing plenty of pointing from his technical area.
    • 25' Both of these sides seeing enough of the ball as Gago goes to ground after a challenge by Falcao.
    • 24' Was Soldado who caught the head off Falcao with his boot. Thankfully the bleeding has stopped and Falcao can play on.
    • 23' Arda Turan dives to win a free-kick for the visitors. Atletico looking to hit back right away as Alves punches clear before clasping a corner.
    • 22' Filipe Kasmirskin nudges Jonas off the ball, who looks like he has been shot as he takes a tumble.
    • 21' Alves out of his goal to punch clear as Atletico look to find a quick response to their deficit.
    • 20' Atletico will be forced to come from behind then if they are going to draw level with Barca at the top of the table.
    • 19' GOAL! Soldado turns to thump home a stunning volley from Rami's ball. That is a wonderful goal. Mirando couldn't get back in time.
    • 18' Falcao is off the park getting some treatment for a cut head amid all those shenanigans.
    • 17' Turan has been booked for a spot of dissent after complaining to the referee.
    • 16' Avles saves the ball from Miranda. Falcao looked to be fouled in the box by Joao Pereira, but the referee says no. Questionable decision by the match official.
    • 15' More neat driving play by Adrian, but a superbly timed tackle by Gago. Another corner to the visitors.
    • 13' Valencia keeping the ball with some relish. Gago tries to play in Soldado, but Atletico have enough bodies back to clear the danger.
    • 12' Jonas almost on the end of the cross by Pereira. Lovely delivery, but Atletico survive that scare.
    • 11' Falcao lifts a shot over the bar. Never really had the direction as the home wall stood tall.
    • 10' Gago brings down Adrian and that will be a free-kick to the visiting side from 25 yards out.
    • 9' Falcao challenged by three white shirts before going to ground. That will be a free-kick to the visiting side.
    • 8' Tino Costa overhit a pass looking for Soldado, who looks slightly confused about that attempted pass by his team-mate.
    • 7' Here is a report from the Barcelona match in case you missed it. Real Madrid won 4-0 against Real Zaragoza a couple of hours later. Messi in scare as Barcelona beat Celta
    • 6' Corner flies over the head of a packed area. Atletico yet to get danger man Falcao into the action. But surely that is just a matter of time.
    • 5' Ricardo Costa blocks the cross by Turan and Atletico will have a corner here.
    • 4' Joao Pereira is upset with the referee about something or other and is spoken to be the match official.
    • 3' Cissokho with a run down a flank before sending a cross straight into the arms of Courtois in the Atletico goal.
    • 2' Tino Costa looking to get on the ball early on here for the home side. Both teams trying to pass themselves into this match.
    • 1' We are off and running with this one at the Mestalla.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL! Valez slips the ball into the net from Feghouli's pass and Valencia are leading 2-0. Should be game over now.
    • 88' Ricardo Costa collects a second yellow card and that will make red for a challenge on Raul Garcia. Awful decision by the referee. Was never a foul never mind a booking.
    • 79' Guardado drives a shot inches wide seconds later from distance.
    • 19' GOAL! Soldado turns to thump home a stunning volley from Rami's ball. That is a wonderful goal. Mirando couldn't get back in time.
    • 16' Avles saves the ball from Miranda. Falcao looked to be fouled in the box by Joao Pereira, but the referee says no. Questionable decision by the match official.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Valencia CF

    Manager: Mauricio Pellegrino

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Yellow Card 5.5 -
      Substitution Out64′ 5.4 -
      Red Card 6.4 -
      Yellow Card 5.9 -
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      Strikers
      Substitution Out82′ 6 -
      Goal Substitution Out89′ 7.3 -
      Subs
      Substitution In89′ Goal 7.6 -
      Substitution In82′ 5.7 -
      Substitution In64′ Yellow Card 4.7 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 5.3 -
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      Midfielders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out70′ 4.5 -
      Substitution Out67′ 5.9 -
      Yellow Card 6.5 -
      Substitution Out57′ 5.4 -
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      Yellow Card 7.7 -
      Subs
      Substitution In57′ 4.7 -
      Substitution In70′ 6.6 -
      Substitution In67′ 7.7 -

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  1. First ever match dat i know, in which Falcao didnt­ score

    From Rahul, on Sat 3 Nov 23:26
  2. dirty playing from valencia

    From Mihai, on Sat 3 Nov 22:00
  3. Come on Athletico!!! I need this!!!

    From Sane?Man, on Sat 3 Nov 21:50
  4. falcao please come tothe kings of europe and play with­ the 3 muskateers

    From DEBBIE S, on Sat 3 Nov 21:13
  5. Viva Atleti!!

    From Bsun, on Sat 3 Nov 8:41
  6. A big test for atletico, but i think they can win again­ and prove they are real title contenders

    From Mark, on Mon 29 Oct 20:49
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