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Thursday March 25, 2010 Day 28 Finished Estadio Vicente Calderón

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Atlético Madrid

  • Forlán 54’
  • Agüero 86’

Athletic Bilbao

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Atlético Madrid
    • Athletic Bilbao
    • 90+2 And that's that from the Estadio Vicente Calderon - Atleti beat sixth placed Bilbao thanks to goals from Forlan and Aguero. Stay here for a full report.
    • 90' Madrid run down the clock with a substitution: Balde for Aguero.
    • 88' Toquero almost halves the deficit immediately, but somehow manages to scuff Susaeta's cross wide from six yards out.
    • 85' Aguero puts this one beyond any doubt. Having been anonymous for much of the evening, the Argentine international pounces on a loose ball, beats San Jose before firing past Iraizoz from close range.
    • 82' Another Llorente chance goes begging, this time his left footed effort flies past the wrong side of the post.
    • 80' Camacho replaces Forlan for the home side.
    • 80' Llorente sees his headed effort blocked for a corner.
    • 79' Forlan strays offside again. That's about the fourth time tonight but the visitors are playing - by playing such a high line - a very dangerous game.
    • 78' Javier Martinez fires wide of the goal from distance. It looks not to be Athletico's night.
    • 75' Lopez gets a card for a poorly timed challenge. This one is limping towards the final whistle.
    • 73' Gabilondo is replaced by Muniain for the home side.
    • 71' Reyes leads a quick break and feeds Forlan. The forward's effort whistles just past the post.
    • 69' Forlan almost fires the home side into a two goal lead but his effort is well saved.
    • 68' And the substitute almost has an immediate impact. His cross is headed goalwards by Llorente but De Gea is equal to it.
    • 65' Bilbao continue to ring the changes: Yester comes on for Iturraspe.
    • 63' Forlan draws a solid save from Iraizoz. Corner.
    • 62' Madrid almost double their advantage but Valera's header falls the wrong side of the post.
    • 60 Bilbao replaces Gurpegi with Susaeta.
    • 59' Lopez charges up the other end but sees his effort blocked.
    • 58' And now Martinez goes close. Llorente - the game's stand out player - finds the midfielder in space but his effort just drops the wrong side of the post.
    • 57' Llorente almost conjures up an immediate riposte but his header whistles past the post.
    • 55' Atleti take the lead. Forlan dispatches Juan Valera's cross into the bottom corner to give the home side a scarcely deserved lead.
    • 53' Antonio Lopez clears Toquero's cross, but Athletic have definitely started this half the brighter.
    • 51' Forlan strays offside from Reyes' ball.
    • 50' Llorente lays-off for Martinez, but his well struck effort is well saved.
    • 49' Llorente holds the ball up well before feeding the onrushing Toquero, whose effort flies over the bar.
    • 47' The visitors begin the half in the ascendancy.
    • 46 We're back underway at the Vicente Calderon.
    • - Altleti's neighbours, Real Madrid, scored four in the first half as they defeated Madrid's third team, Getafe, 4-2.
    • 45 That's it from a frustrating half of football.
    • 44' Gabilondo finds Toquero in space, but the forward's effort from outside the box is tame and well wide.
    • 43' Toquero gives the ball away when he really should have done a whole lot better - this has been a very sloppy half from both sides.
    • 40' Llorente has another chance for the visitors, albeit a half-chance. But his headed effort trickles wide.
    • 37' The home side break but Forlan drags his effort wide of the post. Good chance and a forward of his calibre really should be doing better there.
    • 35' From that corner, Gurpegi finds Toquero just outside the box and the forward stings the palms of De Gea from distance.
    • 34' Bilbao break on their hosts and Ujfalusi concedes the corner.
    • 33' Ujfalusi attempts to find the run of Aguero but the Argentine went a moment early and the lino's flag is aloft.
    • 32' Simao is hacked down by San Jose and the centre back is in the book for that one. Cynical.
    • 30' Fouls from either side continue to tarnish this one.
    • 28' It is all Atleti now. Jurado fires high and wide having been played in by Reyes. The home side have been profligate thus far but you get the feeling that if they continue to create chances one will make an impression on the goal of Iraizoz.
    • 26' Simao now breaks forward but he is thwarted by a solid challenge from Xabi Castillo.
    • 24' Forlan - having been fed by Assuncao - fires wildly over from outside the box with his weaker left.
    • 22' Ujfalusi over hits a pass to a forlorn Forlan - awful service to the former Manchester United man thus far.
    • 20' Iraola loses the ball in a dangerous area but the home side fail to capitalise.
    • 18' Dominguez just can't arch his neck back far enough to get anything on Simao's cross.
    • 17' Reyes finds himself in acres of space but his touch lets him down and the ball trickles out of play. That is pretty much symptomatic of a frustrating opening to this one.
    • 15' Aguero breaks down the right but his dug out cross is easily cleared.
    • 13' The home side string together a few decent passes but this one is lacking any real invention thus far.
    • 11' The early flow of the match is disturbed by a barrage of early fouls and neither side can get a foothold in the game.
    • 9' Great effort from Reyes. Jurado finds Reyes in space and the former Arsenal man tests Iraizoz from just outside the box. Better from the home side.
    • 7' Despite beginning to retain the ball well now, the home side continue to struggle to get any sort of decent service into their frontmen.
    • 6' Atleti regroup and begin to stroke the ball around nicely.
    • 4' It is all Bilbao in the early stages. This time Toquero drags wide from just outside the box.
    • 2' Early chance for the visitors: Gabilondo crosses for Llorente but his header is pushed around the post by De Gea.
    • 1' Following a short hiatus, we're underway for the second time in Madrid tonight. Can Atleti follow in the footsteps of great rivals Real and record a much needed comfortable victory?
    • - Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Iraola, San Jose, Ustaritz, Xabi Castillo, Martinez, Iturraspe, Gurpegi, Gabilondo, Toquero, Llorente.
    • Atletico Madrid: De Gea, Valera, Ujfalusi, Dominguez, Lopez, Assuncao, Simao, Jurado, Reyes, Aguero, Forlan.
    • Team news is in:
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage as Atletico Madrid entertain Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.
  • Summary

    • 85' Aguero puts this one beyond any doubt. Having been anonymous for much of the evening, the Argentine international pounces on a loose ball, beats San Jose before firing past Iraizoz from close range.
    • 55' Atleti take the lead. Forlan dispatches Juan Valera's cross into the bottom corner to give the home side a scarcely deserved lead.
    • 37' The home side break but Forlan drags his effort wide of the post. Good chance and a forward of his calibre really should be doing better there.
    • 35' From that corner, Gurpegi finds Toquero just outside the box and the forward stings the palms of De Gea from distance.
    • 24' Forlan - having been fed by Assuncao - fires wildly over from outside the box with his weaker left.
    • 9' Great effort from Reyes. Jurado finds Reyes in space and the former Arsenal man tests Iraizoz from just outside the box. Better from the home side.
    • 2' Early chance for the visitors: Gabilondo crosses for Llorente but his header is pushed around the post by De Gea.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage as Atletico Madrid entertain Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Quique

  • Athletic Bilbao

    Manager: Joaquín Caparrós

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. De Gea
      • J. Valera
      • T. Ujfalusi
      • A. Domínguez
      • A. López Yellow Card
      • P. Assunção
      • Jurado
      • J. Reyes Substitution Out (82′)
      • Simão
      • S. Agüero Goal Substitution Out (89′)
      • D. Forlán Goal Substitution Out (80′)

      Subs

      • I. Camacho Substitution In80′
      • R. Pérez
      • E. Salvio Substitution In82′
      • Juanito
      • L. Perea
      • S. Asenjo
      • I. Baldé Substitution In89′
    • Starting line-up

      • G. Iraizoz
      • A. Iraola
      • M. San José Yellow Card
      • Ustaritz
      • Xabi Castillo
      • J. Martínez Yellow Card
      • A. Iturraspe Yellow Card Substitution Out (66′)
      • C. Gurpegi Substitution Out (60′)
      • I. Gabilondo Substitution Out (74′)
      • G. Toquero
      • F. Llorente

      Subs

      • D. López
      • F. Yeste Substitution In66′ Yellow Card
      • Armando
      • Koikili
      • M. Susaeta Substitution In60′
      • I. Muniain Substitution In74′
      • A. Borda
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