Saturday January 7, 2012 Day 18 Finished Estadio La Rosaleda

Málaga CF 0 - 0 Atlético Madrid

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  1. Bore draw on Simeone's Atletico return

    Bore draw on Simeone's Atletico return

    Diego Simeone's return to Atletico Madrid ended in a goalless draw at Malaga in La Liga. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Málaga CF
    • Atlético Madrid
    • - Thanks for joining me tonight - decent start for Simeone, not a great spectacle though. Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @Reda_Maher
    • 90+2 Late corner for Atletico but Rondon clears. Diego fouls Rondon as they clear and that is it. A point, and Simeone won't mind!
    • 90+1 In the first of two added minutes.
    • 90' Perea booked for timewasting.
    • 89' ATLETICO SUB: Falcao jogs off, well he strolls in the end and finally Adrian makes his entrance.
    • 88' Rondon fouls the full-back and Atletico will make a change now...
    • 87' Lovely diagonal ball from Apono for DUDA AT THE BACK STICK but poked away brilliantly by Perea! Corner.
    • 86' MALAGA SUB: Apono on for Cazorla.
    • 85' JUST WIDE FROM DIEGO! Good play by Juanfran on the right, held up by Turan but the Brazilian curls it wide of the far post.
    • 83' Adrian is warming up - maybe coming on for Juanfran? Risky at this stage...
    • 81' Malaga keep up the pressure but Atletico can clear. Falcao now holds it up, Gabi wide to Diego, but the cross is deflected and lands behind Falcao.
    • 80' Rondon on the run wide left, Godin comes across and it's a corner to Malaga. Duda to take... cleared by Falcao at the near post.
    • 79' Having kept it tight, Atletico would do well to have a go late on and snatch a win - Simeone would be happy with the point though.
    • 78' Poor ball by Diego when there was a bit of havoc in the Malaga box.
    • 77' Monreal with a high ball in and Van Nistelrooy gets between the defenders but the ball skims off his head and well wide.
    • 76' Gabi plays it long for Falcao but Willy claims easily.
    • 75' An attempt by Cazorla is way off target. Atletico sitting very deep and looking for the breaks.
    • 73' MALAGA SUB: Duda comes on for Buononotte.
    • 71' Falcao is well offside after another Atletico attack stalls at the last.
    • 70' Corner comes in AND GODIN WITH A FREE HEADER but it hits Cazorla on the line!
    • 69' Arda immediately gets involved, now Juanfran has a shot but blocked for a corner.
    • 69' ATLETICO SUB: Arda comes on... not sure who he's replaced.
    • 68' MALAGA SUB: Van Nistelrooy up for Juanmi.
    • 68' Toulalan just fails to keep it in despite a valiant effort. Some subs coming up now...
    • 67' Falcao with another foul, on Weligton this time, but nothing too serious.
    • 66' I lie - Falcao wasn't booked for that foul earlier. My bad. He is booked now though, after play stops.
    • 65' Falcao goes in late on a defender but play on with the counter in flow - he could be in trouble here, he's already been booked I think...
    • 64' Malaga playing it about cutely enough but Atletico are pressing all over the pitch.
    • 63' A Diego free-kick is not fully cleared and Juanfran has a dig but blocked!
    • 62' The ref is not happy with something said by someone on the bench... he books Malaga's Sanchez, although the defender seems bemused.
    • 61' Free-kick swung back stick but Atletico clear.
    • 60' Tiago with a foul on Rondon around 30 yards out, cynical and a yellow card finally for him.
    • 59' No advantage in the end and Malaga go back to the keeper.
    • 58' Diego will take this free-kick from the left... not great, Isco able to head clear. There's a late challenge as Malaga break but play on with advantage.
    • 57' Yellow card shown to Demichelis for a slide tackle that was a touch wild, even though he got the ball.
    • 56' Good clearance by Demichelis and Malaga clear, a counter now with Buonanotte running inside but Perea recovers to clear. More of that please.
    • 54' Cazorla has a dig from range but well over. A bit grindy again this game. Wah.
    • 52' A bit of a slump in this match now, annoyingly after a good spell early in the half.
    • 50' A second look makes me think that was the right decision - although it was less Falcao and more Dominguez with the foul.
    • 49' Headed behind by Cazorla for a second corner - he got a whack from his keeper for his troubles. The ball is in the back of the net but Willy was dumped to the turf by Falcao as he met the ball. Knee to the chest.
    • 48' Salvio makes a slightly manic dive as Weligton flies in - there's no contact with both men awarded 9 for style. Corner Atletico.
    • 47' Buonanotte gives away a free-kick on Perea. Taken long.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45' Half-time and it's goalless. Not a great spectacle but Atletico look more solid.
    • 44' Toulalan with some silky skills to bring the ball away from Gabi and Falco trying to challenge. Silver fox these days.
    • 43' Malaga come again, boosted by that chance, Buonanotte inside to Isco but his low shot is gathered by Courtois.
    • 42' Brilliant ball in this time and Toulalan thinks he's scored but the ball smacks into another player and back on to him and it flies away! Bodies everywhere, could have gone anywhere.
    • 41' Free-kick to Malaga now, on the left, Cazorla to take...
    • 40' Atletico with posssession but still scrappy - a long ball releases Rondon though but Perea and co sweep up.
    • 39' Toulalan challenges Salvio, Atletico want him booked but it's not even a free-kick - a throw.
    • 38' Mistake by Dimechelis but the keeper Willy comes to the rescue to claim.
    • 36' The game has slipped back into the dull grind of yore, as followers of me on Twitter will know. First to make me laugh gets a retweet. Follow here.
    • 34' Terrible from Cazorla, high, wide and about as handsome as he is (i.e. not).
    • 33' Free-kick to Malaga but a delay as Cazorla does his laces up. On the left, central a bit, 25 yards out.
    • 32' Nice turn Buonanotte, inside to Cazorla who cuts inside and shoots but well over. First sign of Malaga life for a while.
    • 30' Atletico have come right back into this and, roused by that effort, are going for it. Gamez goes down after a palm in the face by Salvio.
    • 29' ATLETICO OFF THE BAR! Diego with a deflected shot after super play wide left by Salvio, cutting it back for the Brazilian. Welligton with the deflection.
    • 27' Filipe really unlucky to be booked - well incorrectly so, as while he was close to Isco it was Diego with the foul (which was not a booking).
    • 26' Juanfran with good play but the low driven ball across the box is cleared and Rondon wins a free-kick.
    • 25' Atletico working their way back into this now as they put some pressure on Malaga...
    • 23' Falcao and Welligton tangle in the box but no foul and the hosts clear.
    • 22' Godin goes in late on Buonanotte, who rolls around like he's been shot - the whistle had already gone for a foul by Rondon, and Buonanotte was faking it as Godin didn't touch him.
    • 21' Yellow card for Dominguez after a second foul in quick succession.
    • 20' Cazorla tries to chip it in for Ggamez but beyond the overlapping full-back and out for a goal kick.
    • 19' The corner sees a free-kick go Atletico's way. Should be 1-0 but for Courtois.
    • 18' WHAT A SAVE BY COURTOIS! Cazorla with a super delivery and a header from Rondon bound for the top right but a wonderful stop!
    • 17' Free-kick to the home side as a cross from Rondon hits Tiago's hand. Harsh, it was by his side.
    • 16' Malaga are taking the game to Atletico suddenly, with Filipe the latest to give away a free-kick as Atleti fail to leave their half.
    • 15' Good spell of pressure from Malaga now and Perea seems to handle in the box but it hit his belly according to the replay.
    • 14' Quick free-kick from Cazorla but well over the bar. Trying to catch Courtois out.
    • 13' Buonanotte tries a half-volley after good play by Isco, but it's blocked by Perea. Toulalan then fouls Diego after the Brazilian turns him.
    • 12' Cazorla is playing almost as a deep-lying playmaker. Odd position for him to take.
    • 11' Salvio the latest to give away a free-kick in this very scrappy opening.
    • 10' Falcao rolls the defender Welligton as they rise for a header. Free-kick.
    • 9' Strong tackle from Tiago, who gives away a free-kick on the right.
    • 8' Free-kick Atletico on the rght - half-cleared and the loose ball drops to Filipe, who shoots and it's deflected but Willy is in the right place.
    • 7' Buonanotte takes down a long ball brilliantly but a super star-shaped spread from Courtois to save!
    • 6' Atletico actually manage to break from that corner, Falcao on it and now Tiago but into the keeper's arms.
    • 5' Decent ball in from Cazorla but headed away by Falcao. Another corner as Gabi puts it behind.
    • 4' Corner to Malaga that Cazorla trots across to take.
    • 3' Diego comes forward but inexplicably Atletico slow down the counter and the move dies out.
    • 2' Scrappy opening with neither side really getting hold of it.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 20:59 Tweet away if you like, I can be found @Reda_Maher. FOLLOW HERE!
    • 20:57 Returning hero Diego Simeone's first game in charge of the club he excelled for as a player comes with a few problems - Silvio Azevedo is injured and Paulo Assuncao suspended, while Juan Antonio Reyes ran back to Sevilla. Can he inspire Atletico beyond mediocrity? They have the players for sure! Four defeats on the trot before the Christmas break...
    • 20:56 So for Malaga Julio Baptista and Joaquin are out - while Welligton returns from a ban. Van Nistelrooy does not make the XI.
    • 20:55 TEAMS - Malaga: Willy, Gamez, Demichelis, Welligton, Monreal, Toulalan, Cazorla, Isco, Buonanotte, Juanmi, Rondon /// Atletico: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Dominguez, Filipe, Tiago, Juanfran, Gabi, Diego, Salvio, Falcao
    • 20:50 FACT: Malaga are without a win in their last three league games, conceding six and scoring three; Four of Málaga’s five home wins in the league this season have been by a one-goal margin.
    • 20:45 FACT: Malaga have won just one of their last four league matches at home to Atletico (3-0 in 2009/10); Malaga have won more games at home to Atletico than any other side from Madrid in Primera (four, three vs Getage, two vs Rayo and none vs Real Madrid).
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  • Summary

    • 87' Lovely diagonal ball from Apono for DUDA AT THE BACK STICK but poked away brilliantly by Perea! Corner.
    • 85' JUST WIDE FROM DIEGO! Good play by Juanfran on the right, held up by Turan but the Brazilian curls it wide of the far post.
    • 70' Corner comes in AND GODIN WITH A FREE HEADER but it hits Cazorla on the line!
    • 49' Headed behind by Cazorla for a second corner - he got a whack from his keeper for his troubles. The ball is in the back of the net but Willy was dumped to the turf by Falcao as he met the ball. Knee to the chest.
    • 42' Brilliant ball in this time and Toulalan thinks he's scored but the ball smacks into another player and back on to him and it flies away! Bodies everywhere, could have gone anywhere.
    • 29' ATLETICO OFF THE BAR! Diego with a deflected shot after super play wide left by Salvio, cutting it back for the Brazilian. Welligton with the deflection.
    • 18' WHAT A SAVE BY COURTOIS! Cazorla with a super delivery and a header from Rondon bound for the top right but a wonderful stop!
    • 7' Buonanotte takes down a long ball brilliantly but a super star-shaped spread from Courtois to save!
    • 20:55 TEAMS - Malaga: Willy, Gamez, Demichelis, Welligton, Monreal, Toulalan, Cazorla, Isco, Buonanotte, Juanmi, Rondon /// Atletico: Courtois, Perea, Godin, Dominguez, Filipe, Tiago, Juanfran, Gabi, Diego, Salvio, Falcao

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Málaga CF

    Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

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