Udinese compounds Atletico's woes in Europa League

Udinese's Medhi Benatia, left,  celebrates with teammate Pablo Armero after scoring during the Europa League, group I soccer match between Udinese and Atletico Madrid, at the Udine Friuli stadium, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Udinese won 2-0. (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)

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Udinese compounded Atletico Madrid's miserable start to the season with a 2-0 victory Thursday in the Europa League.

Tottenham edged Rubin Kazan 1-0 and group rivals Schalke and Maccabi Haifa won in 5-0 routs. PSV Eindhoven and Sporting Lisbon made it three wins in three games.

Atletico has won just twice in seven Spanish league games and is three points behind leader Udinese in Group I after yielding goals by Mehdi Benatia and Antonio Floro.

Tottenham got a goal on a free kick from Roman Pavlyuchenko to win its second straight in Group A and put its season back on track.

In Group J, Schalke stayed in first by beating AEK Larnaca. The German club is a point ahead of Maccabi Haifa, which won big against Steaua Bucharest.

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