Group stage (Group B) - 30/09/2010 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time) - Estadio Vicente Calderón - Madrid
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Atlético - Leverkusen 1-1 - 30/09/2010 - match_page - UEFA Europa League 2011

Simão spot kick rescues holders

Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET
Club Atlético de Madrid 1-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
A second-half penalty from Simão earned the UEFA Europa League holders a share of the Group B spoils.
Simão spot kick rescues holders 
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AtléticoLeverkusen

Goals scored1
 
1
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target4
 
9
Corners4
 
3
Fouls committed8
 
18
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Published: Thursday 30 September 2010, 22.50CET

Simão spot kick rescues holders

Club Atlético de Madrid 1-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
A second-half penalty from Simão earned the UEFA Europa League holders a share of the Group B spoils.

Simão scored a second-half penalty as Club Atlético de Madrid continued their stuttering start to their UEFA Europa League defence with a 1-1 draw with Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Having kicked off Group B with a 1-0 defeat by Aris Thessaloniki FC, the Spanish side were on course for more disappointment when Eren Derdiyok broke the deadlock before half-time. But the introduction of Fran Mérida helped invigorate the hosts, and six minutes after the restart the midfielder drew a foul from Sami Hyypiä to earn a spot kick. Simão duly converted, in off the post.

Atlético were unbeaten in 14 home matches in this competition and its predecessor, the UEFA Cup, but that run was under threat right from the start tonight. Derdiyok's free-kick from a central position had David de Gea scrambling across his goal as the ball zipped narrowly wide, while Sidney Sam raced forward before firing over the top.

With the hosts struggling to create an opening at one end, Jupp Heynckes's team finally forged ahead at the other. Tranquillo Barnetta's corner caused consternation in the home defence, allowing Hyypiä to nod the ball towards the far post where Filipe Luis directed against the upright. Derdiyok was on hand to smash in the rebound.

Quique Sánchez Flores made a double substitution at the break, Mérida and Tiago entering the fray. The former made an immediate impact, earning the penalty Simão dispatched with such aplomb and Los Rojiblancos were rejuvenated, pouring forward in search of the lead. René Adler unconvincingly tipped Tomáš Ujfaluši's menacing centre over while another cross found José Antonio Reyes, who headed wastefully wide.

Last updated: 02/10/10 1.14CET

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Lineups

atlético

Atlético

leverkusen

Leverkusen

13
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
1
AdlerRené Adler (GK)
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
Substitution46'
2
SchwaabDaniel Schwaab
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Substitution46'
3
ReinartzStefan Reinartz
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
4
HyypiäSami Hyypiä
Yellow Card11'
14
Filipe LuisFilipe Luis
5
M. FriedrichManuel Friedrich (C)
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
7
BarnettaTranquillo Barnetta
Yellow Card90'
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
14
BalitschHanno Balitsch
Substitution61'
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
18
SamSidney Sam
Yellow Card69'
20
SimãoSimão (C)
Goal51'
19
DerdiyokEren Derdiyok
Goal39'
Substitution68'
21
PereaLuis Perea
23
VidalArturo Vidal
Substitution61'
22
Diego CostaDiego Costa
24
M. KadlecMichal Kadlec

Substitutes

27
JoelJoel (GK)
22
FernandezBenedikt Fernandez (GK)
2
ValeraJuan Valera
6
RolfesSimon Rolfes
Substitution61'
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López
8
BenderLars Bender
Substitution61'
4
Mario SuárezMario Suárez
9
HelmesPatrick Helmes
Substitution68'
5
TiagoTiago
Substitution46'
17
VidaDomagoj Vida
6
CamachoIgnacio Camacho
28
Burak KaplanBurak Kaplan
11
MéridaFran Mérida
Substitution46'
31
N. JørgensenNicolai Jørgensen

Coach

Quique Sánchez Flores (ESP) Josef Heynckes (GER)

Referee

Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

Assistant referees

Paolo Calcagno (ITA), Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)

Fourth official

Carmine Russo (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Brighi (ITA), Gabriele Gava (ITA)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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