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October 22, 2013 2:45 PM EDT
Ernst-Happel-Stadion — Wien
Referee:‬ D. Orsato‎
Attendance:‬ 45675‎
 
 
 
Diego Costa 20′
 
Diego Costa 53′
Top of the Match
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Flop of the Match
Manuel Ortlechner
Manuel Ortlechner
Austria Wien
Tomáš- Jun
Tomáš- Jun
Austria Wien

Austria Vienna 0-3 Atletico Madrid: Garcia, Costa sweep aside hosts

A Diego Costa brace and an early Raul Garcia strike ensured that the Rojiblancos made it three wins out of three as their fantastic European form continued.

DIEGO COSTA ATLETICO MADRID AUSTRIA VIENNA 22102013
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Atletico Madrid maintained their perfect start in Champions League Group G with a comfortable 3-0 win over Austria Vienna on Tuesday.

Diego Costa, currently the subject of a row between Brazil and Spain over his international eligibility, scored a goal in each half after Raul Garcia had given Diego Simeone's side the lead in the eighth minute.

The result leaves Atletico at the top of the group with maximum nine points and with one foot in the round of 16, while Vienna's woes continue, with just one point and no goals to its name as Nenad Bjelica's side struggles in its maiden Champions League campaign.

The visitors threatened first, with Juanfran stinging the palms of Heinz Lindner with a fizzing drive from the corner of the box in the fourth minute. Atletico took the lead four minutes later as Koke released Filipe Luis on the left-hand side of the box, and he squared for Garcia, who was left with the simple task of tapping home into an empty net from eight yards.

That lead was doubled in the 20th minute by Costa, who broke swiftly from the halfway line, beat the last defender on the edge of the box and calmly slotted the ball beyond Lindner for his 11th goal of the season.

Costa could have put the result beyond doubt 10 minutes before the break, blazing the ball over from close range following another slick combination between Luis and Koke.

Despite Atletico's domination, Vienna almost found a way back into the game two minutes later, as Philipp Hosiner smashed a first-time volley against the crossbar after getting on the end of Florian Mader's raking pass.

Five minutes after the break, Mader flashed a 25-yard drive narrowly over the angle of post and bar as the hosts searched for their first Champions League goal.

Atletico ended the game as a contest in the 53rd minute as Costa netted his second of the match. Halftime substitute Emiliano Insua cut the ball back from the left to the striker, who evaded the attentions of a defender and slotted underneath Lindner from 10 yards.

Ten minutes from time, Lindner reacted brilliantly to save Markus Suttner's inadvertent header towards his own goal as Vienna was spared any further punishment on an otherwise miserable night.


Austria Wien

13
Heinz Lindner
Goalkeeper
2.00
4
Kaja Rogulj
Defender
2.00
14
1.50
29
Markus Suttner
Defender
47′
2.00
17
Florian Mader
Midfielder
2.50
30
James Holland
Midfielder
31′
2.00
27
Emir Dilaver
Midfielder
2.00
-
Daniel Royer
Midfielder
85′
2.50
11
Tomáš- Jun
Striker
75′
1.50
-
2.50
19
2.00

Atletico Madrid

3.00
13
3.50
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
8′ 46′
3.00
12
3.00
20
Juanfran
Defender
67′
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
3.00
5
Tiago
Midfielder
3.50
6
Koke
Midfielder
4.00
8
Raúl García
Midfielder
8′ 45′ 81′
3.50
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
3.00
14
Gabi
Midfielder
57′
4.50
19

Substitutes

-
Ivan Kardum
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
22
2.00
30
Fabian Koch
Defender
 - 
8
Tomas Simkovic
Midfielder
 - 
-
2.50
-
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
45
David Gil
Goalkeeper
3.00
22
 - 
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
3.00
11
 - 
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
 - 
7
Adrián
Striker
81′
 - 
9

Coach/Manager

-
1.00

Coach/Manager

4.00
-
 
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Results
Group A Matchday 2
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2