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Primera División

  • January 30, 2011
  • • 16:00
  • • Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid
  • Referee: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes
  • • Attendance: 30000

Live Commentary

  • Full time at the Vicente Calderon. Athletic run out comfortable 2-0 winners over Atletico Madrid. Thank you for joining us on
  • 90' + 1'
    The performance of Atletico Madrid is summed up by an Alvaro Dominguez attempted shot that balloons over the bar.
  • 89'
    David Lopez can only strike the Atletico wall but Bilbao wont mind as they are comfortably keeping the ball in the opposition half.
  • 88'
    Freekick opportunity for Athletic after a rash challenge from Dominguez on Lopez.
  • 86'
    The game looks dead and buried for Atletico now. Although they have not showed any attacking prowess since Toquero extended the lead of Atheltic Bilbao in the 64th minute.
  • 85'
    SubstitutionMuniain Susaeta
  • 84'
    Atletico are hoping to take advantage of the tiring Atletico Madrid by bringing on fresh legs on the left hand side of midfield by introducing Susaeta to the action to replace Muniain.
  • 82'
    Iraizoz has not had much to do in the game but had to be one his toes when tipping over a cross-come-shot from the right hand side.
  • 80'
    Athletic are facing barely any opposition when they are in possession of the ball. They are easily passing the ball to each other as they run down the clock.
  • 78'
    Atletico fans are starting to head for the exits already and who could blame them.
  • 77'
    SubstitutionDiego Forlán Diego Costa
  • 76'
    Atletico are adding some fresh legs to their team by bringing on Diego Costa for the ineffectual Diego Forlan.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Tomas Ujfalusi
  • 73'
    SubstitutionToquero Iturraspe
  • 73'
    Athletic are set up for the counter attack now and with the pace of Muniain and Lopez they will certainly be a threat.
  • 71'
    David De Gea had to be at his best again after stopping a stinging shot by Javi Martinez at his near post.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionFilipe Luis Juanfran
  • 69'
    Atletico are really on the back foot at the moment and Athletic Bilbao look dangeours every time they receive the ball in the opposition half.
  • 67'
    Bilbao have done well to take advantage of their extra man. They are now controlling possession in the midfield area and frustrating the Atletico players.
  • 65'
    Athletic most definetly have the momentum in the game now and are pushing for a third goal. Toquero was unlucky not to test De Gea after pulling a shot just wide of the goal from just outside the box.
  • 64'
    Assist Andoni Iraola
  • 64'
    Goal Toquero
  • 63'
    Toquero scores again after getting on the end of an Iraola cross to stab the ball past De Gea !
  • 63'
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Athletic Bilbao !
  • 61'
    Atletico Madrid are not having alot of luck with their set pieces. The strength and height of the Athletic Bilbao defensive line is proving to be a difficult obstacle.
  • 59'
    Athletic are starting to take advantage of this space and most of their play is going through Iker Muniain down the left hand side.
  • 58'
    SubstitutionCarlos Gurpegui Orbaiz
  • 57'
    Substitution for Athletic Bilbao with Orbaiz coming on for Gurpegi.
  • 55'
    The game is much more open now than it was in the first half. Atletico Madrid obviously need to press for the equaliser and it is creating lots of space.
  • 53'
    Great play by Aguero down the right hand side , showing great pace and strength to earn his team a corner kick.
  • 51'
    Atletico certainly have a tough job on their hands. One nil down and one man down an trying to break down a solid Athletic defence.
  • 49'
    Atletico have started the second half at a higher tempo and intensity.
  • 47'
    First chance of the second half for Athletic. Llorente reaching a cross at the near post but is unable to turn the ball around the post.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionElias Álvaro Domínguez
  • 45'
    The second half has kicked off and Atletico have brough on Dominguez for Elias to plug the hole left by the sent off Perea.
  • Half time at the Vicente Calderon. Bilbao snatch a 1-0 lead going in to the break. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half !
  • 45' + 1'
    Assist Andoni Iraola
  • 45' + 1'
    Goal Toquero
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Paulo Assunçao
  • 45'
    Toquero scores for Bilbao after latching on to a Iraola cross to pass the ball on the volley in to the bottom right hand corner past De Gea. Great goal !
  • 45'
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL for Athletic Bilbao !
  • 43'
    Chance for Forlan through on goal for Atletico but the Uruguayan smashes the ball wide !
  • 41'
    Athletic Bilbao blow a massive opportunity to go ahead in the game. It did look a penalty but the sending off looked very harsh.
  • 40'
    Penalty save David de Gea
  • 40'
    Missed Penalty Fernando Llorente
  • 39'
    Red Card L. Perea
  • 39'
    Llorente misses the penalty ! Hitting the ball wide of the left hand post !
  • 38'
    Luis Perea is very harshly sent off for a foul on Llorente in the box ! The referee seems to think he was the last man !
  • 38'
    Penalty for Athletic Bilbao !
  • 36'
    Yellow Card Javi Martínez
  • 36'
    There has been a lack of clear cut chances in the match. Atletico Madrid are attempting many long shots at goal and Athletic Bilbao are just crossing the ball in to Llorente.
  • 34'
    The game is a bit scrappy at the moment. Both teams are struggling to retain possession of the ball.
  • 32'
    Apart from the header at goal from Toquero, Athletic Bilbao have not showed alot offensively.
  • 30'
    Good save from Iraizoz after Diego Forlan received the ball just outside the box from a corner to blast a shot at the middle of goal.
  • 28'
    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUY ! Great save from David De Gea after some great play by Athletic. A freekick forward that was flicked on by Llorente and met by Toquero with a header that was bound for the top corner until the Atletico goalkeeper made a great save.
  • 27'
    Yellow Card Reyes
  • 25'
    Bilbao need to get more men forward to support Toquero and Llorente, they are isolated and outnumbered at the moment.
  • 23'
    The service to Llorente from the other Bilbao players has not been good enough and the big Spaniard is struggling to create play and chances for himself.
  • 21'
    Chance for Aguero in which he should have scored. Ujfalusi whipping in a cross from the right hand side which finds the Argentinian at the back post but can only manage a header just over the bar.
  • 19'
    Good play from Reyes in the centre for Atletico as he sends through a pass to Aguero that was very unlucky to just be intercepted by Iraizoz who was aware of the threat.
  • 17'
    Diego Forlan is coming very deep in an attempy get possession for himself and Aguero. There is too large a gap between Tiago, Assuncao and the two forwards.
  • 15'
    Atletico have defended well in the first fifteen minutes, Bilbao are not showing alot of threat at the moment,
  • 12'
    Good play from Aguero and Forlan just outside of the Bilbao penalty area. The Argentinian stepping over a pass through to Forlan who gives Iraizoz his first action with a powerful shot but the Athletic keeper manages to save comfortably.
  • 10'
    Bilbao have started to get in the game more and Llorente is receiving more possession in the Atletico half.
  • 8'
    Set piece opportunity for Athletic Bilbao from a corner. With the heading ability of Fernando Llorente in the box they will always be a threat from set-plays.
  • 6'
    This should be an entertaining game as both teams prefer to play free-flowing football and there are many flare players on the pitch.
  • 4'
    Tiago and Assuncao have started the game well and are controlling possession in the midfield area.
  • 2'
    Decent start to the match from Atletico, they are dictating the early play.
  • The game has kicked off and both teams will think they can get something from this game.
  • This is the starting eleven of Athletic Bilbao: Iraizoz, Iraola, San Jose, Ekiz, Koikili, Javi Martínez, Gurpegui, David Lopez, Muniain, Toquero, Llorente.
  • This is how Atletico Madrid will be lining up : De Gea, Ujfalusi, Perea, Godín, Filipe Luis, Assunçao, Tiago, Elías, Reyes, Agüero ,Forlán .
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