Forlan scores on debut as Atletico progress

July 29, 2007

MADRID, July 29 (Reuters) - Uruguay striker Diego Forlan needed only 11 minutes to score on his Atletico Madrid debut to earn a 1-0 Intertoto Cup win over Gloria Bistrita and put them into the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

Atletico progressed on away goals after drawing 2-2 on aggregate following their defeat in the first leg in Romania.

'I only had 20 minutes preparation playing with the rest of the squad (after the Copa America) but the coach put me in and all went well,' Forlan told reporters.

The 28-year-old was bought from Villarreal for €21 million to replace Spain forward Fernando Torres, who has joined Liverpool.