Europa League

November 8, 2012



2 - 0


Group B

18:00 +00:00, November 8, 2012

Estadio Cidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Referee: Lee Probert

Academica 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Academica snapped Atletico Madrid's 16-game winning run in European competitions thanks to a goal either side of half-time by Wilson Eduardo.

Diego Simeone made nine changes from the side that lost for the first time this season at Valencia on Saturday and he finally paid for resting his stars in the Europa League as the Portuguese side taught the holders a lesson in taking their chances.

Eduardo pounced on Marinho's excellent ball in to slide past Sergio Asenjo on 28 minutes and the same player sealed the points from the penalty spot 21 minutes from time after Jorge Pulido had brought down Salim Cisse.

Victory keeps Academica's hopes of qualification alive as they move on to four points, whilst Viktoria Plzen and Atletico continue to lead Group B on nine.

Despite making so many changes it was Atleti that had the better of the early stages with Raul Garcia first to threaten but his effort at the end of a flowing move involving Koke and Adrian was bravely deflected over by Joao Real.

The home side then went ahead midway through the half as Silvio was caught sleeping at the back post and Eduardo nipped in front of his man to calmly steer the ball beyond Asenjo.

Atleti started brightly again after the break and Ricardo had to produce a fine save to turn away Koke's effort from the edge of the area before substitute Pedro Martin had appeals from a penalty turned down.

Emre Belozoglu and Garcia saw further efforts fly just off target but the game was settled on 69 minutes when Pulido naively dived in on Cisse inside the area and Eduardo sent Asenjo the wrong way from the resulting spot-kick.

Scoring Summary

Academica de Coimbra Atletico Madrid
Eduardo Da Costa Wilson (29') 
Eduardo Da Costa Wilson (pen 70') 


Academica de Coimbra Atletico Madrid
12 RicardoSergio Asenjo
13 Joao RealFilipe Luis
2 Manuel Joao Dias18 Daniel Díaz
26 Nivaldo17 Silvio
8 Leandro Makelele12 Pulido
Alphousseyni KeitaTiago
7 Tomas Rui Correia MarinhoRaúl García
4 Nunes Flavio FerreiraMario Suárez
20 Rafael CleytonKoke
28 Eduardo Da Costa Wilson28 Saúl Ñíguez Esclapez
92 Salim CisseAdrián
1 Romuald PeiserThibaut Courtois 13
35 FerreiraDomingo 15
14 Manuel Rodrigues Bruno ChinaJavi Manquillo 26
30 John OguAbdelkader Ouelasti 42
36 Arnaldo EdinhoBelozoglu Emre 21
77 AfonsoPedro Martín 27
 Ndoye Momar 41
Afonso for Tomas Rui Correia Marinho (70)
Pedro Martín for Saúl Ñíguez Esclapez (46)
Manuel Rodrigues Bruno China for Alphousseyni Keita (79)
Belozoglu Emre for Mario Suárez (58)
Arnaldo Edinho for Salim Cisse (84)
Abdelkader Ouelasti for Tiago (71)
Yellow Cards
Eduardo Da Costa Wilson (13)
Silvio (47)
Nivaldo (41)
Raúl García (54)
Rafael Cleyton (58)
Daniel Díaz (76)
Nunes Flavio Ferreira (83)
Leandro Makelele (90)
· Squads: Academica de Coimbra | Atletico Madrid