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Centre by Sabrosa Simao, Kasmirski Filipe Luis takes a shot.
Sabrosa Simao fouled by Tranquillo Barnetta, the ref awards a free kick. Tranquillo Barnetta goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Sabrosa Simao.
Patrick Helmes fouled by Cardoso Tiago, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stefan Reinartz.
Silva Paulo Assuncao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tranquillo Barnetta. Direct free kick taken by Sami Hyypia.
Manuel Friedrich gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on da Silva Diego Costa. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jose Antonio Reyes, clearance made by Michal Kadlec.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lars Bender on Cardoso Tiago. Alvaro Dominguez restarts play with the free kick.
Lars Bender produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by da Silva Diego Costa.
Silva Paulo Assuncao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tranquillo Barnetta. Stefan Reinartz takes the free kick.
Corner taken short by Sabrosa Simao.
Jose Antonio Reyes sends in a cross, Sami Hyypia gets a block in.
Patrick Helmes takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.
Shot from just outside the box by Fran Merida goes over the bar.
Effort by Daniel Schwaab from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Patrick Helmes takes a shot. Blocked by Luis Amaranto Perea.
Jose Antonio Reyes fouled by Sidney Sam, the ref awards a free kick. Sidney Sam goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Cardoso Tiago.
The ball is swung over by Sidney Sam, Alvaro Dominguez manages to make a clearance.
Eren Derdiyok goes off and Patrick Helmes comes on.
Da Silva Diego Costa sends in a cross, Close range header by Jose Antonio Reyes goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Sabrosa Simao produces a cross, Simon Rolfes manages to make a clearance.
Stefan Reinartz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Antonio Reyes. Free kick crossed by Jose Antonio Reyes, Sami Hyypia makes a clearance.
Sidney Sam is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jose Antonio Reyes takes the direct free kick.
Arturo Vidal goes off and Lars Bender comes on. Hanno Balitsch leaves the field to be replaced by Simon Rolfes.
The referee blows for offside.
Arturo Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Antonio Reyes. Kasmirski Filipe Luis restarts play with the free kick.
Jose Antonio Reyes takes a corner.
The ball is sent over by Tomas Ujfalusi, save made by Rene Adler.
Foul by Arturo Vidal on Jose Antonio Reyes, free kick awarded. Cardoso Tiago takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Arturo Vidal on Cardoso Tiago, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Cardoso Tiago.
Jose Antonio Reyes has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Da Silva Diego Costa sends in a cross, fantastic save by Rene Adler.
Arturo Vidal takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.
Foul by da Silva Diego Costa on Manuel Friedrich, free kick awarded. Manuel Friedrich takes the free kick.
Centre by Fran Merida.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Sami Hyypia on Fran Merida. Sabrosa Simao scores a power penalty. Atletico Madrid 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen.
Arturo Vidal gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cardoso Tiago. Sabrosa Simao delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Rene Adler makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Antonio Reyes by Eren Derdiyok. Direct free kick taken by Kasmirski Filipe Luis.
Fran Merida comes on in place of Diego Forlan. Escudero Raul Garcia goes off and Cardoso Tiago comes on.
The official flags da Silva Diego Costa offside. Rene Adler takes the indirect free kick.
Hanno Balitsch concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Antonio Reyes. Free kick taken by Jose Antonio Reyes.
Tranquillo Barnetta takes the outswinging corner, Header on goal by Manuel Friedrich from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.
Corner taken by Tranquillo Barnetta from the right by-line, Sami Hyypia takes a shot. Eren Derdiyok grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Atletico Madrid 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hanno Balitsch by Jose Antonio Reyes. Sami Hyypia produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Stefan Reinartz concedes a free kick for a foul on Sabrosa Simao. Luis Amaranto Perea restarts play with the free kick.
Diego Forlan crosses the ball, save by Rene Adler.
Arturo Vidal takes a shot. Tranquillo Barnetta takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sidney Sam by Kasmirski Filipe Luis. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Schwaab.
Jose Antonio Reyes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tranquillo Barnetta. Rene Adler restarts play with the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Diego Forlan. Free kick taken by Rene Adler. Inswinging corner taken by Sabrosa Simao from the left by-line.
Diego Forlan takes a shot. Rene Adler makes a save.
Tranquillo Barnetta takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Eren Derdiyok has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Kasmirski Filipe Luis delivers the ball.
Effort from just outside the area by Arturo Vidal goes over the target.
The ball is crossed by Michal Kadlec.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Eren Derdiyok goes wide left of the target.
Sidney Sam sends in a cross.
Sidney Sam challenges Kasmirski Filipe Luis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasmirski Filipe Luis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Escudero Raul Garcia by Arturo Vidal. Alvaro Dominguez takes the direct free kick.
Sami Hyypia receives a yellow card for dissent.
Escudero Raul Garcia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tranquillo Barnetta. Tranquillo Barnetta restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alvaro Dominguez on Eren Derdiyok. Eren Derdiyok restarts play with the free kick.
Sami Hyypia goes into the book for dissent.
Sami Hyypia booked for unsporting behaviour.
Da Silva Diego Costa fouled by Sami Hyypia, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jose Antonio Reyes from right wing.
Hanno Balitsch concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Antonio Reyes. Tomas Ujfalusi takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Eren Derdiyok.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Sabrosa Simao, save made by Rene Adler.
Centre by Kasmirski Filipe Luis, Sami Hyypia manages to make a clearance.
The game gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The second half kicks off.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Spaniards keen to bounce back
Atletico Madrid will attempt to get the defence of their Europa League title back on track when they host buoyant Bayer Leverkusen at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico, who ended a 14-year wait for silverware when they won this competition in May, suffered a losing start to their Group B campaign after going down 1-0 at Aris Thessaloniki.
That was a rare setback on what has otherwise been a promising start to the season for Quique Sanchez Flores' men, with the Rojiblancos beating Inter Milan in the UEFA Super Cup and picking up three wins from their opening five league games.
Atletico's only other defeat has come at home to two-time defending Spanish champions Barcelona in La Liga, but the capital club have bounced back with a draw at in-form Valencia and then a 1-0 home win over Real Zaragoza on Sunday.
Midfielder Fran Merida said: "The team is on a good line. The victory against Real Zaragoza was important after several games without a win.
"The team worked hard on fitness and tactics in pre-season and we are doing very well in both aspects. We've not let in many goals and there's been no feeling of danger at the back. The team has taken the work on board well and this is evident on the pitch."
The summer signing from Arsenal, who is now back to fitness following injury, added: "We need to take the game by the scruff of the neck and win after the slip in Greece.
"As well as that, at home we have to press hard so we feel from the first moment that we are going for the three points."
Atletico will be without new centre-back Diego Godin, who has a knee injury which will sideline him for around three weeks.
Leverkusen make the trip to Spain having enjoyed a fine start to the season as well, and sit atop Group B following their heavy victory over Rosenborg.
Jupp Heynckes' side won that game 4-0 thanks to a Patrick Helmes hat-trick, while in the Bundesliga they are currently fifth in the standings having beaten Stuttgart 4-1 at the weekend.
Heynckes claims his side will go for the win.
"We have come to Madrid to win," he said. "My team has the technical strength."
The coach, who has previously managed Atletico's fierce rivals Real Madrid, is aware Atletico will provide a stern test, though, and praised the effect Sanchez Flores has had on the team.
"I know and follow Spanish football," he added.
"The team (Atletico) are well organised, play creative football and are good defensively - it was not always like that."
Heynckes gave little away regarding his team selection, adding: "I have some possibilities to change things."
Leverkusen hold holders
Atletico Madrid suffered another setback in the defence of their Europa League title after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bayer Leverkusen.
The Spanish side, who ended a 14-year wait for some silverware when they won this competition last season, suffered a 1-0 defeat in their opening Group B match against Aris Thessaloniki and they dropped another two points at the Vicente Calderon tonight.
Leverkusen came into the encounter in top spot after thrashing Rosenborg 4-0 in their first outing and Jupp Heynckes' side boasted a half-time lead here thanks to Eren Derdiyok's goal just before the break.
Atletico got back on level terms just six minutes into the second half through Simao Sabrosa's penalty but they were unable to go on and force a winner, leaving Quique Sanchez Flores' Europa League holders bottom of Group B following Rosenborg's win over Aris.
There was little to separate the two sides in the first half but it was Leverkusen who held the upper hand at the interval courtesy of Derdiyok's effort.
Tranquillo Barnetta's corner from the left was met by Sami Hyypia in the middle and the giant centre-back glanced the ball goalwards. The header did not look like it was going in but Atletico defender Filipe Luis' acrobatic attempt to clear ended up with the ball hitting the post and rebound fell to Derdiyok, who duly smashed it into the net.
Leverkusen almost doubled their lead three minutes later but Manuel Friedrich headed a good chance over from a corner.
That was a worrying end to the period for Atletico but they were quick to hit back in the second half after winning a penalty when the sliding Hyypia was adjudged to have brought down substitute Fran Merida.
Hyypia looked far from impressed by the decision but the penalty stood and Atletico captain Simao gave Rene Adler no chance from the resulting spot-kick, scoring off the inside of the left post.
Both sides had chances to win the game after that with Adler tipping over a Tomas Ujfalusi cross before Reyes sent a diving header wide at the far post when he should have done much better.
At the other end Atletico goalkeeper David De Gea needed to dive to his left to keep out a Patrick Helmes shot before the Leverkusen striker - who netted a hat-trick against Rosenborg - failed to get a proper connection on a late cross from Lars Bender when a winning goal looked in his sights.
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