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Short corner taken by Jose Antonio Reyes.
Corner from right by-line taken by Sabrosa Simao.
Mikael Lustig takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Jose Antonio Reyes takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Bakary Sare takes a shot. Joel Robles makes a save.
Morten Moldskred takes a shot. Tomas Ujfalusi gets a block in. Morten Moldskred decides to take the corner short.
Unfair challenge on da Silva Diego Costa by Bakary Sare results in a free kick. Michael Jamtfall is brought on as a substitute for Steffen Iversen. Free kick taken by Sabrosa Simao, Effort on goal by Jose Antonio Reyes from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Da Silva Diego Costa grabs a fantastic headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Atletico Madrid 3-0 Rosenborg.The assist for the goal came from Sergio Aguero.
Jose Antonio Reyes concedes a free kick for a foul on Steffen Iversen. Mattias Bjarsmyr restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from deep inside the area by Escudero Raul Garcia misses to the left of the goal.
Jose Antonio Reyes produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save made by Daniel Orlund.
Escudero Raul Garcia replaces Cardoso Tiago. Rade Prica takes a shot. Save made by Joel Robles.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Morten Moldskred.
Bakary Sare joins the action as a substitute, replacing Per Ciljan Skjelbred.
Sergio Aguero grabs a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Atletico Madrid 2-0 Rosenborg.Assist on the goal came from Jose Antonio Reyes.
Sergio Aguero on for Diego Forlan.
Diego Godin fouled by Markus Henriksen, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luis Amaranto Perea.
Jose Antonio Reyes challenges Per Ciljan Skjelbred unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mattias Bjarsmyr. Mikael Dorsin is caught offside. Free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Tomas Ujfalusi concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikael Dorsin. Daniel Orlund restarts play with the free kick.
Markus Henriksen is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Mikael Dorsin takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Tomas Ujfalusi. Inswinging corner taken by Mikael Dorsin, da Silva Diego Costa manages to make a clearance.
Effort from close in by Diego Forlan goes wide left of the target.
Markus Henriksen is penalised for a handball. Kasmirski Filipe Luis restarts play with the free kick.
Markus Henriksen produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Morten Moldskred from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by da Silva Diego Costa.
Effort from inside the six-yard area by Morten Moldskred bounces off the post.
Unfair challenge on Jose Antonio Reyes by Per Ciljan Skjelbred results in a free kick. Caution for Per Ciljan Skjelbred. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sabrosa Simao.
Morten Moldskred takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Luis Amaranto Perea.
Markus Henriksen fouled by Diego Godin, the ref awards a free kick. Rade Prica fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Diego Godin challenges Mattias Bjarsmyr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Orlund takes the direct free kick.
Anthony Annan produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
Diego Forlan challenges Daniel Orlund unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Orlund restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Tomas Ujfalusi from 6 yards. Vadim Demidov gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jose Antonio Reyes, da Silva Diego Costa takes a shot. Daniel Orlund gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Annan by Cardoso Tiago. Markus Henriksen takes the direct free kick.
Effort from just outside the box by Diego Forlan goes over the bar.
Shot from outside the penalty box by Cardoso Tiago goes wide right of the goal.
Markus Henriksen takes a shot. Save by Joel Robles.
Luis Amaranto Perea on for Juan Valera.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sabrosa Simao from the left by-line, Kasmirski Filipe Luis crosses the ball, The ball is swung over by Jose Antonio Reyes, Diego Godin finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Atletico Madrid 1-0 Rosenborg.Jose Antonio Reyes provided the assist for the goal. Unfair challenge on Jose Antonio Reyes by Per Ciljan Skjelbred results in a free kick. Tomas Ujfalusi takes the free kick. Mattias Bjarsmyr manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Steffen Iversen on Jose Antonio Reyes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Jose Antonio Reyes.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Orlund.
Silva Paulo Assuncao challenges Anthony Annan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vadim Demidov restarts play with the free kick.
Kasmirski Filipe Luis takes a shot. Daniel Orlund makes a save.
Jose Antonio Reyes takes the inswinging corner, save by Daniel Orlund. Shot from deep inside the area by Sabrosa Simao clears the crossbar.
The referee starts the match.
The ref blows to end the first period.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Merida ready for Atletico "final"
Just five months after winning the Europa League Atletico Madrid midfielder Fran Merida believes the Rojiblancos now face another final in the competition - but this time to avoid a shock early exit.
Atletico, who ended a 12-year wait to win a major trophy with their victory over Fulham in May's final in Hamburg, host Rosenborg stuck at the bottom of Group B with just one point from their opening two games.
That has left them two points adrift of Aris Thessaloniki and Rosenborg and three behind Bayer Leverkusen.
Quique Sanchez Flores' men know, therefore, that the clash is a crucial one where a victory would haul them right back into contention for a top-two finish but a defeat could potentially spell the end of their title defence.
Merida, who joined the club this summer from Arsenal, said: "This is the first of four finals that await us in this competition and we need to win. We've started inconsistently and the only thing for it is to win.
"If we play at our level, we will have a much better chance of winning."
Atletico had won just one of their previous six competitive matches, losing three, heading into Sunday's home league clash with local rivals Getafe but a 2-0 win was just the morale-booster the Rojiblancos would have been hoping for ahead of critical run of fixtures.
Aside from home and away matches against Rosenborg in Europe, Atletico also have to play high-flying Villarreal and Real Madrid in their next three Primera Division games, and face Universidad de Las Palmas in the last 32 of the Copa del Rey - a competition they finished runners-up in last season.
Atletico, who are fifth in La Liga after beating Getafe, could have striker Sergio Aguero available again but young goalkeeper David de Gea is a question mark due to a thigh injury.
Rosenborg started their Group B campaign with a crushing 4-0 defeat in Leverkusen but they bounced back to beat Aris 2-1 in their second match.
Domestically, Nils Arne Eggen's side downed Honefoss BK 2-0 at the weekend thanks to a brace from Rade Prica and the 21-time Norweigian champions are eight points clear of second-placed Valerenga with just three games to go in the season.
Atletico breeze past Rosenborg
Sergio Aguero made an immediate impact on his return to action as Atletico Madrid breathed fresh life into the defence of their Europa League crown at the expense of Rosenborg in a 3-0 win.
The Argentina striker had not played for Atletico for almost a month due to injury and started on the bench, but he was thrown into the action in the 65th minute and within 60 seconds of his arrival he doubled the lead given to the Rojiblancos by Diego Godin's early header.
Aguero then turned provider in the 77th minute to help Diego Costa add a third goal for Atletico, ensuring a first win of the group stages for Quique Sanchez Flores' men.
The result means Atletico are now third on four points in a tightly-packed Group B, a point behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen, level with Aris Thessaloniki, and a point above Rosenborg.
The defending champions had looked in danger of a shock early exit from the competition after losing away to Aris and drawing at home to Leverkusen, but they were quickly in the ascendancy at the Vicente Calderon tonight after going ahead in the 17th minute.
Jose Antonio Reyes, who played a key part in all three goals, chipped the ball into the area and centre-back Godin - who was at Villarreal last season when Atletico were winning the Europa League - sent a glancing header past Rosenborg goalkeeper Daniel Orlund.
The Norwegian visitors, who started the game in second place in the pool, tried to rally and Markus Henriksen saw his low shot saved by stand-in Atletico goalkeeper Joel Robles, who had taken over from David de Gea.
Orlund then did well to block a Costa effort at point-blank range before Rosenborg came agonisingly close to equaliser on the stroke of half-time when Morten Moldskred hit the post.
That was a big let-off for Atletico, who were finding it tough to get that all-important second goal.
However, that all changed after Aguero was sent on in place of Diego Forlan just after the hour.
Aguero had barely stepped foot on the pitch when he was presented with a shooting chance following Reyes' pass into the area, but there was no sign of rustiness as he coolly slotted past Orlund.
That was the breakthrough Atletico desperately wanted, and they added a third goal for good measure 13 minutes from time following a clinical counter-attack.
Joel's quick throw-out was picked up by Reyes, who progressed deep into Rosenborg territory before feeding the ball to Costa, who then played a clever one-two with Aguero before heading the 22-year-old's lofted return pass beyond Orlund to seal the victory.
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