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  • Date:16 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:BayArena
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  • Merida (71)
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92mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cardoso Tiago on Hanno Balitsch. Daniel Schwaab restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

The ball is crossed by Escudero Raul Garcia.

89mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Domagoj Vida. Fran Merida takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

88mins

Arturo Vidal replaces Lars Bender.

88mins

Fran Merida delivers the ball, Lars Bender makes a clearance.

87mins

The referee blows for offside against Stefan Kiessling. Indirect free kick taken by Alvaro Dominguez.

86mins

Cardoso Tiago concedes a free kick for a foul on Lars Bender. Direct free kick taken by Danny Da Costa.

85mins

(Atletico Madrid) makes a substitution, with Cardoso Tiago coming on for Mata Mario Suarez.

84mins

Patrick Helmes takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Burak Kaplan by Kasmirski Filipe Luis. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Burak Kaplan, clearance made by Mata Mario Suarez.

82mins

Stefan Kiessling fouled by Alvaro Dominguez, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lars Bender.

80mins

Foul by Domagoj Vida on Escudero Raul Garcia, free kick awarded. Booking for Domagoj Vida. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sergio Aguero, save made by David De Gea.

79mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Escudero Raul Garcia goes wide of the left-hand upright.

79mins

Kasmirski Filipe Luis produces a cross.

78mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sergio Aguero. Daniel Schwaab restarts play with the free kick.

78mins

Patrick Helmes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fran Merida. Mata Mario Suarez restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Shot on goal by Mata Mario Suarez from just inside the area goes over the target.

77mins

Kasmirski Filipe Luis sends in a cross.

75mins

Silva Paulo Assuncao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Domagoj Vida. Sami Hyypia takes the direct free kick.

74mins

Effort from close range by Patrick Helmes goes wide left of the target.

72mins

Fran Merida finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Atletico Madrid.Assist on the goal came from Sergio Aguero.

71mins

Fran Merida on for Sabrosa Simao.

69mins

Patrick Helmes scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Atletico Madrid.The assist for the goal came from Stefan Kiessling.

68mins

The official flags Sergio Aguero offside. Sami Hyypia takes the indirect free kick.

68mins

Centre by Hanno Balitsch, clearance by Kasmirski Filipe Luis.

67mins

Nicolai Jorgensen fouled by Luis Amaranto Perea, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Hanno Balitsch.

66mins

Handball decision goes against Stefan Kiessling. Da Silva Diego Costa joins the action as a substitute, replacing Diego Forlan. Direct free kick taken by David De Gea.

66mins

Centre by Lars Bender, Juan Valera makes a clearance.

65mins

Danny Da Costa delivers the ball, Alvaro Dominguez manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Burak Kaplan.

61mins

Kasmirski Filipe Luis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Burak Kaplan. Burak Kaplan delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Mata Mario Suarez manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Amaranto Perea on Stefan Kiessling. Domagoj Vida takes the free kick. Silva Paulo Assuncao gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lars Bender. Direct free kick taken by Hanno Balitsch.

60mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sabrosa Simao from the left by-line to the near post.

58mins

Hanno Balitsch takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

56mins

Centre by Burak Kaplan. Effort from inside the six-yard box by Patrick Helmes goes wide right of the goal.

52mins

The ball is delivered by Domagoj Vida, save made by David De Gea.

50mins

Danny Da Costa delivers the ball, Stefan Kiessling takes a shot. Luis Amaranto Perea gets a block in. Mata Mario Suarez goes into the book. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Burak Kaplan.

46mins

Gonzalo Castro leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Da Costa. (Bayer Leverkusen) makes a substitution, with Stefan Kiessling coming on for Soares Renato Augusto.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Amaranto Perea by Patrick Helmes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alvaro Dominguez.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sabrosa Simao on Domagoj Vida. Domagoj Vida takes the direct free kick.

43mins

The ball is delivered by Escudero Raul Garcia, comfortable save by Fabian Giefer.

40mins

Centre by Sabrosa Simao, Sami Hyypia makes a clearance.

40mins

Sabrosa Simao takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

39mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a shot. Blocked by Luis Amaranto Perea.

37mins

Centre by Escudero Raul Garcia, clearance made by Domagoj Vida. Corner taken by Sabrosa Simao played to the near post, clearance made by Sami Hyypia. Diego Forlan has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

36mins

Nicolai Jorgensen challenges Mata Mario Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alvaro Dominguez.

33mins

Burak Kaplan fouled by Mata Mario Suarez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Domagoj Vida.

32mins

Diego Forlan takes a shot. Fantastic save by Fabian Giefer.

30mins

Silva Paulo Assuncao has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Burak Kaplan by Kasmirski Filipe Luis results in a free kick. Domagoj Vida restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Centre by Silva Paulo Assuncao.

24mins

Kasmirski Filipe Luis fouled by Patrick Helmes, the ref awards a free kick. Kasmirski Filipe Luis takes the free kick.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Escudero Raul Garcia, clearance made by Domagoj Vida.

22mins

Effort on goal by Patrick Helmes from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

19mins

Lars Bender gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero. Sabrosa Simao fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Patrick Helmes. Outswinging corner taken by Sabrosa Simao from the right by-line, Hanno Balitsch fouled by Silva Paulo Assuncao, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fabian Giefer.

18mins

Corner taken left-footed by Burak Kaplan from the right by-line to the near post, Daniel Schwaab takes a shot. David De Gea makes a comfortable save.

16mins

Inswinging corner taken by Burak Kaplan.

15mins

Soares Renato Augusto crosses the ball, Alvaro Dominguez makes a clearance.

14mins

Nicolai Jorgensen fouled by Luis Amaranto Perea, the ref awards a free kick. Soares Renato Augusto takes the free kick.

12mins

Daniel Schwaab challenges Diego Forlan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Diego Forlan shoots direct from the free kick.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Sergio Aguero.

9mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

8mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Patrick Helmes by Silva Paulo Assuncao. Domagoj Vida takes the free kick.

6mins

Effort on goal by Nicolai Jorgensen from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

5mins

Soares Renato Augusto takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

4mins

Domagoj Vida sends in a cross.

4mins

Unfair challenge on Patrick Helmes by Luis Amaranto Perea results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Soares Renato Augusto.

2mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save by Fabian Giefer.

The match begins.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Merida: All is not lost Atletico Madrid are in serious danger of seeing their Europa League title defence go up in smoke as they take on Bayer Leverkusen knowing not even a victory is guaranteed to save them from elimination. Atletico would have secured themselves a place in the last 32 of the competition if they had beaten Aris Thessaloniki at home in their last match, but a 3-2 defeat means the Spaniards are now in serious danger of a shock early exit. Heading into their final match away to Group B winners Leverkusen, Atletico are level on seven points with second-placed Aris. However, with Aris having beaten Atletico both home and away to boast the better head-to-head record between the two, Quique Sanchez Flores' champions need a better result against Leverkusen than Aris manage in their fixture at home to already-eliminated Rosenborg. Aris have never lost in 23 European matches over 40 years at their Kleanthis Vikelidis stadium, while Rosenborg have heavily lost both of their away matches in Group B, conceding seven goals and scoring none. It is not looking good for Atletico, but midfielder Fran Merida is giving nothing up for lost. "We're going to fight until the last minute to win," said the summer arrival from Arsenal. "We hope that Rosenborg help us out. We don't depend on ourselves, but we have to win. We're going to leave it all on the field in Germany to get the victory. "The team is capable of getting through to the next round, and we won't give up until the match is over. "We have confidence in ourselves, we have the same number of points as Aris and anything can happen in football. It's not in our hands, but we have hope." Atletico warmed up for the match with a morale-boosting 2-0 home win over Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga, Sergio Aguero netting both goals in the first half. That result came after three successive defeats, and Merida said: "After an erratic week the win over the Galician side was good for us." Their hopes of beating the high-flying Bundesliga side have been boosted by the news that the German team's regular number one goalkeeper Rene Adler will not be playing. The Germany international will miss Leverkusen's final two matches of 2010 in a bid to resolve a niggling injury in time for the second half of the season. "From a medical point of view, it is about time he took a longer break than he would normally get from the winter break," said a statement from the club's medical department. "That should ensure that he is top fit for the start of the second half of the season." Youngster Fabian Giefer will take over and coach Jupp Heynckes has no qualms about fielding the 20-year-old. "Fabian has proven not only on his debut in the Europa League against Rosenborg that we can rely on him," said Heynckes. "We have our full faith in him and are sure that he will pay this back. Fabian is a great talent." Leverkusen have already sealed top spot in Group B, but will be looking to preserve their unbeaten record.

Formation:442Manager: Josef Heynckes

Bayer Leverkusen

Formation: 442Manager: Quique Sanchez Flores

Atletico Madrid

  • Fabian Giefer
  • Gonzalo Castro
  • Daniel Schwaab
  • Sami Hyypia
  • Domagoj Vida
  • Burak Kaplan
  • Lars Bender
  • Hanno Balitsch
  • Soares Renato Augusto
  • Nicolai Jorgensen
  • Patrick Helmes
  • SUBS
  • Tomasz Bobel
  • Stefan Reinartz
  • Tranquillo Barnetta
  • Stefan Kiessling
  • Eren Derdiyok
  • Danny Da Costa
  • Arturo Vidal

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Match Report

Champions relinquish defence Reigning champions Atletico Madrid were dumped out of the Europa League after seeing results go against them in Group B. Atletico needed to better the score Aris Thessaloniki got at home to Rosenborg in their match with group winners Bayer Leverkusen in order to pip the Greek side to second spot and a place in the last 32. Atletico did not get the desired result at either ground though, as Quique Sanchez Flores' men could only record a 1-1 draw at a snow-covered BayArena - Patrick Helmes putting the hosts ahead in the second half before Fran Merida equalised almost immediately - while Aris recorded a 2-0 victory over already-eliminated Rosenborg. Leverkusen had the first opportunity in testing conditions in Germany when the Atletico defence stood off Nicolai Jorgensen and allowed him to shoot from the edge of the area, but the effort flew over David De Gea's crossbar. Atletico then started to take control and great play from Sergio Aguero almost set up Diego Forlan at the far post before Alvaro Dominguez saw a free header saved by the foot of Fabian Giefer. Giefer then did superbly to keep out an effort from Forlan in the 31st minute before the Uruguayan fired a volley wide from the edge of the area. It was Leverkusen who broke the deadlock, though, as Helmes netted in the 69th minute. Stefan Kiessling headed the ball into Helmes' path and he edged out Luis Perea before slotting a low shot past De Gea. With Aris 1-0 up against Rosenborg by that stage Atletico's hopes of getting through to the knockout stages were rapidly fading, but they gave themselves a lifeline in the 72nd minute when substitute Merida drew them level. Aguero was tackled as he tried to worm his way between Sami Hyypia and Danny Da Costa inside the Leverkusen defence, but the loose ball ran to Merida and he side-footed his shot into the corner of the net. Atletico pushed forward in the closing stages as they sought a winner and Mario Suarez really should have done better in the 77th minute when he blazed over after Giefer had parried out a cross. The visitors also had a great chance to snatch the win in the 89th minute as they ball fell to Aguero at the far post. However, the Argentina international's goalbound shot was superbly blocked by the sliding Domagoj Vida and, as news came through of a second Aris goal against Rosenborg, Atletico knew their title defence was over.

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