Champions League: Atlético 4 – 0 Austria Wien

Rojiblancos secure passage to the knockout phase as group winners

Atleti are through to the next round after rout of Vienna  (clubatleticodemadrid.com)

Atleti are through to the next round after rout of Vienna
(clubatleticodemadrid.com)

Atlético sealed top position in their UEFA Champions League group and qualified for the knockout phase with a solid 4-0 win at home over Austria Wien on Wednesday evening.

Three goals from Miranda, Raúl García and Filipe in the first half, and another one from Diego Costa in the second ensured a fourth consecutive victory in the competition, a new club record.

Diego Simeone named a virtually unchanged side from Sunday’s win over Athletic, with only Raúl García coming in to replace David Villa, who was rested.

Just as he did in Vienna, the midfielder played an important role, helping to set up his team’s opener, scoring the second goal and assisting the fourth.

After a bright few initial minutes from Austria Wien, Atlético went ahead after Raúl García’s header from Koke’s corner kick fell for Miranda, who fired home in the 11th minute.

A little later, Diego Costa almost extended the Rojiblancos’ lead, but was denied by Austria goalkeeper Lindner, who frustrated the Brazilian forward throughout the game.

On the other end, the visitors almost equalized, when Murg cleverly controlled a high ball and turned, but saw his shot stopped by Courtois.

Atlético got their second goal soon after. After some good work on the right flank, Diego Costa sent in a measured left-footed cross, which Raúl García headed into the far corner, in the 25th minute.

The unleashed Madrileños continued to hunt for more goals. Diego Costa saw his dipping volley saved, before his side added their third on the stroke of halftime.

Juanfran picked out Adrián with a low cross from the right, but the forward’s effort was knocked away into the path of Filipe, who put away the rebound, in the 45th minute.

With the victory in the bag, Cholo Simeone substituted Óliver for Adrían at the start of the second half, as well as, a little later, Guilavogui for Tiago.

His men kept creating chances after the break, with Lindner keeping out multiple efforts by Diego Costa, including a penalty kick after substitute Cristian Rodríguez was brought down by Ortlechner.

But the Brazilian finally got the goal he sought in the 82nd minute.  Raúl García back-heeled Óliver’s pass to Diego Costa, who slotted home his team’s fourth.

Since Zenit and Porto drew in their game, Atlético now have an unassailable seven-point lead in their Group G with two games to go, which will allow them to focus on La Liga (and the Copa del Rey) till the knockout phase starts in February.

Atlético Austria Wien
Atlético 40 Austria Wien
Miranda 11' 
Raúl García 25' 
Filipe 45' 
Diego Costa 82' 
Competition UEFA Champions League
Location Estadio Vicente Calderón
Date 06 November 2013
Kick Off 20.45 CET

Team Lineups

Atlético
Courtois (GK)
Juanfran
Miranda
Godín
Filipe
Tiago - 56'
Gabi (C)
Adrián - 45'
Koke - 66'
Raúl García
Diego Costa
Substitutes used
Óliver - 45'
Guilavogui - 56'
Cristian Rodríguez - 66'
Austria Wien
Lindner (GK)
Koch
Ramsebner
Ortlecher (C)
Leovac
Holland
Royer
Mader - 68'
Šimkovič - 52'
Murg - 52'
Kienast
Substitutes used
Suttner - 52'
Hosiner - 52'
Dilaver - 68'

Match Stats

Possession
6634
Shots
247
On Target
121
Corners
82
Fouls
716
Yellow Cards
02
Red Cards
00
  • ansharY

    sad that i missed this match cuz i couldn’t wake up at 4am. But I’m so pleased to see the way Atletico has been dominating matches against lesser opponents. Its even more pleasing to see the way Atletico is performing as a team. We have much more depth this season and look good to last longer than we did last season. Hopefully, if we can keep Real at bay and Barca stumble at some point, the 2013/2014 La Liga title is ours!
    ~in Cholo we trust~

  • arjit

    Guilavogui and oliver seemed to have a good understanding with each other. Don’t know whether it’s from traning or what but they had some good interchanges in tight spaces. Overall though, great game! Love it when filipe scores!

  • kris

    Did you see Oliver’s run for Costa’s goal? And people say he has to gain muscles, that was a very strong run by him to get past those players. Costa does those very easily.

  • huss

    is “a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left ankle” a minor or serious injury

  • pantic#10

    Back in september i predicted a total of 16 points or 14 at worst.
    Also Piserakos predicted a total of 16 points.
    Ty Gambo said 18 points.

    Now we have 12 points with still 2 matches 😉

  • piserakos

    hahaha pantic i predicted 14 and i said i would love 16:P (if i remember well) don’t know how we will play at the other matches we will rotate for sure but i don’t know how much rotation (personally i would use all the subs) but i doupt simeone will go with me so we will have a small rotation so yes we can gain 16 points!! aupa atleti.. back to la liga now!!! let’s tak about champions league at january?? i think top-16 draw is then so we will talk about our opponents then.
    Of course something important! to win the next 2 games it’s important(ok if not win at least a draw at one of them)
    1) money!! 1 win=1m, 1draw=0.5m so it’s money
    2) uefa’s points gaining. yestarday i took a look at uefa ranking and i made some calculations and the conclusion is we CAN and we MUST pass both benfica and porto! we have almost the same points so with wins we will pass them and next year we will be at Group A at champions league group-stages draw for sure!
    3) it’s prestige and record making reasons

  • pantic#10

    i think we’ll rotate for sure some players. but we all know Simeone…he always wants the team focused and at full throttle, so we’ll probably face Zenit and Porto like it’s the champions league final 🙂
    and like you said it’s also important for money and ranking.

    Talking about the other C.L. teams, i’m very surprised by Porto and Benfica, they can be out from the next round. Juve will probably be out too and maybe Milan.
    Napoli must win at Dortmund,

    and to guess who will be our opponents..yeah i know it’s toooo early and there still be 2 matches…but just to play, the current 2nd are:
    Leverkusen
    Galatasaray
    Olympiakos
    Manc. City
    Shalke 04
    Napoli
    Milan

    i don’t think it will change too much after the next 2 matches, maybe Milan can lose its place by losing with Celtic in Scotland.
    i choose Olympiakos, all Rojiblanco 🙂
    It could be fascinating to face Aguero 😉 or Napoli

  • Chewie

    By the time we’ll face Napoli they will become much stronger, so it’s an undesirable opponent. Benitez has only been coaching them for a couple of month and they already kick ass. Though their attacking line is impressive, I’m sure Atletico will certainly outplay them. Napoli’s defence is far from Italian gold standard. Actually, I believe we will defeat any second placer – the team is just that good.

    I think there’ll be 4-5 changes in the squad including the subs. Adrian, Cebolla, Oliver and Toby will play almost certainly, maybe Insua for Filipe and a couple of minutes fot Manquillo. If Cholo is truly a one-game-at-a-time-man, then he won’t allow us losing any points. All games are equal, right? No, but let’s hope the boys will bring us some more pleasure.

  • piserakos

    Leverkusen
    Galatasaray
    Olympiakos
    Manc. City
    Shalke 04
    Napoli
    Milan
    as you Pantic said they will probably be our opponets (galatasay or juve, napoli or dortmund or even arsenal) so from this of course i would go to olympiakos ok it’s the weakest team there with no doubt and second their stadium is only 25minutes from my house so i will visit it:D i don’t want (the napoli or dortmund staff) city and juventus(if they qualify. i think we can pass all of them but they are difficult maybe milan, shalke, galata or leverkuzen will be an ‘easy’ opponent!
    by the way pantic olympiakos shirt is not that good it looks like a lot almeria’s

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    @Kris : I was one of those who used to say : “Oliver needs to gain muscles”
    it was not just the fans, but also the coaching staff .. and we all remember that they made a special fitness program for him

    but I stopped saying that few weeks after the season started,
    I tweeted a picture of him in a training session with no socks and with huge muscles in his legs, and commented :
    “looks like the work of Prof. Ortega is giving results already”
    and if you saw the celebration of Oscar Ortega with Oliver goal you will realize that he was very happy and very proud of his work

    so, Oliver did need some muscles, but now he has them .. now what he needs is regular minutes every game
    I hope he gets that too

  • pantic#10

    4 of our players with la Roja for the next friendly matches.!
    Juanfran, Koke, Villa and Diego Costa.

    When Gabi? he deserve a call, he’s one of our leading actor,
    The captain of the spanish team that won so many trophies in the last 3 years deserve to be in next world cup.

  • Dircil

    @Pantic: Atletico’s players are underrated by national coaches. If we have 4 in the spanish national team, that’s more than just ok. One drawback of having too many players playing for national teams is that sometimes u don’t have enough fresh legs for some important matches because the players are exhausted after fullfilling the national duty.

  • piserakos

    ahmad i would like to see this picture if you can send me the link please:) i was also one of those who said oliver need muscles and i’ve noticed that he gained them of course a little more muscles would be ok…. pantic i used to say that last year at euro i think he should play at spanish national team but the truth is he is not really talented he is what we call couch’s player(he does everything his couch wants at the pitch) and those player usually are underated (maybe except at your country) so that’s why… and I agree with dircil, filipe and miranda first of all should play at their national team and remember the game against espanyol we had many ‘tired’ legs and the game against villareal all the uruguayos will not participate cause they will have join their national team!

  • pantic#10

    from our classic team: Courtois, Filipe, Miranda, Godin, Juanfran, Koke, Mario, Gabi, Arda, Villa, Diego Costa.
    only Gabi, Filipe and Miranda are out of their National Coach’ plans. and that’s crazy, i agree with you Dircil and Piserakos. Miranda and Filipe should play as starter in the Brazil team.
    I know that Gabi hasn’t the skill of other more famous mid-fielder, but i think he could be at least a subs for the spanish team. or play instead of busquests.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    here is the link PISERAKOS
    http://twitpic.com/dbsujz

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    a tough draw for Atleti in Copa del Rey this season,
    facing Sant Andreu in the round of 32, then we could play against Valencia in the round of 16, Athletic in 1/4 finals, Real Madrid in 1/2 finals and Barca in the final

    I was thinking that Simeone will make many rotations in the Cup, but after this draw I don’t know if he will still do that or not ?!

  • Adnan Khan

    Damn, thats some massive legs oliver got!! A little more mass on his upper body will be perfect.

  • pantic#10

    Not an easy path for the copa del rey final…. we need to rotate. Cebolla, Adrian, Guillavogui, Toby….Manquillo….and all the others.

  • piserakos

    wow… ahmad i’m excited… yes it’s truth we have a difficult road at cup but i disagree we can not win it… i would go with the rotation at least the games with real(probably)

  • Chewie

    Jeez, that’s what I call leg muscles! Actually, he doesn’t need much torso muscles – to be as fit as Diego Ribas will be enough.

  • palc

    whoa easy there Demichelis. Your about to break Oliver’s leg.

    Also you look like an old and tired pornstar.

  • kris

    LOL We must thank Demichelis for all his hard work as an Atleti player. You are a legend, Martin. GraciasDemichelis.

  • ali_

    i was in shock when he left… greatest player in atleti history, gracias martin!