Wednesday, 1 October 2008

atletico madrid vs marseille 2-1, Champions League 2008

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Sergio "Kun" Aguero Crush Marseille

Sergio Agüero was at his scheming best as Club Atlético de Madrid made it two wins in two Group D appearances with a 2-1 victory against Olympique de Marseille as the UEFA Champions League made a triumphant return to the Vicente Calderón.

Big performance
Javier Aguirre admitted Agüero has not been firing on all cylinders lately, but there was no sign of any malaise in the Spanish capital as he put in a stellar performance. The Argentinian took just four minutes to make his mark with a skilfully-taken opener and although Erik Gerets' team equalised through Mamadou Niang soon after, Raúl García re-established Atlético's advantage midway through the half. With Agüero pervasive, there was no way back for OM a second time.

Competition's return
The match had begun with a crescendo of noise, the UEFA Champions League anthem greeted by enthusiastic applause as the home fans celebrated the return of European football's élite club competition after an eleven-year break. It did not take long for Mathieu Valbuena to remind them that there would be no welcome back party, however, as he found space before firing a shot across Leo Franco and wide of the upright.

Early lead
It proved a false dawn, and Atlético were quickly in front. Maxi Rodríguez's lofted pass to the edge of the box was lovely, but there was still a lot to do. Agüero did it delightfully, controlling first time, wrong-footing Elamin Erbate and firing home his third UEFA Champions League goal in two games. Marseille were stunned, and could have gone further behind when the Argentinian striker sprang the offside trap and forced Steve Mandanda into a scrambling save with his attempted chip.

More goals
Raúl García should have done better with a header soon after, yet the visitors kept their cool and were level on 16 minutes. Valbuena released Laurent Bonnart down the right and the full-back sent in a deep cross to the far post where it was met by the head of Niang. Parity was short-lived and Atlético restored their lead six minutes later when Raúl García directed Mariano Pernía's low free-kick inside the far post. OM again responded well, a Niang effort from distance warming Leo Franco's hands, though hopes of a comeback were hit when Hatem Ben Arfa limped off at the start of the second half.

Agüero inspired
Agüero also took a knock but was soon scheming again, teeing up a chance for compatriot Maxi Rodríguez, whose clever back-heel just evaded the upright with Mandanda struggling to make up ground. Florent Sinama Pongolle was the next beneficiary of a good exchange with Atlético's influential No10, bringing an acrobatic tip over from Mandanda. With time running out OM showed more urgency, Valbuena going close from distance and Niang rifling a left-footed volley just wide. There was no way back, however, and OM will approach their next fixture with PSV Eindhoven feeling they must win. For Atlético, it is as if they have never been away.

Sergio Aguero dan Raul Garcia Menangkan Atletico

Dua gol di babak pertama, oleh Sergio Aguero dan Raul Garcia, membawa Atletico Madrid menang tipis 2-1 atas Marseille di lanjutan babak grup Liga Champions.

Walaupun Mamadou Niang sempat menyamakan kedudukan, Los Colchoneros tetap dominan di babak pertama dan jarang terlihat kesulitan meladeni permainan Marseille.

"Kami bermain baik di babak pertama dan mencetak dua gol, walaupun kami seharusnya bisa meraih lebih dari itu," kata Aguirre seusai laga.

"Kami seharusnya bisa menutup pertandingan tapi rival kami pantang menyerah dan mereka juga bermain dengan baik," tambah Aguirre.

"Di babak kedua kami sedikit kelelahan dan lawan kami tak memberikan banyak ruang buat kami. Tapi pada akhirnya kami menang dan sekarang mengantongi enam poin dan saya sangat puas dengan posisi kami," kata pelatih asal Meksiko itu berbinar-binar.

Aguirre kemudian ditanya apakah bisa disebut bencana kalau timnya gagal lolos ke babak knockout setelah meraih dua kemenangan di dua laga pertama.

"Akan terjadi bencana kalau saya belum bisa meninggalkan tempat ini dalam lima menit untuk minum bir," canda pelatih berusia 49 tahun itu.

"Tapi iya, itu akan menjadi bencana. Tapi kami sudah mengambil langkah besar menuju babak knockout dengan kemenangan ini."

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