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Europa League: Academica 2-0 Atletico Madrid

by Staff Writer | Posted on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Portuguese side Academica de Coimbra have shocked Atletico Madrid after beating the Spanish side 2-0 on Thursday evening in the Europa League.

The home side took the lead just before the half-time interval when Wilson Eduardo fired his shot past Sergio Asenjo after a fine cross from Joao Dias.

Atletico almost levelled the tie shortly after the restart when Raul Garcia, who was playing his 45th European game for the club headed just wide after Koke had found him in the box.

Cleyton was then close to making it 2-0 to the hosts but Asenjo saved well.

Madrid pushed on in search of an equalizer in the later stages of the game, with Emre and Raul Garcia all coming close.

But it was Academica made it two when Salim Cisse was fouled in the box and Eduardo stepped up to score the resulting spot-kick.

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