SALZBURG hosted ATHLETIC CLUB BILBAO in their Group F clash & went down to a 38th min goal by young Bilbao midfielder ANDER HERRERA. Both teams had chances to score with Bilbao goalie Iraizoz stopping important opportunities. Young Bilbao midfielder Muniain was influential & gave the goal pass to which Herrera scored & Bilbao was more effective tonight.
The victory gives Bilbao Group top spot & secures their participation in the next phase.
ATLETICO DE MADRID found their long lost form & goal target winning Italian Club UDINESE 4 - 0 in their Group I match. Goals came from ADRIAN with two ( 5th & 11th min) , DIEGO in the 35th min & FALCAO in the 62nd min.
The win eases pressure on Atletico Coach Manzano who has been severely questioned & close to losing his job. Tonight Atletico played very well on all fronts & the controversial absence of midfielder REYES was forgotten. The key is to keep this up & in a continual fashion, or else the drums will sound again. Everyone happy tonight at Atletico, for now.