Feb 17, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Jose Zorrilla
Real Valladolid
0-3
AtleticoAtletico Madrid

Rueda (44'), Gonzalez Peña (49'), González (59'), Baraja (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Costa (53'), Falcao (11'), Rodriguez (90')

Miroslav Djukic defends Diego Simeone's Sergio Asenjo decision

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone during the Europa League match against Rubin Kazan on February 14, 2013
© PA Photos
Diego Simeone is defended by Rayo Vallecano coach Miroslav Djukic for his decision to send goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo up for a corner.

Real Valladolid coach Miroslav Djukic has defended Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone for his decision to send goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo up for a late corner in their 2-0 defeat Europa League to Rubin Kazan.

Instead of Atletico grabbing an equaliser, Rubin went straight up the other end to score the second and Djukic, whose side face Atletico on Sunday, has said that if the gamble had paid off Simeone would be applauded.

"If Asenjo had scored we would all be applauding Simeone for bravery," AS quotes Djukic as saying. "The defence were not quick enough to recover, that for me was the biggest mistake.

"Atletico is still a team that has achieved extraordinary things. They are second in the table and still in the Copa del Rey, with a chance in the Europa League."

Valladolid are currently 10th in La Liga.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone during the Europa League match against Rubin Kazan on February 14, 2013
Read Next:
Simeone: 'Second goal my fault'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Sociedad11003213
2Leganes11001013
3Valencia11001013
4Atletico MadridAtletico10102201
5GironaGirona10102201
6Espanyol10101101
7Sevilla10101101
8Athletic Bilbao00000000
9Barcelona00000000
10Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo00000000
11EibarEibar00000000
12Getafe00000000
13Levante00000000
14Malaga00000000
15Real Betis00000000
16Real Madrid00000000
17Villarreal00000000
18Celta Vigo100123-10
19AlavesAlaves100101-10
20Las PalmasLas Palmas100101-10
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand