Atlético: Joel; Silvio, Miranda,
Dominguez, Filipe Luis; Juanfran (Perea 78'), Tiago (Raúl García
80'), Gabi, Reyes; Diego Forlán (Salvio 71'), Adrián. 4-4-2.
Strømsgodset: Larsen; Andersen (Nuhu 72'), Madsen, Aas, Vilsvik; Abu, Sankoh (Nordkvelle 61'), Konradssen, Storflor; Mohammed Keita, Berget (Kamara 78'). 4-4-2.
1-0. 54. Reyes. Fired shot in to top corner of net after Adrián laid ball across.
2-0. 74. Reyes. Ran on to Adrián square pass to fire shot wide of Larsen.
2-1. 80. Storflor. Ran in to force shot past Joel after Nordkvelle crossed in.
Atlético Madrid are the first Spanish side to start their official programme, and they still have some work to do after a 2-1 victory over Strømsgodset in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier. With Agüero signing for Manchester City and Diego Costa out for several months, Diego Forlán delayed his vacations to give the team a hand. And together with Reyes and new signing Adrián, Uruguay's America Cup winner caused some problems for the visiting defence in the first half. Keita went close a couple of times for the Norwegians after the restart, but two assists from Adrián allowed Reyes to score twice after that. Atleti seemed to be on the way to a comfortable victory until debutant Miranda got himself sent off for a hard tackle, and with ten minutes to go Storflor beat Joel to set up an interesting second leg.