Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sevilla: Diego Simeone’s side extend La Liga lead


Saul Niguez scored his first goal of the season for Atletico

Atletico Madrid stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Sevilla.

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Saul Niguez ensured victory in the 76th minute with a thumping effort.

It was a first defeat in 10 games in all competitions for in-form Sevilla, who are sixth in the table.

Atletico now have 41 points from 16 games, four clear of second-placed Real Madrid, who have played two games more.

They were made to work hard for their win with the visitors producing 13 efforts on goal compared to their five. However, Atletico keeper Jan Oblak only had to make two saves of note.

Simeone’s men made the most of their chances, with forward Luis Suarez also coming close to scoring, only to be denied by the brilliance of Sevilla keeper Bono.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 15SavicBooked at 57mins
  • 2Giménez
  • 22Hermoso
  • 23Trippier
  • 14Llorente
  • 6KokeBooked at 48mins
  • 11LemarSubstituted forSaúlat 66′minutes
  • 21CarrascoSubstituted forFelipeat 88′minutes
  • 10CorreaSubstituted forSequeiraat 66′minutes
  • 9SuárezSubstituted forTorreiraat 82′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grbic
  • 4Kondogbia
  • 5Torreira
  • 7Sequeira
  • 8Saúl
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 17Saponjic
  • 18Felipe
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 24Vrsaljko
  • 31San Román
  • 42Soriano

Sevilla

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Bono
  • 16NavasSubstituted forTorresat 78′minutes
  • 12Koundé
  • 20Santos Silva
  • 19Acuña
  • 10Rakitic
  • 25Reges
  • 8JordánSubstituted forRodríguezat 59′minutes
  • 7Fernández SaezSubstituted forde Jongat 78′minutes
  • 15En-NesyriSubstituted forEl Haddadiat 84′minutes
  • 5Ocampos

Substitutes

  • 3Gómez
  • 4Rekik
  • 6Gudelj
  • 9de Jong
  • 11El Haddadi
  • 14Rodríguez
  • 17Vidal
  • 21Torres
  • 22Vázquez
  • 23Idrissi
  • 31Díaz
  • 33Pastor

Referee:
Xavier Estrada Fernández

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