Atletico Madrid missed the opportunity to go top of La Liga as visitors Sevilla earned a deserved point at the Vicente Calderon.

Diego Simeone's side knew they could go two points clear of Barcelona and led through David Villa's low strike.

But they were pegged back when Sevilla, who ended with 10 men after Alberto Moreno's late red card, levelled through skipper Ivan Rakitic's penalty.

Atletico stay second behind Barca, who drew at Levante, on goal difference.

Clinical Villa

Atletico striker David Villa scored the 15th goal of his career against Sevilla - his biggest haul against any La Liga side

Third-placed Real Madrid, who cruised to a 5-0 win at Real Betis on Saturday, are now only one point behind the pair after trailing by five going into last month's winter break.

Carlo Ancelotti's side are the biggest winners on the first weekend since the turn of the Spanish season after watching both of their title rivals unexpectedly slip-up.

Ahead of kick-off at Atletico's game, there was a sense of expectation among a noisy home crowd buoyed by the news filtering through from Levante that Barcelona had dropped points.

And the party atmosphere continued as their team profited from a high-tempo start with Villa's opener.

The Spain striker, who joined Atletico from Barcelona in the summer, smashed through a crowded penalty area after Sevilla keeper Beto failed to punch clear home skipper Gabi's right-wing cross.

But the mood of Atletico darkened - particularly that of coach Simeone, who became increasingly animated on the touchline - after defender Juanfran was rightly punished for tugging Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca's shirt inside the penalty area.

Despite a long delay, Croatia international Rakitic kept his nerve to fire into the left corner above Atletico keeper Thibaut Courtois's despairing dive.

Sevilla midfielder Moreno was shown a straight red card after tangling with Gabi in the dying moments, but Atletico could not make their numerical advantage count.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran Booked
  • 03 Filipe Luis
  • 14 Gabi Booked
  • 23 Miranda
  • 02 Godín
  • 08 Raúl García
  • 06 Koke (Sosa - 88' )
  • 19 Diego Costa
  • 09 Villa (Rodríguez - 81' )
  • 10 Turan

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 07 Adrián
  • 11 Rodríguez
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 15 Guilavogui
  • 17 Manquillo
  • 24 Sosa

Sevilla

  • 13 Bastos Pimparel
  • 23 Andújar Moreno
  • 03 Navarro Corbacho
  • 12 Iborra
  • 02 Fazio
  • 21 Pareja Booked (Gameiro - 45' )
  • 20 Machín Pérez (Marin - 64' )
  • 06 Carriço
  • 09 Bacca (Reyes - 84' )
  • 11 Rakitic Booked
  • 32 Moreno Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 01 Varas Herrera
  • 07 Marin
  • 08 Cristóforo
  • 15 Trochowski
  • 17 Samperio Bustara
  • 18 Gameiro
  • 19 Reyes
Ref: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Att: 45,000

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

2 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

13 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 1.

90:00 +3:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 1.

90:00 +3:55

Attempt blocked. José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:34

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Fernando Navarro.

90:00 +2:28

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

90:00 +2:28

José Antonio Reyes (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:09 Booking

Booking Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

89:08 Booking

Booking Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card.

88:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla) is shown the red card for fighting.

88:51

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:51

Foul by Alberto Moreno (FC Sevilla).

87:54

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:54

Foul by Coke (FC Sevilla).

87:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Sosa replaces Koke.

87:03

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

87:03

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:20

Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:20

Foul by José Antonio Reyes (FC Sevilla).

85:21

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

84:12

Attempt blocked. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. José Antonio Reyes replaces Carlos Bacca.

80:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces David Villa.

80:10

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:10

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

77:26

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Kevin Gameiro.

76:16

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

76:16

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:59

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gabi with a cross.

72:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 1. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

71:40 Booking

Booking Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

70:40 Booking

Booking Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70:30

Penalty conceded by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) after a foul in the penalty area.

70:30

Penalty FC Sevilla. Carlos Bacca draws a foul in the penalty area.

69:55

Attempt blocked. Coke (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:17

Attempt missed. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Arda Turan.

68:09

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Filipe Luis tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

67:10

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Filipe Luis.

67:09

Attempt blocked. Coke (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

63:45

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gabi with a cross.

63:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Marko Marin replaces Vitolo.

62:05

Dangerous play by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

62:05

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:07

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Juanfran.

58:56

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:56

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

56:46

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

56:46

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:07

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Beto.

56:06

Attempt saved. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi.

55:12

Attempt blocked. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:30

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Daniel Carriço.

53:43

Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

51:46

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

51:46

Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

48:50

David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:50

Foul by Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla).

48:16

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:16

Foul by Kevin Gameiro (FC Sevilla).

47:08

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:08

Foul by Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla).

46:58

Attempt saved. Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Gameiro with a headed pass.

45:00

Second Half begins Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, FC Sevilla. Kevin Gameiro replaces Nicolás Pareja.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 0.

43:38

Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic following a set piece situation.

42:55

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

42:55

Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:50

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:50

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

37:33

Attempt missed. Federico Fazio (FC Sevilla) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

37:31

Attempt blocked. Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alberto Moreno with a cross.

37:09

Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Gabi.

36:29

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

36:29

Vitolo (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:02

Foul by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

35:02

Beto (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:20

Foul by Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid).

29:20

Ivan Rakitic (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:29

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:29

Foul by Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla).

27:57

Attempt missed. Coke (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vitolo.

26:38

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Diego Godín is caught offside.

26:10

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:10

Foul by Fernando Navarro (FC Sevilla).

25:31

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

25:31

Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:35

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:35

Foul by Daniel Carriço (FC Sevilla).

23:53

Attempt saved. Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

20:29

Attempt blocked. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Villa.

18:36

Offside, FC Sevilla. Coke tries a through ball, but Carlos Bacca is caught offside.

17:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, FC Sevilla 0. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

16:55

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

16:54

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Villa.

15:39

Attempt missed. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

15:36

Attempt blocked. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

15:12

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Nicolás Pareja.

14:34

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Raúl García.

12:43 Booking

Booking Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

12:38

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:38

Foul by Nicolás Pareja (FC Sevilla).

11:53

Attempt missed. Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

9:26

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:26

Foul by Carlos Bacca (FC Sevilla).

7:59

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high.

4:21

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Federico Fazio.

2:27

Attempt missed. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) header from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high. Assisted by Gabi following a set piece situation.

2:01

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:01

Foul by Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla).

0:05

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

0:05

Vicente Iborra (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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