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

Saul Niguez
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.

Diego Simeone's side took the lead when Angel Correa fired in after receiving a pass from England's Kieran Trippier - back in the team after his 10-week ban for betting breaches was suspended.

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamSevilla
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away12
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Sevilla 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 2, Sevilla 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jules Koundé (Sevilla).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Marcos Llorente tries a through ball, but João Félix is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Carlos.

  9. Post update

    Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mario Hermoso (Atlético de Madrid).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Felipe replaces Yannick Carrasco.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Diego Carlos (Sevilla) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marcos Acuña with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Lucas Torreira.

  14. Post update

    Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla) hits the left post with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Óscar Rodríguez with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Yannick Carrasco.

  16. Post update

    Jules Koundé (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sevilla. Munir El Haddadi replaces Youssef En-Nesyri.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Óliver Torres (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 12th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid1613213162541
2Real Madrid18114330151537
3Barcelona18104437172034
4Villarreal188822617932
5Real Sociedad1986529161330
6Sevilla179352115630
7Granada188372129-827
8Celta Vigo186572228-623
9Cádiz186571522-723
10Real Betis187292231-923
11Levante175662324-121
12Ath Bilbao186392122-121
13Getafe175571518-320
14Valencia184772425-119
15Eibar184771518-319
16Alavés184681623-718
17Real Valladolid184681625-918
18Elche163761421-716
19Osasuna183691527-1215
20Huesca181981428-1412
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