Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran,
Godín, Domínguez, Filipe Luis; Gabi (Salvio 82'), Paulo
Assunçao; Adrián, Diego (Reyes 69'), Arda Turan (Koke 69');
Betis: Casto; Isidoro, Amaya, Dorado, Nacho; Beñat (Santa Cruz 71'), Iriney, Cañas; Pozuelo, Rubén Castro, (Jorge Molina 85'), Jonathan Pereira (Jefferson Montero 63'). 4-3-3.
0-1. 54. Pozuelo. Picked up Rubén Castro cross and ran on to beat Courtois.
0-2. 90. Santa Cruz. Fired ball back in to net after first shot came off crossbar.
Yellow cards: Domínguez 28', Assunçao 39', Cañas 42', Pozuelo 55', 72', Iriney 57', Nacho 70', Gabi 79', Casto 86' / red cards: Pozuelo 72'.
Atlético Madrid lose more ground on the teams above them, the Colchoneros now five points away from the top six after they lost 0-2 to Betis on Sunday lunchtime. Defending an unbeaten home record, the locals had the better of the first half, with Falcao putting two early chances wide and Casto making a couple of good saves from Arda Turan. But ten minutes in to the second half Pozuelo picked up a cross from Rubén Castro, and as Domínguez lost his footing the youngster went past him to open the scoring. A few minutes later Pozuelo was sent off for a second bookable offence after blocking the ball with his arms, and Atleti went for broke. But Casto made a great save from Adrián as his defence held fast, and in the last minute Santa Cruz wrapped things up, getting past Juanfran to score after his first shot came back off the bar. The win takes Betis level with their opponents in the table, and Gregorio Manzano is looking ever more likely to be the next coach to join Spain's long unemployment queue.