Sevilla: Beto; Coke, Cala, Botía (Maduro
59'), Fernando Navarro (Babá 78'), Alberto Moreno; Jesús Navas,
Kondogbia, Rakitic, Reyes (Perotti 67'); Negredo. 5-4-1.
Atlético: Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Mario Suárez; Koke (Saúl Ñíguez 88'), Diego Costa (Adrián 67'), Cristian Rodríguez (Raúl García 62'); Falcao. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 76. Falcao. Got last touch after Raúl García fired Adrián centre goalwards.
Yellow cards: Falcao 10', Godín 23', Botía 35', Mario Suárez 56', Diego Costa 58', Courtois 89'.
Atlético Madrid stay three points behind Real Madrid pending next Saturday's city derby after a 0-1 victory at Sevilla in the last match on Sunday evening. It was a bad tempered game though, with hostilities still warm from the cup semi-final between the two teams, and there were more fouls than football in the first half. It was only when Simeone decided to pull off chief agitator Diego Costa to save him from getting himself sent off that things calmed down, and after that the game started to flow. Courtois did well to save from Coke and Falcao headed another chance wide, and with a quarter of an hour to go Falcao got the final touch to Raúl García's volley to score what was to prove the only goal. Sevilla were unlucky not to save a point in the end though, Courtois keeping out Kondogbia and Negredo, and Rakitic firing a late free kick against the crossbar. A win though which virtually ensures Atlético's place in the Champions League, and leaves the Andalusians further away from their hopes of a return to European football next season.