First Division - Day 28

Atlético Madrid 3 - Sevilla 1

Atlético: Oblak; Vrsaljko (Juanfran 02‘), Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Koke, Gabi, Saúl Ñíguez, Carrasco (Gaitán 83’); Griezmann, Gameiro (Fernando Torres 63’). 4-4-2.
Sevilla: Sergio Rico; Mariano, Mercado, Rami, Lenglet (Jovetic 46’), Escudero; Sarabia (Iborra 64’), N’Zonzi, Nasri, Vitolo; Ben Yedder (Joaquín Correa 64‘). 5-4-1.

1-0. 37. Godín. Got free of markers to head Griezmann free kick across keeper.
2-0. 61. Griezmann. Struck long free kick over defensive wall and in off crossbar.
3-0. 77. Koke. Turned ball in to net after Sergio Rico pushed out Juanfran cross.
3-1. 85. Joaquín Correa. Cut in from left of area and steered shot across Oblak.

Yellow cards: Escudero 23’, Filipe Luis 40’, Sarabia 47’, Carrasco 55’, Mercado 60’, Godín 66’, Fernando Torres 82’.

Third placed Sevilla are now six points adrift of the top two after they lost 3-1 at the side immediately below them in the table, Atlético Madrid. Simeone lost Vrsaljko to a serious injury with only a minute gone, but Gameiro hit the bar soon afterwards, and with eight minutes to go to the break Godín got free of his markers to head in a Griezmann free kick. Sarabia went close for the visitors a couple of times either side of half time, but with an hour on the clock Griezmann made it two with another free kick which went in off the crossbar. A quarter of an hour later Koke added a third after Juanfran set him up, and Sergio Rico had to save a couple of times from substitute Fernando Torres before Joaquín Correa got a late consolation for the Andalusians. The defeat though leaves them just two points clear of their hosts in the rankings, with the head-to-head goal difference against them.