Atletico Madrid moved into the second place in La Liga as they defeated Sevilla by 2-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid
Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann’s goals gave Atletico Madrid a crucial win over Sevilla that lifted them very close to top spot in the league.
Both sides held an unbeaten record this season heading into the showdown in the capital and there was a distinct wariness to proceedings, with Pablo Sarabia and Filipe Luis hitting the woodwork with the only real chances of the first half.
Carrasco grab the opportunity with both hands from a defensive error of Steven N’Zonzi to put Atletico in the lead soon after the interval, though Sevilla rarely looked like mustering a comeback against a team they have beaten only once in 14 league meetings.
Griezmann’s emphatic finish in the 69th minute made the points safe and allowed head coach Diego Simeone to hand his stars some rest ahead of next week’s Champions League meeting with Chelsea.
As Diego Costa who just signed with the club watched the game appreciatively from the stands.They are now a point clear of Sevilla in the table and just one behind Barca, who wil face Girona in a derby match later on Saturday.