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Atlético Madrid 4-0 Sevilla

Atletico coach Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone returned to the Atletico Madrid bench as the Spanish champions brushed aside previously-unbeaten Sevilla.

The inspirational Argentine coach was back after serving a La Liga touchline ban and saw his unbeaten team move within two points of leaders Barcelona.

Midfielder Koke opened the scoring with a deflected shot before Saul Niguez nodded in a second before half-time.

A penalty from Raul Garcia and Raul Jimenez's header sealed the victory.

Atletico had not lost any of their opening five matches - and won 2-1 at neighbours Real Madrid - while Simeone was forced to watch from the stands.

But they had not found their top form either, dropping points as they laboured to draws against Rayo Vallecano and Celta Vigo.

However, with Simeone back on the touchline barking out orders, Los Rojiblancos rediscovered their ruthlessness against a shocked Sevilla.

The visitors had won their previous four La Liga matches and, after drawing on the opening weekend, were level on points with Valencia and Barcelona ahead of their trip to the Vicente Calderon.

But they never looked like threatening their hosts, who were forced to rebuild their title-winning side over the summer after losing the likes of Chelsea trio Diego Costa, Thibaut Courtois and Filipe Luis.

Spain midfielder Koke put Atletico ahead with a deflected shot from the edge of the area, before Miranda crossed for teenager Saul to score with a cushioned header.

Raul Garcia converted a late penalty after Sevilla's Daniel Carrico brought down Antoine Griezmann and Mexican striker Jimenez headed in his first Atletico goal from Koke's cross.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone
Atletico fans were regularly encouraged by Simeone to raise the noise levels
Raul Garcia
Raul Garcia scored his first La Liga goal of the new season
Raul Jimenez
Raul Jimenez scored his first goal for Atletico since joining from Mexican side America for a reported £8.5m


Atl Madrid

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 2GodínBooked at 61mins
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 23Miranda
  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 6KokeBooked at 60mins
  • 17SaúlSubstituted forGriezmannat 66'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasSubstituted forGarcia Escuderoat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Turan
  • 9MandzukicBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJiménezat 74'minutes


  • 3Siqueira
  • 4Suárez
  • 7Griezmann
  • 8Garcia Escudero
  • 11Jiménez
  • 13Oblak
  • 24Giménez de Vargas


Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Beto
  • 2Trémoulinas
  • 21Martín ParejaBooked at 20mins
  • 15KolodziejczakBooked at 18minsSubstituted forBanegaat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 5Figueiras
  • 4Krychowiak
  • 6Carrico Martins
  • 25Mbia
  • 22Vidal ParreuSubstituted forDeulofeuat 77'minutes
  • 9Bacca
  • 20Machín PérezSubstituted forD Suárezat 45'minutes


  • 12Iborra
  • 14Iago Aspas
  • 17D Suárez
  • 18Deulofeu
  • 19Banega
  • 23Andújar Moreno
  • 29Rico
José Luis González González

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, FC Sevilla 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, FC Sevilla 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Raúl García.

  4. Post update

    Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Cristian Ansaldi.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Atlético de Madrid 4, FC Sevilla 0. Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a set piece situation.

  6. Booking

    Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla).

  8. Post update

    Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, FC Sevilla 0. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Diogo Figueiras (FC Sevilla) after a foul in the penalty area.

  11. Post update

    Penalty Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Denis Suárez (FC Sevilla).

  13. Post update

    Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Sevilla. Gerard Deulofeu replaces Aleix Vidal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Grzegorz Krychowiak (FC Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Éver Banega (FC Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Raúl Jiménez (Atlético de Madrid).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl Jiménez replaces Mario Mandzukic.

  19. Post update

    Corner, FC Sevilla. Conceded by Tiago.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) with an attempt from very close range is too high. Assisted by Tiago with a cross.

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