Match ends, Real Betis 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.
Atletico Madrid moved above city rivals Real into second place in La Liga with victory at Real Betis.
The 2013-14 champions led after seven minutes when keeper Adan, whom Betis later lost to injury, parried Fernando Torres' shot to Koke, who fired home.
That proved to be the only goal as Atletico took advantage of Real's 4-0 defeat by Barcelona on Saturday.
Atleti should have doubled their lead in the final minutes but Antoine Griezmann hit the post.
Earlier in the day, Jaume Costa scored a late equaliser for Villarreal as they drew 1-1 with Eibar 1-1 to move up to fourth in La Liga.
Granada moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao, and Deyverson scored twice as Levante beat fellow strugglers Sporting Gijon 3-0 away from home.
- 13AdánSubstituted forGiménezat 63'minutes
- 4González CabreraBooked at 53mins
- 33Varela Martín
- 14Torres BuiguesSubstituted forCeballosat 45'minutes
- 18A N'Diaye
- 7Sánchez RodríguezSubstituted forMolinaat 77'minutes
- 6Figueras Montel
- 23van der Vaart
- 25dos Santos Araujo
- 18GámezBooked at 38mins
- 3Filipe LuísBooked at 9mins
- 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 77mins
- 5Cardoso MendesBooked at 27mins
- 6KokeSubstituted forSaúlat 82'minutes
- 9TorresSubstituted forViettoat 71'minutes
- 21CarrascoSubstituted forTorres Muñozat 77'minutes
- 1Moyá Rumbo
- 10Torres Muñoz
- 24Giménez de Vargas
- Santiago Jaime Latre
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Real Betis 0, Atlético de Madrid 1.
Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alfred N'Diaye (Real Betis).
Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jorge Molina (Real Betis).
Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Heiko Westermann (Real Betis).
Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Heiko Westermann.
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Luciano Vietto following a fast break.
Attempt missed. Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Castro with a cross.
Attempt missed. Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Óliver Torres.
Didier Digard went off injured after Real Betis had used all subs.
Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Saúl Ñíguez replaces Koke.
Attempt saved. Bruno (Real Betis) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Luciano Vietto (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis).
Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Óliver Torres replaces Yannick Carrasco.
Substitution, Real Betis. Jorge Molina replaces Joaquín.
Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.