Carrasco & Griezmann Lead Atletico To Vctory
Spanish La Liga Report: Atletico Madrid v Sevilla 23 September 2017
Spanish La Liga
Result: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Sevilla
Date: 23 September 2017
Venue: Wanda Metropolitano
Goals from Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann saw Atletico Madrid claim a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Saturday evening.
There was a good tempo to the opening exchanges, with both sides playing free-flowing football in the opening 15 minutes.
However, the tempo simmered down midway through the first half and chances were few and far between on both ends of the pitch.
Atletico did have chance to take the lead in the 32nd minute when Koke's corner found Saul Niguez, how headed just wide of the upright.
That proved to be the final chance of the half, as the sides went into the break goaless.
However, Atletico went ahead two minutes after the break as Steven Nzonzi's poor clearance fell to Yannick Carrasco, who dribbled round the goalkeeper to slot into an empty net.
The lead was doubled in the 69th minute as Griezmann fired into the bottom corner after being picked out by Felipe Luis.
With Atletico two goals ahead, Diego Simeone opted to withdraw Griezmann for Ghana international Thomas Partey for the final 20 minutes.
Los Rojiblancos managed to see out the closing stages with relative ease to claim their third straight win at their new stadium.