Atletico acquired off to a really perfect begin when Angel Correa obtained a cross from returning proper again Kieran Trippier and took Sevilla abruptly with a shot which bounced in off the close to publish to provide them the lead within the 17th minute.
Midfielder Saul Niguez successfully clinched the victory with a thumping effort from the sting of the realm within the 76th to attain his first aim of the season and condemn Sevilla to a primary defeat in 10 video games in all competitions.
The victory took Atletico on to 41 factors after 16 video games, 4 away from second-placed Actual Madrid who’ve performed 18.
“We knew we must endure in sure moments within the sport however they did not trigger us an excessive amount of hazard, that they had a variety of possession however could not hurt us,” mentioned goalscorer Correa.
“We put together for each sport with a view to win it and that is what we’re attempting to do. We knew Sevilla could be troublesome opponents, they’re having an excellent season, so I am very blissful we managed to win.”
Atletico had loved a relaxation over the weekend as their match with Athletic Bilbao had been postponed on account of a snowstorm within the Spanish capital, though the freezing situations had additionally disrupted their coaching schedule.
Thick mounds of snow may very well be seen on the sidelines of the Wanda Metropolitano and with temperatures dropping to minus seven Celsius, Atletico’s substitutes saved heat within the stands by warming up with train bikes positioned subsequent to electrical heaters.
Sevilla midfielder Fernando admitted his aspect, from one of many few cities in Spain that had been spared the snow, struggled to deal with the climate.
“It is troublesome to play when it is this chilly and they’re a wonderful aspect so it was powerful for us, however that they had solely actually two possibilities and scored two objectives,” he mentioned.
The house aspect welcomed again Trippier for the primary time since Dec. 23 after his 10-week suspension for breaking betting guidelines in England was placed on maintain pending an attraction and the England defender proved his worth by enjoying an enormous half in each objectives.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone opted to start out 126-million-euro ($154 million) ahead Joao Felix on the bench for the second sport in a row in favour of Correa and the Argentine repaid his religion with an enterprising shot from the sting of the realm, flummoxing Sevilla keeper Bono.
Sevilla had gained seven of their earlier 9 matches and didn’t make issues straightforward for Diego Simeone’s aspect, firing 13 pictures at aim to Atletico’s 5 though solely managing to work Atletico keeper Jan Oblak twice.