Isaac Romero’s first-half strike earned Sevilla a 1-0 dwelling win over Atletico Madrid on Sunday, with the guests lacking the prospect to reclaim third place in LaLiga.
Diego Simeone’s facet stay on 48 factors, two behind Barcelona, who host Granada later within the day. Real Madrid high the standings with 61 factors, 5 forward of second-placed Girona.
“I’m proud of the way the team played, the second half was extraordinary,” Simeone instructed a information convention. “There were chances to score but we couldn’t, we have to be patient and keep working hard.”
Sevilla took the lead within the fifteenth minute as Romero seized on some poor defending to go dwelling from a nook flicked on by Lucas Ocampos.
Atletico, who misplaced striker Alvaro Morata to harm at halftime, dominated possession all through the match however couldn’t breakthrough a strong dwelling backline as they fell to their sixth league defeat of the season.
The win moved Sevilla as much as fifteenth with 23 factors, six away from the relegation zone.
“We started the game badly. It’s a story that repeats itself a lot, we have to improve and change our mindset,” Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak instructed DAZN.
“They played very well, they did everything they could to win because they needed to. They’re at the bottom, it’s not what their squad reflects.
“We’ve misplaced too many away video games. It cannot occur if you wish to battle for the league. We must be trustworthy. We’re a good distance off.”