La Liga: Atlético 4 – 0 Sevilla

Atlético thrash Sevilla to move second in the league

Atleti score 4 in romp (pic: Getty)

Atleti score 4 in romp (pic: Getty)

Atlético roll into their Champions League game with Juventus in midweek with a full head of steam, having confidently despatched Sevilla in a 4-0 rout at the Vicente Calderon on Saturday evening.

Diego Simeone’s return to the dugout coincided with Atleti’s most convincing win of the season in a hotly contensed affair. An in-form Sevilla side showed little resistance to the onslaught of Atlético set pieces.

Another 4 from dead-ball situations gave Atleti a leg-up, in a game that saw Raul Jimenez claim his first goal since moving to Madrid.

A very tight opening few minutes resulted in few chances for either side – but there were some heavy challenges flying in from both sets of players.

It was the first shot of the game that produced the first goal, with Sevilla struggling to clear an Atlético corner in the 19th minute.

Koke picked up the ball on the edge of the area and unleashed a rocket towards goal, only for the shot to deflect off the heels of Nicolas Pareja and loop over a helpless Beto.

Sevilla were shaken, and Atleti were all over them. Shortly after Atleti had 2 handball claims turned down in the Sevilla box, before Gabi had a free header from a corner which Beto managed to hook over the bar.

The Calderón did not have to wait too long for the next goal. Just before time, a well worked free-kick from deep was headed on to Miranda, who crossed to the back post. A waiting Saul was there to confidently head the ball into the ground and into the back of the net to make it 2-0 to the Spanish Champions.

The ball didn’t touch the ground until Saul had it in the back of the net.

Atleti again took off Gabi at half-time, however this was down to a knock our captain picked up in the first half. He was replaced by Raul Garcia, who got the next of Atleti’s goals from the penalty spot.

And it was a stonewall penalty. A cheeky Raul Jimenez cross to Griezmann looks to set up a nice move, but the Frenchman was taken out by Figueiras for Sevilla. Raul Garcia stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to make it 3-0 to Atleti.

It was a feisty game, with Mandzukic at the centre of a lot of the scuffles. Also at fault was Raul Garcia, who looked like a man determined to start something.

Simeone looked like he was enjoying himself too, running up and down the touchline pleading with the fans to make more noise. Like an animal that’s just been let out of his cage.

The fourth and final goal came in the 89th minute, from another free-kick, and it was Koke’s delivery that was met with a diving header by our Mexican striker Raul Jimenez, who will be pleased to get his first goal in the red and white of Atleti.

The victory takes Atlético into second place in the league, two points behind Barcelona who stuffed Granada 6-0 at home earlier on Saturday evening.

The confidence this victory will give Atleti is vital, going into an important Champions League game with Juventus on Wednesday.



Atlético Madrid Sevilla
Atlético Madrid 40 Sevilla
Koke 19' 
Saul 42' 
Raul Garcia (p) 83' 
Raul Jimenez 89' 
Competition Liga BBVA
Location Vicente Calderón
Date 27 September 2014
Kick Off 20:00 CET

Team Lineups

Atlético Madrid
Gabi (45')
Saul (66')
Mandzukic (74')
Substitutes used
Raul Garcia (45')
Griezmann (66')
Jimenez (74')
Kolo (45')
Vitolo (45')
Alexis Vidal (77')
Substitutes used
Deulofeu (77')

Match Stats

On Target
Yellow Cards
Red Cards
  • Kris

    Saul and Mandzukic looked like some kick-ass Atletico players. Saul is so ball hungry and Mandzukic’s dive for a header at Ansaldi’s shot showed how much Mandzukic wanted to score. And, is Mandzukic drawing more fouls than Costa? Holy shit! We needed this win. Aupa Atleti!

  • when Costa was fouled, he usually would pick up a fight with the opponent player and don’t wait for the ref whistle
    of course Mandzukic will win more fouls

  • Arjit Barua

    I think he meant that Costa drew an incredible number of fouls due to his playing style and pace so it’s quite remarkable for mandzukic to replicate that without having to “play dirty” relatively speaking.

  • yeah, I know what he meant, but I just hate Costa’s personality and his lack of discipline so much that I can’t miss any opportunity to criticize him 😉

    while what I meant is : the smarter the player the more fouls he wins, and Mandzukic is much smarter than Costa

    just look how many fouls Real Madrid defenders committed against him in the semifinal of the cup but he was the one who got a yellow and was suspended for the 2nd leg (3 yellows in 6 games) while Arbeloa, Ramos & Coentrao all got away with their dirtiness
    and for the same reason he was denied many clear penalties
    putting the disastrous refereeing in Spain aside, Costa was a stupid player .. in my opinion at least

    He already has 3 yellows in 6 games in EPL .. and he is a striker
    in 6 games, Ivanovic has 1 yellow, Cahill has 1 and Terry has none

  • Arjit Barua

    He’s definitely not a humanitarian, but he’s a hell of a striker.

  • Kris


  • Adnan Khan

    Meanwhile at Rayo Vallecano Leo Baptistao has scored 4 goals in 5 games this season with a brace last game. He is in super form.

  • Neptune’s Aya

    Costa is a nice guy. Short tempered but without bad intention. After every game or small problem in the pitch he always would go to shake hands with other players. I got the feeling that the minute El Tigre starts scoring goals in the Premiership his numbers are going to slow down.. He used to be in awe with Radamel. Aupa Atleti!!!

  • Neptune’s Aya

    Sorry, Ahmad: are you saying that the treatment he received at the pigsty as it’s n
    known by many of us was Costa’s fault?. Beacuse at this pace we are going to take Chewiing time off the air and give you Saturday night slot so it can be enjoyed from coast to coast…Aupa Atleti!!!

  • Neptune’s Aya

    Leo was the top scorer in Atletico’s pre-season two summer’s ago…He’s at Atletico’s for being Gil Marin’s craving. He scored the third against Zenit at home in CL last year comming from the bench but then not good in Porto. Got my doubts. Hector is the future of the Spanh national team. Aupa Atleti!!!

  • Neptune’s Aya

    Madzinger is a god. He still has the surgeons scissors in his arse but hasn’t noticed yet.That’s how bad he wanted to get back training!!!. Same ethics as Falcao, who would go to train, after skydiving from the plane with the captain’s parachute. They are gods of the indian Pantheon. Aupa Atleti!!!

  • Adnan Khan

    Hector is indeed great. Let’s just hope he get alot of playing time this year. He deserve it.
    And let us hope leo baptistao continue to score at rayo too.

  • That’s true, he was very nice off-pitch, in fact he was our joker .. but the behavior on the pitch is more important, and just like you said, he is short-tempered, and the problem is that he is not willing to change
    I remember that Aguero was like that too, he got a couple of direct reds for hitting opponent players without ball, but that when he was a teenager, then when he got older he got wiser and cooler
    Costa will turn 26 next Tuesday, but yet he still chock his opponent when he commits a foul against him, like what he did to Zabaleta last week
    he won a foul and Zabaleta was sent off, it should have been stopped there, but instead he also got a yellow (could have been red) and it was his 3rd, 2 more and he will be suspended, and imagine if it happened against Man Utd, which will be after 3 rounds, then he will regret what he has done with Zabaleta .. or not !

  • I’m sorry .. I didn’t understand your question

  • Chewie

    Don’t even bother, the man lives in a world with utterly peculiar laws, especially when it comes to reasoning and communicating. A miserable troll, that is.