Atletico beat Sevilla within four minutes despite substitute’s red card

Atletico Madrid defeated Sevilla, which was in the last place, 1-0. Striker Marcos Llorente scored the game’s only goal shortly after half-time, scoring the game winner.

With this win, Atletico took third place from Barcelona in La Liga. Although coach Diego Simeone’s team has the better goal difference, both teams have the same number of points (38) after eighteen competitive matches.

The fourth round match was originally scheduled for the first weekend of September, but the match was canceled due to storms and associated rainfall in the Spanish capital.

Both teams played the rematch on Saturday. Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos assisted Llorente’s goal in the 46th minute. Ramos accidentally sent the ball back while trying to block Llorente’s shot. The 28-year-old striker took advantage of the second chance and sent the ball into the far corner.

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Atletico had to continue with 10 men at the end of 70 minutes. Çağlar Söyüncü, who entered the game four minutes ago, was on the weak heel of Sevilla striker Lucas Ocampos.

The referee first gave a yellow card, but after reviewing the video footage, he quickly issued a yellow card and Söyüncü’s substitution ended early.

With a man missing, Atlético struggled to defend themselves. Against the reigning winners of the Europa League, the team received five yellow cards in the final stage. Memphis Depay remained on the bench throughout the match.

Source: NOS