Atletico pip Sevilla to Extend La Liga Lead

Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to stretch their advantage at the top of La Liga to four points

took the lead when

Angel Correa fired Diego Simeone’s side in to the lead after receiving a pass from England’s Kieran Trippier – back in the team after his 10-week ban for betting breaches was suspended

The 2017 European under 21 championship top scorer Spanish central midfielder Saul Niguez ensured victory in the 76th minute.

Atletico now have 41 points from 16 games, four clear of second-placed Real Madrid, who have played two games more.

It was a first defeat in 10 games in all competitions for in-form Sevilla, who are sixth in the table.

Sevilla produced 13 efforts on goal compared to their five. However, Atletico keeper Jan Oblak only had to make two saves of note.

Simeone’s men made the most of their chances, with forward Luis Suarez also coming close to scoring, only to be denied by the brilliance of Sevilla keeper Bono.