K. Trippier


Atlético Madrid

17′ Assist Kieran Trippier

Á. Correa


Atlético Madrid

17′ Goal Ángel Martín Correa

15′ Llorente goes down under pressure on the edge of his own penalty area and ends up getting the free-kick. Atletico seem fairly comfortable at the moment.

13′ Sevilla get upfield quickly and seem keen to test Oblak at every opportunity as En-Nesyri fires wide from outside the box.

12′ Correa’s round-the-corner ball for Suarez doesn’t work out. Atletico come again but Acuna does well to get in the way of Trippier’s cross.

10′ Correa’s delivery from the right doesn’t find an Atletico player. Sevilla go up the other end through Ocampos who’s soon crowded out.

8′ It’s been quite an even start so far. Sevilla are playing a clear 4-2-3-1 with Rakitic behind En-Nesyri. Suso and Ocampos are staying extremely high up the pitch.

6′ Trippier swings it in and Hermoso’s shot from the centre of the box is blocked. The offside flag goes up against Correa as Gimenez tries to put the ball back in the danger area.

5′ Now it’s Atletico’s turn to get their first attack. Trippier is in space down the right and crosses towards Suarez and Correa. Fernando hands Atletico a corner. 

3′ The corner comes in. Kounde nods it down for Rakitic who’s lurking to the right of the six-yard box. The Croatian swings at it on the volley and Oblak raises his hands high at his near post to keep it out. It’s a promising start for Sevilla.

1′ Sevilla get a dangerous-looking free-kick in the opening seconds as Carrasco – playing at left wing-back in a 3-5-2 for Atletico – fouls Ocampos. The free-kick gets sent into Atletico’s box and Hermoso heads it out for a corner to the visitors.

1′ Atletico get this game underway!

The two sides are coming out onto the pitch here in Madrid. Atletico are in their usual red and white shirts and blue shorts. Sevilla are also in their first-choice all-white colours.

Atletico and Sevilla have drawn their last four encounters in La Liga, including their last two here at Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico have lost just one of their last 19 games against the Andalusians, though, while Sevilla haven’t beaten Atletico away in the league since September 2008. This will be a good test for both sides.

Atletico make one change from their 2-1 win away to Alaves nine days ago as Trippier returns to the starting line-up. The Englishman has been cleared to play after his betting ban was suspended.  Sevilla are unchanged from their 3-2 win over Real Sociedad at the weekend when En-Nesryi became the first Sevilla player to score a league hat-trick since Wissam Ben Yedder.

SUBS: Oliver Torres, Javi Diaz, Aleix Vidal, Luuk de Jong, Oscar Rodriguez, Alfonso Pastor, Karim Rekik, Sergi Gomez, Nemanja Gudelj, Franco Vazquez, Munir El Haddadi, Oussama Idrissi.

SEVILLA (4-3-3): Yassine Bounou; Jesus Navas (c), Jules Kounde, Diego Carlos, Marcos Acuna; Ivan Rakitic, Fernando, Joan Jordan; Suso, Youssef En-Nesyri, Lucas Ocampos.

SUBS: Sime Vrsaljko, Felipe, Ivo Grbic, Ivan Saponjic, Joao Felix, Saul Níguez, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Lucas Torreira, Mario Soriano, Renan Lodi, Vitolo, Miguel San Roman.

ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, Jose Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso; Yannick Carrasco, Koke (c), Marcos Llorente, Thomas Lemar; Angel Correa, Luis Suarez.

Standing in the way of that milestone are sixth-placed Sevilla who are a tough nut to crack, especially away from home. Julen Lopetegui’s team are unbeaten on their last four league games in the road and are one of just five teams to have won here at Atletico’s new stadium. Will Sevilla become the first club to best Atletico here twice?

Atletico have the chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to four points with a victory here after rivals Real Madrid could only draw 0-0 with Osasuna in the snow last weekend. Diego Simeone’s team are unbeaten in their last 19 home league games and will be confident of making it 20 in a row.

Hello! Welcome to our live text commentary of this La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Sevilla at Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid.