Sunday April 21, 2013 Day 32 Finished Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan

Sevilla FC 0 - 1 Atlético Madrid

  • Falcao 76’

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  1. Liga - Falcao fires Atletico to win at Sevilla

    Liga - Falcao fires Atletico to win at Sevilla

    Atletico Madrid star Radamel Falcao struck his 25th league goal of the season to snatch a narrow 1-0 victory against Sevilla. More

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    Time:90'
    • Sevilla FC
    • Atlético Madrid
    • 90+3' FT: Sevilla 0-1 Atletico Madrid.
    • 90+1' So close from Ivan Rakitic! Terrific free-kick from the midfielder and with the ball heading for the top corner, Courtois managed to get enough to send the ball on to the crossbar.
    • 90' We've got three minutes extra to play.
    • 89' Negredo really should have levelled the game. The striker was picked out at the back-post by Perotti but heads wide.
    • 88' Strong right-hand from Courtois to tip the ball over the crossbar from Negredo's looping header. Great wing-play from Jesus Navas on the right to create the chance.
    • 87' Atletico SUB: Koke off, Niguez on.
    • 86' Kondogbia forcing another easy save for Courtois with a 30-yard effort. Sevilla clearly struggling to find any space against this tight Atletico rearguard.
    • 82' Three shots on target tonight and the single effort from Atletico Madrid found the net. If they can hold on, it would be the definition of "smash-and-grab".
    • 80' Long-range effort from Kondogbia's left-foot but reliable and comfortable goalkeeping from Courtois. The Belgian needed to control that, or Negredo was ready to score.
    • 78' Sevilla SUB: Navarro off, Baba on.
    • 77' Raul Garcia took the acclaim for that strike but the slow-motion replays show that Falcao got a decisive touch to make sure the ball found the inside-corner of the net. That looks like a 25th league goal for the Colombian!
    • 75' GOAL! Substitute Raul Garcia volleys home at the far-post, rifling the ball across the goalkeeper and into the corner of the net. Falcao did his best to get a touch, but it wasn't needed. Great goal against the run of play. 1-0 Atletico!
    • 75' The highly-rated Kondogbia has been quiet so far, but produced a lovely weighted pass for Jesus Navas who couldn't squeeze the ball towards goal.
    • 73' Sevilla are still enjoying most of the ball with 71% of the possession. Struggling to find any way towards Courtois' goal.
    • 70' Just 20 minutes remaining in Seville. We really are crying out for some inspiration here. Little in the way of chances for either side.
    • 67' Sevilla SUB: Jose Reyes off, Diego Perotti on.
    • 68' Atletico SUB: Diego Costa off, Adrian Lopez on.
    • 66' Football has taken second priority since the restart of play. Both sides looking to do their utmost to force the referee into some decisions.
    • 62' Atletico SUB: Rodriguez off, Garcia on.
    • 61' Surprising that the referee hasn't taken further action on Diego Costa. He should have been shown a second yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Atletico have a free-kick which results in a goal-kick to the hosts.
    • 60' FIGHT! Head-to-head between Cala and Diego Costa. The Atletico frontman goes down ridiculously. Embarrassing stuff from the Brazilian.
    • 59' Sevilla SUB: Maduro on; Botia off.
    • 59 Diego Costa makes that four bookings for dissent.
    • 57' Suarez collects a booking - Atletico's third of the game - for a late challenge on Jesus Navas.
    • 55' Falcao has his first shot at goal from a free-kick. He couldn't lift the ball over the wall.
    • 54' A cross from Moreno creates confusion inside the Atletico box with Courtois eventually smothering the ball, as Navas looked to pounce.
    • 52' AM's high-pressing style is leading to more counter-attacking opportunities when Sevilla give the ball away, but credit to the home side who are flooding back to help out when needed.
    • 50' Strong run from Diego Costa who bulldozed his way towards goal. The move was thwarted though with Sevilla getting men behind the ball quickly.
    • 47' Best chance of the match! Thibaut Courtois reacts well to deny Botia's header from close range. Positive start from Sevilla.
    • 45' Hoping for a better second period here. It's Sevilla to restart the match.
    • 45' HT: Sevilla 0-0 Atletico Madrid. Few chances, No goals, plenty of challenges and three bookings. Not your normal La Liga game.
    • 42' Sevilla dominating the first-half so far with 68% possession to Atletico's 32%.
    • 40' Five minutes until the break and we've genuinely had minimal quality from either side. You can't fault them for commitment or desire, though.
    • 36' Third booking of the game. Botia is showing his studs and collides with Juanfran who makes a remarkably quick recovery.
    • 34' Not often Falcao picks the wrong option. The striker weaved into the penalty box, but rather than having a shot at goal from less than 15 yards, his cute back-post cross was aimed too high for Diego Costa.
    • 33' The home side look to be on the ascendency in this half. Their switch of play is designed to try and find space against a compact Atletico.
    • 30' Atletico's front-two Costa and Falcao having little effect in-front of goal - but are both putting themselves about.
    • 27' Good opening for Sevilla. Reyes is found by Rakitic on the 18-yard-line but bends a left-foot effort high over the bar. He had options to either side of him.
    • 23' Diego Godin picks up the second booking of the night. He was falling all over Jose Antonio Reyes there.
    • 21' There's another Falcao foul on Cala. He was pretty reckless there again. He'll need to watch himself.
    • 19' First effort from Sevilla. A direct, long ball to Alvaro Negredo leaves the striker little option but to hold the ball and roll Miranda, before firing over the crossbar from 17 yards.
    • 18' Rakitic loses possession in the middle of the centre-circle, and Falcao looks to launch a counter-attack but is blocked strongly by Cala again. Good defending, but you get the impression that head-to-head has a long way to go.
    • 14' Some heavy challenges going in which is disrupting the flow of the game. Sevilla went down to eight-men in the last match between the two.
    • 12' The referee Juan Gonzalez-Gonzalez lenient at the other end as Alberta Moreno is sythed down by Gabi. Set-piece is cleared at the near-post ...
    • 10' The Colombian involved again with Sevilla defender Cala, but a rash fore-arm smash earns him a yellow card ... could have been worse.
    • 8' Sevilla very patient in their build-up, but very focused down the left-hand side. They'll have their work cut out, though, to stop Falcao who looks lively.
    • 5' Atletico record their first shot on goal. Falcao holding the ball well in the box and his cut-back across goal was cleared only as far as Suarez at the edge of the box, but he blazed over on the half-volley.
    • 3' No efforts at goal in the early exchanges. Both teams certainly know how to find the net with Sevilla netting three in the derby last week and Atletico with five against Granada.
    • 1' Early foul on Falcao. These games are normally very frantic and Atletico midfielder Koke is already recieving treatment for an off-the-ball bodycheck.
    • 0' Atletico Madrid kick us off at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
    • 19:57 We're not long until kick-off. The two sides are going through the usual rituals pre-match. How do you see this one going?
    • 19:56 Sevilla are certainly very strong at the moment. They've won their last seven home games, averaging three goals or more in six of those matches. From @optajose
    • 19:48 Sevilla: Beto, Coke, Cala, Botia, Navarro, Alberto, Kondogbia, Rakitic, Navas, Reyes, Negredo... Subs: Palop, Perotti, Cicinho, Manu, Baba, Stefanovic, Hervas /// Atletico: Courtois, Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe, Koke, Gabi, Mario, Rodriguez, Diego Costa, Falcao... Subs: Insua, Diaz, Garcia, Adrian, Asenjo, Niguez, Torres
    • 19:40 Good evening folks, Ross Dunbar on Live Commentary duty tonight. I'll be taking you through tonight's La Liga match between Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. The Madridistas are travelling with a strong defensive record to Andalucia where the hosts have been very good of late. Comment here, or Tweet me @rossdunbar93.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' So close from Ivan Rakitic! Terrific free-kick from the midfielder and with the ball heading for the top corner, Courtois managed to get enough to send the ball on to the crossbar.
    • 75' GOAL! Substitute Raul Garcia volleys home at the far-post, rifling the ball across the goalkeeper and into the corner of the net. Falcao did his best to get a touch, but it wasn't needed. Great goal against the run of play. 1-0 Atletico!
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Sevilla FC

    Manager: Unai Emery

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Diego Simeone

  • Line-up

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      Defenders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out59′ 6 -
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      Substitution Out79′ 8 -
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      Substitution Out68′ 5.5 -
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      Substitution Out89′ 8 -
      Substitution Out63′ 7.5 -
      Strikers
      Goal Yellow Card 8.5 -
      Yellow Card Substitution Out67′ 4.5 -
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      Substitution In67′ - -
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  1. Venga Atletico!!

    From Brucie, on Sun 21 Apr 20:37
  2. Venga Atleti!!

    From Bsun, on Sun 21 Apr 10:03
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