MATCH CENTRE

SUN 18 AUGUST 2013, 23:00, ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN

1
VS
3

Costa brace sinks Sevilla

by Staff Reporter

Mon August 19, 01:15

A brace from Diego Costa guided Atletico Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Sevilla in a Spanish La Liga encounter played  at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday evening.


Cristian Rodriguez also found the back of the net for Atleti, while Diego Perotti got his name on the score sheet for the hosts with a first half wonder strike. 

Both sides were eager on getting off to a positive start after losing their leading goal scorers from the previous campaign during the course of the summer transfer period.

Alvaro Negredo was snapped up by English Premier League side Manchester City while Colombian ace Radamel Falcao joined mega-rich French Ligue 1 side Monaco.

Atletico Madrid were rewarded for their constant pressure in the 35th minute of the encounter.

Diego Costa found the back of the net for Los Colchoneros from a Koke corner-kick to give the away side the lead.

The Copa del Rey holders lead didn’t last long though as Diego Perotti found the back of the net two minutes later.

The Argentinean midfielder picked up the ball from about 30 yards out before firing a fierce shot into the roof of the net.

Despite Sevilla enjoying the lion share of possession throughout the first half, it was Atletico Madrid who looked the more threatening in the first 45, notching up seven corner-kicks and four more attempts at goal.

Costa restored Atletico’s lead in the 79th minute of the encounter, running onto a superb pass from Gabi before slotting the ball into the back of the net to complete his brace. 

Second half substitute Cristian Rodriguez sealed matters in second half stoppage time to hand Sevilla their first loss of the season. 

Sevilla (1) 1 (Perotti 37’)

Atletico Madrid (1) 3 (Costa 35’ 79’ Ridriguez 90’)Sevilla: Beto ; Coke, Fazio, Nico Pareja (Puerto 63’), Alberto Moreno, Iborra (Kondogbia 46’), Rakitic , Vítolo, Marko Marin, Perotti, Bacca (Gameiro 73’)

Atletico Madrid: Courtois; Juanfran, Godín, Miranda, Filipe Luis, M.Suárez, Gabi, Arda Turan (Oliver Torres 59’), Koke (Rodriguez 81’), Diego Costa, Villa (Baptistao 70’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE ESTADIO RAMON SANCHEZ PIZJUAN
SEVILLA GOALS ATLETICO MADRID GOALS
10. Perotti (38') 19. Diego (35')
19. Diego (79')
3. Raul Rodriguez (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
5 3
SEVILLA STARTING LINEUP ATLETICO MADRID STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
13
Goalkeeper
13
Defender
32
Defender
2
Defender
75'
23
Defender
3
Defender
2
Defender
12
Defender
63'
21
Defender
23
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
1'
59'
10
Midfielder
85'
7
Midfielder
49'
14
Midfielder
38'
45'
10
Midfielder
81'
6
20
Midfielder
4
Midfielder

12
Forward/Striker
70'
9
Forward/Striker
73'
9
Forward/Striker
35'
79'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Geoffrey Kondogbia
Midfielder
22
oliver torres munoz
Midfielder
59'
16
Piotr Trochowski
Midfielder
63'
15
Leo Baptistao
Midfielder
70'
0
Kevin Gameiro
Forward/Striker
73'
18
Cristian Rodriguez
Midfielder
81'
11
CARDS
Perotti
Midfielder
45'
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
1'
10
Geoffrey Kondogbia
Midfielder
50'
22
Gabi
Midfielder
49'
14
Coke
Defender
75'
23
oliver torres munoz
Midfielder
66'
16
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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