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N'Zonzi goal sends Sevilla top of La Liga

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Steven N'Zonzi

Sevilla went top of La Liga as Steven N’Zonzi’s goal gave them victory over title rivals Atletico Madrid.

Angel Correa missed a sitter for Atletico and Vitolo should have put Sevilla ahead with a volley which Jan Oblak brilliantly kept out.

With 17 minutes left midfielder N’Zonzi settled the game by sprinting away from Atletico’s defence to slot home.

The visitors, who were unbeaten and would have gone top with a draw, had Koke sent off for two yellow cards.

European champions Real Madrid are level with city rivals Atletico and will go top if they beat Athletic Bilbao at 19:45 BST.

Line-ups

Sevilla

  • 1Rico
  • 3Ferreira FilhoBooked at 81mins
  • 24Mercado
  • 21Martín Pareja
  • 23RamiBooked at 7mins
  • 18Escudero
  • 22VázquezSubstituted forIborraat 89′minutes
  • 15N’ZonziBooked at 38mins
  • 10NasriBooked at 45mins
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 9ViettoSubstituted forCorreaat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kolodziejczak
  • 8Iborra
  • 11Correa
  • 12Ben Yedder
  • 17Sarabia
  • 19de Lima
  • 25Sirigu

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15Savic
  • 2Godín
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 11CorreaBooked at 42minsSubstituted forGaitánat 45′minutes
  • 6KokeBooked at 77mins
  • 14GabiBooked at 44mins
  • 10CarrascoSubstituted forTiagoat 56′minutes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 21GameiroSubstituted forTorresat 66′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Tiago
  • 8Ñíguez
  • 9Torres
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 19Hernández
  • 23Gaitán
  • 25Campos Moreira
Referee:
Juan Martínez Munuera
Attendance:
34,526

Match Stats

Home TeamSevillaAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Joaquín Correa replaces Luciano Vietto.

Substitution

Substitution, Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Franco Vázquez.

Foul by Nico Pareja (Sevilla).

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a headed pass.

Foul by Nico Pareja (Sevilla).

Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Samir Nasri (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla).

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mariano.

Attempt blocked. Vitolo (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adil Rami.

Booking

Mariano (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mariano (Sevilla).

Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sergio Escudero (Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Foul by Luciano Vietto (Sevilla).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Koke (Atlético de Madrid) for a bad foul.

Adil Rami (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Sevilla. Samir Nasri tries a through ball, but Steven N’Zonzi is caught offside.

Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.

Foul by Franco Vázquez (Sevilla).

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Kevin Gameiro.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Foul by Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: N'Zonzi goal sends Sevilla top of La Liga

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