Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla to cement fourth spot
Posted: 19 March 2017 Time: 19:16
Atletico Madrid earned a 3-1 win over third-placed Sevilla on Sunday evening to edge closer to their rivals on the La Liga table while cementing their current fourth place position on the log.
Trailing Sevilla by five points at the start of the day, Atletico knew a win would help reel in their opponents who occupied the last automatic Champions League qualifying berth in the Spanish top-flight.
And they did just that, as Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann and Koke were on target, putting the hosts 3-0 ahead, before Joaquin Correa’s late strike took a little gloss off the scoreline.
The win leaves Atletico in fourth, but just two points behind Sevilla in third, while reducing the gap to log leaders Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona.
Atletico will also have continental football to contend with in their run-in after they were drawn against English Premier League champions Leicester City in the quarter-finals of this year’s UEFA Champions League.