This week’s La Liga game of the week saw Atletico Madrid trounce Sevilla at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium in a 5-2 thriller that means the second place side keep a semblance of pressure on league leaders Barcelona.
Having secured consecutive wins that had turned around a poor run of form that had seen them go from Champions League hopefuls to a side way off the pace of the league’s elite performers, Sevilla will have entered this tie with a renewed sense of belief.
And for the first half an hour this proved to be the case, the game being a tight affair between two competitive sides.
However, the game was blown apart when Diego Costa slotted home his third of the season and the game’s opener following some intensive pressing that saw him disposes Ever Banega, having received an unwanted pass from goalkeeper Rico. Continue reading →