February 11, (THEWILL) – Sevilla recorded back-to-back La Liga victories for the first time, since May 2024, battling to a 1-0 triumph over an uncharacteristically shaky Atletico Madrid. While Los Rojiblancos have appeared alive and fighting in other competitions, they have lacked conviction in the league and never was it more apparent than in the early stages on Sunday.
Marcos Acuña forced a quality save from Jan Oblak before Sevilla sensation Isaac Romero headed the visitors in front from the resulting corner. Still, Atletico responded admirably. Álvaro Morata cannoned a header off the woodwork and replays showed the Spanish striker may have been onside, meaning VAR could potentially not have awarded an equaliser.
Romero could have had a first-half hat trick for the visitors, somehow heading wide twice more from point-blank range. Antoine Griezmann nearly pulled Atletico level late on, only for veteran Jesus Navas to heroically clear his goal-bound effort off the line.
The introduction of substitutes sparked an end-to-end finale. Lucas Ocampos saw a second Sevilla goal ruled out for offside before Griezmann fired wide with the goal gaping. Despite residing in La Liga’s bottom half, Sevilla looked nothing like a struggling side. Led by the talented Isaac, they now appear ready to return to their typically high standards.
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