Sevilla stunned Atletico Madrid 1-0 on Sunday night, securing their first back-to-back league wins since May 2023. Despite competing in multiple competitions, Atletico looked surprisingly shaky throughout the match.
The game’s turning point came in the 15th minute. Marcos Acuña’s long shot forced a save from Oblak, and from the resulting corner, Isaac Romero headed home Lucas Ocampos’ flick-on to put Sevilla ahead.
Atletico responded quickly, with Morata rattling the post with a close-range header. Replays suggested he might have been onside, but the goal was disallowed for offside. Romero, on fire for Sevilla, then missed two golden chances to double the lead, heading one effort straight at Oblak and another off the bar.
Griezmann nearly equalized for Atletico but was denied by a last-ditch clearance from the veteran Jesus Navas. The introduction of Memphis Depay livened up the game, and both sides had further chances. Ocampos thought he had scored for Sevilla but was flagged offside, and Griezmann blazed over from a good position.
Sevilla, fighting to avoid their worst La Liga finish this century, showed more fight and determination than their mid-table position suggested. Romero’s energetic performance upfront was a key factor in their victory, offering a glimpse of a brighter future for the Andalusian side.
Man of the Match: Isaac Romero (Sevilla)