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ATLÉTICO FINISHED THIRD AFTER WINNING ONE POINT AT THE VILLAMARÍN AGAINST BETIS

Savic scored the equaliser and secured LaLiga's podium

Atlético finished third in LaLiga after the tie at the Villamarín. Savic equalised Ceballos's goal and for the fifth consecutive season our team will play the Champions League.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

BETIS 1 – 1 ATLÉTICO


Betis:
Adán; Rafa Navarro, Pezzella, Bruno, Durmisi (Alex Martínez, 87’); Brazanac, Petros, Jonás (Cejudo, 68’); Joaquín (Nahuel, 91’), Rubén Castro and Ceballos.

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Giménez, Savic, Lucas, Filipe Luis (Fernando Torres, 64’); Koke, Saúl, Gabi, Carrasco; Griezmann (Thomas, 75’) and Gameiro (Nico Gaitán, 64’).

Referee: Álvarez Izquierdo. Booked the home players Brazanac (28’), Petros (65’), Adán (67’) and Alex Martínez (91’); and the visiting Filipe Luis (36’), Giménez (42’), Koke (55’) and Savic (60’).

GOALS:
1-0. 57'. Ceballos,
 scores on the volley from the edge of the box and beats Oblak.
1-1. 66'. Savic, inside the area, pushes into the net a free-kick delivered by Koke.

The objective to secure LaLiga's podium depended on winning points at the Benito Villamarín and it was achieved with a tie thanks to a goal by Savic. The red and white team saw how Betis had two chances to score, one from a shot by Joaquín that hit the post on 10 minutes and another from Ceballos that also hit the woodwork in the 24th.

In the second half, the match started at a frantic pace, with attack in both areas and the first one that managed to score was Betis, with a hard shot from Ceballos which Oblak could not stop. But Atlético tied soon after thanks to Savic finishing a free-kick delivered by Koke. In the final stretch, there were tries in both areas but Oblak saved a goal from a drive by Cejudo. The fuxture ended with a draw, a result that allows our team to be in LaLiga's podium. It is the fifth season that Atlético will be in the Champions.