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MATCH RECAP

Atleti draw in Seville despite strong second half performance

Our team drew 1-1 at Sevilla’s stadium on Saturday despite a fantastic second half performance. Morata scored our goal to make it four in four matches for the Spaniard.

Atleti drew 1-1 against Sevilla on Saturday night at the Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium. Morata got on the scoresheet for the fourth consecutive game.

The home side took the lead after some uneventful first 30 minutes as Franco Vázquez headed home a cross from the right flank. Our team reacted and Morata had a good chance to equalise following a fantastic through ball, but was unable to convert. Koke also had a strike from inside the box denied by Vaclik, but we reached half-time one goal down.

Simeone made a double change during the break as Trippier and Lemar made way for Arias and Costa. Our team started the second half excellently, putting pressure on the Sevilla defence from the off. Correa almost scored following a great play and immediately afterwards we had a goal disallowed after a cross from the Argentine was headed home by Diego Costa, but it was deemed offside following a VAR review.

The game had changed, though, and Atleti found the equaliser one hour in. Another good team play ended in Arias’ right foot, the Colombian crossed the ball and Morata scored his fourth goal in four matches to make things 1-1. With 20 minutes to go, our team had an excellent chance to net the winner as we were awarded a penalty following a VAR review. However, Vaclik made a great save to deny Diego Costa and the subsequent strike from Koke. It was a shame we were unable to convert, but we still had time to claim the three points and Simeone made his last substitution, bringing Herrera on for Lodi. Our team pushed until the end to earn the win and had several very big chances in the dying minutes, but the match ultimately ended 1-1 in Seville. 

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