Koke came to the Sánchez-Pizjuán to write his name in Atleti's history. It was all said and done. The first warning of the match came from the captain's boots with a cross-shot that forced Bono to stretch to prevent the red and white goal. First a header from Llorente and then a shot from Morata, both over the top of the Sevilla goal, were a foretaste of the first Atleti goal. Good pressure near the home side's penalty area allowed the home side to make a quick steal and triangulate on the wing for Koke to set up Marcos Llorente with a precise pass. The '14' took two touches to guide the ball into the back of the net with a powerful right-footed shot.
The second goal came from Jan Oblak's penalty area. The Slovenian played a long throw-in for Morata, who combed the ball into the path of Cunha, before the Brazilian set up the Spain international. The '19' then set himself up in the home area to finish exquisitely with a precise lob that Bono could do nothing about. The home side went on the attack on the red and white goal, but the good defensive performance of our defence and a great intervention by Oblak in the final minutes kept a clean sheet. Despite Sevilla's insistence, our team had several chances to extend the lead on the scoreboard, but in the end the three points went back to the Cívitas Metropolitano.
The next match will be against Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Tuesday October 4 at 9pm, matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League.