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Soccer-Atletico tighten grip on La Liga lead with win over Sevilla

13 Jan 2021 / 06:37 H.

    MADRID, Jan 12 (Reuters) - La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid proved their title credentials yet again by beating in-form Sevilla 2-0 at home on Tuesday to stride four points clear at the top of the standings.

    Atletico got off to an ideal start when Angel Correa received a pass from returning right back Kieran Trippier and took Sevilla by surprise with a shot which bounced in off the near post to give them the lead in the 17th minute.

    Midfielder Saul Niguez effectively clinched the victory with a thumping effort from the edge of the area in the 76th to score his first goal of the season and condemn Sevilla to a first defeat in 10 games in all competitions.

    The victory took Atletico on to 41 points after 16 games, four clear of second-placed Real Madrid who have played 18. (Reporting by Richard Martin Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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