Antoine Griezmann leads Atletico Madrid to 3-1 win over Sevilla

Sevilla's slump continued after back-to-back draws in the league and their elimination by Leicester City in the Champions League.

By: AP | Barcelona | Updated: March 20, 2017 1:32:58 am
antoine griezmann, griezmann, atletico madrid, atletico, la liga, la liga table, atletico vs sevilla, atletico madrid vs sevilla, football news, sports news Antoine Griezmann scored one and assisted one as Atletico Madrid moved within two points of Sevilla. (Source: AP)

Antoine Griezmann scored from a free kick after setting up Atletico Madrid’s opening goal in a 3-1 win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Fourth-placed Atletico moved to within two points of Sevilla in third. Leaders Real Madrid are still 10 points ahead of Atletico with a game in hand.

Griezmann crossed the ball for defender Diego Godin to head Atletico in front in the 36th minute at the Vicente Calderon stadium .

The France forward added a second goal from a free kick taken well outside the area in the 61st.

Koke put the result beyond doubt in the 77th before Sevilla got a consolation goal from Joaquin Correa with six minutes to play.

Sevilla’s slump continued with the loss coming after back-to-back draws in the league and their elimination by Leicester in the Champions League Round of 16.

Second-placed Barcelona host Valencia later, trailing Madrid by five points.

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