Copa del Rey: Atletico Madrid lose to visiting Sevilla 1-2

Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 14:48 IST | IANS

Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes to lose 1-2 to Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final battle here. With two away goals in their account

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa cheers Sevilla's Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega (2R) at the end of the Spanish 'Copa del Rey' (King's cup) football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Sevilla FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Pic/AFP
Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Diego Costa cheers Sevilla's Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega (2R) at the end of the Spanish 'Copa del Rey' (King's cup) football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Sevilla FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid. Pic/AFP

Spanish football giants Atletico Madrid conceded two goals in the last 10 minutes to lose 1-2 to Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final battle here. With two away goals in their account, Sevilla need only to limit Atleti to one goal in next week's second leg to be assured of advancing, reports Efe. The first half of Wednesday's contest at the Wanda Metropolitano featured the pace and intensity of a cup final.

Diego Costa, back with the Colchoneros after three seasons at Chelsea, came close to scoring inside the first minute and later saw a goal called back after teammate Antoine Griezmann was called for a foul inside the Sevilla penalty area. Home goalkeeper Miguel Angel Moya and Sevilla counterpart Sergio Rico were each put to the test more than once, but the first 45 minutes ended 0-0.

The second half was less exciting as both teams adopted a more tactical approach. The scoreless deadlock endured until Costa scored in the 72nd minute to put Atleti up 1-0. Sevilla responded, though the visitors owed the equalizer more to luck than skill, as a cross from Jesus Navas deflected off Lucas Hernandez and turned into an own goal by Moya in the 80th minute. With the game clock at 89 minutes, Joaquin Correa scored the winner for Sevilla.

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