Atletico dealt another title blow after defeat by Sevilla | The Guardian Nigeria News


Sevilla’s Argentinian defender Marcos Acuna (C-L) challenges Atletico Madrid’s French midfielder Thomas Lemar (C-R) during the Spanish League football match between Sevilla FC and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville on April 4, 2021. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP

Atletico Madrid stumbled again in La Liga on Sunday as they were beaten 1-0 by Sevilla, giving Barcelona the chance to move to within a point of the top of the table on Monday.

Marcos Acuna headed in the winner for Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, with Atletico’s grip on first place loosening even further and their in-form rivals primed to take advantage.

Real Madrid are only three points behind after they beat Eibar on Saturday and Barcelona will reduce their deficit from four points to one if they can win on Monday at home to Real Valladolid.

It means Spain’s title race suddenly appears wide open, two months after Atletico sat 10 points clear of both Barca and Madrid, with a…

Source: Guardian Newspaper