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N’Zonzi goal sends Sevilla top of La Liga

Steven N'Zonzi

Steven N’Zonzi played for Blackburn and Stoke before a 2015 move to Sevilla

Sevilla went top of La Liga as Steven N’Zonzi’s goal gave them victory over title rivals Atletico Madrid.

Angel Correa missed a sitter for Atletico and Vitolo should have put Sevilla ahead with a volley which Jan Oblak brilliantly kept out.

With 17 minutes left midfielder N’Zonzi settled the game by sprinting away from Atletico’s defence to slot home.

The visitors, who were unbeaten and would have gone top with a draw, had Koke sent off for two yellow cards.

European champions Real Madrid are level with city rivals Atletico and will go top if they beat Athletic Bilbao at 19:45 BST.

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Match ends, Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Second Half ends, Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0.

Substitution, Sevilla. Joaquín Correa replaces Luciano Vietto.

Substitution, Sevilla. Vicente Iborra replaces Franco Vázquez.

Foul by Nico Pareja (Sevilla).

Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a headed pass.

Foul by Nico Pareja (Sevilla).

Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Samir Nasri (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla).

Tiago (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mariano.

Attempt blocked. Vitolo (Sevilla) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adil Rami.

Mariano (Sevilla) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mariano (Sevilla).

Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sergio Escudero (Sevilla) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Stefan Savic.

Foul by Luciano Vietto (Sevilla).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second yellow card to Koke (Atlético de Madrid) for a bad foul.

Adil Rami (Sevilla) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Sevilla. Samir Nasri tries a through ball, but Steven N’Zonzi is caught offside.

Franco Vázquez (Sevilla) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Gabi tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

Goal! Sevilla 1, Atlético de Madrid 0. Steven N’Zonzi (Sevilla) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.

Foul by Franco Vázquez (Sevilla).

Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Kevin Gameiro.

Corner, Sevilla. Conceded by Diego Godín.

Foul by Gabriel Mercado (Sevilla).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37681721