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January 31, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
Estadio Vicente Calderón — Madrid
Referee:‬ Miguel Ayza‎
Attendance:‬ 45000‎
 
50′ (PG) Diego Costa
Negredo 56′ (PG)
71′ (PG) Diego Costa
 
Top of the Match
Diego Costa
Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid
Emir Spahic
Emir Spahic
Sevilla
Flop of the Match
Emir Spahic
Emir Spahic
Sevilla
Emir Spahic
Emir Spahic
Sevilla

Atletico Madrid 2-1 Sevilla: Two Diego Costa penalties give hosts edge

The Brazilian slotted home twice in the second half to claim a slender advantage in this Copa del Rey semi, as the hosts finished with 10 men and the visitors with nine

By Michael Lightfoot

Miranda, Álvaro Negredo - Atletico Madrid v Sevilla
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Atletico Madrid defeated nine-man Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final at Vicente Calderon, courtesy of two Diego Costa penalties.

All three goals came from the spot, after the referee had adjudged players from both sides to have handled in the area. Alvaro Negredo replied for the visitors, but Emir Spahic and Fernando Navarro were both dismissed either side of Diego Godin seeing red for the hosts.

Atleti were still without the injured Radamel Falcao and opted for Adrian Lopez to partner Costa up front, whilst the visitors opted for Negredo in a lone role.

Both sides were limited to very few chances in the opening stages of the match, Costa having the first shot off the game, but his effort was always going wide of Beto's goal.

Next to attack was Arda Turan, his free-kick sailing over the crossbar minutes later as the hosts began to get a hold of the game, but Sevilla were defending well.

Half an hour in, and the first real chance of the game came through Koke, but after brilliant work by Adrian, the midfielder could only shoot straight at Beto.

Negredo's shot from distance was acrobatically tipped over by Thibaut Courtois as the visitors ended the half on a high.

The opening goal came on the 48th minute through Costa's penalty. Spahic handled the ball in the area and was given his marching orders for a second yellow, allowing the Brazilian to put his side ahead from the spot.

But seven minutes later the sides were level through a Negredo penalty. It was a harsh decision as the ball bounced up onto Diego Godin's arm whilst preventing a goalbound effort and he was also given a straight red for his troubles.

Ivan Rakitic's long range effort went narrowly wide of Courtois' goal as the tempo of the game increased after the break.

Sevilla were starting to gain control of the game for the first time in the match, and were unlucky to go behind.

A third penalty was awarded after Fernando Navarro was adjudged to have handled in the area with 20 minutes remaining, and Costa duly cooly despatched for his second of the night.

The game ebbed and flowed as the visitors looked for an equaliser, but persistent fouling from Sevilla saw Atletico awarded numerous free-kicks that started to kill the game off.

Navarro was shown a second yellow for bringing down Costa with four minutes remaining and one last chance came from Mario Suarez but he headed wide from a Turan cross, meaning Atleti hold a slight advantage ahead of the second leg in a month's time.


Atletico Madrid

13
Thibaut Courtois
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
Diego Godín
Defender
55′
2.00
3
Filipe Luis
Defender
3.50
20
Juanfran
Defender
3.50
23
Miranda
Defender
3.00
10
Arda Turan
Midfielder
4.00
14
Gabi
Midfielder
3.50
6
Koke
Midfielder
60′
3.00
4
Mario Suárez
Midfielder
78′
3.00
7
Adrián
Striker
64′
3.50
19
Diego Costa
Striker
50′ 71′
4.00

Sevilla

3.50
-
Beto
Goalkeeper
3.50
2
Cicinho
Defender
2.00
5
Emir Spahic
Defender
17′ 48′
3.00
2
2.50
3
3.50
-
3.50
8
Gary Medel
Midfielder
69′
3.00
12
3.50
11
Ivan Rakitic
Midfielder
3.00
15
4.00
9
Negredo
Striker
56′ 87′

Substitutes

25
Sergio Asenjo
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
Cata Díaz
Defender
60′
3.00
17
 - 
11
4.00
-
Oliver Torres
Midfielder
 - 
-
Saúl
Midfielder
 - 
5
Tiago
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Cuesta
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
Botía
Defender
52′
 - 
23
Coke
Defender
87′
 - 
28
Javi Hervás
Midfielder
 - 
-
3.00
21
Reyes
Striker
77′
 - 
14
 - 
-

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Messi Messi
Striker
Barcelona
5 0
Cesc Fàbregas Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder
Barcelona
4 1
Ángel Di María Ángel Di María
Midfielder
Real Madrid
4 1
Raúl García Raúl García
Midfielder
Atl. Madrid
4 0
C. Ronaldo C. Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
3 2