Sevilla is not an easy place to go, as many Spanish sides already know and a number of European teams will find out in this season's Champions League. They only lost once at home in the whole of last season -- 3-2 against Real Madrid -- which in turn ended a 35-game, 15-month undefeated streak. Therefore it cannot be understated just how good Atletico Madrid's 3-0 victory was and how much of a boost it will give Diego Simeone's side following their unconvincing 1-0 win over Las Palmas last week.
Jackson Martinez came off the bench to score his first Atletico Madrid goal in a 3-0 win over Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
The 28-year-old Colombian forward moved to the Spanish capital over the summer after a prolific spell in Portugal with Porto and the South American opened his account with Atleti to cap off a comfortable win for Diego Simeone's men.
Spain international Koke prodded in the opener 10 minutes before the interval and Martinez's introduction as a 78th-minute substitute to...
For the first time ever, La Liga will have five teams in the group stage of the Champions League. Of course, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are the big names, while Europa League champions Sevilla and former Champions League finalist Valencia are also in the competition.
While there is an argument to be made that all five teams could very well advance into the knockout stage in Europe, the argument would not be as convincing when talking about all five teams having a chance of winning La Liga this season. With all due respect to Sevilla and Valencia, they will get an honorable mention and a participation certificate but will not do enough over the course of the season to challenge for the title. Breaking news: La Liga will be all about the big boys!
Here's a look at all three teams, including their strengths and weaknesses, and why they will or won't win the La Liga title.