SEVILLE, Spain -- Three things from the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan following Sevilla's 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in Sunday evening's La Liga clash.
1. Advantage Valencia in top four race
Fifth-placed Sevilla hosting third-placed Atletico Madrid was billed as a huge clash in the race for Champions League qualification next season -- but with the game finishing scoreless, the biggest winners on the night were fourth-placed Valencia.
Los Che's 2-0 win earlier over Real Sociedad had pushed...
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone said he was happy to have taken a point against a direct rival when speaking after Sunday night's hard fought 0-0 draw at Sevilla.
After a tight 90 minutes which ended with zero goals, but eleven yellow cards [seven for the visitors], the defending champions had dropped further behind La Liga's top two of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
However the result Atletico moved back into the third place, a point ahead of Valencia, while Sevilla remain down in fifth and now...
Atletico Madrid's hopes of retaining the Primera Division title are all but gone after drawing 0-0 at Sevilla.
Diego Simeone's side were pinned back for much of the game and were fortunate to go into the break on level terms, although they improved in the second half and had a couple of chances to snatch a late winner.
The result sees Atletico drift five points behind second-place Barcelona and even further behind league leaders Real Madrid in La Liga table, their emphatic 4-0 victory over their...