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Sport Atletico see off Betis after Simeone tactical switch

01:25  25 october  2020
01:25  25 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is considering a continuation of a recent tactical switch -up ahead of his side's crucial Europa League Atletico Madrid will travel to the Emirates Stadium in a current bad run of form. In the recent 0-0 stalemate with Real Betis , Simeone set up with a back three.

Diego Simeone trusts Atletico Madrid to show their character and bounce back from a heavy loss to Bayern Munich when they take on Real Betis on "I got a lot of positive things from the game and I totally believe in the team we have. I see them play with great enthusiasm, with great intensity and

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 2-0 at home on Saturday in La Liga thanks to goals from Marcos Llorente and Luis Suarez after coach Diego Simeone sprung a double change at halftime.

Kieran Trippier, Cristian Tello playing football on a field: La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis © Reuters/JAVIER BARBANCHO La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis

Llorente put Atletico in front at the start of the second half, tearing into the box from the left wing and tucking the ball inside the near post from a tight angle.

Betis had played well in the first half and dominated the ball. However, Atletico took control of the game after Simeone hauled off Lucas Torreira and Thomas Lemar for Yannick Carrasco and Hector Herrera for the second period, instantly giving the team more pace and purpose in midfield.

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  Diego Costa set to Atletico's Champions League clash with Bayern Simeone had wanted to rotate Suarez and Costa to ease the Uruguayan in at his new club, but it now looks like Suarez will have to take on more responsibility over the next few weeks.Diego Simeone's men returned to winning ways thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco, but the gloss was taken off the win when Costa had to go off injured.

Atletico Madrid are continuing their preparations for Sunday's match against Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, with Hector Herrera and Renan Lodi set to come into Los Diego Simeone will be without the injured Koke, while Lodi is back after missing the Osasuna victory with a bruised ankle.

Diego Simeone trusts Atletico Madrid to show their character and bounce back from a heavy loss to Bayern Munich when they take on Real Betis on "I got a lot of positive things from the game and I totally believe in the team we have. I see them play with great enthusiasm, with great intensity and

La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis © Reuters/JAVIER BARBANCHO La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis

The visitors were reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes remaining when Martin Montoya was sent off for hauling down Carrasco. The referee initially gave the defender a booking but changed it to a straight red card after a VAR review.

a group of people playing football on a field: La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis © Reuters/JAVIER BARBANCHO La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis

Suarez then struck in stoppage time after combining well with left back Renan Lodi to clinch a therapeutic victory for Atletico after Wednesday's 4-0 thrashing by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

"Betis made things very difficult for us and we struggled in the first half but we went out in the second half with the same mentality and were lucky to score very quickly and that gave us oxygen," said Llorente.

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Atletico Madrid's hopes of becoming La Liga runners-up suffered a blow as Espanyol inflicted a first home defeat of the season on Diego Simeone 's side. Espanyol were already safe from relegation before the game but coach David Gallego will have been delighted to see his players live up to their

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Vitolo, Luis Suarez playing football on a field: La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis © Reuters/JAVIER BARBANCHO La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Real Betis

"Simeone believes in us and we believe in him. We also believe in ourselves and together we make a very strong union. We made that clear today and we've got a victory we really needed."

The win took Atletico into second in the standings on 11 points after five games, two behind Real Madrid who beat Barcelona 3-1 earlier on Saturday in the 'Clasico'.

Manuel Pellegrini's Betis, meanwhile, have lost four of their last five league matches and are 10th in the table on nine points.

Elsewhere, Sevilla succumbed to a second consecutive league defeat as they went down 1-0 at home to Eibar.

Julen Lopetegui's side have now failed to score in their last three matches in all competitions and looked stale and tired after drawing 0-0 away to Chelsea in the Champions League on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Christian Radnedge and Toby Davis)

Betis star Joaquin: 'I wouldn't even hire Koeman as the kit man!' .
Joaquin, now 39 and still going strong at Real Betis, was at the peak of his powers at Los Che between 2006 and 2011, but didn't enjoy the six months Koeman spent in charge of the team. Despite them winning the Copa del Rey, Koeman was cut-throat in his decimation of the squad, selling lots of players in a bid to fix the financial problems behind the scenes.

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