Real Betis 1-1 Atletico Madrid: Visitors go top of La Liga with point

Real Betis celebrate equaliser
Atletico have only dropped six points from winning positions in La Liga this season

Atletico Madrid went back to the top of La Liga, by only one point, after labouring to a draw against Real Betis.

Defending champions Real Madrid had gone top on Saturday after beating third-placed Barcelona 2-1.

Yannick Carrasco put Atletico ahead when he latched onto a loose ball and tapped home but Cristian Tello levelled with a cushioned finish.

Veteran keeper Claudio Bravo made two fantastic saves in injury time to deny Angel Correa a winner for Atletico.

Diego Simeone’s Atletico – who were 10 points clear at the end of January – have only won three of their past 11 games in all competitions and look to be running out of steam.

Joao Felix went off in the first half to add to their problems, with fellow forwards Luis Suarez and Moussa Dembele already sidelined. England right-back Kieran Tripper also limped off late on.


Real Betis

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 25Bravo
  • 22Leite de Souza Junior
  • 23Mandi
  • 5Bartra
  • 15Moreno Lopera
  • 21RodríguezSubstituted forWilliam Carvalhoat 90′minutes
  • 10Canales
  • 24RuibalSubstituted forLainezat 75′minutes
  • 17Sánchez RodríguezSubstituted forJuanmiat 63′minutes
  • 11Tello
  • 8Fekir


  • 1Robles
  • 2Montoya
  • 4Akouokou
  • 7Juanmi
  • 12da Silva Júnior
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 16Morón
  • 19Fekir
  • 20Lainez
  • 33Miranda

Atl Madrid

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 13Oblak
  • 15Savic
  • 2Giménez
  • 22HermosoSubstituted forLodi dos Santosat 63′minutes
  • 16HerreraSubstituted forMachín Pérezat 64′minutes
  • 23TrippierSubstituted forVrsaljkoat 78′minutes
  • 8Saúl
  • 6Koke
  • 21Carrasco
  • 10Correa
  • 7SequeiraSubstituted forTorreiraat 48′minutes


  • 1Grbic
  • 5Torreira
  • 12Lodi dos Santos
  • 18Felipe
  • 20Machín Pérez
  • 24Vrsaljko
  • 27Camello

Guillermo Cuadra Fernández

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