Atletico Madrid is moving closer to securing their first Copa del Rey title in over a decade, having just narrowly defeated Sevilla at the Civitas Metropolitano to advance to the semi-finals.
The match witnessed very few significant goal-scoring opportunities, but Atleti had a crucial one in the first half. Nahuel Molina was fouled by Marcao inside the penalty area, presenting Antoine Griezmann with a prime chance to break the deadlock. Unfortunately, he squandered the opportunity by sending his penalty kick over Orjan Nyland’s crossbar.
During the second half, Diego Simeone made a decisive move by substituting Griezmann and strike partner Alvaro Morata, bringing on Angel Correa and Memphis Depay. This tactical change proved successful as the duo collaborated to score the only goal of the game, with Memphis Depay providing the finishing touch.
Atletico Madrid were able to see out the remaining minutes, albeit only just. Sevilla were awarded a late penalty, which was then overturned by VAR. It means that Atleti join Real Sociedad, Mallorca and Athletic Club in the final four of the Copa del Rey. Los Rojiblancos have a very good chance of taking home the trophy come the end of the season