Atletico Madrid 1 Sevilla 2: Montella's men stage dramatic first-leg comeback

Sevilla scored twice in the last 10 minutes to beat Atletico in the Copa del Rey quarterfinal first leg, with Joaquin Correa settling it.

Published : Jan 18, 2018 09:57 IST

Joaquin Correa (left) scores Sevilla's second goal.
Joaquin Correa (left) scores Sevilla's second goal.

Joaquin Correa (left) scores Sevilla's second goal.

Atletico Madrid has been left with it all to do in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals as a late Miguel Angel Moya own goal was followed by a Joaquin Correa winner in Sevilla's shock 2-1 triumph at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Diego Costa's third goal in four games since re-joining Atletico arrived 17 minutes from time and appeared to have secured the host a slender first-leg victory, but a fortuitous Moya own goal after a Jesus Navas cross made things interesting.

Then, with only two minutes left, Joaquin Correa punished Atletico on the break to secure a fine result.

There was little indication of the two teams' contrasting recent fortunes during the first half, as Sevilla — which had won just two of its previous eight in all competitions — gave as good as it got in an entertaining encounter.

Joaquin Correa, Pablo Sarabia and Sergio Escudero all went desperately close for the visitors, while Costa twice troubled Sergio Rico in the Sevilla goal.

Former Chelsea star Costa had seemingly ended Sevilla's resistance when he scored fairly late in the day with an emphatic left-footed strike.

But Sevilla rallied brilliantly to somehow leave the Wanda with a result that means it will take a surprise lead to the typically raucous Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan for next Tuesday's second leg.

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