Escudero: Sevilla were dominating Atleti

Sevilla defender Sergio Escudero insists his side ‘dominated’ the first half against Atletico Madrid, despite their 5-2 defeat.

Diego Costa took advantage of lapse defending from the home side before a golazo from Antoine Griezmann doubled Atleti’s advantage before the break.

“We were the stronger team in the first half, we dominated it, and deserved much more,” Escudero is cited as saying by Marca.

“We made a defensive error which they exploited and we were made to pay, then Griezmann scored a great goal but the momentum of the game was changed and it went against the run of play.

“That made the second half much more difficult for us, and it was tough to recover.”

Next up for Vincenzo Montella’s side is an Andalucian derby at Malaga on Wednesday.

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