Three minutes from the break, Griezmann scored his first of the night when he danced between three defenders to score with a fierce right-footed drive past Rico. Griezmann made it 3-0 five minutes into the second half, converting his team's first La Liga penalty of the season after Costa was brought down by Rico. Sevilla imploded with Koke making it 4-0 after more suicidal defending before Griezmann completed his hat-trick on 80 minutes, taking his Liga tally to 11 for the season.
“A 0-0 draw at Sevilla is a good result...” pic.twitter.com/Vr7NtJt3ZvFebruary 25, 2018
The home side salvaged a degree of pride when Pablo Sarabia and Nolito tucked away goals in the last five minutes. On Saturday, Luis Suarez hit a hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed neighbours Girona 6-1 while Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in a 4-0 defeat of Alaves. Real are third, seven points behind Atletico and 14 back from Barcelona. Earlier on Sunday, Santi Mina scored both goals as Valencia defeated Real Sociedad 2-1 to stay firmly on course for the Champions League next season.
.@AntoGriezmann: Man of the Match vs Sevilla - Rating 10.0, Goals 3, Assists 1, Shots(OT) 4(3), Dribbles 3, Key Passes 2, Woodwork Hit 1 @Atleti— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 25, 2018
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