Atletico had only scraped a 1-0 win over struggling Alaves in their previous fixture thanks to a late penalty save from Oblak and they again failed to offer much in attack, barely threatening Bono’s goal in the first half. To make matters worse, Atletico’s two top scorers – Luis Suarez and Llorente – both earned yellow cards which will see them suspended for next week's trip to Real Betis. Atletico captain Koke criticised the referee for not reviewing Acuna’s goal.
Atletico Madrid had beaten Barcelona 1-0 last week to secure their first league success over the Catalans in a decade. With the win, Atletico have moved on to 23 points after nine games to level with leaders Real Sociedad who have played 10. Elsewhere, Sevilla left it late to beat struggling Huesca 1-0 and notch a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions.
Maradona's untimely demise came just two weeks after he was released from hospital following a brain surgery. Argentinian president Alberto Fernandez had earlier declared three day of mourning in the country for Maradona's death. Maradona is survived by five children including Italian footballer Diego Sinagra and his only wife Claudia Villafane, to whom he was married from 1984 to 2004.
Having drawn their opening game with Sevilla 0-0, Frank Lampard-led side got off to a slow start against a conservative Krasnodar. Chelsea have four points after two games in Group E and host Rennes next Wednesday, while Krasnodar, who visit Sevilla next, have one. Chelsea had drawn their last three matches in all competitions and Lampard was pleased with the performance.
It was the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bavarians, unbeaten now in 32 consecutive matches, also won the domestic league and Cup double as well as the Champions League after Flick took over last November. Bayern were the better side throughout and missed a bagful of chances through Robert Lewandowski, Benjamin Pavard and Thomas Mueller in the first half.
Aspas, who has spent the majority of his career at Celta and forgettable seasons with Liverpool and Sevilla, has been the top-scoring Spaniard in La Liga for three of the last four campaigns. Earlier, Unai Emery earned his first win as Villarreal coach after his side came from behind to beat Eibar 2-1 at home. Elsewhere, Getafe beat Osasuna 1-0 with a second-half strike from Jaime Mata to get off to a winning start after missing the first round of matches.
Rakitic as called "versatile, hard-working and an expert reader of the game" by FC Barcelona, leaves the club after 310 competitive appearances and 36 goals and the same number of assists. FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC reportedly reached an agreement for the transfer of Rakitic at 1.5 million euros plus 9m in variables.
The decision has been taken in order to study precisely the impact of spectators on the UEFA Return to Play Protocol and will only witness spectators up to 30 % of the capacity of the stadium. It was confirmed that all other UEFA matches shall continue to be played behind closed doors until further notice, as initially decided by the UEFA Executive Committee on July 9, 2020.
Sevilla clinched a record-extending sixth Europa League title with a roller-coaster 3-2 win over Inter Milan. Romelu Lukaku equalled former Brazil striker Ronaldo`s club record of 34 goals for Inter in a season in all competitions. It was a joyful end of the season for Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui, who won his first trophy as coach at senior level.