England League Two

Impressive Sevilla hands Atletico its 1st loss in Spain

MADRID (AP) Coach Jorge Sampaoli felt Sevilla needed a big win against a top opponent to establish itself as a true contender in Spain.

He got just that on Sunday as his team defeated previously unbeaten Atletico Madrid 1-0 to reach the top of the Spanish league, at least for a few hours.

French midfielder Steven N'Zonzi netted the winner in the 73rd minute at a packed Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium to give the hosts their third straight win. It was the team's sixth straight win at home this season.