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Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Betis: Llorente and Suarez strike to seal new club record

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Atlético Madrid v Real Betis Match Report, 24/10/2020, Primera División | Goal.com

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Betis: Llorente and Suarez strike to seal new club record

22:00 BST 24/10/2020

Atletico Madrid attacker Marcos Llorente

Atletico Madrid extended their unbeaten LaLiga start with a well-earned victory over 10-man Real Betis.

Marcos Llorente and Luis Suarez earned Atletico Madrid a 2-0 win over 10-man Real Betis at Wanda Metropolitano as Diego Simeone’s men made it a club-record 21 LaLiga games without defeat.

Atleti lost 4-0 to Bayern Munich on Wednesday – their joint-heaviest defeat under Simeone – but were back to their solid defensive selves in Saturday’s clash, which was won with two second-half goals.

After a balanced opening 45 minutes in the Spanish capital it took just 19 seconds for Llorente to open the scoring in the second half with a smart finish from a tight angle.

Suarez added a late second to seal a victory that lifts Atletico up to third after Betis had been reduced to 10 men for Martin Montoya’s red card offence.