Diego Simeone hails Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico beat Sevilla

Diego Simeone hails Wanda Metropolitano as Atletico beat Sevilla
From ESPN - September 23, 2017

Diego Simeone says Atletico Madrid's new Wanda Metropolitano stadium is "like a Roman circus" after his team made it two wins from two games there by beating Sevilla 2-0 on Saturday, with Chelsea next up in the Champions League on Wednesday.

In Saturday's early La Liga kickoff, both teams hit the woodwork in the first half, but the opening goal came just after the break when Yannick Carrasco took advantage of a mistake from Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi to neatly round goalkeeper Sergio Rico and score.

Simeone's side took control from there and Antoine Griezmann sealed the three points with 20 minutes remaining by arrowing home a low shot from 12 yards to finish off a long team move.

Sevilla did not manage one shot on target across the 90 minutes, and Atletico have now conceded just once in their last five games.

With his team up to second place in the early Primera Division table, Atletico boss Simeone told the postgame news conference that he was excited about how they had begun the 2017-18 campaign.

"The team interpreted well what was needed in this start to La Liga," Simeone said. "Many games away from home -- at Valencia, in [Athletic] Bilbao. And then at home with these fans, when they get more attached to this stadium it will be tremendous. It seems like a Roman circus. I am very excited. It was better today, we are still getting used to the stadium, but we hope every day is better."

Diego Costa was at the game after undergoing medical tests with Atletico earlier on Saturday morning ahead of a move from Chelsea.Sources have told ESPN FC thatAtletico will sign Costa on loan until the end of the season with a commitment to buy for 58 million next summer.

- LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) September 23, 2017


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