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Atletico Madrid go top with victory over Real Betis

Atletico Madrid have moved top of the table after victory over Real Betis.

Atletico are now the leaders having earlier capitalised on the second-half dismissal of Real Betis forward Braian Rodriguez to win 2-0.

Rodriguez saw red in the 55th minute for his second bookable offence, and Atletico scored twice in the next 10 minutes through Gabi and Diego Costa as rock-bottom Real Betis were made to pay.

It was a sudden capitulation from Betis, who had frustrated Atletico for long periods in the first half. The Sevilla club, knocked out of the Europa League by rivals Sevilla on Thursday night, have turned their focus completely to trying to dig their way out of a significant hole at the foot of the standings but are running out of time.

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