Atletico Madrid, Sevilla win to stay near top in Spain

AP , Saturday 4 Apr 2015

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Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez (R) and team mates including Antoine Griezmann (2nd R) celebrate after scoring a goal against Cordoba during their Spanish first division soccer match at El Arcangel stadium in Cordoba April 4, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla both eased to comfortable wins on Saturday to stay in the hunt for a top-four finish in the Spanish league.

Atletico won 2-0 at Cordoba after Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez scored in the first half to give the league's bottom side its 10th straight defeat and provisionally lift the defending champions into third place — two points ahead of Valencia.

Fifth-place Sevilla likewise got first-half goals from Aleix Vidal and Carlos Bacca to brush aside visitors Athletic Bilbao 2-0 and pull within two points of Valencia.

Bilbao remained eighth after its first loss in six rounds saw midfielder Iker Muniain carried off after injuring his left leg before halftime.

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