Neither side could open the scoring in a disappointing first period, with the referee called into action to deal with a number of dangerous challenges.
The second half followed a similar pattern, but a late Radamel Falcao strike secured all the points for Atletico.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
SEVILLA: Beto; Navarro, Cala, Coke, Botia; Moreno, Rakitic, Kondogbia; Reyes, Negredo, Navas
ATLETICO: Courtois; Juanfran, Godin, Miranda, Luis; Gabi, Suarez, Koke; Rodriguez, Falcao, Costa