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, two points off leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand to play, after Betis had been reduced to 10 men for Martin Montoya’s red card offence.
Lassina Traore helped himself to five goals for the Eredivisie club.
Two of the biggest rivalries in world football will dominate the weekend's action in Europe, with the first Clasico of the season being followed by the Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke on Saturday.
|Champions League (League Winners): Real Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Atlético de Madrid, Real Sociedad, Villarreal|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Osasuna, Getafe, Elche|
|Relegation (League Position): Alavés, Real Valladolid, Levante|