More La Liga worries for Atletico, Sevilla

Another setback, another round of boos for Atletico Madrid.

Some of Atletico's fans appear to be running out of patience with Diego Simeone's team and expressed their disapproval after a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Espanyol in the Spain's La Liga on Sunday. The result extended Atletico's winless streak to four matches in all competitions.

Joao Felix came off the bench to salvage the draw with a 78th-minute equaliser after the visitors had opened the scoring through Sergi Darder in the 62nd. Espanyol played a man down from the 28th after defender Leandro Cabrera was sent off with a straight red card for a foul on forward Alvaro Morata.

"The reaction from the fans is understandable, no one is happy," Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak said.

"We tried everything to get the victory but nothing is going our way right now. We are disappointed, we deserved more than a draw."

The draw with Espanyol left Atletico 10 points behind league leaders Barcelona -- who beat Almeria 2-0 at home on Saturday -- and eight points behind Real Madrid, who visit Rayo Vallecano on Monday.

Espanyol stayed in 16th place, one point clear of the relegation zone and winless in four straight league matches.

In the Seville derby, Real Betis and Sevilla drew 1-1 in a heated contest which saw Betis play with nine men from the 49th minute and Sevilla a player down from the 38th.

The visitors lost Gonzalo Montiel to a red card, while Betis saw Nabil Fekir sent off in first-half added time and Borja Iglesias dismissed early in the second half.

Betis went ahead with an own-goal by Jesus Navas in the 43rd and Sevilla equalised with a long-range shot by Nemanja Gudelj in the 81st.

Gudelj nearly added a second when another long-range strike hit the crossbar in the 90th, and then in added time when his shot from inside the area was saved by Claudio Bravo.

The result kept Betis in fourth place and Sevilla in 17th, just outside the relegation zone.

In other matches, sixth-place Real Sociedad salvaged a 1-1 home draw against Valencia and eighth-place Villarreal lost 2-0 at home to Mallorca.