The result extends Atletico's fine start to the season as they climb up to second, while Betis drop a place to 10th.
Atletico secure a 2-0 victory after a thrilling second half! The first 45 minutes passed largely without consequence; Suarez and Carvalho had chances to open the scoring for both teams, but neither side could feel disappointed to go in level. The second period was much more open though. The hosts took the lead immediately when Llorente finished from a tight angle, before Montoya was shown a red card for a professional foul. After that, Betis valiantly pushed for an equaliser with 10 men, but they were eventually hit on the break and Suarez pounced to make the final score 2-0.
FULL TIME: Atletico 2-0 Real Betis
Lodi did brilliantly to remain composed there; he could have easily taken a difficult shot on, but instead, he picked out Suarez who finished cooly!
SUAREZ FINISHES THE GAME! 2-0! Atletico hit Betis on the break with Lodi leading the charge, and he finds himself through on goal at an angle, before drawing Bravo in and passing it across to Suarez who taps it into an empty net!
Four minutes of stoppage time are added.
Joao Felix goes close again! Atletico almost wrap the game up as Joao Felix pounces on a loose ball before hitting a crisp, low shot from 12 yards that arrows just wide Bravo's right-hand post.
The away side are beginning to put together a little spell of pressure as Fekir has a wicked cross hacked away by Felipe.
Canales swings in a dangerous free-kick that forces Savic to concede a corner. However, the resulting set-piece is cleared at the near post and Betis look to build again.
Joao Felix almost makes it two! Llorente shimmies past Moreno and gets to the byline before cutting it back to Joao Felix who has a drilled effort deflected narrowly wide of the far post!
Atletico are attacking relentlessly right now. They've sensed a real weakness in the away side since the red card and they're ruthlessly looking to exploit it now.
Rodriguez is replaced by Ruiz as Betis continue to chase an unlikely equaliser.
Sanabria is replaced by Iglesias up top.
The hosts work a neat corner short, allowing Joao Felix to charge into the box where his eventual cross is deflected safely into the grasp of Bravo.
Hermoso is replaced by Lodi as Atletico look to secure their advantage.
Brilliant save from Bravo! The goalkeeper prevents the situation from getting any worse for Betis as he makes a brilliant save to deny Carrasco who had found himself one-on-one with no defenders around after breaking away on the counter!
Montoya is shown a red card! VAR completes its check and the referee decides to change his mind and show Montoya a red card for a professional foul!
Montoya is shown a yellow card after bringing down Carrasco just as he was breaking through on goal! However, the defender was fortunate not to be shown a straight red and there's a delay for VAR to check the decision.
Atletico have finally managed to calm the intensity of this game for the first time since scoring - it's going to be tricky for Betis to find an equaliser now.
Joao Felix has been quiet since coming on and his latest involvement is to be dispossessed by Mandi.
Tello is also replaced in attack by Joaquin.
Carvalho is replaced by Moron in the first of two attacking substitutions for the away side.
You'd imagine Fekir will be integral to any comeback from the away side in the final 30 minutes; the technical attacker has already produced three shots and a key pass today.
This game has really opened up in the second half! Both teams are hitting each other with free-flowing inventive attacks and it's resulted in an entertaining, end-to-end contest!
Atletico almost double their lead! First Herrera hits the post with a stunning, swerving effort from 25 yards, before Trippier's crosses the rebound towards Carrasco who has a powerful volley blocked by Bravo from close range!
Atletico make their third substitution as Correa comes off Joao Felix up top.
Strong save from Oblak! Carvalho plays an incisive throughball for Sarabia to run onto but just as it's beginning to look like the attacker is clean through, Oblak rushes out to block his poked effort!
Six of Betis' 10 shots today have come from outside the box - if they're to find a way back into this game they'll need to be more patient and probe for better opportunities.
Betis almost equalise immediately! Tello zooms past Trippier again before cutting it back to Fekir who deftly goes past Savic before drilling a devious shot that flicks off Felipe and just wide of the near post!
Koke is shown a yellow card for pulling Fekir back near the centre-circle.
Well that should open the game up! It looked like a fairly innocuous chance as Llorente ran into the box at an angle, but he did brilliantly to ride the final challenge and poke a shot beyond Bravo from an improbable position! There are question marks over whether he meant to shoot, but Llorente certainly won't care!
Betis dominated possession and territory in that period - but it failed to translate into creating goalscoring opportunities. If they're to grab victory today they'll need to be more creative to break Atletico down.
Lemar also makes way with Herrera coming on in midfield.
The hosts make a change at the break as Torreira come off for Carrasco.
ATLETICO TAKE THE LEAD! 1-0! The hosts strike immediately as Llorente darts into the box before slipping a precise shot past Bravo from the tightest of angles!
Atletico get the second half underway.
Assist Mario Hermoso Canseco
Atletico and Betis head in level at 0-0 after a cagey but intense first half. The first 45 minutes was peppered with fouls and heavy tackles but there were still openings to score; first Carvalho went close with a header for Betis, before Suarez squandered two chances for the hosts. Nevertheless, neither side will be too disappointed to be all square at the break.
HALF TIME: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Betis
Koke shapes a deft pass towards Lemar and it initially looks as though the winger might get through, but Moreno recovers brilliantly to slide in and poke the ball away from the Frenchman.
Suarez is booked after crashing into Mandi during an aerial duel.
Tello skips past Savic down the left flank before hammering in a cross from the byline, but Oblak anticipates its flight and cooly shuffles out to claim it.
The hosts look to quickly pounce on the counter-attack but Montoya cynically races across to trip Correa and halt the move.
The away side have largely been restricted to shots from distance since their exciting start as they struggle to break Atletico down.
Hermoso strangely avoids a booking after dragging Sarabia down off the ball and Atletico profit even further from the foul after Fekir's resulting free-kick is headed clear.
Torreira is down injured after colliding with Rodriguez in the air - it looks like he should be able to continue though.
Huge chance for Suarez! Carvalho nods an ill-advised backpass towards Bravo and Suarez latches onto it to find himself one-on-one, before driving to the edge of the area where he drills a powerful effort inches wide of the far post!
Suarez finds himself clean through after an inventive free-kick from Savic, but the offside flag is raised quickly.
Betis work a free-kick short allowing Fekir to lash an effort from 25 yards that Llorente bravely blocks.
Carvalho dances his way towards the byline before flicking it across goal where Savic is on hand to scoop it out the box.
Atletico go close! The hosts have the first real chance of the game as Correa wriggles into the area before cutting it back to Suarez who drills across goal and wide from 10 yards!
Both teams are playing with a tenacious, competitive edge currently - hefty tackles and cynical fouls have been common with the two sides keen to dominate physically.
Fekir attempts an audacious, curling effort out wide from 25 yards and Oblak does well to neatly parry it away from harm.
Atletico make a rare foray forward as Correa slams in a low, devious cross but Mandi does well to track the delivery and stab it away.
Montoya shapes in a dangerous cross and it's met by Carvalho who can only plant it straight at Oblak from 12 yards.
Atletico are playing in a deep, compact shape currently, as they look to lure Betis in before snapping into action on the counter.
Real Betis have started brightly; they've had 69% possession and they've taken three shots while preventing Atletico from taking any efforts at goal.
The away side win a corner after Tello's 25-yard effort flicks behind. However, Atletico defend sternly and Felipe heads it clear at the near post.
Canales lets fly with a speculative effort from range, but it trickles simply into the arms of Oblak.
Carvalho plays a deft, defense-splitting througball into the path of Fekir, but Hermoso does brilliantly to catch up with the attacker before winning a free-kick from him.
Betis start brightly as Tello jinks past Trippier before drilling in a low cross that Savic does well to hack clear.
Real Betis get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Today will be a battle between Betis’ dangerous attack and Atletico’s strong defence; Atletico have conceded just one goal in La Liga this season, while Betis have had a league-high 76 shots on target.
Betis also refresh their side after a disappointing defeat to Real Sociedad; Ruibal, Sidnei, Joaquin and Iglesias all drop out with Montoya, Mandi, Carvalho and Sanabria taking their place.
Atletico make three changes to the side that lost to Bayern Munich last time out; Lodi, Herrera and Joao Felix all make way with Hermoso, Torreira and Correa coming in.
SUBS: Loren Moron, Joel Robles, Borja Iglesias, Diego Lainez, Victor Ruiz, Juan Miranda, Joaquin, Fran Delgado, Daniel Rebollo, Paul Akouokou.
REAL BETIS (4-2-3-1): Claudio Bravo; Martin Montoya, Marc Bartra, Aissa Mandi, Alex Moreno; Guido Rodriguez, William Carvalho; Sergio Canales, Nabil Fekir, Christian Tello; Antonio Sarabia.
SUBS: Ivo Gribic, Jose Gimenez, Joao Felix, Renan Lodi, Hector Herrera, Ivan Saponjic, Vitolo, Yannick Carrasco, Sergio Camello, Alvaro Garcia Segovia, Richard Sanchez Sendra, Juan Sanabria.
ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Felipe, Mario Hermoso; Marcos Llorente, Lucas Torreira, Koke, Thomas Lemar; Luis Suarez, Angel Correa.
Betis, meanwhile, have had more of a mixed start. They’ve won three and drawn three, but victory today would make their record look a lot healthier.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this La Liga fixture between Atletico Madrid and Real Betis. The hosts enter this one following a solid start to the season; they’re unbeaten in their four games with two wins and they’ll be looking to climb up from ninth position today.
9 - Luis Suárez
Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Real Betis 0. Luis Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Renan Lodi.