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86'
A. Isak
Yellow Card
80'
Elustondo
Yellow Card
74'
Llorente
Y. Carrasco
0 - 2
66'
Saúl
Yellow Card
49'
Hermoso
Y. Carrasco
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
59% 40%
3
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 3
Total Passes 495 335
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 30 20 7 3 52 20 +32 67 D L W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 30 20 6 4 53 24 +29 66 W W W W D
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 30 20 5 5 69 26 +43 65 L W W W W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 30 19 4 7 44 24 +20 61 W W D W W
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 30 12 11 7 47 31 +16 47 D D L L W
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 30 14 5 11 40 43 -3 47 D D W L W
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 30 11 13 6 43 33 +10 46 L W W W L
8 Granada GRA Granada 30 11 6 13 36 50 -14 39 W L L W L
9 Levante LEV Levante 30 9 11 10 37 39 -2 38 W L L W L
10 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 30 9 10 11 41 48 -7 37 L W L D W
11 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 30 9 10 11 39 33 +6 37 D D D D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 30 9 8 13 27 45 -18 35 W W L D W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 30 8 10 12 37 42 -5 34 D L W L W
14 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 30 8 10 12 25 36 -11 34 W D D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 30 7 9 14 22 34 -12 30 L D D D L
16 Huesca HUE Huesca 30 5 12 13 31 45 -14 27 W W D L L
17 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 30 5 12 13 27 41 -14 27 L L D D W
18 Elche ELC Elche 30 5 11 14 27 46 -19 26 L D D L L
19 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 30 5 9 16 24 47 -23 24 D L L D L
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 30 4 11 15 22 36 -14 23 L L D L L

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UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League Qualifiers
Relegation

Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Atletico establish a three point lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga - with a game in hand as well. La Real, meanwhile, fall six points off top spot but remain in third.   
Atletico claim a vital victory over Real Sociedad after a brilliant defensive display. Hermoso’s powerful header got them on their way, before Llorente slammed in from 18 yards to finish off a slick counter-attack and seal the game. La Real enjoyed plenty of possession, but never managed to create any chances of note – instead, they were picked off by a clinical Atletico who were well worth their 2-0 win. 
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Real Sociedad 0-2 Atletico Madrid 
90' + 1' Three minutes of stoppage time are added on.
89' Isak shimmies past Lodi before teasing a cross towards the back post, but no one's there to apply the finishing touch.   
Diego Costa
L. Suárez
87' Suarez also makes his way off the pitch with Costa coming on. 
Renan Lodi
Y. Carrasco
87' Carrasco makes way for Lodi.
A. Isak
Yellow Card
86' Isak is shown a yellow card after protesting the referee's decision to award a goal kick rather than a corner.   
86' Atletico win another free-kick in a promising area, but Carrasco's delivery doesn't match his earlier assist and it drifts harmlessly into Remiro's arms.
84' Great save from Oblak! Merquelanz fizzes a dangerous free-kick from 25 yards that flashes towards the bottom corner, but the goalkeeper scrambles across to tip it just wide!
82' The hosts are still examing Atletico with possession inside the away team's half, but they're struggling to make inroads.      
Elustondo
Yellow Card
80' Elustondo is quickly shown a yellow card for a cynical trip on Carrasco. 
78' Atletico should see this one out comfortably now. They've been almost impossible to break down today and they've clinically taken their chances on the break.   
Elustondo
Gorosabel
75' Gorosabel departs with Elustondo taking his spot in defence.  
Jon Bautista
Portu
75' La Real respond by making three substitutions instantly - the first of which sees Portu make way for Bautista.  
Roberto López
David Silva
75' Silva is also replaced by Lopez in attack.
Y. Carrasco
Assist
74' Assist Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
Llorente
Goal
74' ATLETICO GET A SECOND! 2-0! The away side counter again and this time Suarez holds it up inside the box before laying it off to Llorente who slams a powerful shot through a cluster of bodies on the edge of the area and past Remiro!
73' La Real have still only mustered three shots all game - and only one of these has been from inside the box. If they are to find an equaliser, they're going to need to discover a spark to break through this Atletico defence.   
G. Kondogbia
T. Lemar
72' Lemar departs with Kondogbia taking his place in another change announcing further defensive intentions from Atletico. 
70' Merquelanz whips in an inviting free-kick from the touchline that Felipe glances away from Isak at the last moment.   
68' Lemar unleashes Carrasco with a deft pass using the outside of his left foot, but the attacker takes a poor touch and it trickles away for a goal kick.   
Martín Merquelanz
Barrenetxea
66' Merquelanz also takes Barrenetxea's place on the left wing.  
Saúl
Yellow Card
66' Saul is booked after jumping into an aerial duel with his arm raised against Merino.
A. Isak
Willian José
66' Willian Jose is replaced by Isak up top.
65' Barrenetxea swings in a dangerous cross to the back post but it sails over Portu and away for a throw-in.   
63' The hosts are still in this game though. David Silva has put in an impressive display and he looks the most likely to unlock this stubborn Atletico defence.   
61' La Real's impressive home record is in jeopardy right now. They're unbeaten in their last five home La Liga games (W3 D2) and they last avoided defeat in six or more at home in a row in a single season in December 2016.
Saúl
Á. Correa
59' Correa is replaced by Saul as Atletico move into a more conservative shape.   
59' Silva scoops an inventive pass over Felipe and into Portu, but his volleyed cut back is blocked away by Hermoso.   
57' Atletico have dominated the opening stages of the second half. They've got their goal, but they've also created plenty of chances as they look to quickly add to their lead.   
55' Chance for Carrasco! Koke releases the attacker down the left flank and he races towards goal and into the box but - under heavy pressure from Gorosabel - he can only roll his shot straight at Remiro!
53' Atletico push forward again as Correa stands up a cross to the back post where Llorente barges in to head it high and wide.  
51' Well, this is going to be difficult for the hosts now. Trying to cut through Atletico was hard enough at 0-0, but now the away side have a lead to protect, they'll be even more resolute.   
Y. Carrasco
Assist
49' Carrasco's delivery was brilliant; it was a cross that was almost insisting that someone got a touch and Hermoso provided it!
Hermoso
Goal
49' HERMOSO! ATLETICO TAKE THE LEAD! 1-0! Carrasco whips in an inviting free-kick from deep and it's met firmly by an unmarked Hermoso who thumps a header beyond Remiro from 12 yards!
47' Portu immediately drives towards the byline but Hermoso manages to muscle him out of play.  
46' Real Sociedad get the second period underway.   
La Real have looked more likely to make something happen in attack, but they'll need to be wary about Atletico's threat on the break.  
The sides go in level at the break after a tight first half. The opening 45 minutes featured very few opportunities and was instead headlined by Le Normand’s heavy challenge on Lemar that earned him – and Hermoso (after many protests) – yellow cards. Nevertheless, this one has been an engaging tactical battle that looks finely poised.
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Real Sociedad 0-0 Atletico Madrid
45' One minute of stoppage time is added. 
43' Trippier powers in a dangerous free-kick from deep but it comes to nothing as Savic is penalised for a foul on Monreal.   
41' Both teams have been exceptionally well organised defensively so far - there have only been three shots inside the box combined!
39' La Real carefully construct another patient attack, but Merino's cross is too powerful and it drifts agonisingly over Barrenetxea at the back post.  
37' Portu races away down the right wing on a counter for the hosts, but Carrasco tracks back to deflect his cross away for a corner that amounts to nothing.  
35' Silva has a shot charged down by Felipe on the edge of the box.
33' You can understand why Atletico were frustrated there - their gameplan revolves around executing those quick counter-attacks, and Lemar was away before the foul. However, Le Normand did manage to get enough of the ball to ensure that the foul didn't appear too cynical.
31' There's a long delay as the referee attempts to settle the players back down, but eventually, Trippier whips in a tame free-kick that's easily cleared.  
Hermoso
Yellow Card
29' Atletico furiously believe that Le Normand should have been sent off and Hermoso gets booked for his protests.
R. Le Normand
Yellow Card
29' Le Normand slams into Lemar to stop a dangerous counter-attack and deservedly gets a yellow card.  
28' Merino lets fly from 25 yards but his effort skews well wide. 
27' Atletico continue to build the pressure with a succession of corners, but the hosts bravely repel each one.   
26' Trippier works a corner short to Lemar, but his inswinging cross is headed away for another corner by Gorosabel.
24' Almost a chance for Suarez! Carrasco curls a fantastic throughball beyond Le Normand and towards Suarez but Remiro rushes out and manages to flick it away for a corner just before the striker gets there!
22' Barrenetxea swings in a deep free-kick that Merino awkwardly heads comfortably wide.  
20' Opening for Soceidad! Silva and Merino play a delightful one-two on the edge of the area allowing the former to wriggle to the byline before pushing a cut back that narrowly evades the run of Willian Jose!  
19' Willian Jose receives a pass on the edge of the area, but he can't find space to engineer a shot and he rolls it back to Le Normand.   
17' The hosts probe patiently with a long spell of possession, but they can't find a pass to slice through Atletico's deep defence.   
S. Savić
Yellow Card
16' Savic is shown a yellow card a late challenge on Silva near the halfway line. 
14' La Real win their first corner, but it's glanced away from harm at the back post by Llorente.  
12' As anticipated, this one's been a tight, restrictive game so far. Both sides have looked comfortable in possession, but equally, they're both attacking cautiously knowing that conceding an early goal could define the match.  
10' Silva chips a deft throughball towards Portu but Hermoso gets to it first and hacks it away.
8' Correa almost latches onto a poked pass from Koke inside the box, but Merino anticipates the danger and shuffles across to clear.  
7' The away side push forward with a sweeping move that ends with Trippier having a cross deflected behind for a corner. His resulting set-piece is cleared firmly away by Zubeldia.   
5' La Real have enjoyed a strong run at home against today's opponents in recent years. After four defeats in a row between 2010 and 2013 at home in La Liga against Atletico, they've won four of their last six home league games against them.
3' The hosts settle into the game with a patient spell of possession around their defence. 
1' Atletico get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
Atletico lost in their last away La Liga game, 0-2 against Real Madrid, ending a run of 12 games unbeaten away from home in the competition (W6 D6). Since the start the 2018/19 season, they have only lost two away games in a row in the league once.
Atletico make just two changes after beating Elche last time out. Lodi is replaced by Felipe, but more worryingly, Joao Felix drops out of the squad entirely with Correa taking his place.
La Real make five changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Levante; most notably, striker Isak drops out as the hosts switch to a 4-2-3-1 with iconic midfielder David Silva taking his place.
SUBS: Ivan Saponjic, Miguel San Roman, Sime Vrsaljko, Vitolo, Saul Niguez, Diego Costa, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Manuel Sanchez, Renan Lodi, Lucas Torreira.
ATLETICO MADRID (3-4-2-1): Jan Oblak; Stefan Savic, Felipe, Mario Hermoso; Kieran Trippier, Marcos Llorente, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Angel Correa, Thomas Lemar; Luis Suarez.
SUBS: Roberto Lopez, Alexander Isak, Aritz Elustondo, Aihen Munoz, Modibo Sagnan, Roberto Navarro, Gaizka Ayesa, Jon Guridi, Jon Bautista, Urko Gonzalez, Ander Guevara, Marten Merquelanz.
REAL SOCIEDAD (4-2-3-1): Alex Remiro; Andoni Gorosobel, Igor Zubeldia, Robin Le Normand, Nacho Monreal; Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino; Ander Barrenetxea, David Silva, Portu; Willian Jose.
This is one of the most important games of the season so far; La Real enter this in third place while Atletico are currently in first. If the hosts win they’ll find themselves level on points with Atletico, but a loss would see them fall away from title contention.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this La Liga fixture between Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.