League leaders Atletico Madrid continue to impress. With a 2-1 (2-0) win at home against Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid recorded yet another victory. This means the team has extended their lead in the La Liga and the gap to second placed Barcelona is now four points. Real Sociedad are in fifth place in the league.
Atletico Madrid took an early lead when Yannick Carrasco scored a goal in the 16th minute, with an assist by Marcos Llorente, making it 0-1. He has now scored six La Liga goals this season.
The team increased the lead to 2-0 after almost half an hour’s play as Angel Correa scored a goal, with an assist by Luis Suarez. It was Correa’s eighth goal for the season.
Seven minutes left to play, Real Sociedad’s Igor Zubeldia reduced as he scored a goal, with an assist by Martin Merquelanz. But Real Sociedad ran out of steam. This brought the final score to 2-1.
The win over Real Sociedad means that Atletico Madrid have five home wins in a row.
Atletico Madrid have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 6–3 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Real Sociedad have 3 wins and and 2 losses and a 6–4 goal difference.
Atletico are set to face Osasuna at Wanda Metropolitano, while Sociedad face Valladolid. Both games are scheduled for Sunday.