La Liga: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad

Atlético Madrid homed in on the La Liga title with a 2-1 win against Real Sociedad at the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday to move four points clear at the top.

Iran Press/Europe: Diego Simeone’s side made an aggressive start and after spurning a few early chances they deservedly went ahead with a low finish from Yannick Carrasco in the 16th minute, doubling their lead in the 28th through the Argentinian forward Ángel Correa.

Sociedad had their moments but were denied by six saves from Atletico’s talismanic goalkeeper Jan Oblak, while the forward Portu hit the post late on. They finally got a goal when the defender Igor Zubeldia bundled the ball into the net in the 83rd minute, ensuring a nerve-shredding finish for the leaders.

Atlético were hemmed into their own half for most of the remaining minutes but clung on for the victory. They know they will lift their first La Liga crown since 2014 if they beat Osasuna and Real Valladolid in their final two fixtures. Atlético lead the standings on 80 points, four clear of second-placed Barcelona and five ahead of third-placed Real Madrid, who visit Granada on Thursday.


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