Register Login Scores

Spanish La Liga

Luis Fires In-Form Atletico Up To Third

Spanish La Liga 

Result: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Real Sociedad 

Date: 04 April 2017

Venue: Vicente Calderon

Atletico Madrid moved up to third spot in La Liga after claiming a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon.

Sociedad made their intentions clear early on as they were sitting compact, while using the pace of Carlos Vela and Willian Jose to catch Atletico on the break.

Antoine Griezmann had Atletico's first opening on 19 minute after combining well with Juanfran, but his curling effort missed narrowly to the right side of the posts.

Atletico eventually broke the deadlock in the 28th minute, as Filipe Luis played a one-two with Fernando Torres, before slotting into the bottom corner, 1-0.

Sociedad were forced into a substitution just before the halftime break, as Alvaro Arzallus was replaced by Artitz Elustondo due to injury.

The match went into the half-time break with Atletico ahead by one goal.

The visitors had upped their tempo and abandoned their counter-attacking game as they were now attacking in numbers.

However, Sociedad were finding it hard to break down a resolute Atletico defence, who looked like giving nothing away.

Angel Correa missed a great opportunity to double the lead in the 81st minute,  when he was left one-on-one with the goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli, but he managed to placed his effort wide.

Nonetheless, Diego Simeone's charges managed to hold out until the final whistle to claim their fifth straight league win.

Other result:

Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Espanyol

Real Betis 0-1 Villarreal

 

nextarticle

Algerian Star Leads Leicester To Fifth Straight Win

23 comments

Top 5

One Of Chiefs’ Eight Most Valuable Superstars To Depart

16 Apr 01, 2020 03:10 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

29 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

9 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Ex-Chiefs Striker Is Keeping In South America

17 Mar 31, 2020 08:06 AM in Players Abroad

Check Out How Khune Went From Nissan To AMG

8 Mar 30, 2020 11:51 AM in Stars & Their Cars

A Closer Look At Mahlangu’s Embalenhle Palace

8 Apr 01, 2020 11:15 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

10 Images Of Ronaldinho's Extravagant Car Collection Over The Years

6 Mar 30, 2020 06:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

29 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

PSL Star In Hot Water With SANDF!

56 Mar 30, 2020 10:20 AM in PSL

Kapinga To Downs – A Good Thing For His Career

8 Mar 30, 2020 12:05 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Big Escape…PSL Star Off The Hook?

6 Mar 30, 2020 08:36 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Major Concern As Some Will Be Too Old

3 Mar 30, 2020 02:04 PM in PSL