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Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Sociedad

Atletico's David Villa, second left, celebrates his goal with team-mates

Atletico Madrid lead La Liga outright for the first time since their double-winning season in 1995-96 after an impressive win over Real Sociedad.

The club paid a fitting tribute to former player and coach Luis Aragones, who died on Saturday, with an outstanding display.

David Villa opened the scoring as he swept home Diego Costa's low cross.

Costa fired in the second and Miranda made it 3-0 with a header before Diego Ribas's thumping finish late on.

Barcelona's shock home defeat by Valencia on Saturday, coupled with Real Madrid's draw at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, means Diego Simeone's side hold a three-point advantage over both Barca and Real.

"Real Sociedad made it difficult without creating great chances," said Argentine Simeone, whose side scored three of their goals in the final 20 minutes.

"Defending didn't worry me, but the problem is when you don't attack and it was difficult for us to get out in the second half."

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Courtois
  • 20Torres Belén
  • 22Insúa
  • 4Suárez
  • 23MirandaBooked at 22mins
  • 2Godín
  • 24SosaSubstituted forRibas da Cunhaat 59'minutes
  • 14Fernández Arenas
  • 9VillaSubstituted forGarcia Escuderoat 41'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 6KokeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Aranzubia
  • 7López Álvarez
  • 8Garcia Escudero
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 12Alderweireld
  • 17Manquillo
  • 21Ribas da Cunha

Real Sociedad

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bravo
  • 2Martínez
  • 20Valdés Díaz
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 15Ansotegi
  • 6Martínez BerridiBooked at 84mins
  • 10Prieto Argarate
  • 28Gaztañaga Arrospide
  • 11VelaSubstituted forCastroat 81'minutes
  • 17ZurutuzaBooked at 17minsSubstituted forAgirretxeat 65'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forSeferovicat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3González
  • 8Seferovic
  • 9Agirretxe
  • 13Zubikarai
  • 18Castro
  • 23Ros Añón
  • 31Zaldúa Bengoechea
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
51,800

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Sociedad
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, Real Sociedad 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, Real Sociedad 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

  4. Post update

    Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Juanfran is caught offside.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Atlético de Madrid 4, Real Sociedad 0. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristian Rodríguez with a cross.

  7. Booking

    Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad).

  9. Post update

    Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Costa tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Mario Suárez is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gabi with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Sociedad. Haris Seferovic replaces Antoine Griezmann.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Koke.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad).

  18. Post update

    Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Atlético de Madrid 3, Real Sociedad 0. Miranda (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.