Spanish La Liga
Real Sociedad2Atl Madrid1

Real Sociedad 2-1 Atlético Madrid

Real Sociedad score
Real Sociedad have gained a league-high eight points in games where they have conceded the first goal this season

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid remain four points behind leaders Real Madrid as they lost at managerless Real Sociedad after being reduced to 10 men.

It was just Sociedad's second league win of the season, having beaten the table toppers earlier in the campaign.

Atletico top scorer Mario Mandzukic scored a close-range opener before Carlos Vela curled in a leveller.

Visiting defender Guilherme Siqueira was booked twice in three minutes as Imanol Agirretxe headed the winner.

Diego Simeone's men were looking for their fourth straight La Liga win but they showed defensive frailties as they slipped to just a second league defeat of the season to stay in fourth in the table.

The defeat could have been heavier as the hosts had two good penalty appeals turned down, one after a challenge on Vela by Diego Godin and the other for handball against Cristian Ansaldi.

Real Sociedad went into the match in the relegation zone, despite coming from 2-0 behind to beat Real 4-2 in August, but deservedly claimed the points to lift them to 15th.

They are expected to appoint a full-time replacement for Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked last week, in the next few days.

Diego Simeone
Atletico have already conceded two goals from outside the box in La Liga this season, just two fewer than the last entire campaign
Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic has scored in his last three league games
Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad are level on points with four teams in La Liga

Line-ups

Real Sociedad

  • 13Zubikarai
  • 2Martínez
  • 3González
  • 6Martínez Berridi
  • 19Berchiche IzetaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forZaldúa Bengoecheaat 56'minutes
  • 5Bergara
  • 8Granero
  • 10Prieto Argarate
  • 11VelaBooked at 23minsSubstituted forZurutuzaat 87'minutes
  • 18CastroSubstituted forHervíasat 84'minutes
  • 9Agirretxe

Substitutes

  • 1Rulli
  • 7Finnbogason
  • 14Pardo Gutiérrez
  • 15Ansotegi
  • 17Zurutuza
  • 20Zaldúa Bengoechea
  • 29Hervías

Atl Madrid

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 20Torres BelénBooked at 17mins
  • 23Miranda
  • 2Godín
  • 3SiqueiraBooked at 50mins
  • 10TuranBooked at 16minsSubstituted forGriezmannat 85'minutes
  • 14Fernández ArenasBooked at 81minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 85'minutes
  • 4SuárezBooked at 13minsSubstituted forAnsaldiat 54'minutes
  • 6KokeBooked at 80mins
  • 8Garcia EscuderoBooked at 51mins
  • 9Mandzukic

Substitutes

  • 5Cardoso Mendes
  • 7Griezmann
  • 13Oblak
  • 15Ansaldi
  • 21Rodríguez
  • 22Cerci
  • 24Giménez de Vargas
Referee:
Alfonso Álvarez Izquierdo
Attendance:
22,768

Match Stats

Home TeamReal SociedadAway TeamAtl Madrid
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1.

Pablo Hervías (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Pablo Hervías (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. David Zurutuza replaces Carlos Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Gabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Antoine Griezmann replaces Arda Turan.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Pablo Hervías replaces Gonzalo Castro.

Goal!

Goal! Real Sociedad 2, Atlético de Madrid 1. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Zaldúa with a cross.

Booking

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

Foul by Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad).

Koke (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cristian Ansaldi (Atlético de Madrid).

Gabi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gonzalo Castro (Real Sociedad).

Cristian Ansaldi (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad).

Arda Turan (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad).

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zaldúa (Real Sociedad).

Attempt missed. Mario Mandzukic (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cristian Ansaldi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Zaldúa replaces Yuri.

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Cristian Ansaldi.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Ansaldi replaces Mario Suárez.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) because of an injury.

Booking

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Guillherme Siqueira (Atlético de Madrid) for a bad foul.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th November 2014

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