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."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Atlético Madrid

  • 13 Courtois
  • 20 Juanfran
  • 22 Insúa
  • 04 Suárez
  • 23 Miranda Booked
  • 02 Godín
  • 24 Sosa (Diego - 59' )
  • 14 Gabi
  • 09 Villa (Raúl García - 41' Booked )
  • 19 Diego Costa
  • 06 Koke Booked (Rodríguez - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Aranzubia
  • 07 Adrián
  • 08 Raúl García
  • 11 Rodríguez
  • 12 Alderweireld
  • 17 Manquillo
  • 21 Diego

Real Sociedad

  • 01 Bravo
  • 02 Martínez
  • 20 José Ángel
  • 14 Rubén Pardo
  • 15 Ansotegi
  • 06 Iñigo Martínez Booked
  • 10 Xabi Prieto
  • 28 Gaztañaga
  • 11 Vela (Castro - 81' )
  • 17 Zurutuza Booked (Agirretxe - 65' )
  • 07 Griezmann (Seferovic - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 03 González
  • 08 Seferovic
  • 09 Agirretxe
  • 13 Zubikarai
  • 18 Castro
  • 23 Javi Ros
  • 31 Zaldúa
Ref: Javier Estrada Fernández
Att: 51,800

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

6 2

Corners

6 7

Fouls

16 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +1:00 Full time

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

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).

90:00 +0:06

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

88:36

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

86:37 Goal scored

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.

83:27 Booking

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

83:22

Foul by Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad).

83:22

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

82:46

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

81:07

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

81:02

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.

80:37

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.

80:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.

80:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Sociedad. Haris Seferovic replaces Antoine Griezmann.

80:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Koke.

79:40

Foul by Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad).

79:40

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

73:46 Goal scored

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.

73:11

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.

71:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 2, Real Sociedad 0. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raúl García with a through ball following a fast break.

70:29

Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:29

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

68:24 Booking

Booking Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

68:21

Hand ball by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).

66:30

Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Diego with a cross.

65:29

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:29

Foul by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).

64:58

Attempt blocked. Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

64:56

Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.

64:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Real Sociedad. Imanol Agirretxe replaces David Zurutuza.

63:44

Hand ball by Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad).

62:14

Attempt missed. Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

61:24

Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:24

Foul by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).

60:20

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Iñigo Martínez.

60:19

Attempt blocked. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

59:19

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

58:29

Foul by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).

58:29

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

58:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego replaces José Sosa.

57:27

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

57:27

Foul by Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad).

55:42

Attempt missed. Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

55:40

Attempt missed. Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann with a cross following a corner.

55:16

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Mario Suárez.

54:41

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by José Sosa.

54:10

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.

52:55

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.

47:17

Attempt missed. Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Carlos Vela with a cross following a set piece situation.

46:48

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

46:48

José Ángel (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:54

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.

45:30

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Juanfran.

45:00

Second Half begins Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Sociedad 0.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Sociedad 0.

45:00 +0:56

Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).

45:00 +0:56

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:48

Attempt saved. José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:52

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

44:52

Foul by Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad).

43:28

Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).

43:28

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

43:10

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Zurutuza with a headed pass.

41:58

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

41:58

Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).

40:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García replaces David Villa because of an injury.

40:50

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39:40

Delay in match David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) because of an injury.

38:58 Booking

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

38:55

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

38:55

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Sociedad 0. David Villa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Costa.

36:37

Hand ball by Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad).

33:58

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

33:58

Foul by Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad).

33:14

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Carlos Martínez.

29:11

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by José Sosa.

26:32

Foul by Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid).

26:32

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:10

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

25:10

Foul by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

23:35

Attempt saved. David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Vela with a cross.

23:06

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:06

Foul by Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad).

22:41

Attempt missed. Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rubén Pardo with a cross following a corner.

22:14

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Miranda.

22:12

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:42 Booking

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

21:06

Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

21:06

Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:22

Foul by Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid).

19:22

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

16:24 Booking

Booking David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:16

Foul by David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad).

16:16

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

15:21

David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.

15:21

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

14:45

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13:54

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Ion Ansotegi.

13:09

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but David Villa is caught offside.

12:04

Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:04

Foul by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).

10:15

Attempt missed. Mario Suárez (Atlético de Madrid) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Koke with a cross following a corner.

9:49

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Iñigo Martínez.

8:45

Foul by Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad).

8:45

Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:31

Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:31

Foul by Miranda (Atlético de Madrid).

3:05

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David Villa with a headed pass following a fast break.

0:48

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

0:48

Foul by José Ángel (Real Sociedad).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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