Spanish La Liga
Atl Madrid4Real Sociedad0

Atletico Madrid 4-0 Real Sociedad

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

  • 13Courtois
  • 20Juanfran
  • 22Insúa
  • 4Suárez
  • 23MirandaBooked at 22mins
  • 2Godín
  • 24SosaSubstituted forDiegoat 59'minutes
  • 14Gabi
  • 9VillaSubstituted forRaúl Garcíaat 41'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 6KokeBooked at 39minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Aranzubia
  • 7Adrián
  • 8Raúl García
  • 11Rodríguez
  • 12Alderweireld
  • 17Manquillo
  • 21Diego

Real Sociedad

  • 1Bravo
  • 2Martínez
  • 20José Ángel
  • 14Rubén Pardo
  • 15Ansotegi
  • 6Iñigo MartínezBooked at 84mins
  • 10Xabi Prieto
  • 28Gaztañaga
  • 11VelaSubstituted forCastroat 81'minutes
  • 17ZurutuzaBooked at 17minsSubstituted forAgirretxeat 65'minutes
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forSeferovicat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3González
  • 8Seferovic
  • 9Agirretxe
  • 13Zubikarai
  • 18Castro
  • 23Javi Ros
  • 31Zaldúa
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

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

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 4, Real Sociedad 0.
Foul by Gabi (Atlético de Madrid).
Rubén Pardo (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Raúl García tries a through ball, but Juanfran is caught offside.

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.

Booking

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad).
Cristian Rodríguez (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Diego Costa tries a through ball, but Raúl García is caught offside.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez tries a through ball, but Mario Suárez is caught offside.
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.
Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Gonzalo Castro replaces Carlos Vela.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Haris Seferovic replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Cristian Rodríguez replaces Koke.
Foul by Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad).
Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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.
Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by José Ángel.

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.
Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid).
Attempt missed. Raúl García (Atlético de Madrid) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Diego with a cross.
Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).
Attempt blocked. Carlos Vela (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Xabi Prieto.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Imanol Agirretxe replaces David Zurutuza.
Hand ball by Xabi Prieto (Real Sociedad).
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.
Carlos Martínez (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).
Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Iñigo Martínez.
Attempt blocked. Diego (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Miranda tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.
Foul by Diego (Atlético de Madrid).
Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Diego replaces José Sosa.
Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gaztañaga (Real Sociedad).
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.
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.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Mario Suárez.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by José Sosa.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.
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.
Foul by José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid).
José Ángel (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Diego Godín.
Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Juanfran.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Real Sociedad 0.
Emiliano Insúa (Atlético de Madrid).
David Zurutuza (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. José Sosa (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Diego Costa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad).
goal