Atlético Madrid took a giant step towards the first national title in seven years. The difficult match against Real Sociedad was ripped over the line: 2-1. Atlético now has a four-point lead over FC Barcelona and five over Real Madrid, which still has a match.
Atlético knew what it had to do after the Barcelona draw, which seems disabled in the title battle. Winnings at Sociedad would bring the title very close, but the shape of the Madrians is not supreme and Sociedad stands fifth and still fights for European football.
However, at first Atlético had little trouble with Sociedad. Yannick Carrasco opened the score after sixteen minutes. Ángel Correa scored twelve minutes later. However, Sociedad refused to give up. Via Alexander Isak (ex-Willem ll), the visitors received two great opportunities for a connection hit.
Atlético fell far away in the second half and got into trouble several times by Sociedad. It was a matter of survival in the final phase after the visitors from a corner brought the stand to 2-1 in the 83rd minute. But thats all there was for Sociedad.
Atlético will compete against Osasuna and Real Valladolid in the last two matches.