Atletico Madrid stays 3rd with 1-0 win over Real Sociedad

Apr 06, 2017, 01:59
Atletico Madrid stays 3rd with 1-0 win over Real Sociedad

Filipe Luis scored for the second straight match and Atletico opened up a three-point gap on fourth-place Sevilla, which plays Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Atletico are right back in third and trail the leaders by ten points, but they can claim local bragging rights with victory against Zinedine Zidane's side.

Griezmann was replaced by Angel Correa with 19 minutes remaining as Diego Simeone looked ahead to Saturday's derby and the visit of Leicester in their Champions League quarterfinals, first leg next midweek.

"Since 2017 began, we have been playing much better, a much more balanced team, more consistent in our play", Simeone said.

- Real Sociedad have only won 25 per cent of their LaLiga games without Asier Illarramendi since his return last season (W2 D3 L3), meanwhile they won 44 per cent with him.

Atletico were in control from the start and the Brazil worldwide found the net from close range in the 28th minute after a quick exchange of passes with Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres.

"It's not usual", Luis said.

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Atletico has won eight of its last 10 league matches and is enjoying its best run of the season.

Atletico's bombardment failed to continue into the second half as La Real improved again, but the hosts' typically solid defensive unit did not give an inch. What our kids are doing is still extraordinary, we were nine points below Sevilla, and the team kept working, just looking forward.

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Bilbao were 2-0 victors over Espanyol thanks to Aritz Aduriz's first-half double to move up to sixth.

Real Betis, which almost equalized when Dani Ceballos' shot struck the woodwork deep in stoppage time, remains in 14th place and still isn't clear of relegation.