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Atlético Madrid - Real Sociedad
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FULL TIME: Atletico Madrid 2-1 Real Sociedad
Is there one last chance left in this match for Real Sociedad? Simeone is gesturing to his players to get up the pitch and keep the ball away from their own goal! Oh this is nervous!
There will be three minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.
These are nervous times for Atletico Madrid! They were well on top for the majority of this match, but they are holding on here! Real Sociedad will surely create one more chance!
Portu with the volley! Atletico Madrid gave up the ball inside their own area with the cross played to Portu, he struck it well on the volley, but the block was made! La Real pressing!
PICTURE: Oblak has been needed!
Real Sociedad are pressing high and that is forcing Atletico Madrid to play through them. There is definitely a tension about the home team's play since that goal. All a bit edgy...
Well, we thought this one was as good as over, but not a bit of it! Surely Atletico Madrid aren't going to throw this away?! They can't, can they? They have been in control of this game!
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico Madrid 2 Real Sociedad 1 (83 mins - Igor Zubeldia). A lifeline for Real Sociedad and it's game on at the Wanda Metropolitano! Atletico Madrid didn't deal well with the corner kick into the box, it bounced around a bit and Zubeldia was on hand to slam home the finish on the stretch!
Three wins from their final three fixtures of the season will make Atletico Madrid Spanish champions for the first time in seven years. Can they pull themselves over the line?
After this, Atletico Madrid have fixtures at home to Osasuna and then away to Real Valladolid, who are fighting relegation. That is a favourable run-in for Simeone’s side.
Off the post! Inches away from being a lifeline in this game for Real Sociedad! Portu was released through on goal, but he could only hit the base of the far post! And he couldn't stick away the rebound!
Suarez puts it wide! Not the first time this evening, the Atletico Madrid striker is played in behind the Real Sociedad defence, but his toe-poked effort flashes just wide of the target!
There are questions over Felix’s future at Atletico Madrid. There have been glimpses of the Portuguese youngster’s brilliance, but Simeone seems to have lost faith in him in recent weeks.
- OffSaúlAtlético Madrid
- OnGeoffrey KondogbiaAtlético Madrid
... and Kondogbia is on for Saul as Atleti look to shore their midfield up.
- OffÁngel CorreaAtlético Madrid
- OnJoão FélixAtlético Madrid
Simeone decides to make some changes and Felix is on for Correa...
Simeone’s team are difficult to beat. In fact, Atletico Madrid are undefeated in 51 of their last 57 La Liga games. They do drop points, but beating the capital club is something of a rarity.
- OffMikel OyarzabalReal Sociedad
- OnMartin MerquelanzReal Sociedad
... and here's Merquelanz as well for La Real. He'll get 20 minutes of this match.
- OffAritz ElustondoReal Sociedad
- OnIgor ZubeldiaReal Sociedad
More changes for the away side as Zulbedia comes on...
Oblak saves that as well! Bautista turned a shot towards goal from a low corner kick delivery to the near post, it picked up a deflection, but the Atleti goalkeeper makes the save again!
Tipped away by Oblak! The ball fell to Portu at the back post following a corner kick, he struck the ball down into the ground, but the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper makes the save!
That was a chance for Atletico Madrid on the counter attack. They had bodies forward on the break, but Llorente made the wrong decision and the pass is intercepted!
Clearance made! Pacheco got on the end of a corner kick delivery into the box, it was heading towards the Atletico Madrid goal, but Hermoso was on hand to hook it clear!
Trippier has made a big difference for Atletico Madrid since returning from his 10-match ban for betting violations. The English right back is in good form and is surely going to the Euros.
Carrasco at the near post! It was always going to be difficult for the Belgian winger to find the back of the net from there. He shoots wide with Remiro at ease. Decent run, though.
... and Lopez is also on for Monreal for the final 30 minutes.
- OffModibo SagnanReal Sociedad
- OnJon PachecoReal Sociedad
Changes by Imanol and Pacheco comes on for the away side...
Saul would have preferred that on his left foot. The midfielder is an excellent finish on his favoured side, but not on his right. Remiro was never going to be troubled by that strike.
Atletico Madrid just knocking the ball around the centre of the pitch at the moment. They are quite content playing like this. There isn't much of a high press from La Real.
A third goal would really kill this contest off and might even give Simeone the chance to rest some of his most important players in the closing stages ahead of the weekend.
Suarez returned to the Atleti starting lineup for the win over Elche a couple weeks ago, but it has been clear that the Uruguayan striker is still lacking in fitness having missed the last few weeks.
Atletico Madrid are also unbeaten in their last seven matches at home against Real Sociedad in all competitions and it looks like that run will continue here.
Straight at Remiro! Suarez had the chance to get the shot away from the edge of the Real Sociedad box, but his effort was straight at Remiro! Either side and it would have had a chance!
Atleti in behind! Correa is released into the space in behind the Real Sociedad defence, his square pass is cut out, but the flag was up for offside! That was the correct call, but only just!
That change is a blow for Real Sociedad. While they were second best in the first half, Isak posed a threat! He struck the post and forced Isak into a couple of good saves!
- OffAlexander IsakReal Sociedad
- OnJon BautistaReal Sociedad
A change for La Real at the start of the second half and Isak comes off! That has to be an injury!
- 2nd Half
The second half is under way! Atletico Madrid have a 2-0 lead over Real Sociedad in this La Liga fixture!
HALF TIME: Atletico Madrid 2-0 Real Sociedad. A very dominant performance from the hosts. They are well on their way to going four points clear at the top of the La Liga table!
Atletico Madrid might have made more of that opportunity. They got down the right side well, but the ball from Correa to Carrasco to the back post was slightly over-hit by the Argentine!
Atletico Madrid are doing a good job of keeping the ball at the end of this first half. They don't need to go chasing anything. It's up to Real Sociedad to come out and press high.
Correa has become an important figure for Atletico Madrid this season, although the Argentine forward could do with adding more goals to his game. Still too wasteful.
PICTURE: Correa scored the second!
Llorente was rather quiet in the goalless draw away to Barcelona last weekend. Atletico Madrid needed the attacking midfielder to be more of an influence in this evening’s game and he has delivered!
Against the post! Isak bundled his way through the Atletico Madrid defence and unleashed the shot, but Oblak tipped the ball on to his near post! That was very, very close!
There has been a real energy to Atletico Madrid's play from the start this evening. It's almost as if they now feel they are close to the title after the draw against Barcelona. Liberated!
Atleti will have to be wary of the threat posed by Isak this evening. The Swedish striker has enjoyed a good season and is very good at finding space inside the opposition penalty box.
ISAK... saved! A good chance for the Real Sociedad striker to find the back of the net! The ball fell nicely for Isak, he caught it sweetly on the volley, but Oblak makes the save!
On January 31, Atletico Madrid’s lead at the top of La Liga was in the double digits (10 points). Their form has dipped, but there is a sense that they might just have enough in the tank!
I mentioned earlier that Atletico Madrid have had problems in scoring goals. No tonight! They have been brilliant from the very start in the final third of the pitch! Devastating!
- GoalÁngel CorreaAtlético Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico Madrid 2 (28 mins - Angel Correa) Real Sociedad 0. A second goal! Atletico Madrid have a two-goal cushion and it's Correa who has found the bottom corner of the net! Suarez played the ball through and Correa showed great composure to tuck the finish past Remiro!
The omens are good for Atletico Madrid this evening. They have kept a clean sheet in their last three league matches at home. It’s at the other end of the pitch where they have had issues.
PICTURE: Carrasco scored the opener!
Lemar is missing for Atletico Madrid this evening. He was withdrawn in the first half of the game against Barcelona with an injury, which is a shame because he was playing well.
The title race at the top of La Liga has been the compelling Spanish football has seen in a generation, but the vulnerabilities of all three teams involved is what has made it so unpredictable.
Simeone will need a more dynamic performance from his team this evening, and it looks like they are delivering. Only three points will do for Atletico Madrid otherwise Real Madrid, who play tomorrow, could leapfrog them.
Atletico Madrid come into this match on the back of a goalless draw against Barcelona at the Camp Nou. While Simeone’s side didn’t play that well, they did just enough to keep edging towards the title.
Chance for La Real! Zaldua did well to get down the right side, he picked out a teammate in the middle, but Barrenetxea scuffs his effort and it's straight at Oblak!
It was Carrasco who put the ball in the back of the net, but make sure you see the pass from Llorente! What a ball! He is so important to Atletico Madrid. He makes them tick as a team!
- GoalYannick CarrascoAtlético Madrid
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico Madrid 1 (16 mins - Yannick Carrasco) Real Sociedad 0. A huge goal for Atletico Madrid! It's Carrasco! The Belgian controlled a diagonal pass to the back post and squeezed a shot underneath Remiro into the back of the net! Carrasco has been in excellent form for Atleti!
Barcelona twice allowed a lead to slip against Levante last night, eventually drawing 3-3. An Atletico Madrid win here would effectively end the Catalans’ hopes of winning the title.
What a start to this match by Atletico Madrid! They have yet to find the opening goal, but it is surely coming? The hosts are all over Real Sociedad in these early exchanges!
LLORENTE DENIED! Oh what a chance! Llorente gets in behind the Real Sociedad defence, he was one-on-one with Remiro, but the Real Sociedad goalkeeper makes the save!
Suarez just wide! Llorente wins a freekick right on the edge of the Real Sociedad penalty box, but Suarez could only guide his effort just wide of the post! Not far away!
SUAREZ... over! A golden opportunity for Atletico Madrid to take the lead in the opening 10 minutes, but Suarez fires over the bar after Llorente broke down the right side and squared for him!
Handball? Suarez makes the case that Remiro handled the ball just outside his penalty box and the Atletico Madrid striker has a strong argument! The goalkeeper got away with one!
Real Sociedad have made a decent start to the match here. The visitors look very comfortable on the ball, with Atletico Madrid pressing high on their opponents early on.
This could be a massive night for Atletico Madrid. Victory here would put them four points clear at the top of La Liga with just two fixtures left to play. The trophy would be within touching distance!
The scene at the Wanda!
What sort of match will we get this evening? Atletico Madrid’s recent form has been rather patchy, but they will be favourites to win this and take another step towards the Spanish title.
- 1st Half
The match is under way! It's Atletico Madrid against Real Sociedad in this La Liga fixture!
Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way in this crucial clash! Kick off coming up shortly!
Not long until kick off in this massive game in the La Liga title race. Can they take another step towards the title?
The two groups of players are emerging out of the tunnel at the Wanda Metropolitano. What a setting!
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Is tonight the night Atletico Madrid effectively get their hands on the title? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!
Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five games in La Liga. They could do with another one here, although Real Sociedad will pose a real threat. They have attacking quality!
Massive match! A win for Atletico Madrid this evening would send them four points clear at the top of La Liga with just two matches of the La Liga season left to play. Getting closer!
TEAM NEWS: Atletico Madrid - Oblak, Hermoso, Felipe, Savic, Trippier, Carrasco, Saul, Koke, Llorente, Correa, Suarez. /// Real Sociedad - Remiro, Monreal, Aritz, Sagnan, Zaldua, Barrenetxea, Guridi, Zubimendi, Oyarzabal, Isak, Portu.
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