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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Filipe Luís (63')
  • Antoine Griezmann (88')
  • Willian José (29' PEN)

Atletico Madrid battle back to beat Real Sociedad

JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images

Atletico Madrid cut the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to six points with a 2-1 comeback win against Real Sociedad.

The visitors took a 28th-minute lead at the Wanda Metropolitano when Mikel Oyarzabal was brought down by Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Willian Jose converted from the spot to score in four consecutive league games for the first time, but Atletico levelled when Saul Niguez set up Filipe Luis after 62 minutes.

Atletico pressed for a winner and it came three minutes from time, Saul again the provider as Antoine Griezmann stroked home his fourth goal in three games.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +31 39
2 Atletico Madrid 16 +18 36
3 Valencia 16 +20 34
4 Real Madrid 15 +19 31
5 Sevilla FC 16 0 29
6 Girona 16 -2 23
7 Villarreal 15 +2 21
8 Eibar 16 -10 21
9 Getafe 16 +4 20
10 Real Sociedad 16 0 20
11 Leganes 15 -2 20
12 Celta Vigo 15 +4 18
13 Athletic Bilbao 16 -3 18
14 Real Betis 15 -6 18
15 Levante 16 -7 17
16 Espanyol 15 -8 16
17 Deportivo La Coruña 15 -9 15
18 Alavés 16 -13 12
19 Málaga 15 -15 11
20 Las Palmas 15 -23 10

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