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2017/2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Willian José (27')
  • Juanmi (80', 90'+2')

Atletico Madrid suffer heavy defeat at Real Sociedad

ANDER GILLENEAANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images

Substitute Juanmi struck twice to dent Atletico Madrid's hopes of a top-two La Liga finish as they went down 3-0 at Real Sociedad.

Atletico remain 12 points adrift of leaders Barcelona and three clear of third-placed rivals Real Madrid, with both sides having five games to play.

The home side took the lead midway through the first half when Willian Jose fired past goalkeeper Jan Oblak from Adnan Januzaj's 27th-minute pass.

Sime Vrsaljko came close to an equaliser with 23 minutes remaining, but Juanmi's strike 10 minutes from time after a perfect backheel from Jose and his stoppage-time header saw La Real home.

It was a third straight win for Sociedad, who stayed 11th in the table.

Barcelona are now one win from the title after drawing 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Tuesday without most of its regular starters. Barca can secure their 25th crown at Deportivo La Coruna on April 29.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 23 +37 51
2 Real Madrid 23 +13 45
3 Atletico Madrid 23 +16 44
4 Sevilla FC 23 +13 37
5 Getafe 24 +9 36
6 Alavés 23 -3 35
7 Real Betis 23 -3 32
8 Valencia 23 +4 31
9 Real Sociedad 23 +2 31
10 Eibar 24 -1 31
11 Leganes 23 -2 29
12 Espanyol 23 -10 28
13 Athletic Bilbao 23 -5 27
14 Levante 23 -10 27
15 Real Valladolid 23 -9 26
16 Celta Vigo 23 -4 24
17 Girona 23 -10 24
18 Rayo Vallecano 23 -13 23
19 Villarreal 23 -8 20
20 Huesca 23 -16 18