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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 21 +25 43
2 Real Madrid 20 +25 43
3 Sevilla FC 21 +7 38
4 Getafe 21 +10 36
5 Atletico Madrid 21 +8 36
6 Valencia 21 +3 34
7 Real Sociedad 21 +5 32
8 Villarreal 21 +7 31
9 Athletic Bilbao 21 +7 31
10 Osasuna 21 +3 28
11 Granada 21 -3 27
12 Real Betis 21 -4 27
13 Levante 21 -6 26
14 Alavés 21 -9 23
15 Eibar 21 -9 23
16 Real Valladolid 20 -6 22
17 Mallorca 21 -12 19
18 Celta Vigo 21 -13 17
19 Leganes 21 -17 15
20 Espanyol 21 -21 15