With Real Madrid and Barcelona persevering with to battle, Real Sociedad is doing its greatest to keep among the many groups difficult the 2 powerhouses for the Spanish league title.
Sociedad remained in good form after the worldwide break with a 1-0 win over Cádiz on Sunday for its sixth straight league victory and a 3-level lead on the high of the standings.
Alexander Isak scored in the second half as Sociedad seized the outright league lead after 10 matches. Sociedad reached 23 factors to transfer forward of Atlético Madrid, which on Saturday beat Barcelona 1-0 at residence for its fifth straight win. Atlético has performed two fewer video games than Sociedad.
Third-place Villarreal has 19 factors after drawing 1-1 with fourth-place Real Madrid at residence on Saturday. Madrid has 17 factors and a sport in hand. Barcelona dropped to twelfth place after the loss to Atlético. The Catalan membership has two video games in hand however has just one win in its final six league matches. Madrid has misplaced two in a row.
“It’s a good run and we are still in the lead, but we are not really looking at the standings right now,” Sociedad’s Isak mentioned. “We are only focused on winning the three points.”
The 21-yr-outdated Swedish striker netted the winner with a header from shut vary after a effectively-positioned cross from Adnan Januzaj in the 66th minute on the Ramón de Carranza Stadium in Cádiz.
Led by former Spain and Manchester City playmaker David Silva, Sociedad dominated from the beginning however struggled to capitalize on its scoring alternatives. Isak had already seen a objective disallowed for offside in the primary half.
It was the second defeat in a row for Cádiz, which is enjoying in the primary division for the primary time since 2005-06. It is fifth with 14 factors from 10 matches.
“We knew they came into this match in good form and as the leaders,” Cádiz defender Marcos Mauro mentioned. “We fought as hard as we could but in the end it wasn’t enough.”
After a winless begin, Valladolid received its second sport in a row with a 3-1 victory at sixth-place Granada, whereas eighth-place Valencia rallied to draw 2-2 at Alavés. Manu Vallejo and Hugo Guillamón scored Valencia’s objectives in the 72nd and 77th minutes after the hosts took an early 2-0 lead.
Eibar and visiting Getafe couldn’t handle greater than a 0-0 draw at Ipurúa Stadium. Eibar performed the ultimate minutes a person down after Kike García was proven a second yellow card.
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