Athletico Madrid edge closer to LaLiga title


Atletico Madrid could be within one win of clinching their second LaLiga title of Diego Simeone’s tenure after they beat Real Sociedad 2-1 in a gripping tussle on Wednesday.

With Barcelona dropping points this week, but fourth-placed Sevilla winning, Atleti responded with a performance worthy of champions at Wanda Metropolitano, though it came with a nervy finish.

Yannick Carrasco got the first on 16 minutes from Marcos Llorente’s assist after a well-worked corner. Luis Suarez teed-up Angel Correa for the second on 28 minutes.

However, Igor Zubeldia pulled one back for the visitors to set up a tense finish in Madrid
Simeone’s men held on to secure three crucial points in the LaLiga title race.

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