La Liga

  • 9’ A. Griezmann
  • 90’ Y. Ferreira Carrasco
0 Half Time 1
La Liga
Estadio Municipal de Anoeta
Attendance 25,644


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      FULL TIME! The final whistle is blown. It has finished 2-0 to Atletico at the Anoeta.
    • 90'
      Jonathas gets a second yellow card and is sent off!
    • 90'
      Jonathas goes into the referee's book.
    • 90'
      Rubén Pardo is cautioned by the referee.
    • 90'
      G. Rulli receives a yellow card.
    • 90'
      GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! Atleti have a second. Carrasco nets it amid late drama here.
    • 90'
      G Y. Ferreira Carrasco Assist Koke
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      Fernando Torres provided the assist.
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      Chaos. Another red card has been issued! It’s Jonathas who gets sent off after just 10 minutes on the pitch. The striker had gone down under pressure from Gimenez in the Atleti penalty area. A spot kick wasn’t awarded, and Torres broke free. He played in Carrasco, who rounded the keeper before slott
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      Well, that’s all from me for today. Another interesting match in La Liga, but despite their poor performance in the second half, Atleti were deserved winners, while Sociedad have a lot of work to do if they are to improve this season. Until next time, goodbye!
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      The victory moves Atleti back into the top four, while Sociedad remain in 16th. Moyes’ tactics have to be questioned today, as his team yet again failed to capitalise on their dominance.
    • 0'
      Sociedad controlled the second half, but they never really threatened Atleti’s goal. The referee didn’t help their cause in the end, sending off Diego Reyes and Jonathas, with the latter having being denied what looked like a perfectly viable penalty appeal.
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      Another terrific result for Atletico then, who took an early lead through Antoine Griezmann before Ferreira Carrasco capped off the victory in the final minutes, with Sociedad finishing the game with nine men.
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      While Simeone will simply be demanding more of the same from his team, Moyes, on the other hand, has work to do. His side have barely threatened Jan Oblak’s goal, and are shorn of creativity in midfield. Ruben Pardo could be an option from the bench, while Bruma would provide them with more pace in
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      While Simeone will simply be demanding more of the same from his team, Moyes, on the other hand, has work to do. His side have barely threatened Jan Oblak’s goal, and are shorn of creativity in midfield. Ruben Pardo could be an option from the bench, while Bruma would provide them with more pace in
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      An extremely good performance from Atleti there, who will be delighted with their first-half display, with Griezmann’s incredible solo goal giving them the lead against his former club.
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      The teams are coming out of the tunnel and onto the famous Anoeta turf. Antoine Griezmann played over 200 games for Sociedad prior to his move to the Spanish capital. Can he be the difference for Atleti today?
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      We are just minutes away from kick off in San Sebastien. Sociedad are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference, while Atleti can move to within two points of the three-joint league leaders - Barcelona, Real Madrid and Celta Vigo - with a win.
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      Two changes as well from Simeone, who is visiting ground today which is his joint-most successful in regards to away wins in La Liga as a manager. He drafts in Jackson Martinez in the place of Fernando Torres, while Koke returns from injury to take up the place of Oliver Torres on the left.
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      Atletico Madrid Subs: Moyá, Siqueira, Fernando Torres, Oliver Torres, Savic, Saul, Ferreira Carrasco
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      Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Godin, Filipe Luis; Correa, Tiago, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Martinez
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      Real Sociedad Subs: Mikel Gonzales, Bruma, Xabi Prieto, Oier, Ruben Pardo, Yuri, Jonathas
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      Real Sociedad (4-2-3-1): Rulli; De La Bella, Reyes, Martinez, Zaldua; Illarramendi, Bergara; Vela, Canales, Zurutuza; Agirretxe
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      Without further ado, let's get a look at the team sheets. Starting with the hosts.
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      Meanwhile, David Moyes’ first full season in charge of Sociedad has not started as the former Manchester United manager would have wished - his side having taken just six points from their opening seven league games.
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      Diego Simeone's Atletico are without a win in their last two La Liga fixtures, losing to high-flying Villarreal before drawing 1-1 in the Madrid derby.
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      Hello ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to our LIVE text commentary of this La Liga clash between Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid. I'm Patric Ridge, and I'll be guiding you through what is certain to be another fascinating encounter.
    • 1'
      KICK-OFF! It’s a wonderful day in the Basque country, and it’s the hosts who get us underway.
    • 3'
      Atleti have won four of their opening seven fixtures in the league, and they have started well here - Griezmann combinging with Juanfran, but Martinez clears to prevent the former Sociedad man breaking through on goal.
    • 4'
      Nice football from Atleti as they work the ball wide to Filipe Luis, who crosses into Koke, but the midfielder can only direct his header wide.
    • 5'
      STAT FLASH: Sociedad are one of just three La Liga teams without a home win this season.
    • 6'
      J. Giménez receives a yellow card.
    • 6'
      Free-kick for Sociedad here as Gimenez goes into the book for a foul on Canales. Illarramendi stands over it… but his tame cross is cleared by Filipe.
    • 9'
      G A. Griezmann Assist Koke
    • 9'
      The assist came from Koke.
    • 9'
      That is a truly outstanding goal from the France forward. He burst forward from midfield with explosive pace, leaving the Sociedad defenders in his wake before drinking the ball over the keeper. Quite superb.
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    • 11'
      Griezmann did not celebrate his goal - his sixth of the campaign - but you could not have blamed him if he did. The Frenchman has been outstanding this term, and is proving himself as one of the best attackers in Europe.
    • 13'
      Moyes will be disappointed with his side’s defending for the goal, though. Illarramendi and Bergara were hapless against the pace of Griezmann.
    • 14'
      CHANCE! Another flowing move from Atleti results in Martinez hitting the bar with a volley, but the Colombia striker had already been flagged for offside. Superb play from the visitors.
    • 16'
      Á. Correa gets yellow.
    • 16'
      Good hold up play from Agirretxe, who wins a foul off Atleti youngster Angel Correa - who duly receives a yellow card. Canales stands over this set-piece...
    • 17'
      CLOSE! Wonderful curling effort from Canales, but his strike drifts just wide of the right-hand post. Oblak may have had it covered, but that is better from Sociedad. You feel that there best chances of success will come from set-pieces today.
    • 19'
      STAT FLASH: Sociedad have only won two of their last 10 games against Atléti in La Liga (D1 L7). One of these wins was in the last game between them at the Anoeta (2-1 in November 2014).
    • 21'
      Sociedad have grown into the game somewhat in recent minutes, but they are still finding it difficult to cause any problems for Atleti’s defence - which looks as solid and well-marshalled as ever.
    • 22'
      The hosts counter though Canales, but the former Real Madrid man concedes possession before fouling Filipe Luis, and Atleti are able to regroup.
    • 23'
      It’s another yellow card for an Atleti player, this time it is the captain, Godin, who goes into the book after colliding with Vela. That was an incredibly harsh decision from the referee.
    • 24'
      D. Godín goes into the referee's book.
    • 25'
      It matters little, however, as Canales’ free-kick is blocked by the wall. Sociedad regain possession, only for Bergara to then foul Correa. The midfielder becomes the first Sociedad payer to receive a booking.
    • 26'
      Bergara is yellow-carded.
    • 27'
      The officials go over to the Atleti bench now, with the referee seemingly giving warning to one of Simeone’s cohorts. The way that he is officiating this game so far, though, suggests that there is a good chance this match will not end with 22 players on the pitch.
    • 29'
      Back to the football, and Atleti work it towards Koke down the left flank, but his pass into the box is well cut-out by a Sociedad defender.
    • 31'
      Griezmann and Martinez are working tirelessly up top for Atleti, pressing Sociedad any time that their defenders have the ball.
    • 32'
      Vela has been quiet in a central role for Sociedad so far, but he does well to win a throw-in on the right wing. They work it inside, and Oblak has to be alert to cone out and clear Atleti’s lines.
    • 34'
      De La Bella is yellow-carded.
    • 34'
      Martinez does brilliantly up top for Atleti, holding the ball up fantastically before winning a foul on the edge of the box. Bergara is the guilty party, but he escapes another booking, with the yellow card instead brandished to a teammate - who was disputing the decision.
    • 35'
      Griezmann takes the free-kick, and it looks destined for the top corner, but Reyes jumps well in the wall to head it wide for a corner.
    • 36'
      Koke delivers and Tiago picks up possession on the edge of the box. He finds Correa, who wins a throw in, but Atleti cannot retain possession and Sociedad clear.
    • 39'
      The game has settled into much more of a rhythm now, with Atleti content to bide their time in the search for a second, looking to draw Sociedad out of their defensive ranks and utilise the pace of Griezmann and strength of Martinez on the counter attack.
    • 42'
      Sociedad see two crosses cleared by Atleti’s defence, as the moans and groans begin to emanate around the Anoeta.
    • 43'
      Griezmann wins the ball back deep ion his own half, slaloming his way out of danger superbly. Excellent play from the 24-year-old.
    • 45'
      No signs of changes from either manager as Atleti get the second half started.
    • 45'
      HALF-TIME. No, is the answer to that. Gabi’s cross is cleared, and though Atleti regain possession through Koke, the referee calls time on the opening stanza here.
    • 45'
      Juanfran latches onto Tiago’s sliding pass and bursts into space along the right touchline. Atleti switch the play over to Koke, who wins a foul from Zaldua. Can the visitors double their lead on the stroke of half time?
    • 47'
      Moyes will know just how difficult it is to break down an Atleti team defending a lead, but he must somehow find a way. The likes of Vela, Canales and Agirretxe have all been quiet so far, and the Scot desperately requires improvement this half.
    • 49'
      Gimenez shirks off Canales and finds Martinez, who jinks his way towards goal. His namesake Inigo manages to get a tackle in on him, but the former Porto man still gets his hot away. It looked to have taken a deflection to force it wide, but the referee awards a goal kick to Sociedad.
    • 50'
      Filipe Luis receives a yellow card.
    • 50'
      STAT FLASH: Atleti have won four of their last five games at the Anoeta, more than they have at any other away ground since 2010/11.
    • 52'
      Zaldua wins a free-kick in an advanced position down the right, with Filipe Luis picking up a yellow card for a high-foot on the full-back. Illarramendi crosses in… but Oblak collects under pressure from Bergara, who clatters into the goalkeeper. The midfielder is perhaps lucky to be staying on the
    • 54'
      The already-booked Bergara is diving into every challenge at the moment, and Moyes must surely be considering a change. The last thing Sociedad need is to go down to 10 men.
    • 57'
      Juanfran makes an excellent run don the right, with Sociedad keeper Rulli having to rush out to claim the ball from the Spain right-back. Alter have sat back in this second half so far, but showed how dangerous they can be there.
    • 59'
      Griezmann takes his turn to trouble Sociedad’s defence, swerving around two players before attempting to feed Tiago, but his pass is intercepted by Bergara.
    • 61'
      CLOSE! De La Bella does well for Sociedad, winning a corner which is whipped in from the left. Oblak flaps at the ball, completely missing it, but Jackson Martinez is on hand to head it away for another corner. Sociedad upping their game here!
    • 63'
      SI Y. Ferreira Carrasco SO Koke
    • 63'
      Á. Correa is replaced with Y. Ferreira Carrasco.
    • 63'
      The first change of the game now, and it is from Simeone. He replaces his compatriot Correa with Belgium winger Ferreira Carrasco, whose maiden action is to foul Vela on the corner of Atleti’s area.
    • 64'
      Illarramendi puts in another dangerous cross, nut again Martinez does his defensive duties well and heads clear. Bergara passes it out to Vela on the right, but the Mexican’s touch is heavy and he concedes the throw in. The pause in play allows Atleti to make their second change, Fernando Torres com
    • 65'
      SI Fernando Torres SO Koke
    • 65'
      Fernando Torres comes on for J. Martínez.
    • 67'
      Sociedad have enjoyed the majority of possession since the restart, but they have still struggled to create any real openings. They desperately need a spark here… can Moyes provide it with some astute substitutions?
    • 70'
      The hosts are very much parked in Atleti’s half at the moment, but Simeno is not instructing his side to press up, with Sociedad, who have averaged less than a goal a game so far this campaign, lacking the guile to break the visitors down.
    • 72'
      Tiago aims a raking pass upfield to Torres, but play is brought back for an offside flag. Illarramendi takes control for Sociedad, but Torres tracks back to regain the ball, before being fouled by Bergara.
    • 73'
      SI Bruma SO Koke
    • 73'
      Canales is replaced with Bruma.
    • 73'
      Change coming up now for Sociedad, with Bruma - on loan from Galatasaray - coming on in place of the ineffectual Canales. Can the Portuguese create something in the final 20 minutes?
    • 74'
      Atleti earn a corner, and Gabi jogs over to take it. No rush from the veteran midfielder, as he aims to waste as much time as possible.
    • 77'
      Atleti's possession comes to nothing as Sociedad win a free-kick. Moyes is cutting a frustrated figure on the touchline. Atleti have been far from their best in this second period, but Oblak has not yet had a save to make.
    • 79'
      Finally, it’s a shot on goal from Sociedad… But it’s a poor one from Illarramendi, who shoots well wide from distance.
    • 80'
      Bruma drifts inside but loses out to Tiago. Griezmann drives forward and plays in Carrasco, but the Belgian’s cross is blocked by Martinez. Sociedad move back upfield, with Vela having a shot which takes a deflects wide off Juanfran.
    • 81'
      CHANCE! Nearly an equaliser there! Zurutuza latches onto a loose ball at the near post, with Oblak scrambling. The midfielder puts it back across the face of goal, but there is no Sociedad player on hand to apply the finish.
    • 83'
      Atleti are asking for trouble here, sitting deeper and deeper. Torres cleared this time, but Sociedad come right back at them.
    • 84'
      SI Rubén Pardo SO Koke
    • 84'
      SI Jonathas SO Koke
    • 84'
      Rubén Pardo enters the game and replaces Bergara.
    • 84'
      Jonathas enters play, replacing Zurutuza.
    • 84'
      Griezmann again shows his quality with a lovely run from deep. The ball goes out for a throw in, and Moyes makes his final two changes - bringing on Ruben Pardo and forward Jonathas, who is just one of two Sociedad players to score this term.
    • 86'
      Dipping effort from Bruma, but Oblak is able to collect easily. It is at least a shot on target from Sociedad, who are the only team showing any attacking intent in the closing stages.
    • 87'
      SI Saúl SO Koke
    • 87'
      A. Griezmann is replaced with Saúl.
    • 88'
      D. Reyes goes into the referee's book.
    • 88'
      A standing ovation now from the crowd as Griezmann leaves the field of play. Another fantastic performance from the Frenchman, who applauds both sets of fans before being replaced by Saul Niguez.
    • 89'
      That’s a red card! As predicted, there is a sending off, as Diego Reyes picks up his second booking in as many minutes after arguing with the referee over Atleti’s quite obvious time-wasting tactics.
    • 89'
      CLOSE! Saul almsot has an immediate impact, jaunting into the box before firing a venomous effort at Rulli, ho reacts well to parry the strike away, with Tiago powering the rebound over the bar.
    • 90'
      Gabi goes into the referee's book.

    Line Up




    Imanol Alguacil
    Diego Simeone



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 14 11
    Yellow Cards 5 5
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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