La Liga

  • D. Reyes (OG) 8’
  • Saúl 46’
02/03/2016
La Liga
Estadio Vicente Calderón
Attendance 35,621

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      That's all from the captial of Spain! Atletico Madrid come out 3-0 winners, but in reality it could - and should - have been more. With this win tonight, more pressure has been applied to Barcelona to win on Thursday when they travel to Rayo Vallecano. Thanks for joining us throughout this La Liga
    • 0'
      Half time at the Vicente Calderon and it's 1-0 to Atletico Madrid. The home side are deserving of their lead, but it needed an own goal from Reyes for Simeone's team to get it. Much more is required from Sociedad if they wish to get back in this.
    • 0'
      Just five minutes until kick-off! The fans are in their seats, the players are in the tunnel and the atmosphere is building. Not long now.
    • 0'
      As expected, Atletico Madrid make little change to their starting XI from their previous fixture, with only Fernando Torres being dropped to the bench in favour of Luciano Vietto. However, Eusebio Sacristan has mixed up his side completely by going for no fewer than six alterations from their clash
    • 0'
      Subs: Vela, Oier, Ruben Pardo, Yuri, Joseba, Eneko, Mikel Oiarzabal.
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      Real Sociedad (4-3-3): Rulli; De La Bella, Reyes, Mikel, Elustondo; Granero, Illarramendi, Xabi Preto; Litri, Jonathas, Bruma.
    • 0'
      Subs: Moya, Kranevitter, F.Torres, O.Torres, Correa, Gamez, Hernandez.
    • 0'
      Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Filipe Luis, Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran; Koke, Fernandez, Gabi, Saul; Griezmann, Vietto.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS
    • 0'
      Having gone five matches without a loss, Sociedad are slowly climbing the table and are currently playing football which suggests they fear nobody. However, whilst their form may be good, this is the first team in this run they've come across which should provide a real test to their capabilities.
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      After defeating their local rivals, Real Madrid, last time out, Diego Simeone will be hoping his side will be able to continue the form which has saw them go undefeated in ten home matches. However, with Real Soceidad in good form themselves, tonight's task will not be easy.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to the live text commentary for the La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad. We'll be guiding you through all the action as it happens at the Vicente Calderon.
    • 1'
      We're off at the Vicente Calderon!
    • 3'
      Atletico Madrid start the brighter side with Saul driving at the Sociedad defence early on, but whilst he's able to unleash a shot from range, it goes over Rulli's crossbar.
    • 4'
      The first yellow card is picked up early as Jonathas clashes in midfield.
    • 5'
      Atletico are certainly looking brighter, this time it's Vietto starting the attack down the left side before whipping in a cross to the back post. Unfortunately, it's turned behind for a corner which comes to nothing.
    • 7'
      A lot of pressure is being applied to Sociedad early on, with Atletico commanding the early spells of possession. The visitors just haven't found their feet in this match just yet.
    • 8'
      GOAL! The early pressure has shown and Altetico take the lead early thanks to Reyes turning the ball into his own net as Saul whips in a cross from the right.
    • 10'
      STAT: These sides haven't drawn with each other in their last eight meetings.
    • 12'
      Sociedad finally get the opportunity to get the ball into Atletico's box as they're awarded a dangerous free-kick on the left of the pitch. However, the delivery is poor and Godin heads to safety.
    • 14'
      Despite the one-goal lead, Atletico are not stopping with the pressure as Vietto wins another corner, which comes to Godin, unmarked, at the back post but the defender turns his shot over.
    • 16'
      Fantastic football from the home side up the right side almost crafts a glorious opportunity for Griezmann, but the final ball from Vietto was behind the Frenchman to kill the attack.
    • 18'
      Oblak gets his first bit of work for the evening as the goalkeeper is asked to deal with a cross from Bruma on the right, but the ball into the box is merely catching practice for him.
    • 20'
      More neat work up the right side from Juanfran sees the full-back play a fantastic pass towards the penalty spot for his arriving teammates to attack, but Xabi Preto reads the danger and does well to intercept.
    • 22'
      It appears as if the visitors feel much more comfortable in this match now, but despite looking settled, it's not assisting the away side in putting pressure on Atleitco's goal.
    • 24'
      A fantastic display from Atletico so far is clearly exciting the home fans as they provide vocal support for their side, making the atmosphere in the Vicente Calderon hostile for Sociedad.
    • 26'
      A dry spell of action in this match currently as both teams exchange possession whilst they attempt to pick holes in each other's defence.
    • 28'
      As the match approaches the 30-minute mark, it seems as if the tempo has dropped significantly, however, it's back to being Atletico in command of the ball.
    • 30'
      SAVE! A neat back heel from Vietto towards his strike partner provides a great opportunity for Griezmann to unleash a shot. However, despite getting enough power, it was straight at Rulli in the Sociedad goal.
    • 32'
      A moment of panic at the back for the visitors as a slow pass towards Rulli is almost intercepted by the onrushing Vietto, but the goalkeeper does enough to clear the play.
    • 34'
      Sociedad can't get near the home side's goal! Every time they appear to making a good drive, the back four of the home side combine well with Fernandez and Gabi in midfield to sweep up the danger.
    • 36'
      The visitors manage to get themselves in a situation where they have an overload in Atletico's box for the first time, but the cross towards the back post from Bruma is tame and Juanfran heads away.
    • 38'
      Vietto almost gets another for the home side! The striker worms his way through the visitors' defence and rides two separate challenges, but Rulli does well to keep the effort out.
    • 40'
      When the home side do get into the Sociedad box, it's becoming a trend that they run deep to the byline before attempting to cut the ball backwards. However, the visitors are dealing with this just fine and a shake-up must be considered by the hosts if they wish to extend their lead.
    • 42'
      The same tactic is deployed again but this time Griezmann manages to win a corner, but Koke's delivery into the box is poor and he's unable to get it past the first two defenders.
    • 44'
      A penalty shout for Sociedad as a lofted cross towards Jonathas is played into the box, but the striker appeared to be brought down, despite this the referee waved on play.
    • 46'
      G Saúl Assist L. Vietto
    • 46'
      Vietto plays a fantastic cross into the Sociedad box for his teammate to attack.
    • 46'
      GOAL! Saul jumps to volley home a cross from Vietto to display fantastic innovation to put the home side 2-0 up.
    • 46'
      The second half is underway!
    • 48'
      A perfect start to the half for Atletico, which isn't all too dissimilar from their last by gaining a goal in the early stages. The visitors have a real mountain to climb now.
    • 50'
      STAT: Atletico Madrid have won five out of the last six meetings between the two teams.
    • 52'
      The atmosphere inside the stadium has exploded following the second goal. Not only are the visitors having a tough time on the pitch, the wall of noise circulating around the stadium is only adding to their concerns.
    • 54'
      The home side must smell blood here, because there are no signs of them easing off the pressure. Atletico haven't been the most goal-laden side in the league so far, but if they continue like this they could do wonders for their statistics.
    • 55'
      SI L. Hernández SO L. Vietto
    • 55'
      The first sub has been made with Godin making way for Hernandez.
    • 58'
      Granero picks up a needless yellow.
    • 59'
      SI Rubén Pardo SO L. Vietto
    • 59'
      SI C. Vela SO L. Vietto
    • 59'
      Another sub by Eusebio as Ruben Pardo comes on for Granero.
    • 59'
      PENALTY! Griezmann wins a penalty for the home side as he takes a tumble in the box, but the Sociedad players are not happy with the decision one bit as they surround the referee.
    • 59'
      An attacking sub has been made as Vela comes on.
    • 61'
      Griezmann takes the duties on the spot-kick and converts with ease as he sends Rulli the wrong way.
    • 62'
      SI Á. Correa SO L. Vietto
    • 62'
      Correa comes on for the scorer of the third goal, Griezmann.
    • 63'
      The tempo of the match appears to have slowed down again, with Sociedad having a bit more of the ball. However, they're currently only knocking it around and making little progression up the pitch.
    • 65'
      Maybe Atletico aren't done yet, because a deep cross is played towards Juanfran at the back post and the full-back manages to get on the end of it, but his header doesn't trouble Rulli.
    • 67'
      Sociedad are doing all they can to compose themselves here, even if that's just keeping the ball away from the hosts who are being relentless with their pressure.
    • 69'
      Just the one goal conceded in four games for Atletico and at this rate it's looking like it could be five matches. When they attack, the visitors are just working the ball from left to right with little penetration.
    • 71'
      The visitors are managing to get themselves up the pitch more, as Atletico look happy to sit deep, but they're still struggling to get in behind as Oblak continues to have a comfortable evening.
    • 74'
      Fernandez picks up a yellow card.
    • 75'
      Atletico have become second best in this match now, but they're displaying qualities of being able to pounce on the counter-attack. Whilst Sociedad have more men forward, they must be wary of this.
    • 76'
      SI Óliver Torres SO L. Vietto
    • 76'
      Another sub for Atletico as Oliver comes on for Fernandez.
    • 77'
      Simeone is trying to usher his players to play ten yards further up the field, but his players seem to want to maintain their clean sheet following their magnificent display all evening.
    • 79'
      A dangerous free-kick 25 yards out for Atletico gives the hosts another chance to test Rulli, but the set-piece from Koke goes high over the Argentinian's crossbar and into the stands.
    • 81'
      Neat footwork from Filipe Luis on the left, as the full-back bombs forward to join the attack, allows the defender to find Vietto on the edge of the box. However, the striker's shot is pushed behind by Rulli for a corner.
    • 82'
      SI Eneko Capilla SO L. Vietto
    • 82'
      Bruma's game comes to a close as Eneko comes on to replace him.
    • 83'
      This is another strong period, with Atletico applying more pressure on Sociedad. Vietto uses his pace to attempt to escape his marker, but the striker's shot on goal is blocked by the defence.
    • 85'
      Confusion in the Sociedad defence as Oliver clips the ball into the box and it starts to cannon of two defenders. However, the mess is brought to a close as Illarramendi hooks it clear.
    • 87'
      A rare chance for the visitors as Vela uses his pace to gallop up the right side and cut a cross back towards Jonathas, but the striker's effort is poor and goes well over the framework of Oblak's goal.
    • 89'
      It's looking more apparent Aletico Madrid are going to extend their unbeaten run at home as Sociedad still trouble to threaten the hosts. It's been a magnificent display from Simeone's team.
    • 90'
      DISALLOWED! Atletico thought they had their fourth of the match but the linesman denied them of the icing of the cake as Correa taps home a cross from Filipe Luis. However, replays suggest the official was actually incorrect!
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Midfielder
    spain
    Koke
    6
    Captain
    Defender
    spain
    Aritz Elustondo
    6

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    argentina
    Diego Simeone
    spain
    Imanol Alguacil

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 21 8
    Yellow Cards 1 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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