Atletico sinks Sociedad to move clear at top of La Liga

La Liga leader Atletico Madrid consolidated its title bid by beating third-placed Real Sociedad 2-0 away on Tuesday.

La Liga leader Atletico Madrid consolidated its title bid by beating third-placed Real Sociedad.   -  TWITTER| ATLETICO MADRID

La Liga leader Atletico Madrid consolidated its title bid by beating third-placed Real Sociedad 2-0 away on Tuesday thanks to second-half goals from Mario Hermoso and Marcos Llorente.

The game failed to live up to its billing in a drab first half, but Atleti broke the deadlock early in the second when defender Hermoso headed home a free-kick from Yannick Carrasco.

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The visitor added to its lead with a vicious strike from Llorente after a lay-off from Luis Suarez.

Real Sociedad was boosted by the return of playmaker David Silva from injury but struggled to create much danger and did not manage a shot on target until Atletico keeper Jan Oblak tipped a Martin Merquelanz free-kick around the post late on.

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