La Liga: Suarez rescues point for Atletico against leader Real Sociedad

Luis Suarez scored a second half brace as Atletico Madrid came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home against leader Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Atletico Madrid's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his second goal during the 2-2 La Liga draw against Real Sociedad at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Sunday.   -  REUTERS

Luis Suarez scored a second half brace as Atletico Madrid came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home against La Liga leader Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Imanol Alguacil's Sociedad took an early lead when Swedish striker Alexander Isak set up Alexander Sorloth in the seventh minute. Isak got on the scoresheet himself three minutes after halftime with a clinical finish from a set piece.

However, Suarez rose to meet a pinpoint cross from Joao Felix around the hour mark to inspire the home fans inside the packed Wanda Metropolitano.

The Uruguayan completed the comeback for the champion when he was fouled in the area 13 minutes from time and once the penalty was ratified by VAR, converted it with ease.

Sociedad remain top of standings with 21 points from 10 games, one point ahead of Real Madrid and Sevilla who both have a game in hand. Atletico is three points behind the leader in fourth.

After winning its Europa League game in Austria against Sturm Graz 1-0 on Thursday, Imanol was forced to make a number of changes to his Sociedad side with players lost to injury or suspension. Right back Andoni Gorosabel was played on the left and Norwegian striker Sorloth was put up front with Isak.

That gamble paid off early on as the Swedish striker led a counter-attack from the left side and crossed to Sorloth who had the composure to put the ball to the right of Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

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Atletico was roared on by its fans but it was Isak who scored the second for the visitor shortly after halftime with a low strike that sneaked in off the left post.

Trailing 2-0, Atletico coach Diego Simeone made some attacking tweaks to his side such as bringing on Argentine winger Angel Correa. The changes had the desired effect as Joao Felix had space to set up Suarez with a perfect cross in the 61st minute and the former Barcelona striker headed in.

The move was almost replicated in the 77th minute, this time a low cross that Suarez tried to volley but was hit from behind by a defender. The referee did not initially give a penalty but, upon recommendation by VAR, went to check the pitchside monitor and changed his mind.

Suarez stepped up himself to convert the spot kick and rescue a point for Atleti, but he wasn't happy.

"The feeling is that we left two points on the pitch. It's one point that doesn't taste good," Suarez told reporters. "We played at home and we have to be stronger. La Liga is very strong and we need to go out there with more attention to details."

"I think we are the ones that should feel a bad taste in the mouth, that left two points on the pitch," said Sociedad defender Mikel Merino. "We were loyal to our style and played in a way that I think we deserved that win."

Celta wins 3-0, keeps Getafe winless

Santi Mina scored twice and Iago Aspas added another as Celta Vigo defeated last-place Getafe 3-0 Monday to keep its opponent winless.

Mina found the net in the 55th and 73rd minutes and Aspas scored in the 58th as the visitors ended a run of two straight losses.

Getafe played a man down from the 63rd after defender Djené Dakonam was sent off for a foul on Mina.

Getafe started the season with seven straight losses before drawing two consecutive matches entering Monday's game. Second-to-last-place Levante is the only other team without a league win.

It was the third victory of the season for Celta, which moved to 14th place, four points from the relegation zone.

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