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Carlos Vela and Willian Jose each converted from the spot to give the home side the three points, while Real Madrid and Barcelona could pull ahead of the visitors in the table.
Atletico Madrid’s title challenge suffered a major setback after they were beaten 2-0 by Real Sociedad at Anoeta courtesy of second-half penalties from Carlos Vela and Willian Jose.
Former Arsenal forward Vela coolly converted his fourth goal in 11 league outings after Gabi had clumsily fouled Yuri. Brazilian Willian Jose added a second with 15 minutes remaining as Atletico suffered their second defeat of the season.
Saturday’s setback means Atletico will be six points behind city rivals Real Madrid if Zinedine Zidane’s men see off Leganes as expected on Sunday.
The visitors were looking at Antoine Griezmann to make the difference against his former team, with the Frenchman scoring three goals in four Liga games against Real since his move to the Vicente Calderon in 2014.
The 25-year-old had netted six goals in nine league appearances heading into the encounter and was high on confidence following his double in the 2-1 Champions League win over Rostov on Tuesday.
But he did not make much of an impact, failing to test home goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli throughout.