Real Sociedad regain sole La Liga lead

Joseph Aidoo of Celta de Vigo competes for the ball with Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad during the La Liga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Vigo, Spain.

Real Sociedad have broken the four-way tie at the top of the Spanish league with a 2-0 win at Celta Vigo.

Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo scored second-half goals to put the Basque Country club back in sole possession of the lead after 11 matches. They are three points ahead of Real Madrid, Sevilla and Real Betis.

Madrid and Sevilla, who drew their matches on Wednesday, have a game in hand while Betis, coming off a win against Valencia, have played the same amount of games as Sociedad. Madrid were held by Osasuna at home and Sevilla drew at Mallorca.

The win extended Sociedad's unbeaten run to 10 straight league matches, with seven wins and three draws, including 2-2 at defending champions Atletico Madrid last Sunday.

Atletico conceded a last-minute penalty as they were held 2-2 by struggling Levante, to fall further behind in the title race.

Diego Simeone's men were on course to grab all three points after going 2-1 ahead following substitute Matheus Cunha's stunning 76th minute strike.

But for the second time on Thursday, Atletico surrendered their lead through a penalty, following a handball by Renan Lodi.

Enis Bardhi converted his second spot kick of the game in the 90th-minute to hand 19th-placed Levante a share of the points.

Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goal during the LaLiga Santander match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Sociedad at Abanca-Balaídos on October 28, 2021 in Vigo, Spain.

Antoine Griezmann scored his first league goal of the season with a header to give Atletico the lead in the 12th minute.

The result left Atletico in sixth place with 19 points from 10 games, five adrift of surprise leaders Sociedad, who haven't lost in 13 consecutive matches in all competitions with their only defeat coming in the league opener against Barcelona at the Camp Nou Stadium.

Celta Vigo, who have lost five of their six matches at home this season, stayed in 14th place with 10 points from 11 matches.

Isak opened the scoring for Sociedad from close range in the 54th minute after video review intervened to reverse an offside call. Elustondo added to the lead after a corner in the 79th.

Atletico can enter the group of teams tied for second with a win at Levante, who are yet to win this season. The team coached by Diego Simeone has a game in hand over Sociedad.

Last-place Getafe remained the only other team without a win after conceding an equaliser seven minutes into second-half stoppage time at Granada.

Former Getafe striker Jorge Molina scored the late goal for the hosts with a header following a corner.

Enes Unal had put Getafe ahead in the 36th.

Granada forward Luis Suarez missed a penalty in the 78th.

Granada, who have won only once this season, stayed just outside the relegation zone, five points ahead of Getafe.

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