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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Pape Diop (66')
  • Alexander Isak (82')

Sociedad go level with leaders Barca after edging past Celta

Real Sociedad went level on points with La Liga leaders Barcelona after riding their luck to snatch a 1-0 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday, continuing their superb start to the campaign.

Sweden international Alexander Isak came off the bench to decide the match with nine minutes remaining, meeting a pass from Martin Odegaard with his back to goal and freeing himself from two defenders to score.

Celta forward Santi Mina missed two clear chances to give his side the lead before halftime and the match began to slip from the hosts after Pape Cheikh was sent off for a second yellow card midway through the second half.

The win takes Sociedad second with Barca on 19 points after 10 games although the Catalans have a game in hand after the 'Clasico' against Real Madrid, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed until December due to security concerns.

Atletico Madrid, who also have 19 points, are third after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-0 on Saturday.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 16 +23 35
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 16 +5 31
4 Real Sociedad 17 +8 28
5 Getafe 16 +8 27
6 Athletic Bilbao 17 +7 27
7 Atletico Madrid 16 +6 26
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 17 +2 24
10 Osasuna 16 +4 23
11 Levante 17 -4 23
12 Real Betis 16 -5 22
13 Villarreal 16 +4 19
14 Real Valladolid 16 -4 19
15 Alavés 17 -6 19
16 Eibar 17 -13 16
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 16 -11 13
19 Leganes 17 -16 10
20 Espanyol 16 -20 9