La Liga & Serie A: Sociedad drops Atletico; Napoli, Lazio finish level

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A roundup of Saturday’s action in Spain and Italy’s top flights…

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Real Sociedad 2-0 Atletico Madrid

Atletico could lose some ground in La Liga’s title race after suffering defeat against Sociedad at the Estadio Anoeta. Carlos Vela and Willian Jose each scored from the penalty spot for the hosts, sinking Diego Simeone’s chances of returning to the top of Spain’s top flight. Sociedad managed to keep Atletico’s dangerous attack in check for much of the match, limiting Simeone’s group to just two shots on target.

However, Kevin Gameiro had the best opportunity to break the deadlock in the opening stanza after hitting the post in the 28th minute. Atletico currently sits third in La Liga, while the victory for Sociedad brings the club up to sixth place.

Elsewhere in La Liga

Granada 1-1 Deportivo La Coruna
Osasuna 0-1 Alaves
Las Palmas 1-0 Eibar

Sunday’s La Liga schedule

Real Madrid vs. Leganes — 6 a.m. ET
Celta Vigo vs. Valencia — 10:15 a.m. ET
Espanyol vs. Athletic Bilbao — 10:15 p.m. ET
Villareal vs. Real Betis — 12:30 p.m. ET
Sevilla vs. Barcelona — 2:45 p.m. ET

Torino 5-1 Cagliari

Andrea Belotti scored on both sides of halftime to pace Torino to a big win over Cagliari on Saturday. It took the Torino man just two minutes to put the hosts in front, before capping off the team’s scoring from the penalty spot in the 59th minute. Cagliari earned a consolation inside of five minutes before halftime, but it wasn’t enough as the ninth place side was overwhelming by Torino, who moves up to seventh in the Serie A table.

Napoli 1-1 Lazio

Marek Hamsik and Keita Balde Diao scored two minutes apart to give their sides a share of the points at Stadio San Paolo. The Slovakian got things going for Napoli in the 52nd minute after Hamsik put home a powerful left-footed effort. Diao then responded soon after with an equally impressive finish. Lazio moves into third place in Italy’s top flight with the draw, while Napoli remains fifth on 21 points.

Sunday’s Serie A schedule

Pescara vs. Empoli — 6:30 a.m. ET
Chievo Verona vs. Juventus — 9 a.m. ET
Genoa vs. Udinese — 9 a.m. ET
Palermo vs. AC Milan — 9 a.m. ET
Sassuolo vs. Atalanta — 9 a.m. ET
Fiorentina vs. Sampdoria — 12 p.m. ET
Inter Milan vs. Crotone — 12 p.m. ET
Roma vs. Bologna — 2:45 p.m. ET