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Atletico Madrid confirmed to San Sebastian that it is one of the most in form football teams in Europe! Diego Simeone’s team defeated Real Sociedad 1-0 and has ten consecutive victories in all competitions.

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As last season, when he managed a hat-trick at Anoeta, Atletico’s hero was Radamel Falcao. The Colombian striker was saver in the 42nd minute, when he rejected Griezmann’s head shot toward the goal left empty by Courtois. The Basques were more dangerous in the end of the first half and claimed a penalty at Gabi’s and Godin’s interventions in the box, but the referee Ayza Gamez left the game to continue.

Real Sociedad could blow to the counter-attack in the 82nd minute, but Carlos Vela sent a disappointing shot from an excellent position. Montanier Phillippe’s team was punished for missed opportunities in the final minute when Falcao has performed flawlessly a free kick and got to nine goals this season in the Primera Division. “With Falcao, everything is possible!” headlined MARCA after the Colombian’s success, who ended a series of eight matches without defeat at home for Sociedad. With this goal, Madrid striker came to nine goals in the top scorers table in this season.

Starting line-ups:

Real Sociedad: Zubikairai – Dani Estrada, Mikel Gonzales, Inigo Martinez, De la Bella – Bergara, Vela, Assier Illarramendi – Xabi Priesto (’66 Castro), Agirretxe (’79 Ruben Pardo), Griezmann (’84 Ifran). Coach: Philippe Montanier.

Atletico: Courtois – Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis – Mario Suarez, Gabi – Adrian (’86 Diego Costa), Raul Garcia (’62 Rodriguez), Koke (’81 Emre) – Falcao. Coach: Diego Simeone.

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