La Liga: Sociedad unable to capitalise on Atletico slip

The home side took the lead in the 20th minute with a thumping strike from Ander Barrenetxea in off the crossbar, but Eibar equalised with a scrappy goal from striker Sergi Enrich in the 65th.
Eibar's Spanish forward Sergi Enrich (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and SD Eibar at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on December 13, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)(AFP)
Eibar's Spanish forward Sergi Enrich (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Sociedad and SD Eibar at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on December 13, 2020. (Photo by ANDER GILLENEA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Real Sociedad passed up the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Basque neighbours Eibar on Sunday, failing to capitalise on Atletico Madrid’s derby defeat to Real Madrid a day earlier.

The home side took the lead in the 20th minute with a thumping strike from Ander Barrenetxea in off the crossbar, but Eibar equalised with a scrappy goal from striker Sergi Enrich in the 65th.

Sociedad thought they had snatched a winner when Igor Zubeldia bundled the ball into the net, but a VAR review ruled the effort out for offside, while Enrich missed a glorious chance to grab all three points for Eibar moments later.

Sociedad climbed back to the top of the table on 26 points after 13 games, level with second-placed Atletico Madrid who have two games in hand.

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