Real Madrid top La Liga

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Madrid: Real Madrid went to the top

of La Liga thanks to a hard-fought vic­tory at Real So­ciedad.

Zine­dine Zi­dane’s side are level on points with Barca, who drew 0-0 with Sevilla on Fri­day, but go top be­cause of their su­pe­rior head-to-head record.

Ser­gio Ramos’ penalty after the lively Vini­cius Jr was fouled gave the visi­tors the lead.

Karim Ben­zema dou­bled their ad­van­tage be­fore Mikel Merino’s strike set up a tense fi­nale.

Madrid - who have only won one La Liga ti­tle since 2012 - are now eight vic­to­ries away from win­ning the league.

Barcelona host Ath­letic Bil­bao to­day with Real at home to Mal­lorca to­mor­row.

Re­sults: Celta Vigo 6-0 Alves, Va­len­cia 2-0 Osasuna, Real So­ciedad 1-2 Real Madrid.-BBC Sports

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