Real Madrid top La Liga
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