LIGA - Espanyol prevents Real Sociedad from top spot

28.11.2021 22:40 of D.B. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
LIGA - Espanyol prevents Real Sociedad from top spot
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Real Sociedad's 13-match unbeaten league record came to an end on Sunday as they lost 1-0 at Espanyol, allowing Real Madrid to reclaim top spot in La Liga.

Yangel Herrera scored a late winner to keep Sociedad one point behind Real Madrid, who play third-placed Sevilla later Sunday after having played two extra games.

Sociedad dominated for lengthy periods but struggled to produce many chances, with Adnan Januzaj hitting the crossbar in the 63rd minute coming the closest.

Herrera, a Venezuelan international, made them pay 13 minutes from time with a deflected attempt, his first goal for Espanyol since signing on loan from Manchester City.

However, the top spot in the rankings could still be up for grabs later, since Sevilla is only two points behind Real Madrid ahead of their trip to Madrid.

With a win in Cadiz, reigning champions Atletico Madrid can move up to second place from fifth.