Real Sociedad strengthened its hold on a Europa League spot after topping 10-man Elche 2-0 in the Spanish league on Friday. Aritz Elustondo put the hosts ahead in the 72nd minute and Mikel Oyarzabal sealed the victory in stoppage time to increase Sociedad’s advantage in fifth place. The Basque Country team opened a four-point gap to sixth-placed Villarreal and has a five-point lead over seventh-placed Real Betis.
Atletico Madrid stayed in charge of La Liga's four-way title race by earning a nerve-shredding 1-0 victory at struggling Elche on Saturday, riding their luck to the extreme when the hosts missed a penalty in stoppage time. Marcos Llorente scored the only goal with a deflected shot in the 23rd minute but gave away the penalty in the 90th after a careless handball as Atleti defended a free kick after sitting on their slim lead rather than looking to put the game to bed.
Atletico Madrid facesElche in a La Liga match at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in Elche, Spain, on Saturday, May 1, 2021 (5/1/21). Fans can watch the match for free via a trial of fuboTV. Raw HTML blockEdit Here’s what you need to know: What: La Liga Who: Elche vs. Atletico Madrid When: Saturday, May 1, 2021 Time: 10:15 a.m.
|Champions League (League Winners): Atlético de Madrid|
|Champions League (League Position): Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla|
|Europa Cup (League Position): Real Sociedad, Villarreal|
|Conference League (League Position): Real Betis|
|Relegation (League Position): Huesca, Elche, Eibar|