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Celta Vigo 0-2 Real Sociedad: The visitors extend their lead at the top of LaLiga to three points

Celta Vigo 0-2 Real Sociedad: The visitors extend the lead at the top of LaLiga to three points thanks to goals from Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo

  • Real Sociedad extend their lead at the top of LaLiga with a victory over Celta de Vigo
  • Alexander Isak and Aritz Elustondo scored goals in the second half for the Society
  • Former Brighton and Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan was in brilliant form for the visitors
  • The Imanol Alguacil Society, three points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid


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Real Sociedad rose to the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Celta de Vigo.

La Sociedad has been the surprise package of the season and extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games, placing three points ahead of Real Madrid, who have a game in hand, at the top.

Having survived a Celta onslaught in the first half, Alexander Isak opened the scoring for the visitors nine minutes after the restart when he took advantage of an empty net.

Real Sociedad went three points ahead at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Celta de Vigo

Real Sociedad went three points ahead at the top of LaLiga with a 2-0 win over Celta de Vigo

Despite Celta's dominance in the first half, Alexander Isak (right) scored Real's first goal

Despite Celta's dominance in the first half, Alexander Isak (right) scored Real's first goal

Despite Celta’s dominance in the first half, Alexander Isak (right) scored Real’s first goal

Aritz Elustondo made the game safe with 11 minutes remaining when he headed home from a corner.

Celta will be scratching their heads over how the scoring ended with former Arsenal and Brighton goalkeeper Maty Ryan in commanding form, making six saves over the course of 90 minutes.

The highlight of the Australian stopper’s match was a brilliant double stop for Denis Suárez and Santi Mina minutes before the half-time break.

Aritz Elustondo (center) finished off the points in the 79th minute with a header from a corner

Aritz Elustondo (center) finished off the points in the 79th minute with a header from a corner

Aritz Elustondo (center) finished off the points in the 79th minute with a header from a corner

That double stop looked even more impressive when Isak put the visitors in front in the 54th minute for the Swedish forward’s second goal of the season.

Ryan then produced another brilliant double stop to deny former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas, with the Society goalkeeper denying Mina once again on the rebound.

Elustondo closed the three vital points when he hit a Mikel Merino corner kick with his head as the rain began to fall in Galicia.

Under club legend Imanol Alguacil, the Society continues its rise in Spanish soccer after winning the Copa del Rey final earlier this year.

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