Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has praised Real Sociedad after his side were deservedly defeated 3-0 by La Real at the Anoeta Stadium on Thursday evening.
Los Colchoneros went into the game knowing that a victory would strengthen their grip on second place after Real Madrid could only draw 1-1 to Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday evening.
However, Atletico fell behind
Imanol Alguacil's side continued to dominate the woeful visitors in the second half and doubled their advantage in the 80th minute when Juanmi chipped an excellent effort over Oblak before the Spaniard scored his second and Sociedad's third with a fine header seconds from time.
Atletico have now failed to win any of their last four games away from the
The former Lazio boss also saved praise for his opposition on the night.
Los Colchoneros will next play host to Real Betis in the league on Sunday before they travel to London to face Arsenal in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday.