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Sociedad top La Liga despite Eibar slip

Real Sociedad have returned to the top of the Spanish league despite being held 1-1 at home by Eibar.

The San Sebastian-based club pulled level with Atletico Madrid on points but moved into first place on total goals scored, with the two teams having the same goal difference.

Atletico, who have played two fewer games than Sociedad, suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday when falling 2-0 at city rivals Real Madrid.

Ander Barrenetxea put Sociedad ahead in the 20th minute with a powerful strike from the edge of the area.

The 18-year-old forward pounced on a clearance and lashed the ball off the crossbar and into the net.

Eibar improved in the second half, led by the playmaking of Bryan Gil.

The midfielder, on loan from Sevilla, set up the 65th-minute equaliser after dribbling past two defenders on the left and crossing for Takashi Inui, who squared for fellow halftime substitute Sergi Enrich to score.

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