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Where: Vicente Calderon Stadium.
When: Sunday 2 February, 18.00 GMT.
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Atletico Madrid have a brilliant opportunity to go top of La Liga when they take on Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
Title rivals Barcelona slumped to a surprise 2-3 home defeat to Valencia on Saturday, meaning Diego Simeone’s men can take a three point lead at the top with victory in this clash.
Atletico have been in superb form so far this season and put recent draws in the league behind them when strolling to a 2-4 win over Rayo Vallecano last time out in the Spanish top tier.
The side are also through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey and will play a repeat of last year’s final with city rivals Real Madrid, after beating Athletic Bilbao over two legs.
Most importantly for the side was Diego Costa’s strike in the second leg, as the forward ended a dry patch in front of goal that had stretched back over a month.
However, this result is by no means already decided as after finishing fourth last term, Sociedad have looked good again in 2013/14 and are currently sixth.
The arrival of Sergio Canales from Valencia in the January transfer window has bolstered their attack, although Dani Estrada (thigh), Alberto de la Bella (foot/ankle) and Esteban Granero (knee) will all be out of this fixture.
For Atleti Mario Suarez is absent with a knee injury, whilst left-back Filipe Luis faces six weeks on the sidelines due to a hamstring tear.