Sorry Real Madrid lose at home to Sociedad while Barcelona edge past Getafe

Real Madrid started the new year on a sour note as they slumped to a 0-2 shock home defeat to Real Sociedad leaving Los Bloncos further adrift from League table.

Willian José opened the scoring from the penalty spot inside three minutes and, after Lucas Vázquez was sent off just after the hour mark.

Ruben Pardo wrapped up a brilliant victory for Real Sociedad who had only won this fixture once in their last 22 attempts..

The honeymoon period Solari enjoyed in November though after replacing Julen Lopetegui is well and truly over. 

This loss, coming after the draw away to Villarreal on Wednesday, means Madrid sit fifth, outside even the Champions League places.

However, At the Coliseum Alfonso Perez Stadium, Barcelona won 2-1 at Getafe to extend their lead at the top of La Liga. Messi scored his 16th league goal of the season and Suárez bagged his 12th as Barça went 2-0 up in the first half, while Jaime Mata pulled one back for Getafe before the break.

2nd Placed Atletico Madrid have the brilliance of Antoine Griezmann to thank After his stunning free-kick earned them a 1-1 draw at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Sevilla took a deserved lead at a packed and rocking Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in the 37th minute with a close-range strike from Wissam Ben Yedder following a clever team move.Atletico drew level at the end of the first half through Griezmann’s sizzling set piece.

The draw preserved Atletico Madrid’s status as chief challengers to Barcelona as they remain second on the log.