Arda Turan stars in Atletico Madrid win over Real Sociedad

Atletico Madrid beat Real Sociedad 2-0 at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Tuesday to move six points within La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Turkish international Arda Turan started for Atleti and hit the post within the first minute.

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Gonzalez scored an own goal just a minute later and Antoine Griezmann doubled the home sides lead in the first half.

Griezman now has 16 goals for the Rojiblancos this season.

Turan worked well with Gamez down the right-hand side and put in a characteristically hard working performance.

The 28-year-old became the first Turkish born player to win the La Liga as Atleti won their first league title since 1996 last season and was part of the same side that reached the Champions League final.

The Turkish international has won the Europa League, European Super Cup, Spanish Cup and La Liga since joining Atleti from Galatasaray.

Turan has been struggling with injuries recently but is expected to be ready for the La Liga title holders Champions League clash against Real Madrid next week.