Real Madrid suffered a heavy defeat in La Liga on Sunday.

The reigning champion lost 4-1 against Valencia in a remarkable duel.

Real Sociedad won 2-0 against Granada and is the surprising leader.

Valencia secured the victory from the penalty spot.

Marc Soler used no less than three penalties and thus signed for a hat-trick.

Real defender Raphaël Varane helped the home club even further in the saddle with an own goal.

Real Sociedad took the lead in La Liga.

The team from San Sebastian won 2-0 at home against Granada, which had only seven players from the A-selection due to a corona outbreak.

Granada, PSV's group member in the Europa League, had submitted a request to the Spanish Football Association RFEF to postpone the league game in the Basque Country, but that proposal was rejected.

The rules in Spain prescribe that a club must take action if it has seven players from the A-selection.

In addition, a club with players from the second team or with youth players must be able to supplement the selection to at least thirteen names.

Granada coach Diego Martínez had to supplement his group with players from other teams who are eligible to play.

For example, Angel Jimenez was an eighteen-year-old keeper under the bar who had never been in the A-selection.

Sociedad, which won 1-0 against AZ in the Europa League on Thursday, only needed half an hour to take a reassuring 2-0 lead through goals from Nacho Monreal and Mikel Oyarzabal.

The home team then finished the game at half power.

Sociedad hits Villarreal and Atlético Madrid with twenty points from nine matches in the standings.

Real Madrid can come back to one point on Sunday with a win at Valencia (kick-off at 9 p.m.), the new leader.

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