Barcelona's loss takes Real Madrid to the top

Barcelona lost to Real Sociedad which helped Real Madrid jump to the top of the table after the team won 3-0 against Elche.

updated: February 23, 2014 13:15 IST
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Madrid: After a dramatic day of football, the BBVA premier Liga saw Barcelona slip and Real Madrid leapfrog to the top of the table, going three points clear of reigning champions and leaders Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid's 3-0 win at home to Elche, coupled with Barca's 3-1 defeat away to Real Sociedad marked the change at the top, reports Xinhua.

Barca kicked off knowing they needed a win in order to retain their leadership, but they were always second best to a magnificently organized Real Sociedad, who played intelligent football and used the pace of Carlos Vela and Antoine Griezmann to win the game.

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