REAL SOCIEDAD

Real Sociedad, just one penalty miss in eight seasons

The only miss from the spot in this time came in 2012 against Real Betis when Imanol Agirretxe failed to convert from 11m.

Real Sociedad, just one penalty miss in eight seasons
AMAIA ZABALO DIARIO AS

Real Sociedad were on target on two occasions on Saturday as spot kicks from Carlos Vela and Willian José were enough to secure maximum points at Anoeta with a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid.

The San Sebastian club have the best recent accuracy record in Spanish football with the "Txuriurdin" just missing one kick from the eleven meter mark in the past eight seasons and that came back in 2012 when Imanol Agirretxe failed to convert in a game against Real Betis.

WILLIAN JOSE

Xabi Prieto is La Real's regular penalty taker but on Saturday was happy to let Vela and Jose have their opportunity from the 12 yard mark.

Real Sociedad's Xabi Prieto

Prieto has the best personal record of penalty takers currently active in LaLiga having scored with 21 of his 22 spot kicks during his time with Real Sociedad since breaking into the first team in 2003.