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Real Madrid took over the top spot in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday, beating Real Sociedad 2-1 at Anoeta Stadium, where Sergio Ramos became the top goalscoring defender of the league’s history.

Converting the penalty kick in the 50th minute after a goalless first half, Real Madrid captain Ramos became the La Liga’s all-time top goal scoring defender with 68 goals.

The previous record holder was a former Barcelona player, Ronald Koeman as the ex-Dutch defender scored 67 goals in the La Liga.

Koeman played for Barcelona in 1989-1995.

Shortly after, record-breaking Ramos had to leave the pitch over a collision with Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, Eder Militao came on in the 60th minute.

French forward Karim Benzema doubled the lead for Real Madrid in the 70th minute.

Sociedad’s late-effort was not enough to scrape one point from the current league leaders as Spanish midfielder Mikel Merino was scorer, 1-2.

Both Real Madrid and Barcelona now have 65 points, with eight weeks to go in the league.

On Friday, Barcelona drew against Sevilla 0-0 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, Seville.

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla aren’t in the race for the 2020 championship but they are competing for the third place.

Third-placed Atletico and Sevilla, who are in the fourth spot, have 52 points.

On Saturday Atletico Madrid beat Real Valladolid 1-0 in Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano Stadium over a late header scored by Spanish winger Vitolo Machin.

Week 30 results:

Real Mallorca – Leganes: 1-1

Granada – Villarreal: 0-1

Sevilla – Barcelona: 0-0

Espanyol – Levante: 1-3

Athletic Bilbao – Real Betis: 1-0

Getafe – Eibar: 1-1

Atletico Madrid – Real Valladolid: 1-0

Celta Vigo – Deportivo Alaves: 6-0

Valencia – Osasuna: 2-0

Real Sociedad – Real Madrid: 1-2

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