Sociedad match Valencia win

Real Sociedad ensured Valencia's stay in the top four was a brief one as they registered a crucial victory at Sevilla.

Last Updated: 18/05/13 at 23:33 Post Comment

Imanol Agirretxe: Key goal for Real Sociedad

Imanol Agirretxe: Key goal for Real Sociedad

Sociedad won 2-1 in Seville to reclaim the advantage in the race for the final Champions League spot in Spain.

Ivan Rakitic put Sevilla ahead in the 10th minute but he turned from hero to villain seven minutes later with a headed own goal.

Imanol Agirretxe then scored what turned out to be a winner with Sevilla then having unused substitute Jose Antonio Reyes given a straight red card and sent from the bench.

Earlier in the evening a solitary goal by Jeremy Mathieu was enough for Valencia to see off Getafe 1-0 in Madrid.

The French centre-back struck just before half-time to give the visitors the lead in what was a largely uneventful match at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

The result means Getafe missed an opportunity to gain ground in their bid to qualify for the Europa League and remain in ninth place in the table.

Elsewhere, Granada took a huge step towards securing their La Liga future with a 3-0 victory over fellow strugglers Osasuna.

Youssef El Arabi's 23rd-minute goal gave Granada the lead and victory was all but secured when Fernando Nano felled Yacine Brahimi in the penalty area with 10 minutes remaining.

Nano saw red and Guilherme Siqueira's cheeky dinked penalty wrapped up three vital points, before Diego Buonanotte added gloss to the scoreline late on.

The win sends Granada seven points clear of the relegation zone but Osasuna will be looking anxiously over their shoulders, especially with a final-day clash with Real Madrid awaiting them.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property