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Real Sociedad maintain momentum, Espanyol spared

Published: Thursday 20 December 2012, 23.02CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol extended their unbeaten run to seven Liga matches with a 2-1 victory against Sevilla FC, while RCD Espanyol eased any lingering relegation fears.
Real Sociedad maintain momentum, Espanyol spared
Philippe Montanier's side have not lost in seven league outings ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 20 December 2012, 23.02CET

Real Sociedad maintain momentum, Espanyol spared

Real Sociedad de Fútbol extended their unbeaten run to seven Liga matches with a 2-1 victory against Sevilla FC, while RCD Espanyol eased any lingering relegation fears.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol maintained their mid-season momentum with a 2-1 home win against Sevilla FC on an evening when RCD Espanyol and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid also prevailed. 

Mexican international Carlos Vela gave Philippe Montanier's team the perfect start after 18 minutes with his sixth goal of the season, before Gary Medel levelled shortly after the break. Alberto De La Bella restored the hosts' advantage, while Sevilla's task became an arduous one when Jorge Andújar Moreno was sent off. 

Goals in either half from Simão and Christian Stuani proved sufficient for Espanyol to claim a 2-0 win against bottom club RC Deportivo La Coruña, whose winless sequence stands at seven league games. In the early kick-off, meanwhile, Rayo Vallecano defeated Levante UD 3-0. Second-half strikes from Piti and José Ignacio Martínez García put them in a commanding position, before Franco Vázquez completed the formalities. 

Last updated: 21/12/12 10.32CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 05/07/2013 22:58 CET

20/12/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-1SevillaSevilla

Vela 18, De La Bella 69

Medel 49

Venue: San Sebastian

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EspanyolEspanyol2-0DeportivoDeportivo

Simão 30, Stuani 88

Venue: Barcelona

20/12/2012

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano3-0LevanteLevante

Martínez García 59, Piti 80, Vázquez 90+4

Venue: Madrid

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