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Sociedad win to stay on course for fourth

Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 0.15CET
Ivan Rakitić scored at both ends as Real Sociedad de Fútbol posted a comeback win at Sevilla FC to stay above Valencia CF in fourth, as Granada CF boosted their survival prospects.
Sociedad win to stay on course for fourth
Sociedad's Imanol Agirretxe celebrates scoring his 13th goal of the season ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 May 2013, 0.15CET

Sociedad win to stay on course for fourth

Ivan Rakitić scored at both ends as Real Sociedad de Fútbol posted a comeback win at Sevilla FC to stay above Valencia CF in fourth, as Granada CF boosted their survival prospects.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol posted a vital 2-1 comeback win at Sevilla FC which keeps them ahead of Valencia CF, who had earlier edged past Getafe CF.

With only two matches left Sociedad are in the driving seat to secure the coveted fourth place in the Liga. Phillipe Montanier's men fell behind to Ivan Rakitić's tenth-minute strike, but the Croatian international also scored the equaliser just six minutes later – inadvertently heading past his own goalkeeper. Imanol Agirretxe's excellent controlled finish – his 13th of the season – gave Sociedad a half-time lead they defended to the last.

The win was a necessary one, as Valencia had earlier beaten Getafe thanks to Jérémy Mathieu's goal on the cusp of half-time. Ernesto Valverde's men are level on points with Sociedad, but below them on head to head.

Granada CF, meanwhile, recorded a crucial victory over CA Osasuna which enabled them to leapfrog their opponents into 15th and boost their survival prospects. They are seven points clear of the danger zone with two fixtures remaining, though many of their rivals have a game in hand.

Last updated: 19/05/13 0.50CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 21/05/2013 00:41 CET

19/05/2013

BarcelonaBarcelona2-1ValladolidValladolid

Pedro Rodríguez 21, Valiente 42 (o.g.)

Pérez Alonso 89 (P)

Venue: Barcelona

19/05/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza1-2AthleticAthletic

Hélder Postiga 14

Llorente 80, Ibai Gómez 90+2

Venue: Zaragoza

19/05/2013

DeportivoDeportivo2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Bruno Gama 50, Nélson Oliveira 90+1

Venue: La Coruna

19/05/2013

LevanteLevante2-3Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Acquafresca 52, Iborra 86

Piti 20, 72 (P), Vázquez 56

Venue: Valencia

18/05/2013

SevillaSevilla1-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Rakitić 10, 16 (o.g.)

Agirretxe 24

Venue: Sevilla

18/05/2013

GranadaGranada3-0OsasunaOsasuna

El Arabi 23, Siqueira 80 (P), Buonanotte 90+3

Venue: Granada

18/05/2013

GetafeGetafe0-1ValenciaValencia

Mathieu 44

Venue: Madrid

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