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Sociedad pip Valencia to fourth spot

Published: Saturday 1 June 2013, 23.00CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol edged out RC Deportivo La Coruña 1-0 to leapfrog Valencia CF – stung 4-3 by Sevilla FC – into the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot.

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Published: Saturday 1 June 2013, 23.00CET

Sociedad pip Valencia to fourth spot

Real Sociedad de Fútbol edged out RC Deportivo La Coruña 1-0 to leapfrog Valencia CF – stung 4-3 by Sevilla FC – into the fourth and final UEFA Champions League spot.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol overcame RC Deportivo La Coruña 1-0 to send their opponents down and seal a place in next season's UEFA Champions League play-offs at the expense of Valencia CF. 

Philippe Montanier's team began the day a point behind fourth-placed Valencia and secured the win they required to overhaul their UEFA Champions League chasing rivals courtesy of Antoine Griezmann's 22nd-minute effort. Los Che, meanwhile, were stung by four goals from Sevilla FC striker Álvaro Negredo in a chastening 4-3 reverse.

Defeat for Deportivo meant they lost their top-flight status alongside Real Zaragoza, who succumbed 3-1 at home to Club Atlético de Madrid. RC Celta de Vigo survived the drop thanks to a slender 1-0 success against RCD Espanyol that condemned RCD Mallorca to relegation despite their 4-2 victory over Real Valladolid CF.

Elsewhere, José Mourinho signed off as Real Madrid CF coach in swashbuckling style. CA Osasuna fought back from two goals down in the capital before Karim Benzema and José Callejón hit back to ensure Madrid's undefeated home streak lasted the season. It was not such a memorable send-off for Málaga CF boss Manuel Pellegrini, though, as his side went down 4-1 at FC Barcelona.

As for Levante UD, they drew 1-1 with Real Betis Balompié, while Granada CF consigned Getafe CF to a 2-0 defeat. The match between Rayo Vallecano de Madrid and Athletic Club ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Last updated: 04/12/13 4.43CET


Spanish Liga 2012/13

Last updated: 11/07/2013 21:10 CET



Nacho Insa 15

Venue: Pontevedra



Negredo 40, 44 (P), 57, 61

Éver Banega 12, Soldado 56, 88

Venue: Sevilla



Hélder Postiga 89

Arda Turan 84, Diego Costa 90, 90+1

Venue: Zaragoza



Ríos 51

Molina 67

Venue: Valencia


DeportivoDeportivo0-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Griezmann 22

Venue: La Coruna



Alfaro 17, Martí 43, Dos Santos 58, Márquez 68

Alberto Bueno 30, Omar Ramos 72

Venue: Palma de Mallorca


Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-2AthleticAthletic

Vázquez 19, Piti 55

Susaeta 31, Aurtenetxe 48

Venue: Madrid



Nolito 29, El Arabi 63

Venue: Granada



Villa 3, Fàbregas 14, Montoya 16, Iniesta 52

Morales 56

Venue: Barcelona


Real MadridReal Madrid4-2OsasunaOsasuna

Higuaín 35, Essien 38, Benzema 69, José Callejón 87

Torres 52, Cejudo 63

Venue: Madrid

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