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Sociedad tighten grip on fourth with Valencia win

Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 23.06CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol closed in on UEFA Champions League football by defeating top-four aspirants Valencia CF 4-2, and there were wins too for Málaga CF and Granada CF.
Sociedad tighten grip on fourth with Valencia win
Real Sociedad celebrate victory against Valencia ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 28 April 2013, 23.06CET

Sociedad tighten grip on fourth with Valencia win

Real Sociedad de Fútbol closed in on UEFA Champions League football by defeating top-four aspirants Valencia CF 4-2, and there were wins too for Málaga CF and Granada CF.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol took a huge step towards securing UEFA Champions League football next term by defeating ambitious rivals Valencia CF 4-2.

When Roberto Soldado headed the visitors into a 25th-minute lead, it appeared as if Valencia could be set to leapfrog Sociedad into Spain's fourth and final UEFA Champions League berth. However, Iñigo Martínez converted a corner to level things up, before Gonzalo Castro and Imanol Agirretxe put the hosts in charge.

Jonas struck late on for Los Che, but Agirretxe added a second in added time as Sociedad kept themselves five points clear of their sixth-placed opponents. Level on points with Valencia in fifth, meanwhile, Málaga CF had Roque Santa Cruz and Weligton to thank for a 2-1 win against Getafe CF.

At the bottom, Granada CF wriggled two points clear of the relegation zone courtesy of a 1-0 victory at RCD Espanyol. In the game between Real Valladolid CF and Sevilla FC, finally, Álvaro Negredo's 19th Liga strike of the season wiped out Javi Guerra's opener to seal a 1-1 stalemate.

Last updated: 29/04/13 1.44CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2012/13

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Last updated: 29/04/2013 20:07 CET

28/04/2013

Real SociedadReal Sociedad4-2ValenciaValencia

Iñigo Martínez 34, Gonzalo Castro 73, Agirretxe 86, 90+4

Soldado 25, Jonas 90

Venue: San Sebastian

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ValladolidValladolid1-1SevillaSevilla

Guerra 41

Negredo 62 (P)

Venue: Valladolid

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MálagaMálaga2-1GetafeGetafe

Santa Cruz 40, Weligton 47

Valera 70

Venue: Malaga

28/04/2013

EspanyolEspanyol0-1GranadaGranada

Nolito 37

Venue: Barcelona

27/04/2013

ZaragozaZaragoza3-2MallorcaMallorca

Montanes 28, Hélder Postiga 60, Rochina 88

Hemed 11, Arizmendi 82

Venue: Zaragoza

27/04/2013

AtléticoAtlético1-2Real MadridReal Madrid

Falcao 4

Juanfran 13 (o.g.), Di María 63

Venue: Madrid

27/04/2013

AthleticAthletic2-2BarcelonaBarcelona

Susaeta 27, Ander Herrera 90

Messi 67, Alexis Sánchez 69

Venue: Bilbao

27/04/2013

LevanteLevante0-1CeltaCelta

Fernandez 20

Venue: Valencia

26/04/2013

Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano2-2OsasunaOsasuna

Delibašić 7, Piti 57

Loe 8, Arribas 13

Venue: Madrid

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