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Real Sociedad, Athletic triumph on opening day

Published: Saturday 17 August 2013, 22.48CET
UEFA Champions League play-off entrants Real Sociedad de Fútbol kicked off the new season with a victory over Getafe CF, while Athletic Club and Valencia CF also won.
Real Sociedad, Athletic triumph on opening day
Carlos Vela set Real Sociedad on their way to victory against Getafe ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 17 August 2013, 22.48CET

Real Sociedad, Athletic triumph on opening day

UEFA Champions League play-off entrants Real Sociedad de Fútbol kicked off the new season with a victory over Getafe CF, while Athletic Club and Valencia CF also won.

UEFA Champions League play-off entrants Real Sociedad de Fútbol began the new season with a home win against Getafe CF, while Athletic Club and Valencia CF also triumphed.

Real Sociedad will go into their UEFA Champions League play-off against Olympique Lyonnais full of confidence after securing an opening-day victory over Getafe. Former Arsenal FC striker Carlos Vela broke the deadlock three minutes before half-time and Haris Seferovic put the result beyond doubt in the 70th minute.

Athletic made a similarly good start to the campaign. Markel Susaeta gave them a 28th-minute lead at Valladolid and although Patrick Ebert equalised just three minutes later, Spanish Under-21 international Iker Muniain clinched maximum points five minutes after the break. In the day's late game UEFA Europa League group stage entrants Valencia squeezed past Málaga CF thanks to a Ricardo Costa goal.

Last updated: 05/09/13 7.47CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/10/2013 18:41 CET

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ValenciaValencia1-0MálagaMálaga

Ricardo Costa 64

Venue: Valencia

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ValladolidValladolid1-2AthleticAthletic

Ebert 31

Susaeta 28, Muniain 50

Venue: Valladolid

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-0GetafeGetafe

Vela 42, Seferovic 70

Venue: San Sebastian

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