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Dos Santos inspires Villarreal to Real Sociedad win

Published: Monday 13 January 2014, 23.59CET
Giovani dos Santos scored twice and claimed two assists as Villarreal CF beat Real Sociedad de Fútbol 5-1 to leapfrog their opponents into fifth place in the Liga standings.
Dos Santos inspires Villarreal to Real Sociedad win
Villarreal celebrate after a Giovani dos Santos goal against Real Sociedad ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 13 January 2014, 23.59CET

Dos Santos inspires Villarreal to Real Sociedad win

Giovani dos Santos scored twice and claimed two assists as Villarreal CF beat Real Sociedad de Fútbol 5-1 to leapfrog their opponents into fifth place in the Liga standings.

Giovani dos Santos scored two and set up two more as Villarreal CF overwhelmed Real Sociedad de Fútbol 5-1 to climb above their opponents into fifth place in the Liga.

Villarreal went into the game without a win in five outings at El Madrigal, but that abject form was forgotten amid a scintillating first hour. Dos Santos was at the heart of it, finding the net twice in the first half and teeing up another for Ikechukwu Uche. The pair combined again on 55 minutes, Uche taking his tally to five in two outings, before Moi Gómez got in on the act.

Imanol Agirretxe pulled one back on the hour and to their credit Real Sociedad continued to press, but the damage had been done. The man responsible for that, Dos Santos, exited to a standing ovation with 16 minutes left and his team now lie two points ahead of La Real and two behind fourth-place Athletic Club.

Last updated: 14/01/14 1.04CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/01/2014 23:51 CET

13/01/2014

VillarrealVillarreal5-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Dos Santos 16, 33, Uche 27, 55, Moi Gómez 58

Agirretxe 60

Venue: Castellon

12/01/2014

LevanteLevante1-0MálagaMálaga

Barral 19

Venue: Valencia

12/01/2014

EspanyolEspanyol0-1Real MadridReal Madrid

Pepe 55

Venue: Barcelona

12/01/2014

BetisBetis1-2OsasunaOsasuna

Molina 80

Torres 2, Jordi 57 (og)

Venue: Sevilla

12/01/2014

GetafeGetafe0-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Alberto Bueno 29

Venue: Madrid

11/01/2014

ElcheElche1-1SevillaSevilla

Herrera 82

Daniel Carriço 89

Venue: Elche

11/01/2014

AtléticoAtlético0-0BarcelonaBarcelona

Venue: Madrid

11/01/2014

CeltaCelta2-1ValenciaValencia

Dias de Oliveira 50, 78

Parejo 23

Venue: Pontevedra

11/01/2014

AthleticAthletic6-1AlmeríaAlmería

Rico Moreno 6, Ander Herrera 10, Laporte 30, Aritz Aduriz 52, Ibai Gómez 68, 86 (P)

Hélder Barbosa 34

Venue: Bilbao

10/01/2014

GranadaGranada4-0ValladolidValladolid

Murillo 12, Recio 22, 54, El Arabi 78

Venue: Granada

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