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La Real and Villarreal give up ground

Published: Sunday 30 March 2014, 23.01CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol and Villarreal CF both endured 1-1 draws on Sunday as the duo's hopes of achieving UEFA Champions League football next season took a blow.
La Real and Villarreal give up ground
Chori Castro put Sociedad ahead ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 30 March 2014, 23.01CET

La Real and Villarreal give up ground

Real Sociedad de Fútbol and Villarreal CF both endured 1-1 draws on Sunday as the duo's hopes of achieving UEFA Champions League football next season took a blow.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol's hopes of catching fourth-placed Athletic Club took a dent as they drew 1-1 at CA Osasuna, while Villarreal CF's ambitions of achieving UEFA Champions League football also suffered.

It appeared La Real would close within four points of their Basque neighbours when they went ahead on seven minutes thanks to Chori Castro's cool finish. However, Oriol Riera found the target on 59 minutes for the struggling hosts, heading in Roberto Torres's free-kick after earlier hitting the woodwork.

That result leaves La Real a point ahead of Villarreal, who were held 1-1 at home by Elche FC. The visitors went ahead via a Damián Suárez penalty on 31 minutes after Alberto Botía had been fouled by Jérémy Perbet, but Jonathan Pereira got the equaliser two minutes before the break, slotting in from Moi Gómez's clever pass.

Valencia CF failed to move within six points of Villarreal as they suffered a 3-1 home loss to Getafe CF. Starting the day in the relegation places, Getafe fell behind to an Eduardo Vargas strike but emerged victors thanks to efforts from Ángel Lafita, Ciprian Marica and Pedro León, while Los Che had captain Jérémy Mathieu dismissed late on.

As for Real Valladolid CF, they moved out of the relegation places and above UD Almería by condemning their rivals to a 1-0 defeat, Manucho tapping in after six minutes before Almería lost Marco Torsiglieri to a red card.

Last updated: 31/03/14 11.58CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/03/2014 22:51 CET

30/03/2014

ValenciaValencia1-3GetafeGetafe

Vargas 6

Lafita 25, Marica 27, Pedro León 88

Venue: Valencia

30/03/2014

VillarrealVillarreal1-1ElcheElche

Jonathan Pereira 43

Suárez 31 (P)

Venue: Castellon

30/03/2014

OsasunaOsasuna1-1Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Oriol Riera 59

Castro 7

Venue: Pamplona

30/03/2014

ValladolidValladolid1-0AlmeríaAlmería

Manucho 6

Venue: Valladolid

29/03/2014

Real MadridReal Madrid5-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Ronaldo 15, Carvajal 55, Bale 68, 70, Morata 78

Venue: Madrid

29/03/2014

AthleticAthletic1-2AtléticoAtlético

Muniain 6

Diego Costa 22, Koke 55

Venue: Bilbao

29/03/2014

CeltaCelta1-0SevillaSevilla

Nolito 87 (P)

Venue: Pontevedra

29/03/2014

EspanyolEspanyol0-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Messi 77 (P)

Venue: Barcelona

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