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Vela snatches victory for La Real

Published: Saturday 19 April 2014, 23.47CET
Carlos Vela's 91st-minute winner maintained hopes of a UEFA Europa League finish for Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who defeated RCD Espanyol 2-1 while Valencia CF were held at CA Osasuna.
Vela snatches victory for La Real
Carlos Vela scored an added-time winner for La Real ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 19 April 2014, 23.47CET

Vela snatches victory for La Real

Carlos Vela's 91st-minute winner maintained hopes of a UEFA Europa League finish for Real Sociedad de Fútbol, who defeated RCD Espanyol 2-1 while Valencia CF were held at CA Osasuna.

Real Sociedad de Fútbol ousted Villarreal CF from Spain's final UEFA Europa League spot, moving into sixth with a last-gasp 2-1 home win against RCD Espanyol.

The possibility of Jagoba Arrasate's men rising into the European places seemed distant when Jhon Córdoba moved through the centre and drove low past Claudio Bravo in the 23rd minute. That advantage lasted just nine minutes, however, as Sergio Canales's inswinging cross from right was misjudged by visiting keeper Francisco Casilla and snuck inside the near post. La Real left it late to secure all three points, but Carlos Vela got the winner in the 91st minute, converting from Markel Bergara's assist.

Valencia CF are back in eighth after Jonas's deflected 82nd-minute effort earned the UEFA Europa League semi-finalists a 1-1 draw at CA Osasuna. The home side had gone ahead after Valencia keeper Vicente Guaita spilled an effort into the path of Oriol Riera, allowing the No19 the simplest of finishes.

Meanwhile, Getafe CF remain in the relegation zone after a goalless draw with mid-table Levante UD. The former had Alexis sent off nine minutes from time following his second bookable offence.

Last updated: 19/04/14 23.48CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/04/2014 21:56 CET

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Real SociedadReal Sociedad2-1EspanyolEspanyol

Canales 32, Vela 90+1

Córdoba 23

Venue: San Sebastian

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LevanteLevante0-0GetafeGetafe

Venue: Valencia

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OsasunaOsasuna1-1ValenciaValencia

Oriol Riera 19

Jonas 82

Venue: Pamplona

18/04/2014

AtléticoAtlético2-0ElcheElche

Miranda 72, Diego Costa 90+1 (P)

Venue: Madrid

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