First Division - Day 32

Real Sociedad 1 - Deportivo La Coruña 0

Real Sociedad: Riesgo (Alberto 22'); Zubiaurre, Labaka, Brechet, Garrido; Mladenovic (Gabilondo 73'), Aranburu; Karpin, Uranga (Mikel Alonso 68'), Barkero; Kovacevic. 4-2-3-1.
Deportivo: Munúa; Manuel Pablo, Coloccini, Andrade, Romero (Capdevila 46'); Sergio, Mauro Silva; Víctor (Fran 57'), Valerón, Munitis (Xisco 83'); Luque. 4-2-3-1.

Team changes: Real Sociedad: Karpin, Barkero for Mikel Alonso, Gabilondo / Deportivo: Luque for Diego Tristán.

1-0. 17. Uranga. Low diving header past Munúa from Garrido's cross.

Deportivo kicked off the last game on Saturday knowing that the teams above them had faltered, and that they could close up on the European positions if they could defeat Real Sociedad in an Anoeta stadium where they had not lost in six years. And they could have gone ahead early on had Munitis not failed to beat Riesgo when free on goal. However the Basque side rallied after that, and after Mikel Alonso shot wide and Munitis cleared an effort from Kovacevic off the line, Uranga flung himself forward to meet Garrido's cross and head past Munúa.

Real suffered a blow when Riesgo was taken off with concussion midway through the second half, but his replacement Alberto only had a couple of saves to make, most notably from Sergio after the restart. Sergio might have scored as well a few minutes later when he ran on to Munitis's pass, but the ball came to him too strongly and he was unable to steer his shot on target.

A desperate Irureta finally resorted to young striker Xisco, the first B team player he has used in the league in his seven years at the club, but it was to no avail, and Kovacevic could have increased the lead when he beat the offside trap but could not find a way round Munúa. But shortly after Luque missed a final chance, referee Pino Zamorano called it a day, and Depor went home empty handed.