Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez,
Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara,
Illarramendi (Rubén Pardo 87'); Carlos Vela, Xabi Prieto (Ansotegi 88'),
Chory Castro (Zurutuza 75'); Agirretxe. 4-2-3-1.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Ricardo Costa, Mathieu, Cissokho (Nelson Valdez 79'); Albelda (Guardado 75'), Dani Parejo; Feghouli (Piatti 71'), Banega, Jonas; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 25. Soldado. Steered near post header across Bravo from Cissokho cross.
1-1. 34. Iñigo Martínez. Hooked shot past Alves on far post from Castro's centre.
2-1. 73. Chory Castro. Ran on to Agirretxe return pass to score on counter-attack.
3-1. 86. Agirretxe. Got on the end of Xabi Prieto cross to turn shot under keeper.
3-2. 89. Jonas. Scored on follow up after Claudio Bravo saved shot from Piatti.
4-2. 94. Agirretxe. Ran on from half-way line and lobbed shot over Diego Alves.
Yellow cards: Cissokho 13', Iñigo Martínez 19', Mathieu 36', Banega 46', Albelda 65', Bergara 71', Illarramendi 80'.
Real Sociedad closed in the fourth Champions League spot after a thrilling 4-2 victory over their nearest rivals Valencia on Sunday night. The Ches started the game just two points behind their hosts, and they took the lead midway through the first half when Soldado headed Cissokho's cross past Claudio Bravo. The local keeper was lucky to stay on the park when the referee failed to see him handle outside of the area soon afterwards, but a few minutes later Iñigo Martínez hooked in the equalizer following a set-piece corner. Both teams had chances after that, but with just over a quarter of an hour left on the clock Chory Castro put the locals ahead after combining with Agirretxe on a rapid breakaway. When Agirretxe turned in a Xabi Prieto cross on another counter-attack to make it three with four minutes to go the game appeared to be over. But three minutes later Jonas narrowed the gap again after Bravo could only push out Piatti's shot, and the result was in doubt until Agirretxe ran through from midfield to wrap things up.