Deportivo: Aranzubia; Manuel Pablo, Aythami
(Nelson Oliveira 55'), Zé Castro, Silvio; Abel Aguilar, Juan
Domínguez; Bruno Gama (Salomao 46'), Valerón, Pizzi; Riki.
Real: Claudio Bravo; Carlos Martínez, Mikel González, Iñigo Martínez, De la Bella; Bergara, Illarramendi (Chory Castro 78'); Carlos Vela (Zurutuza 69'), Xabi Prieto (Ansotegi 85'), Griezmann; Agirretxe. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 23. Griezmann. Turned ball in off post after Aranzubia saved from Agirretxe.
Yellow cards: Bergara 29', 83', Silvio 37', Aythami 40', Juan Domínguez 66', Aranzubia 81', Zurutuza 82', Abel Aguilar 85', Salomao 88', Griezmann 88', Riki 91' / Bergara 83'.
The match with most at stake coming in to the last day of the season was at the Riazor stadium in La Coruña, with hosts Deportivo just needing a win to be sure of staying up, but visitors Real Sociedad also needing the three points to have a chance of making it in to the last Champions League spot. The Basque side needed Valencia to drop points at Sevilla though to get past them in to fourth place, and there was bad news for both teams early on when goals by the Ches and by Depor's closest rivals Celta left both down and out. Midway through the first half though the visitors took the lead, Griezmann turning the ball in off the far post after Aranzubia could only push out a shot by Agirretxe, and two goals by Sevilla before the break put Real back in the driving seat. Depor hit the woodwork twice after the restart, Iñigo Martinez heading Riki's cross against his own post, and Abel Aguilar looping a header on to the bar, but even with Real down to ten men after Bergara picked up a second booking they were unable to score. Celebrations by Montanier's side at the final whistle after it was confirmed that Valencia had lost and they were returning to the Champions League for the second time in their history, but for the second time in three years Depor were down after losing their last match at home when a victory on the final day would have kept them up, and to make matters worse it was their local rivals Celta who were saved.