First Division - Day 28

Alavés 1 - Real Sociedad 0

Alavés: Pacheco; Kiko Femenía, Laguardia, Rodrigo Ely, Theo Hernández; Marcos Llorente, Manu García; Oscar Romero (Edgar 68‘), Camarasa, Ibai Gómez (Toquero 85’); Deyverson (Christian Santos 75’). 4-2-3-1.
Real Sociedad: Rulli; Odriozola, Mikel González, Raúl Navas, Yuri; Xabi Prieto, Granero, Jon Guridi (Canales 76’); Carlos Vela, Jon Bautista (Markel Bergara 70’), Oyarzabal (Juanmi 61’). 4-3-3.

1-0. 43. Deyverson. Got on the end of Theo Hernández cross to turn ball past Rulli.

Yellow cards: Rodrigo Ely 40’, Deyverson 56’, Granero 59’, 67’, Juanmi 70’, Carlos Vela 80’, Manu García 81’, Rulli 93’ / red cards: Granero 67’.

Real Sociedad stay in sixth place in the table after they lost 1-0 at neighbours Alavés on Saturday evening. The visiting coach was missing several key players due to injuries and suspensions, and he included youngster Jon Guridi in his starting line-up for the first time. Yuri brought an early save out of Pacheco though, but Rulli had to be at his best to keep out Deyverson and Camarasa, and with three minutes to go to the break Deyverson got on the end of a Theo Hernández cross to put the locals in front. After the restart the Brazilian striker came close to scoring again, Rulli saving a first header and a second coming back off the post, and midway through the second half Real were left with ten men when Granero was shown a second yellow card for diving in the area. The win takes Alavés on to 40 points, and having already achieved their main objective of staying up for another season, they now have their eyes set on Europe.