La Liga: Sevilla, Real Sociedad battle to 1-1 draw

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pablo Sarabia

Seville (Spain): Spanish football clubs Sevilla and Real Sociedad had played a 1-1 draw here amid a late-season scramble for the remaining European slots in La Liga.

The result leaves Sevilla in fourth – the final Champions League spot – with 69 points from 36 matches, six points ahead of Villarreal, who have played one fewer match, reports Efe.

Real Sociedad, meanwhile, pulls level on points with Athletic Club in the fight for sixth and the accompanying Europa League berth, though the Bilbao squad have a game in hand and a significant advantage in goal difference.

The match at Seville’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium pitted the team with La Liga’s second-best home record against the club with the third-best away form.

The goal that was clearly coming materialised in the 41st minute, scored by Pablo Sarabia with a key assist from Ben Yedder. Sociedad was more positive in the second half, though they struggled to solve the Sevilla defence while opening themselves to risks on the counter.

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