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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Nolito (18')
  • Lucas Ocampos (47')
  • Franco Vázquez (80')
  • Mikel Oyarzabal (4')
  • Portu (87')

Sevilla turnaround denies Real Sociedad top spot

Sevilla responded to two disheartening defeats by coming from behind to beat Real Sociedad 3-2 at home in an entertaining game on Sunday, denying the Basque side the chance to go clear at the top of La Liga.

Sevilla had lost at home to Real Madrid last week and threw away a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat at Eibar on Thursday and things got off to a bad start when Mikel Oyarzabal scored for Sociedad in the fourth minute after a pin-point pass from Adnan Januzaj.

Julen Lopetegui's side kept their composure though and levelled in the 18th minute with a half-volley from Nolito, then going ahead early in the second half when Lucas Ocampos dashed into the area from the right and blasted high into the net.

Substitute Franco Vazquez effectively sealed the points for Sevilla with a simple finish from close range in the 80th minute, although Sociedad struck back seven minutes later through Portu to set up a tense finish.

The win took Sevilla up to sixth in the table on 13 points after seven games, two behind leaders Real Madrid, while Sociedad are fifth, also on 13.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 16 +23 35
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 16 +5 31
4 Atletico Madrid 17 +8 29
5 Real Sociedad 17 +8 28
6 Getafe 16 +8 27
7 Athletic Bilbao 17 +7 27
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 17 +2 24
10 Osasuna 17 +2 23
11 Levante 17 -4 23
12 Real Betis 16 -5 22
13 Villarreal 16 +4 19
14 Real Valladolid 16 -4 19
15 Alavés 17 -6 19
16 Eibar 17 -13 16
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 16 -11 13
19 Leganes 17 -16 10
20 Espanyol 16 -20 9