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Real Sociedad vs Real Betis. Spanish La Liga.

AnoetaAttendance18,289.

Real Sociedad 1

  • C Vela (63rd minute)

Real Betis 0

    Real Sociedad 1-0 Real Betis: Carlos Vela secures La Liga win

    GETAFE, SPAIN - DECEMBER 11:  Carlos Vela of Real Sociedad de Futbol in action during the La Liga match between Getafe CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Co
    Image: Carlos Vela scored the winner for Real Sociedad

    Real Sociedad beat Real Betis 1-0 in La Liga on Friday thanks to Carlos Vela's second-half goal.

    The former Arsenal forward pounced from close range just after the hour mark to seal back-to-back victories at the Anoeta for the first time since February, following last week's 4-1 success over Las Palmas - in which Vela also scored.

    The hosts dominated possession but created very little in a game of few chances. An early defensive error from Inigo Martinez almost gifted Betis the lead but his goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli recovered what was a bad back-pass.

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    Sociedad looked threatening down both flanks and one such raid almost saw them take the lead when Willian Jose's header drew a good one-handed save from Antonio Adan.

    Betis were expending a lot of energy chasing the ball but they did create a decent chance as half-time approached. Alexander Alegria found enough space to get away a shot but Rulli was equal to it, producing a one-handed stop of his own.

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    The game's decisive moment arrived in the 63rd minute as Vela slid to get his left foot to a low cross from Mikel Oyarzabal to tap the ball into the net at the far post.

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    It was enough for Sociedad to leapfrog their opponents and Alaves and climb two places to ninth in the table.

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