Real Sociedad

  • Comfortable win keeps Real Madrid in title race 06-04-2014 07:45 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid overcame a poor first-half showing to eventually run out 4-0 winners at Real Sociedad and keep pace at the top of La Liga. With title rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona both winning earlier on Saturday, Carlo Ancelotti's men came into the game under pressure to respond, and...
  • Ronaldo likely to play in must-win game for Real Madrid 04-04-2014 04:06 PM

    Madrid: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to play his side's vital BBVA Primera Liga tie away to Real Sociedad on Saturday night. Ronaldo had been a major doubt for the game after limping out of Real Madrid's 3-0 win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League with...
  • Sociedad, Villarreal falter in Europe qualification bids 31-03-2014 08:38 AM

    Madrid: Real Sociedad and Villarreal failed to capitalise on defeats for European qualification rivals Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla when they were held to 1-1 draws by Osasuna and Elche respectively in La Liga on Sunday. Sixth-placed Sociedad took the lead in the eighth minute at Osasuna through Gonzalo Castro before...
  • Real Sociedad held to 1-1 draw at Osasuna 30-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Spain: Real Sociedad were held to a 1-1 draw at Osasuna on Sunday, missing the chance to climb closer to the top four in the Spanish league. Osasuna ended a five-game losing streak but fell into the relegation zone after Valladolid beat 10-man Almeria 1-0 at home. Sociedad started well...
  • Real Sociedad, Villarreal win to stay in European hunt 28-03-2014 08:33 AM

    Spain: Real Sociedad beat Valladolid 1-0 while Villarreal held on for a 1-0 win at Getafe in the Spanish league, both victors staying in the hunt on Thursday for a place in European competition next season. Sociedad remained in sixth place with Villarreal a point behind in seventh, both in...
  • Almeria score wild 4-3 win over Sociedad in La Liga 25-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Almeria: Almeria's stoppage time winner secured a wild 4-3 victory over Real Sociedad to dampen their hopes of qualifying for next season's Champions League. Hicham Khaloua's late goal improved Almeria's chances of avoiding relegation in a match dominated by contentious calls, including three penalties. One day after Barcelona's 4-3 win...
  • Real Sociedad stun Barcelona 3-1 in Spanish League 23-02-2014 08:30 AM

    Spain: Four days after affirming their European credentials by toppling Manchester City, Barcelona slumped to a stinging 3-1 loss at Real Sociedad to relinquish the provisional Spanish league lead to Real Madrid on Saturday. Gareth Bale scored a blistering long-range strike to help Madrid brush aside Elche 3-0 at home,...
  • Barcelona fullback Alba picks up muscle strain 19-02-2014 08:49 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona fullback Jordi Alba has picked up a muscle strain at the back of his right thigh and is doubtful for Saturday's La Liga match at Real Sociedad, the Spanish champions said on Wednesday. Spain international Alba, who spent more than two months on the sidelines with a hamstring...
  • Carlos Vela leads Sociedad to 1-0 win at Malaga in Spain 18-02-2014 08:43 AM

    Malaga: Carlos Vela scored early and Real Sociedad hung on for a 1-0 win at Malaga on Monday to move in on the Spanish league's last Champions League qualifying place. The Mexican striker continued perhaps the best season of his career by guiding Jose Angel Valdes' cross into the area...
  • Messi on target as Barcelona set up final with Real Madrid 13-02-2014 08:25 AM

    London: Lionel Messi's first-half goal earned visiting Barcelona a 1-1 draw on Wednesday and a 3-1 aggregate win over Real Sociedad, setting up their fourth King's Cup final in six years. Barca lifted the trophy in 2009 and 2012 but were beaten in the 2011 final by Real Madrid who...
  • Neymar in Barca's squad for King's Cup clash at Sociedad 12-02-2014 08:33 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar has been included in the squad for Barcelona's King's Cup semi-final, second leg at Real Sociedad on Wednesday despite not yet receiving the all-clear from club medical staff. The Brazil forward trained with the squad on Monday for the first time since injuring his ankle last month and...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Elche 4-0 in Spanish league 28-01-2014 07:01 AM

    Madrid: Antoine Griezmann scored a hat-trick on Monday to help Real Sociedad beat Elche 4-0 in the Spanish league. The 22-year-old French midfielder put the hosts ahead in the fourth minute with a lob over goalkeeper Antonio Rodriguez that defender Damian Suarez then pushed into his own net while trying...
  • Getafe fight back for 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad 19-01-2014 07:00 PM

    Barcelona: Getafe erased a two-goal deficit to earn a 2-2 draw at home with Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad went ahead courtesy of headed goals by striker Imanol Agirretxe following crosses by Carlos Vela in the fourth and 16th minute, respectively. But Getafe rallied and striker...
  • Villarreal thrash Sociedad 5-1 to claim fifth spot 14-01-2014 08:47 AM

    Madrid: Villarreal landed a stunning blow on a potential rival for a European qualification berth when Giovani dos Santos and Ikechukwu Uche each struck twice in a 5-1 drubbing of Real Sociedad in La Liga on Monday. The resounding victory for the team known as "yellow submarine" lifted them above...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 5-1 in Spanish league 16-12-2013 12:12 AM

    Spain: Real Sociedad's promising playmaker Ruben Pardo set up three goals to lead a 5-1 rout of bottom side Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday. Sociedad may have flopped out of the Champions League, but have found their form in the domestic competition where they have won six...
  • Ronaldo nets three as Real Madrid thrash Real Sociedad 5-1 09-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Barcelona: Cristiano Ronaldo netted another hat-trick on Saturday in Real Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad, as the Portugal forward extended his scoring run to nine goals in his last four games. Ronaldo's latest bundle of goals took him three past Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa as the leading scorer in...
  • Manchester United's Young dives headlong into more controversy 06-11-2013 06:27 PM

    Manchester United's Ashley Young plunged headfirst into another diving controversy when the winger tumbled over to win a penalty during Tuesday's 0-0 Champions League draw at Real Sociedad. Robin van Persie smashed the spot kick against the right post but Young's apparent theatrics left former United players accusing him of...
  • Manchester United held to a goalless draw at Real Sociedad 06-11-2013 08:39 AM

    San Sebastian: Robin van Persie twice hit the post as Manchester United missed a chance to all-but seal their place in the Champions League last 16 when they were held to a 0-0 draw at La Liga side Real Sociedad in Group A on Tuesday. The Netherlands forward almost scored...
  • Manchester United lose Evans and Rafael for Sociedad trip 05-11-2013 09:39 AM

    Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Rafael will miss Tuesday's Champions League match at Real Sociedad due to injury, manager David Moyes said on the eve of the Group A game. Northern Irishman Evans suffered a back problem during Saturday's 3-1 win at Fulham in the Premier League, while Brazilian...
  • Man United hitmen Van Persie, Rooney in form for Sociedad clash 04-11-2013 11:46 AM

    Madrid: Manchester United's hopes of silverware this season will likely rest on the shoulders of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, and manager David Moyes believes the attacking pair is starting to move into top gear. The Dutchman and the Englishman scored in Saturday's 3-1 victory at Fulham as the...
  • Own goal gives wasteful Man Utd win to go top of Group A 24-10-2013 08:25 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United went top of Champions League Group A on Wednesday thanks to an early own goal by Real Sociedad's Inigo Martinez that gave them a 1-0 home win to mask a host of missed opportunities. Wayne Rooney did all the hard work to create the second-minute opener and...
  • Man United aim to get back to winning ways against Sociedad 22-10-2013 08:52 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United may have to rely on increased noise levels rather than current form to make their home advantage count when they host Real Sociedad in Champions League Group A on Wednesday. Old Trafford will be trying out a new 'singing section' at the stadium, with up to 1,400...
  • Inigo Martinez replaces Raul Albiol for Spain's World Cup qualifiers 06-10-2013 10:38 AM

    Madrid: The Spanish football federation says Real Sociedad defender Inigo Martinez will replace the injured Raul Albiol for Spain's two upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The federation's medical staff recommended against Albiol joining the national team for their games against Belarus next Friday and Georgia four days later after he hurt...
  • Rayo edge Sociedad on late penalty in La Liga 05-10-2013 11:42 PM

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad lost their second game this week in agonizing fashion on Saturday, when Rayo Vallecano substitute Jonathan Viera earned and converted an 89th-minute penalty in the Spanish league. Sociedad had already fallen at Bayer Leverkusen to an injury-time free kick in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Basque...
  • Neymar scores as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 4-1 25-09-2013 02:03 AM

    Barcelona: Neymar scored his first league goal and helped Barcelona ease past Real Sociedad 4-1 in the Spanish league on Tuesday and stay perfect after six rounds, ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference. Neymar opened the scoring in the fourth minute before two more goals from Lionel Messi and...
  • Real unlikely to field Gareth Bale at Elche, Barcelona host Sociedad 24-09-2013 10:38 AM

    Barcelona: Promoted Elche's sole source of comfort when they host Real Madrid on Wednesday is that 100 million euros ($135 million) man Gareth Bale is unlikely to play. Bale missed out on his home debut against Getafe on Sunday when he sustained a minor muscle injury in his left leg...
  • Real Sociedad held to 0-0 home draw by Malaga 21-09-2013 09:27 PM

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Malaga in the Spanish league on Saturday, the third straight game the Basque club have failed to score. Sociedad, which lost their Champions League group opener on Tuesday, increased their winless run in the domestic competition to four...
  • Real Sociedad midfielder Granero to have knee surgery 19-09-2013 10:26 PM

    San Sebastian: Real Sociedad say midfielder Esteban Granero will need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. Granero suffered the injury during Sociedad's 2-0 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League group phase opener on Tuesday. Sociedad acquired Granero this summer on a one-season loan from...
  • Barcelona and Real Madrid face questions about form 30-08-2013 11:44 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona and Real Madrid both face matches against tough Spanish league rivals on Sunday after a pair of lackluster performances. Barcelona visit Valencia after winning the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday despite being outplayed by Atletico Madrid in a 0-0 home draw in which Lionel Messi missed a late...
  • Sociedad earn 1-1 draw at Elche, Espanyol down Valencia 25-08-2013 08:46 AM

    Barcelona: Carlos Vela scored a 75th-minute equaliser on Saturday to give Real Sociedad a 1-1 draw at Elche in Spain, keeping the Basque side undefeated before it completes a critical playoff to reach the Champions League group stage. Also, Espanyol fought back to beat Valencia 3-1 for their first victory...