REAL SOCIEDAD

  • Real Sociedad come from behind to draw at Almeria in La Liga February 14, 2015

    Madrid: Real Sociedad twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against Almeria in the Spanish league on Friday. The host took the lead in just the fifth minute after Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli badly mistimed a tackle and brought down Congo forward Thievy Bifouma in the area, with Jose "Verza"...
  • Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela has surgery on right knee, out for 2 months February 3, 2015

    Spain: Real Sociedad say Mexico forward Carlos Vela is expected to be sidelined for at least two months after surgery on his right knee. The Spanish club say Vela underwent the operation on Monday to repair "a tear in the meniscus of his right knee." It adds that in normal cases, eight...
  • Karim Benzema brace helps Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-1 January 31, 2015

    Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 4-1 on Saturday without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to ensure they remained top of the Spanish league. Sociedad defender Aritz Elustondo headed in his first goal for the Basque club 36 seconds into the match. But James Rodriguez headed the hosts level...
  • Villarreal knock Sociedad out of Copa del Rey, Moyes sent off January 15, 2015

    Barcelona: David Moyes was sent off late in Real Sociedad's 2-2 draw with Villarreal on Wednesday as his side bowed out of the Copa del Rey's last 16. The former Manchester United manager was dismissed for protesting about a refereeing decision. He then climbed over a barrier to take a seat...
  • David Moyes focused on La Liga but dreaming of Cup final January 14, 2015

    Avoiding relegation from La Liga remains the overwhelming priority for Real Sociedad although the Basque club are still dreaming of reaching the final of the King's Cup, coach David Moyes said on Tuesday. Sociedad, who host Villarreal in their last 16, second leg on Wednesday needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit...
  • Barcelona in crisis: 'Messi' affair could cost coach his job January 7, 2015

    Lucho is mucho groucho. Barcelona's coach is in the midst of a full blown crisis. His loss to David Moyes-led Real Sociedad seems to have broken the camel's back. Leaving Lionel Messi and Neymar on the bench has turned the dressing room against him. Tactically, he has been all over...
  • Lionel Messi fuels Barcelona exit talks by pressing 'Follow Chelsea' button on Instagram January 6, 2015

    An upset defeat at the hands of Real Sociedad followed shake-ups in Barcelona's administrative block and now talks of Lionel Messi's possible exit have made the Catalan club a touch nervous about 'what next'. As soon as Messi pressed the 'Follow Chelsea FC' button on Instagram, rumour mills went into...
  • David Moyes praises Real Sociedad defence after Barcelona win January 5, 2015

    Real Sociedad coach David Moyes praised his side's determined defending after their 1-0 victory over Barcelona on Sunday. Moyes has had little to cheer about over the last year but was all smiles after his side held on to beat Barca after taking the lead in the second minute through an...
  • David Moyes opens La Liga door for Steven Gerrard January 3, 2015

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has told Steven Gerrard he would be welcomed at Real Sociedad next season if the outgoing Liverpool midfielder fancies a La Liga swansong. "He has had a great career for his club and for England and he will be very difficult to replace. If he...
  • David Moyes says struggling Sociedad can floor Barcelona January 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces his biggest La Liga challenge yet when second-placed Barcelona visit on Sunday and says his players have shown they are capable of beating the best. The former Manchester United manager took charge of the relegation-threatened club in November. Since then they have lost only...
  • Early 2015 crucial for Real Sociedad's Europe goal, says David Moyes December 23, 2014

    Madrid: Real Sociedad will know early in the New Year whether their goal of securing a lucrative berth in Europe for next season is viable, according to coach David Moyes. The Basque club, who have been weakened by a need to cash in on a number of their best players in...
  • David Moyes wants more improvement from Real Sociedad players December 15, 2014

    David Moyes has seen signs of progress at Real Sociedad since he took over last month, but believes that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Moyes was denied victory in his first Basque derby on Sunday when Sociedad let slip an early lead and drew 1-1 at home...
  • David Moyes maintains unbeaten start as Sociedad draw in Cup December 5, 2014

    David Moyes continued his unbeaten start at Real Sociedad when he rested a host of regulars in a 0-0 draw at third-tier Real Oviedo in a King's Cup last-32, first-leg match on Thursday. Moyes took over as coach of the Basque club last month and has presided over a draw and...
  • Vela hat-trick earns Moyes his first win with Sociedad November 29, 2014

    David Moyes notched his maiden victory as coach of Real Sociedad as Carlos Vela scored a classy hat-trick in a morale-boosting 3-0 win at home to Elche in La Liga on Friday. Moyes took over this month with the Basque side down in 15th place and Friday's triumph, following last weekend's...
  • David Moyes wants 'excitement' in Real Sociedad home debut November 28, 2014

    David Moyes wants "excitement, speed and commitment" from his players when the former Manchester United and Everton manager makes his home debut as Real Sociedad coach in Friday's La Liga game against Elche. Moyes took charge of the team for the first time in an uninspiring 0-0 draw at promoted Deportivo...
  • Late kickoffs in La Liga a culture shock for new Sociedad boss David Moyes November 22, 2014

    New coach David Moyes says it will be something of a culture shock to have his first game in charge of struggling Real Sociedad at 10pm on a Saturday night, at Deportivo La Coruna. The former Manchester United boss replaced Jagoba Arrasate earlier this month and will have to adapt quickly...
  • David Moyes arrives at Spanish club Real Sociedad November 13, 2014

    San Sebastian: Former Manchester United coach David Moyes has arrived in Spain to take over at Real Sociedad. The team posted photographs of Moyes at the club's Zubieta training ground watching the squad exercise in bright sunlight. Moyes is taking over from Jagoba Arrasate, who had earned only one win in 10...
  • David Moyes can restore tarnished reputation at Real Sociedad November 11, 2014

    New Real Sociedad coach David Moyes faces a tough challenge to get the Basque club back on La Liga track but it is also a chance for the Scot to restore his reputation after a failed stint at Manchester United. Sociedad announced late on Monday Moyes, who has been without a...
  • Former Manchester United manager Moyes takes over as head coach of Real Sociedad November 11, 2014

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has agreed to take over as head coach of Real Sociedad until 30 June 2016, the La Liga club announced in a statement on Monday. Moyes, 51, replaces Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked by the San Sebastian-based club on Nov. 2 after a poor start...
  • Real Sociedad axe coach Jagoba Arrasate, David Moyes linked November 3, 2014

    Real Sociedad have sacked coach Jagoba Arrasate following their poor start to the season, the La Liga club said on Sunday. The Basque outfit were beaten 1-0 at home by Malaga on Saturday which left them one point off the bottom with six points from 10 games. "Real Sociedad have decided to...
  • La Liga: Villarreal fight back to beat Rayo, Almeria win September 21, 2014

    Villarreal roared back from a twogoal deficit to rout Rayo Vallecano 42 in the Spanish league on Sunday. Also, Almeria hung on for a wild 21 win at Real Sociedad to claim its first victory of the season after having both a player and its coach sent off. Rayo looked set to...
  • David Zurutuza nets double as Real Sociedad stun Real Madrid 42 September 1, 2014

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 42 at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with the European champions left rudderless without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, finished Barcelona's 10 win at Villarreal with a right leg injury after he set up...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad August 30, 2014

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says "we preferred...
  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann July 28, 2014

    Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have moved to bolster their attack by agreeing to sign France World Cup winger Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad. "Atletico de Madrid and Real Sociedad have reached an agreement for the transfer of Antoine Griezmann," Atletico said on their website (www.clubatleticodemadrid.com) on Monday. "The young French football player...
  • No Arsenal return as Carlos Vela signs new deal at Sociedad June 24, 2014

    Mexican striker Carlos Vela has signed a new fouryear deal to remain at Real Sociedad, the La Liga club said, ending speculation over a possible return to Arsenal. The North London club had an option to buy back the 25yearold, whom they sold to Sociedad in 2012, fuelling rumours that Vela...
  • Vela's injury-time goal snatches win for Sociedad against Espanyol April 20, 2014

    Barcelona: Carlos Vela skillfully chested down a long pass before firing in Real Sociedad's injury-time winner to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win at home over Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday. Vela's 13th goal in league play allowed Sociedad to rise into provisional sixth place, and moved the Basque club...
  • Comfortable win keeps Real Madrid in title race April 6, 2014

    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 they...
  • Ronaldo likely to play in must-win game for Real Madrid April 4, 2014

    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 March 31, 2014

    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 Oriol...
  • Real Sociedad held to 1-1 draw at Osasuna March 30, 2014

    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 at Reyno...