Real Sociedad

  • Atletico Madrid sign France winger Antoine Griezmann Yesterday

    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 four-year 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 25-year-old, 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...
  • Real Sociedad, Villarreal win to stay in European hunt March 28, 2014

    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 Europa...
  • Almeria score wild 4-3 win over Sociedad in La Liga March 25, 2014

    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 at Real...
  • Real Sociedad stun Barcelona 3-1 in Spanish League February 23, 2014

    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, and...
  • Barcelona fullback Alba picks up muscle strain February 19, 2014

    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 problem...
  • Carlos Vela leads Sociedad to 1-0 win at Malaga in Spain February 18, 2014

    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 past...
  • Messi on target as Barcelona set up final with Real Madrid February 13, 2014

    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 defeated...
  • Neymar in Barca's squad for King's Cup clash at Sociedad February 12, 2014

    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 the...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Elche 4-0 in Spanish league January 28, 2014

    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 to...
  • Getafe fight back for 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad January 19, 2014

    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 Ciprian...
  • Villarreal thrash Sociedad 5-1 to claim fifth spot January 14, 2014

    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 Sociedad...
  • Real Sociedad defeat Betis 5-1 in Spanish league December 16, 2013

    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 of...
  • Ronaldo nets three as Real Madrid thrash Real Sociedad 5-1 November 11, 2013

    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 the...
  • Manchester United's Young dives headlong into more controversy November 6, 2013

    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 "conning"...
  • Manchester United held to a goalless draw at Real Sociedad November 6, 2013

    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 moments...
  • Manchester United lose Evans and Rafael for Sociedad trip November 5, 2013

    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 Rafael...
  • Man United hitmen Van Persie, Rooney in form for Sociedad clash November 4, 2013

    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 champions...
  • Own goal gives wasteful Man Utd win to go top of Group A October 24, 2013

    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 watched...
  • Man United aim to get back to winning ways against Sociedad October 22, 2013

    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 of...
  • Inigo Martinez replaces Raul Albiol for Spain's World Cup qualifiers October 6, 2013

    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 his...
  • Rayo edge Sociedad on late penalty in La Liga October 5, 2013

    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 side...
  • Neymar scores as Barcelona beat Real Sociedad 4-1 September 25, 2013

    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 Sergio...
  • Real unlikely to field Gareth Bale at Elche, Barcelona host Sociedad September 24, 2013

    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 September 21, 2013

    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 rounds. After...