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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Santi Cazorla (85')
  • Willian José (61')
  • Diego Llorente (75')

Villarreal's UCL hopes dashed in defeat to Real Sociedad

Villarreal's hopes of finishing in La Liga's top four ended with a 2-1 defeat at home to Real Sociedad on Monday, meaning Sevilla have qualified for the Champions League.

Sociedad's Brazilian striker Willian Jose broke the deadlock just after the hour mark before defender Diego Llorente added a second in the 75th minute before Santi Cazorla pulled one back for the hosts late on.

The result left Villarreal fifth in the standings with two games left on 57 points after 36 matches, nine behind Sevilla who won 2-0 at home to Mallorca on Sunday and return to Europe's elite club competition after a two-year absence.

Sociedad meanwhile boosted their chances of Europa League qualification as they moved up to seventh on 54 points, three ahead of eighth-placed neighbours Athletic Bilbao who are their closest challengers for the final European spot.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Real Madrid 38 +45 87
2 Barcelona 38 +48 82
3 Atletico Madrid 38 +24 70
4 Sevilla FC 38 +20 70
5 Villarreal 38 +14 60
6 Real Sociedad 38 +8 56
7 Granada 38 +7 56
8 Getafe 38 +6 54
9 Valencia 38 -7 53
10 Osasuna 38 -8 52
11 Athletic Bilbao 38 +3 51
12 Levante 38 -6 49
13 Real Valladolid 38 -11 42
14 Eibar 38 -17 42
15 Real Betis 38 -12 41
16 Alavés 38 -25 39
17 Celta Vigo 38 -12 37
18 Leganes 38 -21 36
19 Mallorca 38 -25 33
20 Espanyol 38 -31 25