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2019-2020 LaLiga
  • Willian José (22')
  • Manu Trigueros (58' PEN)
  • Santi Cazorla (72')

Cazorla leads Villarreal to victory at high-flying Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad's hopes of getting back into La Liga's top four were hit as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Villarreal on Sunday, collapsing in the second half after dominating the first period.

Willian Jose put the home side ahead midway through a first half in which they created a slew of chances but Manu Trigueros levelled 13 minutes into the second period from the penalty spot after Samuel Chukwueze was felled by Igor Zubeldia.

Santi Cazorla then gave the visitors the lead in the 75th minute with a strike that was originally ruled offside then awarded following a VAR review.

The defeat leaves Sociedad in fifth place on 31 points, four behind fourth-placed Sevilla who drew 1-1 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

Villarreal, meanwhile, climbed up to ninth place on 28 points, raising their hopes of finishing in the top six.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 25 +33 55
2 Real Madrid 25 +29 53
3 Atletico Madrid 25 +10 43
4 Sevilla FC 25 +9 43
5 Getafe 25 +11 42
6 Real Sociedad 24 +11 40
7 Villarreal 25 +8 38
8 Valencia 25 -2 38
9 Granada 25 +1 36
10 Levante 25 -5 32
11 Athletic Bilbao 25 +2 31
12 Osasuna 25 -4 31
13 Real Betis 25 -5 30
14 Alavés 25 -8 30
15 Real Valladolid 25 -6 29
16 Eibar 24 -15 24
17 Celta Vigo 25 -12 24
18 Mallorca 25 -16 22
19 Leganes 25 -19 19
20 Espanyol 25 -22 19