As Alaves defeated them 2-0 on Thursday, Real Sociedad’s hopes for the Champions League suffered a huge blow.
Borja Sainz scored his first home-side goal, tapping Lisandro Magallan in a cross. After a lengthy review by VAR, the goal was awarded which was initially ruled out for offside.
Álex Remiro had saved from Joselu later to that in the sixth minute of the injury Martin Aguirregabiria secured victory.
One player was sent off from both the teams in the final ten minutes. On 81 minutes for a second yellow Joseba Zaldúa, the company’s right-back saw red and Tomás Pina of Alaves followed soon after.
On Wednesday Atletico Madrid thrashed Osasuna 5-0. Sociedad remains fifth, two points behind Madrid as per the results.
Deportivo Alaves – Real Sociedad 2:0
Goals: Sainz 56, Aguirregabiria 90+6
Yellow cards: Duarte – Llorente, Elustondo
Red cards: Pina – Zaldua