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La Liga: Real Sociedad Beat Eibar, Strengthens Hold On Europa League Spot

Real Sociedad and Eibar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Real Sociedad and Eibar (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Alexander Isak scored the only goal of the math as Real Sociedad beat Eibar 1-0 to hold on to fifth place in La Liga.

Alexander Isak scored a first-half winner as Real Sociedad defeated Basque Country rival Eibar 1-0 to strengthen its hold on fifth place in the Spanish league on Monday.

The win left Sociedad three points ahead of sixth-placed Real Betis and four points in front of seventh-placed Villarreal with five rounds remaining. The teams finishing in fifth and sixth places secure a Europa League berth next season.

It was only the second win for Sociedad in its last seven league matches.

It was the fifth consecutive loss for last-placed Eibar, which is winless in 16 straight league games. It stayed seven points from escaping the relegation zone.

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Isak scored at Eibar’s Ipura Stadium with a shot from close range in the 26th minute.

Sociedad next visits Huesca, while Eibar hosts Alaves, another relegation-threatened team.

Atletico Madrid has a two-point lead at the top of the standings. Barcelona can move to first place if it wins its home match against Granada on Thursday.

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first published:April 27, 2021, 03:06 IST