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Spanish Primera BBVA

Anoeta (ATT 15,000) 13th January 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Carlos Del Cerro Grande

Sociedad Real Sociedad vs Deportivo La Coruna Deportivo

Sociedad 1

C Vela (45)

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Deportivo 1

Pizzi (27)
Evaldo (S/O 64)

Ten-man Depor hold on for a point

Last Updated: 13/01/13 9:24pm

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Carlos Vela: Netted the equaliser

Carlos Vela: Netted the equaliser

Relegation-battling Deportivo La Coruna held on for the final 26 minutes with 10 men to earn a 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad.

Depor took a 27th-minute through Luis Pizzi but then found themselves on the back foot after conceding an equaliser to Carlos Vela on the stroke of half-time and then losing defender Evaldo to a red card just after the hour-mark.

However, Sociedad could not make the most of their numerical advantage in the closing stages as Depor made it four points from two games under new coach Domingos Paciencia.

Depor downed high-flying Malaga in Domingos' first match to climb off the foot of the standings and they put themselves on course for another impressive scalp when Pizzi breached a Sociedad backline with the best defensive home record in La Liga this season to fire the visitors ahead.

However, mid-table Sociedad, who had only conceded five times at the Anoeta previously, hit back and almost levelled within 10 minutes as Imanol Agirretxe headed against the post.

That was a big let-off for Depor but they were not so fortunate in the 45th minute as Vela tucked the ball home from close range to make it 1-1.

The start of the second half saw a spate of cards, with referee Carlos Del Cerro Grande - having not cautioned anybody in the first half - going to his pocket eight times in a 20-minute spell.

Seven of those were only cautions, but two were for Evaldo and that was enough to earn the Brazilian an early bath and leave Depor facing a battle to avoid defeat.

The Galician side managed to do just that, though, with Sociedad forwards Antoine Griezmann and Vela unable to make the most of the chances that fell their way.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 38 94
2 Real Madrid 38 92
3 Atletico Madrid 38 78
4 Valencia 38 77
5 Sevilla 38 76
6 Villarreal 38 60
7 Athletic Bilbao 38 55
8 Celta Vigo 38 51
9 Malaga 38 50
10 Espanyol 38 49
11 Rayo Vallecano 38 49
12 Real Sociedad 38 46
13 Elche 38 41
14 Levante 38 37
15 Getafe 38 37
16 Deportivo La Coruna 38 35
17 Granada 38 35
18 Eibar 38 35
19 Almeria 38 32
20 Cordoba 38 20