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Spanish Primera BBVA

El Sadar (ATT 14,137) 30th March 2014 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: D Fernandez Borbalan

Osasuna Osasuna vs Real Sociedad Sociedad

Osasuna 1

O Riera (59)

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Sociedad 1

G Castro (7)

Much-needed point for Osasuna

Last Updated: 30/03/14 8:08pm

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Oriol Riera: Scored Osasuna's goal

Oriol Riera: Scored Osasuna's goal

Osasuna ended a run of five straight defeats but a 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad was not what either side was after.

Sociedad saw their chances of Champions League football recede a little further as they failed to build on a seventh-minute strike from Gonzalo Castro, conceding the equaliser just before the hour mark as Oriol Riera headed in for the hosts.

The result leaves Osasuna in the drop zone while Sociedad are six points off fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao with seven left to play.

It began so well for Sociedad, who had a chance for Carlos Vela inside the opening minute before Castro opened the scoring, firing a low shot into the net from Vela's pass.

Riera headed wide for Osasuna but Sociedad were still on top, and Andres Fernandez had to make a good save to keep out Imanol Agirretxe's header in the 25th minute.

Set-pieces were giving Osasuna opportunities but Riera missed a couple of them, the latter when he headed over from six yards out from a Roberto Torres free-kick, but the hosts were growing in confidence as half-time neared, creating a pair of chances for Miguel De las Cuevas which he could not get on target.

The second half began with a great chance for Sociedad but David Zurutuza missed the target from close range before an ambitious long-range effort from Inigo Martinez found the crossbar.

Torres fluffed his lines with a mis-hit shot for Osasuna in the 55th minute but the equaliser was moments away, arriving when Riera rose to meet a Torres free-kick and divert it into the net.

Sociedad were close to an instant response but Fernandez blocked Castro's header before Alberto De la Bella fired wide on the follow-up.

There were chances at both ends but little on target as nerves began to tell before Osasuna were presented a late chance to win it, Cristian Lobato's shot being diverted over before Claudio Bravo blocked Francisco Silva's shot in stoppage time.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Atletico Madrid 34 85
2 Barcelona 34 81
3 Real Madrid 33 79
4 Athletic Bilbao 34 62
5 Sevilla 34 59
6 Real Sociedad 34 54
7 Villarreal 34 52
8 Valencia 34 45
9 Espanyol 34 41
10 Malaga 34 41
11 Levante 34 41
12 Rayo Vallecano 34 40
13 Celta Vigo 34 40
14 Granada 34 37
15 Osasuna 34 35
16 Elche 34 35
17 Real Valladolid 33 32
18 Getafe 34 32
19 Almeria 34 30
20 Real Betis 34 22

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