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Anoeta (ATT 24,000) 5th May 2014 - Kick off 21:00 Ref: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes

Sociedad Real Sociedad vs Granada Granada

Sociedad 1

M Gonzalez (S/O 57)
C Vela (78)

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Granada 1

Recio (S/O 54)
O Ighalo (90+3)

Granada grind out point

Last Updated: 05/05/14 11:24pm

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Odion Ighalo: Grabbed a late goal for Granada

Odion Ighalo: Grabbed a late goal for Granada

Odion Ighalo's stoppage-time goal secured a potentially crucial point for relegation-battling Granada as they drew 1-1 away to Real Sociedad in a game which finished 10-a-side.

Granada coach Lucas Alcaraz had suggested prior to the match that Sociedad had nothing to play for after seeing their Champions Leagues hopes ended, but the hosts had found enough motivation to lead through Carlos Vela's 78th-minute goal as the clock ticked down.

But three minutes into time added on Ighalo finished from close range to earn a point which puts Granada three clear of trouble.

Whatever Sociedad's state of mind after learning they could do no better than the Europa League, they began the game with plenty of attacking intent, with Haris Seferovic going close before Sergio Canales' free-kick came back off the post.

The chances kept piling up for the hosts as Antoine Griezmann tested goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis before Vela brought a much better save from him in the 19th minute with a powerful effort from outside the penalty area.

Granada were limited to just a couple of sights of goal in the opening half an hour but

did nothing to test keeper Claudio Bravo until the 40th minute, when he comfortably held a shot from Manuel Iturra.

Things got worse for Granada nine minutes into the second half when Jose Recio saw a second yellow card, but their numerical advantage last just a few minutes before Mikel Gonzalez felled Iturra and received a straight red.

Griezmann saw a header cleared off the line before Canales fired wide, but Piti was the man with his head in his hands in the 73rd minute when his shot came back off the post.

Sociedad punished the miss five minutes later as Vela fired in what looked like being the winner.

Granada produced little in response until Ighalo came up with a goal which could yet go a long way to keeping them in the top flight next season.

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Barcelona 33 81
2 Real Madrid 33 79
3 Atletico Madrid 33 72
4 Sevilla 33 66
5 Valencia 32 65
6 Villarreal 33 53
7 Malaga 33 47
8 Athletic Bilbao 33 46
9 Celta Vigo 33 42
10 Espanyol 33 42
11 Rayo Vallecano 33 41
12 Real Sociedad 33 39
13 Getafe 33 36
14 Elche 33 34
15 Levante 33 32
16 Eibar 33 31
17 Almeria 33 31
18 Deportivo La Coruna 33 29
19 Granada 32 25
20 Cordoba 33 20

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