Spanish La Liga
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Valencia 2-0 Real Sociedad

Valencia's Pablo Piatti scores against Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad have won four La Liga games out 14 under David Moyes

David Moyes is still searching for his first La Liga away win as Real Sociedad manager after two Pablo Piatti goals strengthened Valencia's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

Argentine forward Piatti fired Valencia ahead in the 53rd minute and made it 2-0 three minutes later after good work from Sofiane Feghouli.

Sociedad failed to register a single shot on target.

They have picked up just four points from seven away games under Moyes.

By contrast, Valencia are on course to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.

Real Sociedad manager David Moyes
Real Sociedad have taken four La Liga points from a possible 21 away from home since David Moyes was appointed in November

The top three teams in Spain qualify for the group stages while the team who finish fourth compete in the play-off round.

Valencia are fourth in the table, eight points above fifth-placed Sevilla.

Sociedad are five points above the relegation places with 13 games remaining.

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 1Diego Alves
  • 19Barragán
  • 5MustafiBooked at 45mins
  • 23OtamendiSubstituted forOrbanat 45'minutes
  • 31Gayá Peña
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 15PérezBooked at 45mins
  • 8FeghouliSubstituted forRodrigoat 68'minutes
  • 10Parejo
  • 11PiattiSubstituted forde Paulat 82'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 7Negredo

Substitutes

  • 2Cavaco Cancelo
  • 4Augusto
  • 6Orban
  • 13Rodríguez Oterino
  • 17Rodrigo
  • 20de Paul
  • 21André Gomes

Real Sociedad

  • 1Rulli
  • 34ElustondoBooked at 39mins
  • 15Ansotegi
  • 6Iñigo Martínez
  • 19Berchiche IzetaBooked at 75minsSubstituted forFinnbogasonat 80'minutes
  • 4ElustondoBooked at 12minsSubstituted forDe la Bellaat 65'minutes
  • 14Rubén Pardo
  • 16CanalesSubstituted forHervíasat 45'minutes
  • 8Granero
  • 10Xabi Prieto
  • 9Agirretxe

Substitutes

  • 5Bergara
  • 7Finnbogason
  • 13Zubikarai
  • 22Estrada
  • 24De la Bella
  • 29Hervías
  • 35Oyarzun
Referee:
Javier Estrada Fernández
Attendance:
38,000

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamReal Sociedad
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Valencia CF 2, Real Sociedad 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Valencia CF 2, Real Sociedad 0.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo (Valencia CF) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rodrigo de Paul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Álvaro Negredo (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) because of an injury.

Booking

Rodrigo de Paul (Valencia CF) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ion Ansotegi (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo de Paul (Valencia CF).

Attempt missed. Imanol Agirretxe (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alberto De la Bella with a cross.

Aritz Elustondo (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodrigo de Paul (Valencia CF).

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Rodrigo de Paul replaces Pablo Piatti.

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Pablo Piatti.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Alfred Finnbogason replaces Yuri.

Foul by Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad).

Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rodrigo (Valencia CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Negredo with a cross.

Booking

Yuri (Real Sociedad) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yuri (Real Sociedad).

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Iñigo Martínez.

Yuri (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Negredo (Valencia CF).

Attempt missed. Alberto De la Bella (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Xabi Prieto with a cross.

Yuri (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Antonio Barragán (Valencia CF).

Attempt missed. Álvaro Negredo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rodrigo.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Rodrigo replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

Attempt missed. Yuri (Real Sociedad) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Gerónimo Rulli (Real Sociedad) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Barragán (Valencia CF).

Foul by Yuri (Real Sociedad).

Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Rubén Pardo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Sociedad. Conceded by Enzo Pérez.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Sociedad. Alberto De la Bella replaces Gorka Elustondo.

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Iñigo Martínez (Real Sociedad).

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