Carlos Vela scores winner for Sociedad
Carlos Vela skillfully chested down a long pass before firing in Real Sociedad's injury-time winner to snatch a dramatic 2-1 win at home over Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday.
Vela's 13th goal in league play allowed Sociedad to rise into sixth place and moved the Basque club closer to clinching a Europa League berth.
Espanyol striker Jhon Cordoba's solo effort put the visitors ahead at Anoeta Stadium in the 26th minute, when he quickly spun around Mikel Gonzalez before slotting the ball past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
Sergio Canales levelled in the 32nd when his cross took a deflection off the back of Espanyol's Manuel Lanzarote, catching goalie Kiko Casilla wrong-footed.
The match looked destined to end in a draw until Vela used a deft touch to control a lobbed pass and slip the ball by defender Juan Fuentes before firing in the late winner.
Valencia forward Jonas went on in the second half and scored to secure a 1-1 draw at Osasuna.
Striker Oriol Riera put Osasuna ahead in the 19th when he tapped in a rebound that Valencia goalkeeper Vicente Guaita knocked down to his feet for his 12th league goal.
Osasuna controlled the match with Roberto Torres hitting the upright in the 53rd, until Jonas took a pass from fellow Brazilian substitute Araujo on the run and slotted an angled shot inside the far post in the 82nd.
Getafe stayed in the drop zone after a 0-0 draw at Levante.
Getafe finished with 10 men following Alexis Ruano's second yellow card in the 81st minute of a foul-filled match.
Getafe remained among the bottom three sides along with Almeria and Real Betis.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.