Sports Desk- Real Sociedad hope of returning to the Champions League for the first time in seven years took another hit when they lost 2-0 at Alaves on Thursday.
Borja Sainz struck the opening goal in the 56th minute by prodding home a chested pass from Lisandro Magallan but had to wait several minutes before he could celebrate as the goal was initially ruled offside, then given after a lengthy VAR review.
Sociedad’s Joseba Zaldua was sent off for two bookings in the 81st minute and Alaves midfielder Tomas Pina was dismissed in the 87th, and Martin Aguirregabiria in the second half for the hosts were enough for the points.
Atletico de Madrid leapfrogged La Real last night when they picked up a 5-0 goal victory at Osasuna, with Diego Simeone’s side two points above both the Basque club and Getafe in the race for a Champions League spot.
Alaves are 13th on 35, 10 points clear of the relegation zone.