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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Daniel Wass (61' PEN)
  • Gabriel (73')
  • Maximiliano Gómez (79')
  • Ander Guevara (33')
  • Alexander Isak (45')

Valencia stage comeback to draw with Sociedad

Valencia clawed their way back from two goals down in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.

Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler missed a penalty in the first half and Real Sociedad broke the deadlock instead with a thumping low strike from Ander Guevara in the 33rd minute.

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Real Sociedad had been given a guard of honour by Valencia before kick off for beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in last Saturday's rescheduled 2020 Copa del Rey final and Swedish forward Alexander Isak doubled their lead right before halftime.

Valencia were awarded a second penalty after the interval and Danish midfielder Daniel Wass relieved Soler of the responsibility and pulled his side back into contention on the hour mark.

The hosts equalised with a header from Gabriel Paulista but had to play the final 12 minutes with 10 men after striker Maxi Gomez was sent off for earning two successive bookings, one for committing a foul and the other for protesting it.

Valencia centre back Mouctar Diakhaby completed the 90 minutes a week after complaining of being racially abused in 2-1 defeat by Cadiz, which led to his side walking off the pitch in protest before eventually resuming the game.

Real Sociedad are fifth in the standings on 47 points, while Valencia are 13th on 34.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 34 +39 76
2 Real Madrid 34 +34 74
3 Barcelona 34 +47 74
4 Sevilla FC 34 +22 70
5 Real Sociedad 34 +16 53
6 Villarreal 34 +13 52
7 Real Betis 34 -3 51
8 Granada 34 -12 45
9 Athletic Bilbao 34 +8 45
10 Celta Vigo 34 -5 44
11 Osasuna 34 -10 40
12 Cádiz 34 -20 40
13 Levante 34 -10 38
14 Valencia 34 -8 36
15 Getafe 34 -14 34
16 Alavés 34 -24 31
17 Real Valladolid 34 -14 31
18 Huesca 34 -18 30
19 Elche 34 -21 30
20 Eibar 34 -20 26