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2020-2021 LaLiga
  • Maxi Gómez (75')

Valencia beat Sociedad 1-0 with help from VAR

Valencia snatched a 1-0 win away to Real Sociedad in La Liga on Tuesday courtesy of a late goal from Maxi Gomez and a last-gasp VAR intervention which ruled out a Sociedad effort deep in stoppage time.

Valencia, who had failed to win their previous two matches, took the lead in the 75th minute when Uruguay striker Gomez arrived in the box to bundle in a cross from Jose Gaya.

The visitors looked to have blown their lead in the fourth minute of added time when Sociedad defender Robin Le Normand headed into the net from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

Yet a VAR review showed Sociedad's Aritz Elustondo had used his arm in the build-up to the goal to deflect a shot, which was saved by keeper Jaume Domenech and then turned in by Le Normand.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atletico Madrid 18 +28 47
2 Real Madrid 19 +18 40
3 Barcelona 19 +22 37
4 Sevilla FC 19 +10 36
5 Villarreal 20 +9 34
6 Real Sociedad 20 +13 31
7 Granada 20 -10 28
8 Real Betis 20 -8 27
9 Celta Vigo 20 -7 24
10 Cádiz 20 -10 24
11 Levante 19 -1 23
12 Getafe 18 -2 23
13 Athletic Bilbao 18 -1 21
14 Valencia 20 -3 20
15 Eibar 20 -4 20
16 Real Valladolid 20 -9 20
17 Osasuna 20 -10 19
18 Alavés 20 -11 18
19 Elche 18 -9 17
20 Huesca 20 -15 13