Sociedad to miss Vela, Bravo for Espanyol visit

Real Sociedad will be without forward Carlos Vela and goalkeeper

Claudio Bravo for Sunday’s Spanish league game at Espanyol.

Sociedad is on an impressive run of just one loss in its last 18

league games and is fighting for a top-four finish and a Champions

League berth for next season.

The club says Vela, who leads Sociedad with 12 goals in league

play, has injured a ”muscle in his left thigh”, while Bravo has a

”bruise and a pulled muscle.”

Espanyol is unbeaten in its last seven home games.