Real Sociedad returns to Spanish topflight

Real Sociedad beat Celta Vigo 2-0 in Spain’s second division on

Sunday to return to the topflight after a three-season absence.

Xabi Prieto converted a penalty and Carlos Bueno added a goal in

the second half as Real returned to Spain’s top division after

going down at the end of the 2006-07 campaign.

Levante will also play in the top flight next season, after two

years in the second division, following a 3-1 win over

Castellon.

With one round of games left, Hercules and Real Betis have the

best chance of taking the final promotion place.

Xerez, Tenerife and Valladolid will all drop to the second

division next year in their place.