Sociedad held at Valladolid

Real Sociedad were pegged back to draw 2-2 after Antoine

Griezmann twice gave them the lead over Valladolid at the Estadio

Jose Zorrilla.

The 21-year-old struck in the 37th and 57th minutes but Patrick

Ebert levelled from long range just before half-time and then set

up Oscar for the second equaliser.

Sociedad could still have won it deep into stoppage time but

Jose Angel’s shot from his own half was tipped over.

Gonzalo Castro’s shot wide for the visitors was an isolated

early threat, and Asier Illarramendi’s free-kick on the

quarter-hour was also off target.

Ebert’s powerful dead-ball effort at the other end drew the

night’s first save from Sociedad keeper Enaut Zubikarai, who also

gathered Javi Guerra’s close-range header and another Ebert


But it was Sociedad who made the breakthrough eight minutes

before half-time when Castro’s corner found its way to Griezmann,

who finished from close range.

Zubikarai made a fantastic save from Guerra but was helpless

when the impressive Ebert let fly from 25 yards to equalise two

minutes before the break.

Griezmann fired against the bar early in the second half after

Carlos Vela’s pass put him in a good scoring position.

But the Frenchman got his second goal when he once again took

Vela’s pass in his stride and scoring with a superb shot from 20


Valladolid’s Victor Perez fired over after Zubikarai punched

clear Mikel Balenziaga’s cross, but the equaliser came with 15

minutes remaining.

Ebert was again central to the goal, crossing from the right for

Oscar to head home impressively.

Griezmann was forced off by injury with 10 minutes remaining and

Ruben Pardo’s pair of long-range efforts were in vain.

Sociedad almost won the game in dramatic style when Angel

launched his ambitious effort in the last seconds, but home keeper

Dani Hernandez stayed alert to save.

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