News ID: 187986
Published: 0744 GMT February 19, 2017

Last-gasp Villarreal edges Sociedad

Last-gasp Villarreal edges Sociedad

Villarreal's Manuel Trigueros (L) tackles Real Sociedad's Carlos Vela during the Spanish league match at the Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian on Februry 19, 2017.
ANDER GILLENEA/AFP

Villarreal kept its hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Samu Castillejo's 93rd minute winner secured a vital 1-0 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday.

Just a second win of 2017 moves sixth-placed Villarreal to within two points of Sociedad and six of Atletico Madrid in fourth, AFP wrote.

The visitor suffered the ignominy of a 4-0 thrashing at home to Roma in the Europa League on Thursday.

However, the best defense in La Liga recovered to record a 12th clean sheet in 23 games this season as Villarreal enjoyed the better chances.

Bruno Soriano headed against the bar from point-blank range and substitute Nicola Sansone had a strong penalty appeal waived away.

Yet, Villarreal got its reward with the last attack of the game as Jaume Costa's brilliant in-swinging cross was volleyed home first time by Castillejo.

 

   
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