June 19, 2013 in La Liga
The 2009-10 season ends. Real Sociedad’s 2-0 home win over Celta Vigo ensured the club finishes as champions of the Segunda Division, and with that came their return to the top flight of Spanish football. With their sights set on survival in La Liga, the fans could look forward to their club playing teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid and Valencia.
Fast forward a mere three years, and Real Sociedad have clinched Champions League football on the final day of the season. They needed a win, and for Valencia to at least draw against Sevilla, and that’s just what they got. After exciting youngster Antoine Griezmann netted the only goal of the game against Deportivo La Coruna, Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo put Valencia to the sword in a 4-1 drubbing, and so ensured that Sociedad will be playing Champions League football. Mouth-watering stuff, but how did they achieve this? Let’s elaborate.