An action-packed Basque derby on Saturday saw 10-man Real Sociedad fall 1-0 to Alaves, putting their Champions League aspirations in grave doubt.
Xabi Prieto skipped past one then another but couldn’t beat Fernando Pacheco, before an awful backpass was smothered by Gero Rulli at the other end, despite Deyverson claiming otherwise
Alaves’ own No 10, Oscar Romero, was denied by Rulli at the near post, but Deyverson was on hand to turn in Theo Hernandez’s low cross from the left.
The striker could’ve bagged himself a hat-trick, but his first header was saved by the Argentine, while his second hit the post.
La Real’s evening would go from bad to worse as Esteban Granero was shown a second yellow for diving.
Granero sent off 67 (RS)